INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 8: Chapter 4, Subchapter 6
of the Elevator Safety Orders; and
TITLE 24: Part 7 of the
California Elevator Safety Construction Code
Elevators


PROBLEM ADDRESSED BY PROPOSED ACTION

The national standards on the safe installation, maintenance, and operation of elevators and escalators are developed by the American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The standards are periodically revised to incorporate into the standards the latest methods on the safe installation, maintenance, and operation of elevator equipment, brought about by newer design of elevators and escalators. The standards are published in ASME A17.1. The latest publication is the 1996 edition, known as ASME A17.1-1996 "Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators".

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) recognizes a need to revise the existing Elevator Safety Orders to reflect similar requirements contained in ASME A17.1-1996. The problem, however, is how to revise the existing Elevator Safety Orders without affecting elevators already installed and permitted by DOSH to operate.

To solve the problem, DOSH proposes incorporating into the existing Elevator Safety Orders the standards in ASME A17.1-1996. However, the requirements incorporated from ASME A17.1-1996 will apply only to new elevators installed after the effective date of these regulations. The proposed regulations will not require retrofit of existing elevators if already permitted by the DOSH to operate.

The Initial Statement of Reasons contains occupational safety and health regulations, which are building standards and are proposed for codification in Title 24, Part 7, California Elevator Safety Construction Code. The building standards, herein, will be identified by their Title 24 section number in BOLD type following the corresponding Title 8 statement of reasons.

SPECIFIC PURPOSE AND FACTUAL BASIS OF PROPOSED ACTION

Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders.
It is proposed to delete the information indicating the original date of print of the orders and the revision date of the orders. The proposed deletion is necessary to prevent duplication of revision history already provided at the foot of each section of the Elevator Safety Orders.

Also proposed to be deleted is the superscript that specifies when the italicized order, paragraph, sentence, or phrase is to be applied on new or existing installations. The proposed deletion is necessary for consistency because new installations will be addressed by proposed new regulations in Group III and existing installations will be addressed by regulations in Group II.

New Group I. Administrative Regulations
A new Group I title is proposed for regulations considered administrative and applicable to all elevators, whether existing or new installations.
(Title 24, Part 7, Group I)

The new group heading is necessary to provide consistency by categorizing under the Group I heading those regulations that apply to all elevators.

Article 1. Application
New Section 3000(b) Use and Precedence of Orders.
New Section 3000(b)(1)

Propose new section 3000(b)(1) specifies that when ASME A17.1-1996 is cited or incorporated by reference, it shall mean the 1996 edition of ASME A17.1, and shall be referred to as ASME A17.1-1996 unless otherwise indicated.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(b)1.)

Proposed new section 3000(b)(1) is necessary to provide clarity as to which edition of the referenced document is proposed.

New Section 3000(b)(2)
Proposed new section 3000(b)(2) specifies the Elevator Safety Orders shall apply if any difference exists between the Elevator Safety Orders and ASME A17.1-1996; or any other referenced code, document or standard. Proposed new section 3000(b)(2) will also specify the specific provision will apply if a specific provision varies from a general provision.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(b)2.)

The proposed new section 3000(b)(2) is necessary to clarify that the Elevator Safety Orders has precedence if a disparity arise between the Elevator Safety Orders and ASME A17.1-1996 and its addenda, or the referenced codes, documents or standards. Proposed new section 3000(b)(2) is also necessary to clarify that specific provisions have precedence if a disparity arise between specific and general provisions.

New Section 3000(b)(3)
New section 3000(b)(3) specifies that if a section in the Elevator Safety Orders makes a cross-reference to a section, rule or table in ASME A17.1-1996, such cross-reference shall be that which is shown in ASME A17.1-1996, unless the referenced section, rule, or table has been amended in the Elevator Safety Orders.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(b)3.)

Proposed new section 3000(b)(3) is necessary to clarify that if the Elevator Safety Orders reference the ASME A17.1 document, it shall be those requirements specified in the 1996 edition of ASME A17.1, unless the requirements have been amended in the Elevator Safety Orders. In that case, the requirements in the Elevator Safety Orders shall apply.

New Section 3000(b)(4)
New section 3000(b)(4) specifies that if a section, rule or table in ASME A17.1-1996 references another section, rule or table in ASME A17.1-1996, such reference shall be that which is shown in ASME A17.1-1996, unless the referenced section, rule or table in ASME A17.1-1996 has been amended in the Elevator Safety Orders.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(b)4.)

Proposed new section 3000(b)(4) is necessary to clarify that if ASME A17.1-1996 references the ASME A17.1 document, it shall be those requirements specified in the 1996 edition of ASME A17.1, unless the requirements have been amended in the Elevator Safety Orders. In that case, the requirements in the Elevator Safety Orders shall apply.

Section 3000(b) Devices Included.
Existing section 3000(b) is proposed to be redesignated section 3000(c). Section 3000(c) is proposed to be amended to specify the type of existing and/or new elevator installations covered by the Elevator Safety Orders.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(c))

The proposed revisions are necessary for consistency with the regulations in the Elevator Safety Orders that will be categorized and placed under one of the following three group headings: Group I regulations will apply to all (existing and new) elevator installations. Group II regulations will apply to existing elevator installations. Group III regulations will apply to new elevator installations. The redesignation to section 3000(c) is necessary to retain format continuity.

