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International Building Code 2012 (IBC 2012)

Copyright

Important Disclaimer

Preface

Effective Use of the International Building Code

2015 Minnesota Building Code Administration

2015 Minnesota Provisions to the Minnesota State Building Code (Including Radon)

Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1305

Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy Classification

Chapter 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Chapter 5 General Building Heights and Areas

Chapter 6 Types of Construction

Chapter 7 Fire and Smoke Protection Features

Chapter 8 Interior Finishes

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Icc 300 Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Chapter 1 Application and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Construction

Chapter 4 Egress

Chapter 5 Existing Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Chapter 11 Accessibility

Chapter 12 Interior Environment

Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency

Chapter 14 Exterior Walls

Chapter 15 Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures

Chapter 16 Structural Design

Chapter 17 Special Inspections and Tests

Chapter 18 Soils and Foundations

Chapter 19 Concrete

Chapter 20 Aluminum

Chapter 21 Masonry

Chapter 22 Steel

Chapter 23 Wood

Chapter 24 Glass and Glazing

Chapter 25 Gypsum Board and Plaster

Chapter 26 Plastic

Chapter 27 Electrical

Chapter 28 Mechanical Systems

Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems

Elevators and Related Devices (Minnesota Rule Chapter 1307)

Chapter 30 Elevators and Conveying Systems (Minnesota Rule 1307.0095)

Minnesota Amendments to Asme A18.1—2011 (Minnesota Rule 1307.0110)

Chapter 31 Special Construction

Chapter 32 Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction

Chapter 34 Existing Structures

Chapter 35 Referenced Standards

1307.0010
PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The provisions of parts 1307.0010 to 1307.0110 are to safeguard life, limb, property, and public welfare by establishing minimum requirements relating to the design, construction, installation, alteration, repair, removal, and operation and maintenance of passenger elevators, freight elevators, handpowered elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, vertical reciprocating conveyors, stage and orchestra lifts, endless belt lifts, wheelchair lifts, and other related devices. The requirements for the enforcement of these provisions are established by this chapter, and by municipal option, according to Minnesota Statutes, Section 326B.184, subdivision 4.

1307.0020
CODES ADOPTED BY REFERENCE

Subpart 1. Incorporation by reference.
The following are incorporated by reference, are not subject to frequent change, and are made part of the Minnesota State Building Code as amended in this chapter: Chapter 30 of the 2012 International Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., Washington, D.C., copyright 2012, portions reproduced with permission, all rights reserved; ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators; ASME A17.3—2011 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators; ASME A17.5—2011 Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment; ASME A18.1—2011 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; ASME A90.1—2009 Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts; ASME B20.l—2009 Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment as published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, United Engineering Center, 345 East 47th Street, New York, New York 10017. These documents are available in the office of the commissioner of labor and industry.
Subp. 2. Repealed.
Subp. 3. Emergency personnel.
ASME A17.4—1999 Guide for Emergency Personnel is the reference document for emergency personnel.

1307.0027
DEFINITIONS

Subpart 1. Scope.
The definitions in this part apply to parts 1307.0010 to 1307.0110.
Subp. la. APPROVED.
“Approved” means approval by the building official, pursuant to the Minnesota State Building Code, by reason of:

