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PDFWAC 296-96-01000

Permits for new construction and alterations.

(1) Prior to construction, alteration, or relocation of any conveyance, the licensed elevator contractor shall:
(a) Submit an installation application to the department. See WAC 296-96-01010 through 296-96-01025.
(b) Submit plans to the department for approval. See WAC 296-96-01030.
Most alterations will not require plans.
(c) Post an approved installation or alteration permit along with any approved plans issued by the department on the job site.
(i) The annual operating certificate is considered suspended once alteration work begins.
(ii) The certificate shall not be reinstated until the alteration work is approved by an inspector employed by the department.
(2) Prior to placing a conveyance in service the licensed elevator contractor shall obtain and pass an inspection or receive written permission from the department.
(3) Failure to comply with subsections (1) and (2) of this section is a violation of this chapter and may result in civil penalties (WAC 296-96-01070 (1)(a) through (d)).
(4) The owner shall obtain and renew an annual operating certificate for each conveyance that they own, except for residential conveyances. See WAC 296-96-01065.
(5) After initial purchase and inspection, private residence conveyance(s) do not require an annual operating certificate. However, annual inspections may be conducted upon request. See WAC 296-96-01045 for the permit process.
(6) For purposes of this rule, permits are not required for "repairs" (see ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Section 8.6.2). Permits are not required when replacing devices that are identical to the original device or have the same "form, fit, and function" (see WAC 296-96-00700)(see also ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Section 8.6.3).
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-01000, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18; WSR 13-24-066, § 296-96-01000, filed 11/27/13, effective 1/1/14; WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-01000, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. WSR 04-12-047, § 296-96-01000, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 01-02-026, § 296-96-01000, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]
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