Section 3000(c) Devices Excluded.
Existing section 3000(c) is proposed to be redesignated section 3000(d). Section 3000(d) is proposed to be amended by adding the reference to section 3000(c)(13) in section 3000(d)(1). Section 3000(d)(13) is proposed to be amended by deleting the language regarding wheelchair lifts designed and installed for the exclusive use of the handicapped which comply with certain sections of the Government Code and the Health and Safety Code and which have a rise of not more than 5 feet. In its place, the terminology from section 3000(d)(14) is inserted which states freight platform hoists with a travel of not more than 5 feet (1.52m).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(d))

Adding the reference of section 3000(c)(13) to section 3000(d)(1) is necessary because conveyors and other type of automated conveyor systems are addressed in section 3000(c)(13). Deleting the phrase concerning wheelchair lifts in section 3000(d)(13) is necessary because wheelchair lifts will be addressed in another section. Relocating the requirements of section 3000(d)(14) to section 3000(d)(13) concerning freight platform hoists is necessary to retain regulation format. The designation to section 3000(d) is necessary to retain format continuity.

Section 3000(d) Devices Prohibited.
Existing section 3000(d) is proposed to be redesignated section 3000(e). Section 3000(e) is proposed to be amended by deleting section 3000(d)(7) and section 3000(d)(10) on elevator types prohibited. It is also propose to re-number the remaining sections.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(e))

The proposed deletion of sections 3000(d)(7) and 3000(d)(10) is necessary because the elevator type prohibited in sections 3000(d)(7) and 3000(d)(10) will be permitted for installation in ASME A17.1-1996. The re-numbering of the remaining sections is necessary to retain numbering continuity.

Section 3000(e) New Installations.
Existing section 3000(e) is proposed to be redesignated section 3000(f). Section 3000(f) is proposed to be amended to specify new installations are those devices listed as new devices in section 3000(c). Section 3000(f) is also proposed to be amended by adding a note that specifies all regulations for new installations are contained in Group III.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(f))

The proposed revisions are necessary for consistency with the contents of section 3000(c) which has been revised to specify new and existing devices. The note provides information about the location of regulations for new elevator installations. The designation to Section 3000(f) is necessary to retain format continuity.

Section 3000(f) Existing Installations.
Existing section 3000(f) is proposed to be redesignated section 3000(g). Section 3000(g) is proposed to be amended to specify existing installations are those devices listed as existing devices in section 3000(c), and to show a note specifying all the regulations for existing installations are contained in Group II.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3000(g))

The proposed revisions are necessary for consistency with the contents of section 3000(c) which has been revised to specify new and existing devices. The note provides information about the location of regulations for new elevator installations. The designation to section (g) is necessary to retain format continuity.

Section 3000(g) Retroactive Orders.
Existing Section 3000(g) is proposed to be deleted.

The proposed deletion of existing section 3000(g) which specifies how the orders are applied retroactively is necessary to avoid duplication. Information similar to that provided by section (g) will be provided under proposed Groups I, II, and III.

Section 3000(h) Major Alterations.
Existing section 3000(h) is proposed to be entitled "Alterations, Repairs, Replacements, and Maintenance of Devices". Section 3000(h) is proposed to specify that alterations, repairs, replacements, and maintenance of devices as listed in section 3000(c) comply with Part XII of ASME A17.1-1996; except Rules 1200.1, Rule 1206.10, section 1214, section 1215, section 1216, and section 1217; which is hereby incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 3000(h))

The proposed regulations is necessary to ensure that the alterations, repairs, replacements, and maintenance of devices listed in section 3000(c) comply with national standards.

Section 3000(i) Replacements.
Existing Section 3000(i) is proposed to be deleted.

The proposed deletion of existing section 3000(i) which specifies that where replacements are made that are not the same as the original equipment, the new replacement shall comply with the regulations applicable to new installations is necessary to avoid duplication. Information similar to that provided in section 3000(i) will be provided in proposed section 3000(h).

Article 2. Permit to Operate
Section 3001. Permit to Operate.
Section 3001(a) Submittal of Plans and Notification of Intent to Install.
Section 3001(a)(1)

Existing Section 3001(a)(1) is proposed to be amended to change the obsolete terminology "Division of Industrial Safety" to the term "Division" which refers to the "Division of Occupational Safety and Health".

Section 3001(a)(4)
Existing Section 3001(a)(4) is proposed to be amended to specify alterations to existing passenger or freight elevators as defined in section 3000(h) shall be considered as new installations for submittal of plans or notice of intend to make the alteration and subsequent notification that work is complete and ready for inspection. The proposal will also specify the notice of intent shall include a complete description of the alteration.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3001(a)(4))

This proposal is necessary for consistency since the degree of alterations, such as major alterations, will no longer be used. This proposal is also necessary to retain consistency since the section addressing alterations is now section 3000(h). The proposal requiring that the notice of intent shall include a complete description is necessary to enable the elevator inspector to become aware of the alteration performed to facilitate inspection of the alterations.

Section 3001(a)(8) and (a)(8)(B)
Section 3001(a)(8) and (a)(8)(B) are proposed to be amended by adding the term Group II and deleting the references designated sections 3039(b)(5), 3039(d), 3040(a)(5), and 3040(b)(4).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3001(a)8. and (a)8.B.)

The proposed revisions are necessary to clarify that the deleted sections no longer apply and that the referenced sections 3040(f)(4) and 3040(f)(7) are applicable and are regulations in Group II.

Section 3001(b) Inspections Required.
Section 3001(b)(2)

Existing Section 3001(b)(2) is proposed to delete the word "Major" after the word "Each" and before the word "alteration".

This proposal is necessary for consistency since the degree of alterations, such as major alterations, will no longer be used.

Section 3001(b)(3)
Section 3001(b)(3) is proposed to be amended by adding that replacement of counterweights, car enclosures and car doors and gates, terminal stopping devices, operating devices and control equipment, controllers, and emergency and signaling devices shall be inspected by an authorized Division representative.

The proposed revisions are necessary to ensure the replaced parts are installed and function according to their designed purpose and installed according to applicable regulations.

Article 4. Qualifications for Certified Inspectors
Section 3003. Qualifications for Certified Inspectors.
Section 3003(c) Training.

Section 3003(c) is proposed to be amended by deleting the option that only allows the training period to be waived for candidates seeking employment by a municipality.