A. Inspection, investigation, or testing;

B. Accepted principles;

C. Computer simulations;

D. Research reports; or

E. Testing performed by either a licensed engineer or by a locally or nationally recognized testing laboratory.

Subp. 2. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010.
“ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010” means the ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.
Subp. 3. ASME A17.3—2011.
“ASME Al7.3—2011” means the ASME Al7.3—2011 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators (and related equipment).
Subp. 4. ASME A17.5—2011.
“ASME Al7.5—2011” means the ASME A17.5—2011 Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment.
Subp. 5. ASME A18.l—2011.
“ASME A18.1—2011” means the ASME A18.l—2011 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.
Subp. 6. ASME A90.1—2009.
“ASME A90.l—2009” means the ASME A90.1—2009 Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts.
Subp. 7. ASME B20.1—2009.
“ASME B20.l—2009” means the ASME B20.1—2009 Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment.
Subp. 8. ASME CODE.
“ASME Code” means the ASME codes incorporated by reference in part 1307.0020, subpart 1.
Subp. 9. AUTHORITY HAVING JURISDICTION.
“Authority having jurisdiction” means the Department of Labor and Industry pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 326B.106, or a unit of local government pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sections 326B.106 and 326B.184.
Subp. 10. BANK OF ELEVATORS.
“Bank of elevators” means a group of elevators or a single elevator controlled by a common operating system. Specifically, all elevators that respond to a single call button constitute a bank of elevators. There is no limit to the number of cars that may be in a bank.
Subp. 11. CONDITIONED SPACE.
“Conditioned space” means space within a building which is conditioned either directly or indirectly by an energy-using system and is capable of maintaining at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit at winter design conditions or less than 78 degrees Fahrenheit at summer design conditions required by the Minnesota Energy Code.
Subp. 12. DORMANT ELEVATOR, DORMANT DUMBWAITER, OR DORMANT ESCALATOR.
“Dormant elevator,” “dormant dumbwaiter,” or “dormant escalator” means an installation placed out of service as specified in ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.11.1.4.
Subp. 13. ENDLESS BELT LIFT.
“Endless belt lift” means belt manlifts and is governed by ASME A90.1—2009 Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts.
Subp. 14. EXISTING INSTALLATION.
“Existing installation” means that, before the effective date of this code:

A. All work of installation was completed; or

B. The plans and specifications were filed with the authority having jurisdiction, all required permits were obtained, all permit and inspection fees were paid, and work was begun not later than 12 months after approval of the plans and specifications and issuance of the required permits.

Subp. 15. INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE OR IBC.
International Building Code” or “IBC” means the International Building Code, as promulgated by the International Code Council, Washington, D.C., and as adopted by reference in part 1305.0011.
Subp. 16. PRIVATE RESIDENCE.
“Private residence” means a dwelling unit or sleeping unit that is occupied by the members of a single-family dwelling or no more than six unrelated persons.
Subp. 17. TEMPORARILY DORMANT ELEVATOR, TEMPORARILY DORMANT DUMBWAITER, OR TEMPORARILY DORMANT ESCALATOR.
“Temporarily dormant elevator,” “temporarily dormant dumbwaiter,” or “temporarily dormant escalator” means an installation whose:

A. Power supply has been disconnected by removing fuses (where applicable) and placing a padlock on the mainline disconnect switch in the “OFF” position;

B. Car is parked and the hoistway doors are in the closed and latched position; and

C. Wire seal or notification or both is installed on the mainline disconnect switch by the authority having jurisdiction or their authorized elevator inspector.

Subp. 18. VERTICAL RECIPROCATING CONVEYOR.
“Vertical reciprocating conveyor” means a vertical device for moving material only that is not designed to carry passengers or an operator, and that is governed by ASME B20.1—2009, Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment.

1307.0030
PERMITS

Subpart 1. Permits required.
It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to hereafter install any new passenger elevators, freight elevators, handpowered elevators, moving walks, escalators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts, endless belt lifts, vertical reciprocating conveyors, stage and orchestra lifts, or any other related device, or make alterations or repairs to or remove any existing of the same without having first obtained a permit for the work from the authority having jurisdiction. Alterations, modifications, and practical difficulties will be done in keeping with the rules of the Department of Labor and Industry.

Permits for repairs are required by the Department of Labor and Industry for the following ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010 Sections: 8.6.2.3 Repair of Speed Governors; 8.6.2.4 Repair of Releasing Carrier; 8.6.3.3 Rope Fastenings and Hitch Plates; 8.6.3.4 Replacement of Governor Rope; 8.6.3.6 Replacement of Speed Governor; 8.6.3.9 Replacement of Releasing Carrier; and 8.6.3.10 Replacement of Hydraulic Jack Plunger, Cylinder, Tanks, Valve, and Anticreep Leveling Device.

