January 13, 2003

 

 

Circular Letter E-03-01

TO: Elevator Companies and Others Concerned:

SUBJECT: New Fee Schedule

The California Labor Code Section 7311.4 and Section 7314 allows the Division to fix and collect fees for the enforcement of the law related to conveyances operating in the State of California. Attached is the fee schedule covering the costs of the Division related to these activities, which takes effect immediately.

If you have any questions, please write or call the Elevator and Tramway Unit Headquarters’ Office at the following address and phone number.

Elevator and Tramway Unit
2100 East Katella Avenue, Suite 280
Anaheim, CA 92806
Attention: Mr. Al Tafazoli
Phone Number: (714) 456-1872

Sincerely,

 

James L. Meyer
CEA, Engineering Services
Division of Occupational Safety and Health

 

cc: Senior Engineers (ERT)
City of Los Angeles
Attention: Lance Wong
E-mail: lwong@ladbs.lacity.org

NEIS
Attention: J.A. Marchack
E-mail: neisstl@swbell.net <mailto:neisstl@swbell.net>

 

§344.30. Conveyance Inspection Program Fees.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 7314 of the Labor Code, the Division has a fixed a schedule of inspection fees as follows:

(a) Reinspection (periodic inspection) and witnessing of periodic tests of an existing installation shall be:
Hand dumbwaiters $  70.00 per unit
Power dumbwaiters and material lifts $ 105.00 per unit
Hand elevators $  70.00 per unit
Material lifts with automatic transfer devices $ 140.00 per unit
Power sidewalk elevators $ 140.00 per unit
Hand-powered man platforms $ 140.00 per unit
Escalators and moving walks $ 280.00 per unit
Manlifts $ 140.00 per unit
Power passenger or freight elevators:
Hydraulic - direct plunger and roped hydraulic up to three stories $  105.00 per unit
Hydraulic - direct plunger and roped hydraulic 4 stories or more $  140.00 per unit
Cabled - up to 3 stories $  140.00 per unit
Cabled--- 4 to 10 stories $  210.00 per unit
Cabled--11 to 20 stories $  280.00 per unit
Cabled--21 or more stories $  350.00 per unit
Special access elevators$  140.00 per unit
Screw type $  140.00 per unit
Wheel chair lift $  105.00 per unit
Stairway chair lift $   70.00 per unit
Elevator installed by variance $  140.00 per hour
Elevators or dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices $  140.00 per unit
Incline elevators $  210.00 per unit
Construction personnel hoist $  140.00 per hour
Special purpose personnel elevator $  140.00 per unit
Rack & Pinion elevator $  140.00 per unit
Vertical and inclined reciprocating conveyors $  140.00 per unit
Witnessing of periodic tests $  140.00 per hour
Automatic guided vehicles on guideways. $ 1,120.00 per unit

(b) The fee for the inspection of a new installation of any type conveyance will be $210.00 per hour or any fraction thereof.

(c) The fee for the inspection of any alteration to a conveyance will be $210.00 per hour or any fraction thereof.

(d) The fee for the required inspection of the replacement of door locking devices, safety devices, governors or oil buffers will be $140.00 per hour or any fraction thereof.

(e) The fee for field consultations will be $280.00 per hour or any fraction thereof. If the travel to the job site is more than 50 miles from the District Elevator Unit Office, the actual travel time will be added to the inspection time in order to obtain the total charge.

(f) No charge shall be made in any one permit year for more than one inspection except where safety orders have not been complied with and subsequent inspections are necessary or where an alteration has been made to a conveyance. A fee of $140.00 per hour or any fraction thereof shall be charged to determine if applicable safety orders have been complied with.

(g) A fee will be charged for processing and mailing a permit which shall reflect the actual cost up to a maximum of $15.00.

(h) The fee for accident investigations, including the time it takes to process an investigation report, shall be $140.00 per hour or any fraction thereof.

(i) The fees to cover the cost of various certifications are as follows:
Certified Qualified Elevator Company (CQEC) $ 980.00
Certified Qualified Elevator Inspection Company (CQEIC) $ 980.00
Certified Competent Elevator Mechanic (CCEM) $ 420.00
Certified Temporary Competent Elevator Mechanic (CTCEM) $ 210.00
Certified Emergency Competent Elevator Mechanic (CECEM) $ 140.00
Certified Qualified Elevator Inspector (CQEI) $ 420.00
Renewal or replacement of a CQEC, CCEM, or a CQEI certification $ 140.00
Renewal of a CTCEM or a CECEM certification $  35.00
(j) The fee for an erection, construction, or installation permit, including the plan approval, is as follows:

First hydraulic elevator, including direct plunger elevator and roped hydraulic elevator in a building $ 140.00 per story
Additional similar conveyances in the same building $ 140.00 per unit
First cable-, screw- and rack and pinion type-elevators in a building $ 210.00 per story
Additional similar conveyances in the same building $ 210.00 per unit
Dumbwaiters, material lifts, vertical reciprocating conveyors and sidewalk elevators $ 350.00 per unit
First Escalator or moving walk in a building $ 560.00 per unit
Additional similar conveyances in the same building $ 140.00 per unit
   
(k) The fee for an alteration permit, including plan review, is as follows:
One alteration or in combination with a second alteration $ 280.00
Additional similar alterations to similar conveyances in the same building $ 140.00 per unit
Combination of more than two alterations $ 560.00
Additional similar alterations to similar conveyances in the same building $ 140.00 per unit

(l) The fee for any change order review of plans will be $ 140.00 per hour with a minimum charge of $ 280.00

(m) Whenever a person owning or having the custody, management or operation of an elevator fails to pay the fees required under this section within 60 days after notification, he or she shall pay in addition to the fees required by this section, a penalty fee equal to 100 percent of the fee.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 60.5, 6308 and 7314, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 6308 and 7314, Labor Code.