The proposed regulation is necessary to provide consistency by allowing the option of waiving the training period for all trainees.

Article 6. Definitions
Section 3009. Definitions.
Section 3009(b) List of Definitions.

Section 3009(b) is proposed to be amended by adding numerous definitions and deleting others. The definitions proposed to be added are terms used in ASME A17.1-1996, which is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Elevator Safety Orders for application in new elevator installations. The definitions proposed to be deleted are terms no longer applicable.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3009(b))

The proposed revisions are necessary to facilitate clear and unequivocal communications between the elevator inspectors, mechanics, engineers, and owners.

New Group II. Existing Elevator Installations
A new Group II heading and information on applicability of Group II regulations for existing elevator installations is proposed.
(Title 24, Part 7, Group II)

The new group heading is necessary to provide consistency by categorizing under the Group II heading those regulations that apply to existing elevators, already installed and permitted to operate.

New Group III. New Elevator Installations
A new Group III heading and information on applicability of Group III regulations for new elevators, installed after the effective date of these orders to be determined by the Office of Administrative Law, is proposed.
(Title 24, Part 7, Group III)

The new group heading is necessary to provide clarity as to the application of Group III regulations.

New Article 20. Hoistways, Hoistway Enclosures, and Related Construction For Electric Elevators
A new Article 20 heading is proposed for regulations that apply to new electric elevators installed after the effective date of these orders to be determined by the Office of Administrative Law.
(Title 24, Part 7, Article 7-20)

The new article heading is necessary to provide consistency by categorizing under Article 20 those regulations that apply to electric elevators installed after the effective date of these orders to be determined by the Office of Administrative Law.

New Section 3120.0. Construction of Hoistways and Hoistway Enclosures.
New section 3120.0 specifies construction of hoistways and hoistway enclosures shall comply with Section 100 of ASME A17.1-1996; except Rules 100.1a(3) and 100.1c(3); which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.0(a))

New section 3120.0 is necessary to ensure hoistways and hoistway enclosures of new electric elevators are constructed to comply with the national standards.

New Section 3120.0(a)
New section 3120.0(a) specifies construction of hoistways and hoistway enclosures shall comply with sections 3010(a)(6) and 3010(d)(2)(B).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.0(a)1.)

New section 3120.0(a) is necessary to provide guidelines for hoistway enclosures on observation elevators and to provide minimum overhead clearance for equipment.

New Section 3120.0(b). Screening of Hoistway.
New section 3120.0(b) specifies screening requirements for hoistways when two or more elevators are located in the same hoistway. A note is also included indicating the screening is subject to local building code requirements.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.0(b))

New section 3120.0(b) is necessary to provide protection from elevator moving parts for elevator maintenance and inspection personnel working in and around the two or more elevators located in the same hoistway. The note is an informational reminder that the screen structure is subject to local building code requirements.

Section 3120.1. Machine Rooms and Machinery Spaces.
New section 3120.1 specifies machine rooms and machinery spaces shall comply with Section 101 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.1(a))

New section 3120.1 is necessary to prevent unauthorized entry to machine rooms and to provide spacing between elevator equipment and machinery to facilitate maintenance and inspection.

New Section 3120.1(a)
New section 3120.1(a) specifies machine rooms and machinery spaces shall comply with sections 3011(b)(3), 3011(e)(2)(D), 3011(f)(2), 3011(g), and 3011(h).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.1(a)1.)

New section 3120.1(a) is necessary to provide unobstructed access to elevator equipment in machines rooms, sufficient mechanical or natural ventilation, adequate clear work space and passage, and clear identification of all major elevator components.

New Section 3120.2. Electrical Equipment, Wiring, Pipes, and Ducts in Hoistways, Machine Rooms and Machinery Spaces.
New section 3120.2 specifies electrical equipment, wiring, pipes, and ducts in hoistways, machine rooms and machinery spaces shall comply with Section 102 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.2(a))

New section 3120.2 is necessary to ensure the installation of electrical equipment and wiring comply with national standards, and to ensure pipes and ducts convey safely the gases, vapors, or liquids through the hoistways.

New Section 3120.2.(a)
New section 3120.2(a) specifies all electrical equipment and wiring shall comply with the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3, California State Electrical Code.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.2(a)1.)

New section 3120.2(a) is necessary to ensure electrical equipment and wiring in elevator installations comply with national standards.

New Section 3120.3. Location and Guarding of Counterweights.
New section 3120.3 specifies the location and guarding of counterweights shall comply with Section 103 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.3(a))

New section 3120.3 is necessary to ensure the counterweights are located in hoistway of the elevator they serve for inspection and maintenance purposes, and to provide guarding for the protection of maintenance and inspection personnel.

New Section 3120.3(a)
New section 3120.3(a) specifies that if the counterweight pit guard prevents viewing of the counterweight runby, an opening in the guard shall be provided which will allow verification of the counterweight runby. The opening shall be protected to prevent accidental contact with the moving equipment.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.3(a)1.)

New section 3120.3(a) is necessary to protect elevator maintenance and inspection personnel from the moving counterweights.

New Section 3120.4. Guarding of Exposed Equipment.
New section 3120.4 specifies guarding of exposed equipment shall comply with Section 104 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.4(a))

New section 3120.4 is necessary to provide protection for elevator maintenance and inspection personnel against accidental contact with exposed equipment.

New Section 3120.4(a)
New section 3120.4(a) specifies guarding of exposed equipment shall comply with sections 3014(a) and 3014(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.4(a)1.)

New section 3120.4(a) is necessary to provide guarding of nip points, moving parts of equipment in overhead spaces with less than 78 inches, and guarding for equipment located in hoistways and elevator cars.