Subp. 2. Application for permit.
Application for a permit to install, alter, repair, or remove must be made on forms provided by the authority having jurisdiction.
Subp. 3. Plans and specifications.
For elevators under the Department of Labor and Industry’s jurisdiction, plans and specifications describing the extent of the work involved must be submitted with the application for a permit. The authority having jurisdiction may require that such plans and specifications for work associated with the installation of equipment by this chapter be prepared by an architect or engineer licensed to practice in Minnesota. A permit will be issued to the applicant when the plans and specifications have been approved and the appropriate permit fee specified in this code has been paid by the applicant.
Subp. 4. Certificate of operation required.
It is unlawful to operate equipment governed by ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, ASME A17.3—2011, and ASME A90.l—2009 without a current Certificate of Operation issued by the authority having jurisdiction. The certificate will be issued upon payment of prescribed fees and the presentation of a valid inspection report indicating that the conveyance is safe and that the inspections and tests have been performed according to this code. A certificate will not be issued when the conveyance is posted as unsafe.
Subp. 5. Application for certificate of operation.
Application for a certificate of operation shall be made by the owner, or an authorized representative, for equipment governed by ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, ASME A17.3—2011, and ASME A90.l—2009. The application shall be accompanied by an inspection report. Fees for the Certificate of Operation shall be as specified by the administrative authority.

1307.0035
INSPECTION, TESTS, AND APPROVALS

Subpart 1. Approval of plans.
Any person, firm, or corporation desiring to install, relocate, alter, or remove any installation covered by this chapter shall obtain approval for doing so from the authority having jurisdiction. Two sets of drawings and/or specifications, or PDF files containing the same information if submitted electronically, showing the installation, relocation, alteration, or removal shall be submitted as required by the authority having jurisdiction. A corporation desiring to install, relocate, alter, or remove any installation covered by this chapter shall obtain approval for doing so from the authority having jurisdiction. Two sets of drawings and/or specifications showing the installation, relocation, alteration, or removal shall be submitted as required by the authority having jurisdiction.
Subp. 2. Inspections and tests.
No person, firm, or corporation may put into service any installation covered by parts 1307.0010 to 1307.0100 whether the installation is newly installed, relocated, or altered materially, without the installation being inspected and approved by the authority having jurisdiction. The installer of any equipment included in this chapter must request inspections by notifying the authority having jurisdiction to schedule a date and time for inspection. The authority having jurisdiction shall require tests as described in the applicable ASME code to prove the safe operation of the installation.
Subp. 3. Approval.
A certificate or letter of approval shall be issued by the authority having jurisdiction for equipment governed by ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, ASME A17.3—2011, ASME A90.l—2009, and ASME B20.l—2009 when the entire installation is completed in conformity with this code.
Subp. 4. Limited use approval.
When a building or structure is equipped with one or more elevators, at least one of the elevators may be approved for limited use before completion of the building or structure. The limited use approval must specify the class of service permitted and the conditions of approval.

1307.0040
ACCIDENTS

Subpart 1. To be reported.
The owner or person in control of an elevator or other installation covered by this code shall notify the authority having jurisdiction of any accident involving personal injury or damage to equipment covered in this chapter to a person or apparatus on, about, or in connection with an elevator or other installation, and shall allow the authority having jurisdiction reasonable access to the equipment and the opportunity to take statements from employees and agents of the owner or person in control for investigating the accident and the resultant damage. Notification may be given to the authority having jurisdiction by telephone or verbally. The notification must also be confirmed in writing. Notification must be made within one working day of the accident. Failure to provide the proper notification may be considered a violation as described in Minnesota Statutes, Section 326B.178.
Subp. 2. Investigation.
The authority having jurisdiction must make or cause to be made an investigation of the accident, and the report of the investigation must be placed on file in its office. The report must give in detail the cause or causes, so far as can be determined, and the report must be available for public inspection subject to the requirements of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13.
Subp. 3. Operation discontinued.
When an accident involves the failure or destruction of a part of the installation or the operating mechanism, the elevator or other installation must be taken out of service and may not be used again until it has been made safe and the reuse approved by the authority having jusisdiction. The authority having jurisdiction may, when necessary, order the discontinuance of operation of any such elevator or installation until a new certificate of operation has been issued.
Subp. 4. Removal of parts restricted.
No part of the damaged installation, construction, or operating mechanism may be removed from the premises until permission is granted by the authority having jurisdiction.