New Section 3120.5. Machinery and Sheave Beams, Supports, and Foundations.
New section 3120.5 specifies machinery and sheave beams, supports, and foundations shall comply with Section 105 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.5)

New section 3120.5 is necessary to ensure that beams, supports, and foundations for machinery and sheaves are adequate to prevent loosening or displacement under conditions imposed in service.

New Section 3120.6. Pits.
New section 3120.6 specifies pits shall comply with Section 106 of ASME A17.1-1996; except Rules 106.1c and 106.1d(2); which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.6(a))

New section 3120.6 is necessary to ensure the design and construction of elevator pits comply with national standards.

New Section 3120.6(a)
New section 3120.6(a) specifies pits shall comply with sections 3016(a), 3016(d)(3), 3016(d)(4), 3016(d)(5), and 3016(h).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.6(a)1.)

New section 3120.6(a) is necessary to provide safe and convenient access to pits for elevator maintenance and inspection personnel.

New Section 3120.7. Bottom and Top Clearances and Runbys for Elevator Cars and Counterweights.
New section 3120.7 specifies bottom and top clearances and runbys for elevators cars and counterweights shall comply with Section 107 of ASME A17.1-1996; except Rules 107.1b(1)(a) and 107.1b(1)(b); which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.7)

New section 3120.7 is necessary to establish minimum bottom and top clearances and runbys for elevator cars and counterweights required by national standards.

New Section 3120.8. Horizontal Car and Counterweight Clearances.
New section 3120.8 specifies horizontal car and counterweight clearances shall comply with Section 108 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 108.1e(1)(a), which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.8(a))

New section 3120.8 is necessary to ensure clearances for horizontal cars and counterweights comply with national standards.

New Section 3120.8(a)
New section 3120.8(a) specifies the clearance between the edge of the car platform sill and the hoistway enclosure or fascia plate may be increased to not more than 7 1/2 inches for vertically sliding hoistway doors of the type or of the heavy duty type requiring special sills for extra wide openings.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.8(a)1.)

New section 3120.8(a) is necessary to provide the option of more clearance between the car platform sill and the hoistway enclosure when a special sill is provided for wider openings.

New Section 3120.9. Protection of Spaces Below Hoistways.
New section 3120.9 specifies protection of spaces below hoistway shall comply with Section 109 of ASME 17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.9)

New section 3120.9 is necessary to provide protection for elevator maintenance and inspection personnel working underneath the hoistway.

New Section 3120.10 Protection of Hoistway-Landing Openings.
New section 3120.10 specifies protection of hoistway landing openings shall comply with Section 110 of ASME A17.1-1996; except Rules 110.1 and 110.4b(2); which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.10(a))

New section 3120.10 is necessary to provide protection of hoistway openings by providing hoistway doors and landing sill guards.

New Section 3120.10(a)
New section 3120.10(a) specifies protection of hoistway landing openings shall comply with section 3020(a)(1), (2), (3)(B), and (4); section 3020(b)(6)(B); and section 3020((b)(9)(C).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.10(a)1.)

New section 3120.10(a) is necessary to provide full cover of the opening, to ensure no pinch point exist between the face of the door and the landing sill, and to prohibit loop straps which may be a tripping hazard in manually operated sliding doors.

New Section 3120.11. Hoistway-Door Locking Devices, Car Door or Gate Electric Contacts, Hoistway Access Switches, and Elevator Parking Devices.
New section 3120.11 specifies hoistway-door locking devices, car door and gate electric contacts, hoistway access switches and elevator parking devices shall comply with Section 111 of ASME A17.1-1996; except Rules 111.9a, 111.9d, 111.9e, and 111.10; which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.11(a))

New section 3120.11 is necessary to provide hoistway-door interlock that will prevent inadvertent opening of doors or operation of the elevator if the doors are not locked in the closed position, and other safety features incorporated in the national standard.

New Section 3120.11(a)
New section 3120.11(a) specifies hoistway door locking devices shall be those approved by the Division. Further, requests for approval of hoistway-door locking devices shall be submitted to the Division along with drawings, test reports, and a working model of the device. Approval criterion is specified in section 3120.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.11(a)1.)

New section 3120.11(a) is necessary to maintain quality control of installed locking devices.

New Section 3120.11(b)
New section 3120.11(b) specifies hoistway access switches shall comply with section 3021(k)(1), excluding the exception, and section 3021(k)(2)(B).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.11(a)2.)

New section 3120.11(b) is necessary to provide safe access to the car top for repair and/or inspections.

New Section 3120.12. Power Operation, Power-Opening and Power-Closing of Hoistway Doors and Car Doors or Gates.
New section 3020.12 specifies power operation, power-opening and power-closing of hoistway doors and car doors and gates shall comply with Section 112 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.12)

New section 3020.12 is necessary to provide safe power opening and power closing of elevator and hoistway doors when the car is at rest at the landing or is leveling.

Article 21. Machinery and Equipment For Electric Elevators
Section 3121.0. Car and Counterweight Guide Rails, Guide Rails Supports and Fastenings.

New section 3121.0 specifies car and counterweight guide rails, guide rail supports and fastenings shall comply with Section 200 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.0(a))

New section 3121.0 is necessary to ensure the rail supports and fastenings are able to sustain the car and counterweights on a safe path of vertical travel, including sudden safety stops and eccentric loading that may occur.

New Section 3121.0(a)
New section 3121.0 specifies guide rail supports and fastenings shall comply with section 3030(k)(3).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.0(a)1.)

New section 3121.0(a) is necessary to ensure that bracket fastenings to the building structure are designed to sustain the loads.

New Section 3121.0(b)
New section 3121.0(b) specifies that where slots are used for adjustment of the distance between guide rails, the brackets shall be secured in their final position by a bolt not less than 3/8 inch diameter or by welding.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.0(a)2.)

New section 3121.0(b) is necessary to provide minimum guidelines for securing the brackets.

New Section 3121.1. Buffers and Bumpers.
New section 3121.1 specifies buffers and bumpers shall comply with Section 201 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 201.4h, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.1(a))

New section 3121.1 is necessary to provide minimum standards for buffers and bumpers designed to control the descend and stop of elevator cars and counterweights.

New Section 3121.1(a)
New section 3121.1(a) specifies buffers and bumpers shall comply with sections 3031(j)(3) and 3131(o)(2).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.1(a)1.)

New section 3121.1(a) is necessary to ensure the buffer provides a controlled stop if the spring is compressed more than three inches. New section 3121.1(a) is also necessary to identify the buffer manufacturer.

New Section 3121.1(b)
New section 3121.1(b) specifies oil buffers installed shall be those approved by the Division. Drawings and test results for the oil buffers shall be submitted to the Division with the request for approval. Approval criterion is specified in section 3108(f).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.1(a)2.)

New section 3121.1(b) is necessary to ensure oil buffers installed comply with Division standards.

New Section 3121.2. Counterweights.
New section 3121.2 specifies counterweights shall comply with Section 202 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.2(a))

New section 3121.2 is necessary to ensure counterweights, frames, and tie rods comply with the national standards to ensure equipment withstands the forces induced during normal operation.

New Section 3121.2(a)
New section 3121.2(a) specifies counterweights shall comply with section 3032(b)(2).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.2(a)1.)

New section 3121.2(a) is necessary to ensure that the counterweights function as required even if the counterweights are not made of the usual material.

New Section 3121.3. Car Frames and Platforms.
New section 3121.3 specifies car frames and platforms shall comply with Section 203 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.3(a))

New section 3121.3 is necessary to ensure the car frames and platforms comply with national standards with respect to car frames, car platform, guiding members, sheaves, and related components.

New Section 3121.3(a)
New section 3121.3(a) specifies car frames and platforms shall comply with sections 3033(a) and 3033(i)(3).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.3(a)1.)

New section 3121.3(a) is necessary to define the elevator car basic framing members for elevators suspended by wire rope, and to define that the platform guards apply to passenger and freight elevators equipped with leveling devices or truck-zoning devices.

New Section 3121.4. Car Enclosures, Car Doors and Gates, and Car Illumination.
New section 3121.4 specifies car enclosures, car door and gates, and car illumination shall comply with Section 204 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 204.1e(2), which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.4(a))

New section 3121.4 is necessary to ensure car enclosures, car doors and gates, and car illumination comply with national standards.

New Section 3121.4(a)
New section 3121.4(a) specifies car enclosures, car doors and gates, and car illumination shall comply with sections 3034(a)(3), 3034(a)(4)(D), 3034(a)(9), 3034(b)(3), and 3034(b)(5).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.4(a)1.)

New section 3121.4(a) is necessary to prohibit elevators with more than one compartment unless certain requirements are complied with. It is also necessary to provide employee safety by not permitting top car emergency exit in observation type elevators requiring guard rails around work area, side emergency exit to allow passage between elevator platforms, and guidelines for passenger elevator cars with glass enclosures.

New Section 3121.4(b)
New section 3121.4(b) specifies collapsible type car gates are prohibited.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.4(a)2.)

New section 3121.4(b) is necessary to prohibit collapsible type car gates which are a hazard to passengers because of the pinch points when extending or collapsing the gate.

New Section 3121.5. Car and Counterweight Safeties.
New section 3121.5 specifies car and counterweight safeties shall comply with Section 205 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.5(a))

New section 3121.5 is necessary to provide a mechanical system that will affect a safe stop for the passengers in the event of an overspeeding descending car that cannot be electrically stopped.

New Section 3121.5(a)
New section 3121.5(a) specifies car and counterweight safeties shall be approved by the Division. The data required for safety approval shall comply with section 3106(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.5(a)1.)

New section 3121.5(a) is necessary to ensure the safeties measure to the performance data outlined in section 3106(b).

New Section 3121.5(b)
New section 3121.5(b) specifies car and counterweight safeties shall comply with sections 3035(c)(6) and 3035(n)(4).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.5(a)2.)

New section 3121.5(b) is necessary to provide for a functional test of the safeties if there is an indication that the safeties may not operate as required. New section 3121.5(b) is also necessary to provide that safeties marking plates contain the manufacturer name for quality control.

Section 3121.6. Speed Governors.
New section 3121.6 specifies speed governors shall comply with Section 206 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.6(a))

New section 3121.6 is necessary to provide speed governors that will engage a rope grip to stop the rope movement.

New Section 3121.6(a)
New section 3121.6(a) specifies speed governors shall be approved by the Division and data required for approval shall comply with section 3105(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.6(a)1.)

New section 3121.6(a) is necessary to provide quality control for speed governors installed.

New Section 3121.6(b)
New section 3121.6(b) specifies speed governors shall comply with sections 3036(h)(3) and 3036(h)(4).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.6(a)2.)

New section 3121.6(b) is necessary to provide speed governor data on the governor marking plate for the elevator inspector and maintenance personnel who are required to perform functional tests.

New Section 3121.7. Capacity and Loading.
New section 3121.7 specifies capacity and loading shall comply with Section 207 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.7)

New section 3121.7 is necessary to ensure minimum rated loads for elevators are established according to national standards.

New Section 3121.8. Driving Machines and Sheaves.
New section 3121.8 specifies driving machines and sheaves shall comply with Section 208 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.8)

New section 3121.8 is necessary to ensure driving machines and sheaves installed in elevators comply with national standards.

New Section 3121.9. Terminal Stopping Devices.
New section 3121.9 specifies terminal stopping devices installed shall comply with Section 209 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.9)

New section 3121.9 is necessary to provide normal stopping devices to slow down and stop the elevator or to provide a final stopping device to automatically shut down driving power.