1307.0047
SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Subpart 1. Scope.
The special provisions in this part apply to the design, construction, and installation of equipment governed by ASME Al7.1/CSA B44—2010 and ASME A17.3—2011.
Subp. 2. Chairlifts.
Inclined stairway chairlifts shall only be installed within a private residence or as approved in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 471.471. The installation shall be in accordance with ASME A18.l—2011.
Subp. 3. Attendant-operated lifts.
Attendant-operated lifts shall only be installed in owner-occupied private residences.
Subp. 4. Rooftop elevators.
Passenger and freight elevators are permitted at rooftops when conditioned space or rooftop elevators meeting ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 5.6 are provided.
Subp. 5. Winding drum machines.
Except as permitted in the ASME code for private residence elevators, chairlifts, and wheelchair platform lifts, winding drum machines are not permitted on new elevator installations, as replacements on existing installations, or on elevators undergoing a use conversion or classification change.
Subp. 6. Horizontal swing doors.
Horizontal swing doors of single-section or center-opening two-section design are not permitted as hoistway doors on new elevator installations or as replacement hoistway doors on existing installations, except for private residential elevators, or when the authority having jurisdiction approves their installation or replacement when conditions make it impossible to install approved types of doors.
Subp. 7. Elevator equipment room signage.
Elevator equipment rooms shall have a permanent sign attached to the equipment room door or adjacent to the equipment room door. The sign shall read in no less than 0.5-inch letters “Elevator Equipment Room.” On elevators with remote equipment rooms, signs reading in no less than 0.5-inch letters “Elevator Equipment Room Access” shall be provided on or adjacent to doors leading to the machine room.
Exception: Elevator equipment room access signage is not required if the building is staffed with a 24-hour security guard or 24-hour maintenance personnel able to assist emergency personnel to the location of the elevator equipment room.
Subp. 8. All work required for compliance with ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.6.5.8 Safety Bulkhead.
All work required for compliance with ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010 8.6.5.8 shall be completed within 60 months of January 29, 2007. Failure to complete the work within the required time period will result in the elevator being removed from service until such work has been completed.

Starting 12 months after January 29, 2007, until the elevator complies with ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 8.6.5.8, the owner or owner’s agent shall annually submit a notarized statement that an oil usage log is being properly utilized by the owner or owner’s agent or elevator maintenance company and that the elevator has successfully passed the annual tests required by ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 8.6.5.14.1 and 8.6.5.14.2. A copy of the test report shall be included with the statement.

Subp. 9. All work required for compliance with ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.6.5.8 Bulkhead Material Transfer Device.
Elevators shall not be converted to a material transfer device (vertical reciprocating conveyor) without meeting the requirements of ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 8.6.5.8, Safety Bulkhead. A material transfer device shall comply with ASME B20.1—2009.
Subp. 10. All work required for compliance with ASME A17.3—2011, 2.7.5 Restricted Opening of Hoistway Doors and Car Doors on Passenger Elevators.
All work required for compliance with ASME A17.3—2011, 2.7.5 shall be completed within 60 months of January 29, 2007. Failure to complete the work within the required time period will result in the elevator being removed from service until such work has been completed.
Subp. 11. All work required for compliance with ASME A17.3—2011, 3.11.3 Firefighter’s Service.
All work required for compliance with ASME A17.3—2011, 3.11.3 shall be completed within 60 months of January 29, 2007. Failure to complete the work within the required time period will result in the elevator being removed from service until such work has been completed.
Exception: Existing elevators with Phase I emergency recall installed without Phase II fire service on the original installation may remain in operation without the addition of Phase II fire service where there is travel from the designated level of less than 35 feet. For such elevators with a travel of more than 25 feet from the designated level to be exempt from the requirement for Phase II fire service, recall of the elevator shall be from the smoke detector at each elevator landing, the elevator equipment room, and the elevator key switch at the designated landing.
Subp. 12. All work required for compliance with ASME A17.3—2011, 4.3.3 Hydraulic Elevators.
All work required for compliance with ASME A17.3—2011, 4.3.3 shall be completed within 60 months of January 29, 2007. Failure to complete the work within the required time period will result in the elevator being removed from service until such work has been completed.