New Section 3121.10. Operating Devices and Control Equipment.
New section 3121.10 specifies operating devices and control equipment shall comply with Section 210 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 210.4(a), which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.10(a))

New section 3121.10 is necessary to provide car switch, push-button lever, or other manual device to activate a control.

New Section 3121.10(a)
New section 3121.10(a) specifies operating devices and control equipment shall comply with sections 3040(a)(5)(F), 3040(a)(7), and 3040(f)(7).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.10(a)1.)

New section 3121.10(a) is necessary to provide passenger safety with respect to leveling at landings and starting from landings.

New Section 3121.10(b)
New section 3121.10(b) specifies operating devices and control equipment shall comply with the following: (1) Elevators with static control shall be tested for susceptibility to both radiated and conducted electricmagnetic interference (EMI) that can be expected to occur in normal field operation so as not to render ineffective the electrical protective devices required in section 3121.10(a). (2) Elevator controls shall comply with the following when a key operated in the car stop switch is provided (A) The controls shall be arranged so that the car will not move, level or advance start, unless the hoistway door(s) and car door(s) are in the closed position, except for the required releveling or anti-creep. (B) The car door contacts shall be adjusted so that the closed position of the car door is one inch or less. (C) A key for the switch shall be kept in the elevator machine room for use by maintenance and inspection personnel.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.10(a)2.)

New section 3121.10(b) necessary to detect failure of static controls and to prevent inadvertent opening of hoistway and car doors.

New Section 3121.11. Emergency Operation and Signaling Devices.
New section 3121.11 specifies emergency operation and signaling devices shall comply with Section 211 of ASME A17.1-1996.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.11(a))

New section 3121.11 is necessary to ensure emergency operation and signaling devices are provided to signal and communicate from the car should problems arise.

New Section 3121.11(a). Medical Emergency Service.
New section 3121.11(a) specifies medical emergency service shall comply with section 3041(e). A note on where earthquake requirements are found is provided.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.11(b))

New section 3121.11(a) is necessary to ensure that each floor or landing can be accessed and egressed with a gurney in a horizontal position in case of a medical emergency. The note on where earthquake requirements are found is merely informational.

New Section 3121.12. Suspension Ropes and Their Connections.
New section 3121.12 specifies suspension ropes and their connections shall comply with Section 212 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.12)

New section 3121.12 is necessary to ensure suspension ropes and their connections comply with national standards.

New Section 3121.13. Welding.
New section 3121.13 specifies welding requirements shall comply with Section 213 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.13)

New section 3121.13 is necessary to ensure welding practices and methods on elevator installations comply with national standards.

New Section 3121.14. Layout Data.
New section 3121.14 specifies layout data shall comply with Section 214 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3121.14)

New section 3121.14 is necessary to confirm the elevator design and the elevator installation comply with national standards.

Article 22. Hydraulic Elevators
New Section 3122.0. Hoistways, Hoistway Enclosures, and Related Construction.

New section 3122.0 specifies hoistways, hoistway enclosures and related construction shall comply with Section 300 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.0(a))

New section 3122.0 is necessary to ensure hoistway, hoistway enclosures, and related construction comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.0(a)
New section 3122.0(a) specifies machine rooms and machinery spaces shall comply with sections 3050(b)(7) and 3050(b)(8).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.0(b))

New section 3122.0(a) is necessary to provide safe working clearance around machinery for maintenance and inspection personnel.

New Section 3122.0(b)
New section 3122.0(b) specifies electrical equipment, wiring, pipes and ducts in hoistways, machine rooms, and machinery spaces shall comply with section 3120.2.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.0(c))

New section 3122.0(b) is necessary to ensure the installation of electrical equipment and wiring comply with national standards; to ensure pipes and ducts convey safely the gases, vapors, or liquids through the hoistways; and to ensure the electrical equipment, wiring, pipes and ducts in hoistway, machine rooms and machinery space comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.0(c)
New section 3122.0(c) specifies guarding of exposed equipment shall comply with sections 3120.4(a) and 3052(a)(2)(A).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.0(d))

New section is necessary to provide guarding of nip points, moving parts of equipment in overhead spaces with less than 78 inches, guarding for equipment in hoistways, and elevator counterweights.

New Section 3122.0(d)
New section 3122.0(d) specifies pits shall comply with section 3120.6(a).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.0(e))

New section 3122.0(d) is necessary to provide safe and convenient access to pits for elevator maintenance and inspection personnel.

New Section 3122.0(e)
New section 3122.0(e) specifies the horizontal clearance between the enclosure and any side of the car top that is not protected by guide rails shall be not more than 24 inches.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.0(f))

New section 3122.0(e) is necessary to provide fall protection for maintenance and inspection personnel working on top of the elevator car.

New Section 3122.0(f)
New section 3122.0(f) specifies protection of hoistway landing openings shall comply with section 3120.10(a).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.0(g))

New section 3122.0(f) is necessary to provide full cover of the opening; to ensure that no pinch point exist between the face of the door and the landing sill; and to prohibit loop straps which may be a tripping hazard in manually operated sliding doors.

New Section 3122.0(g)
New section 3122.0(g) specifies hoistway-door locking devices, car door and gate electric contacts, hoistway access switches and elevator parking devices shall comply with sections 3120.11(a) and 3120.11(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.0(h))

New section 3122.0(g) is necessary to maintain quality control of locking devices installed and to provide safe access to the top car for repair and/or inspections.

New Section 3122.1. Mechanical Equipment.
New section 3122.1 specifies mechanical equipment shall comply with Section 301 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.1(a))

New section 3122.1 is necessary to ensure mechanical equipment comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.1(a)
New section 3122.1(a) specifies car and counterweight guide rails, guide rail supports and fastenings shall comply with sections 3121.0(a) and 3121.0(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.1(b))

New section 3122.1(a) is necessary to ensure that brackets fastened to the building structure are designed to sustain the loads, and to provide minimum guidelines for securing the brackets.

New Section 3122.1(b)
New section 3122.1(b) specifies buffers and bumpers shall comply with sections 3121.1(a) and 3121.1(b). The average retardation for a buffer or bumper shall not be greater than 32.2 ft./sec2 (1g).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.1(c))

New section 3122.1(b) is necessary to ensure the buffer provides a controlled stop if the spring is compressed more than three inches, and to ensure oil buffers installed comply with Division standards. New section 3121.1(b) is necessary to enable identification of the buffer manufacturer.

New Section 3122.1(c)
New section 3122.1(c) specifies car enclosures, car doors and gates, and car illumination shall comply with sections 3121.4(a) and 3121.4(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.1(d))

New section 3122.1(c) is necessary to prohibit double deck elevators unless certain requirements are complied with. It is also necessary to provide employee safety by not permitting top car emergency exit in observation type elevators; to require guard rails around work area and side emergency exit to allow passage between elevator platforms; and to provide guidelines for passenger elevator care with glass enclosures. It is also necessary to prohibit collapsible type car gates which are a hazard to passengers because of the pinch points when extending or collapsing the gate.

New Section 3122.1(d)
New section 3122.1(d) specifies car and counterweight safeties shall comply with sections 3121.5(a) and 3121.5(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.1(e))

New section 3122.1(d) is necessary to ensure the safeties measure to the performance data outlined in section 3121.5(a) and to provide for a functional test of the safeties if there is an indication that the safeties may not operate as required. New section 3122.1(d) is also necessary to provide that safeties marking plates contain the manufacturer name for quality control.

New Section 3122.1(e)
New section 3122.1(e) specifies speed governors shall comply with section 3121.6.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.1(f))

New section 3122.1(e) is necessary to ensure speed governors installed in elevators conform with national standards; to provide quality control for speed governors; and to provide speed governor data on the governor marking plate for the elevator inspector and maintenance personnel who are required to perform functional tests.

New Section 3122.2. Hydraulic Machines.
New section 3122.2 specifies driving machines shall comply with Section 302 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24. Part 7, Section 7-3122.2)

New section 3122.2 is necessary to ensure the elevator driving machines comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.3. Valves, Supply Piping, and Fittings.
New section 3122.3 specifies valves, supply piping, and fittings shall comply Section 303 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.3)

New section 3122.3 is necessary to ensure the valves, supply piping, and fittings comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.4. Hydraulic Machines, Tanks.
New section 3122.4 specifies tanks shall comply with Section 304 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 304.4, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.4)

New section 3122.4 is necessary to ensure hydraulic machines, tanks installed comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.5. Terminal Stopping Devices.
New section 3122.5 specifies terminal stopping devices shall comply with Section 305 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, 7-3122.5)

New section 3122.5 is necessary to ensure terminal stopping devices comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.6. Operating Devices and Control Equipment.
New section 3122.6 specifies operating devices and control equipment shall comply with Section 306 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.6(a))

New section 3122.6 is necessary to ensure operating devices and control equipment comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.6(a)
New section 3122.6(a) specifies operating devices and control equipment shall comply with sections 3121.10(a) and 3121.10(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.6(a)1.)

New section 3122.6(a) is necessary to provide passenger safety with respect to leveling at landings and starting from landings; to detect failure of static controls; and to prevent inadvertent opening of hoistway and car doors.

New Section 3122.6(b)
New section 3122.6(b) specifies medical emergency service shall comply with section 3121.11(a) and provides a note indicating earthquake requirements are found in Article 37.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.6(b))

New section 3122.6(b) is necessary to ensure that each floor or landing can be accessed and egressed with a gurney in a horizontal position in case of a medical emergency. The note on where earthquake requirements are found is merely informational.

New Section 3122.7. Counterweights Ropes, Rope Connections, and Sheaves.
New section 3122.7 specifies counterweight ropes, rope connections, and sheaves shall comply with Section 307 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.7)

New section 3122.7 is necessary to ensure counterweight ropes, rope connections, and sheaves comply with national standards.

New Section 3122.8. Layout Data.
New section 3122.8 specifies layout data shall comply with Section 308 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3122.8)

New section 3122.8 is necessary to ensure the layout data and the elevator installation comply with national standards.

New Article 23. Power Sidewalk Elevators
New Section 3123. Sidewalk Elevators.

New section 3123 specifies power sidewalk elevators shall comply with Part IV of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3123(a))

New Section 3123.(a)
New section 3123(a) specifies power sidewalk elevators shall comply with sections 3120.1(a), 3120.2, 3120.6(a), 3120.8(a), and 3120.10(a) as it applies to freight elevators; and sections 3120.11(a), 3121.1(b), 3121.5(a), 3121.6(a), and 3121.10(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3123(a)1.)

New section 3123(a) is necessary to:
1. Provide unobstructed access to elevator equipment in machines rooms, to provide sufficient mechanical or natural ventilation, to provide adequate clear work space and passage, and to provide clear identification of all major elevator components.
2. Ensure the installation of electrical equipment, wiring, pipes and ducts in hoistway, machine rooms and machinery spaces in elevator installations comply with national standards.
3. Provide safe and convenient access to pits for elevator maintenance and inspection personnel.
4. Provide the option of more clearance between the car platform sill and the hoistway enclosure when a special sill is provided for wider openings.
5. Provide full cover of the opening, ensure no pinch point exist between the face of the door and the landing sill, and prohibit loop straps which may be a tripping hazard in manually operated sliding doors.
6. Maintain quality control of locking devices installed.
7. Provide safe access to the top car for repair and/or inspections.
8. Ensure the safeties measure to the performance data outlined in section 3106(b).
9. Provide quality control for speed governors installed.
10. Detect failure of static controls, and to prevent inadvertent opening of hoistway and car doors.