Starting 12 months after January 29, 2007, until the elevator complies with ASME A17.3—2011, 4.3.3, the owner or owner’s agent shall submit annually on a notarized statement that an oil usage log is being properly utilized by the owner or owner’s agent or elevator maintenance company and that the elevator has successfully passed annual tests required by ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 8.6.5.14.1 and 8.6.5.14.2. A copy of the test report shall be included with the statement.

Subp. 13. ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 8.10.4.1.1(p)(5) Clearance between step and skirt (load gap) and ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.10.4.1.1(t) Step/skirt index.
Where an existing escalator or moving walk requires alteration to comply with ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 6.1.3.3.9 and ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 8.6.8.3, all work shall be completed within 36 months of January 29, 2007. This 36-month period to achieve compliance only applies to those escalators that fail to meet the test requirements of the referenced rule. Failure to complete the required work within the applicable time period will result in the escalators being removed from service until such work has been completed.
Subp. 14. ASME A17.3—2011, 5.1.11 Step/skirt performance index.
Where an existing escalator requires alteration to comply with ASME A17.3—2011, 5.1.11, all work shall be completed within 36 months of January 29, 2007. This 36-month period to achieve compliance only applies to those escalators that fail to meet the test requirements of the referenced rule. Failure to complete the required work within the applicable time period will result in the escalators being removed from service until such work has been completed.
Subp. 15. ASME A17.3—2011, 2.2.4 Temperature control.
Machine rooms shall be provided with natural or mechanical means to avoid overheating of the electrical equipment and to ensure safe and normal operation of the elevator.
Subp. 16. Newly constructed parking ramps or new construction in an existing parking ramp.
Newly constructed and altered elevator hoistways in parking ramps shall maintain a conditioned temperature between 50 and 90 degrees F.

1307.0067
AMENDMENTS TO ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010

Subpart 1. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.2.2.4.
ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.2.2.4 is amended by adding a paragraph to read as follows:

An elevator pit drain shall discharge to the sanitary sewer using an indirect connection that precludes the possibility of sewage backup into the pit. If a sump is used, it shall be located outside the pit with a dry pan drain flowing to it. The sump for the elevator pit drain shall not be located in the elevator machine room.

Subp. 2. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.5.1.1 Between car and hoistway enclosures.
ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.5.1.1 is amended to read as follows:

2.5.1.1. Between car and hoistway enclosures. The clearance between the car and the hoistway enclosures shall not be less than 0.8 inches (20 mm), except on the sides used for loading and unloading. The distance between the car and the hydraulic piping, hydraulic fittings, electrical piping, electrical boxes, steam or hot water piping where permitted, sprinkler piping, where permitted, or any other item not by elevator design shall not be less than 0.8 inches (20 mm).

Subp. 3. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.7.3.l General requirements.
ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.7.3.l is amended by adding the following:

2.7.3.1.3 Access to elevator equipment space as referenced in 2.7.3.1.1 and 2.7.3.1.2 shall not be through any toilet room.

Subp. 4. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.7.4.1.
ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 2.7.4.1 is amended by adding a sentence to the end of the section as follows:

Raised surfaces intended as working space surrounding equipment shall have 72 inches clear headroom measured from the working surface.

Subp. 5. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.12.6.2.5.
ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.12.6.2.5 is amended to read as follows:

The unlocking-device keyway and locked panel (see ASME A17.1/CSA 44—2010 2.12.6.2.3) if provided, shall be located at a height not greater than 83 inches (2100 mm) above the landing and all keyways, with the exception of the keyway at the bottom landing and all private residence elevator keyways, shall have keyed plugs installed with the key for those plugs kept in the key box as defined in subpart 9.

Subp. 6. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.12.7.1.
ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 2.12.7.1 is amended to read as follows:

2.12.7.1.1 Hoistway access switches shall be provided when the rate of speed is greater than 30 ft./min. at:

A. The lowest landing for access to the pit, when a separate access door is not provided; and

B. The top landing for access to the top of the car.

Subp. 7. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.12.7.1.2.
ASME Al7.l/CSA B44—2010, 2.12.7.1.2 is deleted in its entirety.
Subp. 8. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.14.7.1.4.
ASME Al7.l/CSA B44—2010, 2.14.7.1.4 is amended to read as follows:

Each elevator shall be provided with an electric light that includes an OSHA-recognized guard and a GFCI convenience outlet fixture on both the car top and the bottom of the car.

Subp. 9. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.27 Emergency operation and signaling devices.
ASME Al7.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.27 is amended by adding the following language at the beginning of Section 2.27.8:

2.27.8 Switch keys. The key switches required by ASME Al7.l/CSA B44—2010 2.27.2 to 2.27.5 for elevators in a building shall be operable by the same key. The keys shall be a Group 3 Security (see Section 8.1). There shall be a key for each switch provided. Keys shall be painted or marked red.

These keys shall be kept on premises, in a key box labeled “Fire Dept” approved by the authority having jurisdiction. The key box shall be located in the elevator lobby, on the main egress floor or in the fire command room. When there is not a fire command room and site conditions prohibit installation at the elevator lobby, the authority having jurisdiction shall specify the location of the Fire Dept key box. Keys for emergency access doors (2.11.1.2) and hoistway door unlocking device (2.12.6.2.4) of Group 1 shall be accessible to emergency personnel and a set shall be included in the elevator emergency key box.

Where applicable, Groups 1, 2, and 3 (see Section 8.1) security shall be provided in a separate black trimmed key box approved by the authority having jurisdiction. The key box shall be labeled “Elevator Personnel Only” located in the elevator machine room or location specified by the authority having jurisdiction. Keys shall be tagged and labeled. The locked cylinder shall be uniformly keyed throughout the state.

Subp. 10. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.27.1.1.3(a).
ASME Al 7.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.27.1.1.3(a) is deleted in its entirety.
Subp. 11. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 3.28.1 Information included on layout drawing.
ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 3.28.1 is amended by adding the following subitem:

(p) the method used to comply with 3.18.3.8 (protection of cylinders buried in the ground).

Subp. 12. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 4.3.15 Car safeties.
ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 4.3.15 is amended by adding a sentence to read as follows:

All hand-powered elevators shall be equipped with a broken rope safety device.

Subp. 13. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 7.2.4.6 Application of safeties.
ASME A17.1—2004 Al7.l/CSA B44—2010, 7.2.4.6 is amended by adding a sentence at the end of the section as follows:

All hand-powered dumbwaiters shall be equipped with a broken rope safety device.

Subp. 14. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.10.1.1.3.
ASME Al7.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.10.1.1.3 is deleted and replaced with the following:
Elevator inspector qualifications. Inspectors shall have one of the following current electrical licenses: master elevator constructor, elevator constructor, class A master, or a class A journeyman issued by the Department of Labor and Industry.

Inspectors shall have proof of successful completion of the National Elevator Industry Education program examination, equivalent program, or equivalent experience. Within 18 months of the employment start date, any person performing inspections shall be certified to the ASME QEI-1 Standard as a qualified elevator inspector (QEI) by an organization recognized by the commissioner. Upon initial certification, persons performing inspections shall maintain the QEI certification.

Subp. 15. ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.11.1.3 Periodic inspection and test frequency.
ASME Al7.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.11.1.3 Periodic inspection and test frequency. The frequency as established by the authority having jurisdiction shall be as stated in the Minnesota Table N-1.

MINNESOTA TABLE N-1
INSPECTION AND TEST INTERVALS IN “MONTHS”

REFERENCE
SECTION
EQUIPMENT TYPEPERIODIC INSPECTIONSPERIODIC TESTS
CATEGORY 1
RequirementIntervalRequirementInterval
8.11.2Electric elevators8.11.2.1128.6.4.1912
8.11.3Hydraulic elevators8.11.3.1128.6.5.1412
8.11.4Escalators & moving walks8.11.4.1128.6.8.1512
8.11.5.1Sidewalk elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.3Hand elevators8.11.2.1128.6.4.1912
8.11.5.4Dumbwaiters8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.5Material lifts & dumbwaiters with
automatic transfer devices
8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.6Special purpose personnel elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.7Inclined elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.8Shipboard elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.9Screw-column elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.10Rooftop elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.12Limited use/limited-application
elevators
8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
8.11.5.13Elevators used for construction8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
38.6.4.19,
8.6.5.14
12
REFERENCE
SECTION
EQUIPMENT TYPEPERIODIC INSPECTIONSPERIODIC TESTS
CATEGORY 3
RequirementIntervalRequirementInterval
8.11.2Electric elevators8.11.2.112N/AN/A
8.11.3 Hydraulic elevators8.11.3.1128.6.5.1560
8.11.4Escalators & moving walks8.11.4.112N/AN/A
8.11.5.1Sidewalk elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.3Hand elevators8.11.2.112N/AN/A
8.11.5.4Dumbwaiters8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.5Material lifts & dumbwaiters with
automatic transfer devices
8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.6Special purpose personnel elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.7Inclined elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.8Shipboard elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.9Screw-column elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.10Rooftop elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.12Limited use/limited-application
elevators
8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.5.1560
8.11.5.13 Elevators used for construction8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
38.6.5.1560

(continued)

MINNESOTA TABLE N-1—continued
INSPECTION AND TEST INTERVALS IN “MONTHS”

REFERENCE
SECTION
EQUIPMENT TYPEPERIODIC INSPECTIONSPERIODIC TESTS CATEGORY 5
RequirementIntervalRequirementInterval
8.11.2Electric elevators8.11.2.1128.6.4.2060
8.11.3Hydraulic elevators8.11.3.1128.6.5.1660
8.11.4Escalators & moving walks8.11.4.112N/AN/A
8.11.5.1Sidewalk elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.3Hand elevators8.11.2.1128.6.5.1660
8.11.5.4Dumbwaiters8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.5Material lifts & dumbwaiters with
automatic transfer devices
8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.6Special purpose personnel elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.7Inclined elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.8Shipboard elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.9Screw-column elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.10Rooftop elevators8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.12Limited use/limited-application
elevators
8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
128.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
8.11.5.13Elevators used for construction8.11.2.1,
8.11.3.1
38.6.4.20,
8.6.5.16
60
GENERAL NOTE: The intervals in this table shall be for periodic tests and inspections.
Factors such as the environment, frequency and type of usage, quality of maintenance, etc., related to the equipment should be taken into account by the authority having jurisdiction prior to establishing more frequent inspection and test intervals.

1307.0090
EXISTING INSTALLATIONS

Subpart 1. Repealed.
Subp. 2. Conditions for continued operation.
All existing installations of equipment governed by ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, ASME Al7.3—2011, and ASME A90.l—2009 may be continued in service as long as they are properly maintained and are, in the opinion of the authority having jurisdiction, installed and maintained in a safe condition. The authority having jurisdiction shall order the installation of the following basic safety devices: automatic noncontact door reopening devices; top of car, under car lights, and pit lights, with ground fault interrupter outlets; pit ladder; emergency door unlocking device; and emergency lock box complying with part 1307.0067, subpart 9. All hand-powered elevators and hand-powered dumbwaiters shall be equipped with a broken rope safety device. Elevator machine room lighting shall meet the requirements of ASME Al7.1/CSA B44—2010, 2.7.9.l to provide 19 footcandles of illumination at the floor level. The installation of these safety devices does not require compliance with ASME Al7.1/CSA B44-2010.
Subp. 3. Damaged installations.
Any installation, whether new or existing, which becomes damaged, defective, or worn, by fire, water, or other causes including ordinary wear to the extent that, in the opinion of the authority having jurisdiction, it is dangerous to life, limb, or adjoining property, such installations shall be repaired or rebuilt in conformity with the applicable ASME code and its associated state amendments.
Subp. 4. Unsafe conditions.
When an inspection reveals an unsafe condition, the inspector must immediately file with the owner and the authority having jurisdiction a full and true report of the inspection and the unsafe condition. The authority having jurisdiction shall shut down any piece of equipment covered by this chapter, that, in the opinion of the authority having jurisdiction, is dangerous to life, limb, or adjoining property, and the equipment shall not be put back into operation until the unsafe condition has been corrected and approved by the authority having jurisdiction. When an unsafe condition is determined by the authority having jurisdiction, the inspector shall place a notice, in a conspicuous location, on the elevator, escalator, or moving walk that the conveyance is unsafe. The owner shall ensure that the notice of unsafe condition is legibly maintained where placed by the authority having jurisdiction. The authority having jurisdiction shall issue an order in writing to the owner requiring the repairs or alterations to be made to the conveyance in compliance with the applicable ASME code and its associated state amendments. A posted notice of unsafe conditions shall be removed only by the authority having jurisdiction when satisfied that the required repairs or alterations have been completed.
Subp. 5. Repealed.
Subp. 6. Other requirements.
Existing installations covered by subpart 2 shall conform to the requirements of: ASME Al 7.l/CSA B44—2010 Part 1, and 5.10, 8.1, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, and 8.11 as amended by this and other sections of this chapter. Alterations shall conform to the requirements of ASME Al7.l/CSA B44—2010, Part 8.7, or ASME Al7.3—2011, whichever is more restrictive.
Subp. 7. Compliance schedule.

A. Where noncompliance with the applicable ASME code and its associated state amendments creates an imminent danger to persons or property, correction must be initiated immediately and the unit may not be placed into service until the correction is made or approval is granted by the authority having jurisdiction.

B. Where noncompliance with the applicable ASME code and its associated state amendments does not create an imminent danger, the owner or manager of the property shall submit for review and approval a time schedule for compliance with the authority having jurisdiction within 30 calendar days of receipt of notification by the authority having jurisdiction.

Subp. 8. Removal of existing elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and moving walks.

A. Traction elevator. Prior to a new installation, elevator personnel shall remove all elevator-related equipment that will not be reused on the new installation. If removal of the equipment is part of building demolition or the hoistway is not reused for elevator equipment, elevator personnel shall remove the equipment from service by safely landing the elevator and counterweights at the lowest landing.

B. Hydraulic elevator. Prior to a new installation, elevator personnel must remove all elevator-related equipment that will not be reused on the new installation. If a hydraulic elevator is to be removed for building demolition, elevator personnel must remove all hydraulic oil in accordance with rules of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. A company licensed to seal wells and borings in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health, parts 4725.3850 and 4725.3875, must seal the boring into the earth and provide proof of the sealing to the authority having jurisdiction

C. Dumbwaiters. Prior to new installation, elevator personnel shall remove all dumbwaiter-related equipment that will not be reused on the new installation. If removal of the equipment is part of building demolition or the hoistway is not reused for dumbwaiter equipment, elevator personnel shall remove the equipment from service by safely landing the dumbwaiter and counterweights at the lowest landing.

D. Escalators and moving walks. Prior to a new installation, elevator personnel shall remove all escalator or moving walk-related equipment that will not be reused on the new installation. If removal of the equipment is part of building demolition, elevator personnel shall remove the unit from service by safely removing power and permanently securing the steps and drive chains to prevent unintentional motion of the escalator or moving walk.

E. Dormant elevator, dormant dumbwaiter, or dormant escalator. A dormant elevator, dormant dumbwaiter, or dormant escalator shall be placed out of service in accordance with ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010, 8.11.1.4.

F. Temporarily dormant elevator, temporarily dormant dumbwaiter, or temporarily dormant escalator. A temporarily dormant elevator, temporarily dormant dumbwaiter, or temporarily dormant escalator shall have its power disconnected by removing fuses, where applicable, and placing a seal on the mainline disconnect switch in the “OFF” position. The car shall be parked and the hoistway doors left in the closed and latched position. A wire seal and notification shall be installed on the mainline disconnect switch by an authority having jurisdiction. This installation shall not be used until it has been put in safe running order and is in condition for use. Annual inspections shall continue for the duration of the temporarily dormant status by an authority having jurisdiction. The temporarily dormant status shall be reviewed on an annual basis, and shall not exceed a three-year period. The inspector shall file a report with the supervising authority having jurisdiction describing the current conditions. The wire seal and notification shall not be removed for any purpose without permission from the authority having jurisdiction. When the elevator, dumbwaiter, or escalator has exceeded the three-year temporarily dormant status, the unit shall be placed out of service according to ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010, 8.11.1.4.

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