New Article 24. Hand Elevators
New Section 3124. Hand Elevators.

New section 3124 specifies hand elevators shall comply with Part VI of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3124(a))

New section 3124 is necessary to ensure hand elevators comply with national standards.

New Section 3124(a)
New section 3124(a) specifies hand elevators shall also comply with section 3120.2.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3124(a)1.)

New section 3124(a) is necessary to ensure the installation of electrical equipment, wiring, pipes and ducts in hoistway, machine rooms and machinery spaces in elevator installations comply with national standards.

New Article 25. Hand and Power Dumbwaiters
New Section 3125. Hand and Power Dumbwaiters.

New Section 3125 specifies hand and power dumbwaiters shall comply with Part VII of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3125(a))

New section 3125 is necessary to ensure hand and power dumbwaiters comply with national standards.

New Section 3125(a)
New section 3125(a) specifies hand and power dumbwaiters shall comply with sections 3079(c)(1) and 3120.2.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3125(a)1.)

New section 3125(a) is necessary to ensure the installation of electrical equipment, wiring, pipes and ducts in hoistway, machine rooms and machinery spaces in elevator installations comply with national standards and to establish a safe rated load.

New Article 26. Escalators
New Section 3126.0. Protection of Floor Openings.

New section 3126.0 specifies protection of floor openings shall comply with Section 800 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.0)

New section 3126.0 is necessary to protect escalator floor openings against passage of heat, flames, and smoke.

New Section 3126.1. Protection of Supports and Machine Spaces Against Fire.
New section 3126.1 specifies protection of supports and machine spaces against fire shall comply with section 801 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.1)

New section 3126.1 is necessary to ensure the protection against fire of supports and machine spaces comply with national standards.

New Section 3126.2. Construction Requirements.
New section 3126.2 specifies construction requirements shall comply with Section 802 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.2(a))

New section 3126.2 is necessary to ensure construction requirements comply with national standards.

New Section 3126.2(a)
New section 3126.2(a) specifies escalators may be provided with a device, such as a brush or sideplate, that will project no more than 11/16 of an inch and not create hazards.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.2(b))

New section 3126.2(a) permits protection against entanglement between the balustrade skirt panel and the moving step, and to ensure the device is not a hazard.

New Section 3126.3. Rated Speed.
New section 3126.3 specifies the rated speed of an escalator shall comply with Section 803 of ASME A17.1-1996.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.3)

New section 3126.3 is necessary to ensure the rated speed of escalators comply with national standards.

New Section 3126.4. Driving Machine, Motor, and Brake.
New section 3126.4 specifies driving machine, motor, and brake shall comply with Section 804 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.4)

New section 3126.4 is necessary to ensure the escalator driving machine, motor, and brake comply with national standards.

New Section 3126.5. Operating and Safety Devices.
New section 3126.5 specifies operating and safety devices shall comply with Section 805 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 805.3n(1), which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, 7-3126.5(a))

New section 3126.5 is necessary to ensure the operating and safety devices comply with national standards.

New Section 3126.5(a)
New section 3126.(a) specifies means shall be provided to open the power circuit to the escalator driving machine motor and brake if a horizontal force exceeding 400 lb/ft is applied in the direction of travel at either side, or exceeding 800 lb/ft at the center of the front edge of the combplate.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.5(a)1.)

New section 3126.5(a) is necessary to effectively stop the escalator when it encounters resistance in the direction of travel.

New Section 3126.6. Lighting, Access, and Electrical Work.
New section 3126.6 specifies lighting, access, and electrical work shall comply with Section 806 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.6(a))

New section 3126.6 is necessary to ensure the lighting, access, and electrical work comply with national standards.

New Section 3126.6(a)
New section 3126.6(a) specifies all electrical and wiring shall comply with the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3, California State Electrical Code.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.6(a)1.)

New section 3126.6(a) is necessary to ensure electrical and wiring comply with national standards.

New Section 3126.6(b)
New section 3126.6(b) specifies the builder owner or responsible party shall provide a competent person to assist the Division's representative, where the step removal is required, to gain access to the drive unit, brakes, or safety devices required by Section 805 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.6(a)2.)

New section 3126.6(b) is necessary to provide assistance in removing the heavy access plate.

New Section 3126.7. Outdoor Escalators.
New section 3126.7 specifies outdoor escalators shall comply with Section 807 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3126.7)

New section 3126.7 is necessary to ensure outdoor escalators comply with national standards.

New Article 27. Moving Walks
New Section 3127.0. Protection of Floor Openings.

New section 3127.0 specifies protection of floor openings shall comply with Section 900 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.0)

New section 3127.0 is necessary to ensure the protection of moving walk floor openings against flames, heat, and smoke comply with national standards.

New Section 3127.1. Protection of Supports and Machine Space Against Fire.
New section 3127.1 specifies protection of supports and machine spaces against fire shall comply with Section 901 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.1)

New section 3127.1 is necessary to ensure the protection against fire of supports and machine spaces comply with national standards.

New Section 3127.2. Construction Requirements.
New section 3127.2 specifies construction requirements shall comply with Section 902 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.2)

New section 3127.2 is necessary to ensure construction requirements comply with national standards.

New Section 3127.2(a)
New section 3127.2(a) specifies moving walks with balustrades shall be provided with a device, such as a brush or sideplate, that will project no more than 11/16 of an inch and not create hazards.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.2(a))

New section 3127.2(a) is necessary to protect against entanglement between the balustrade skirt panel and the treadway, and to ensure the device is not a hazard.

New Section 3127.3. Rated Speed.
New section 3127.3 specifies rated speed of moving walks shall comply with Section 903 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.3)

New section 3127.3 is necessary to ensure the rated speed of moving walks comply with national standards.

New Section 3127.4. Driving Machine, Motor, and Brake.
New section 3127.4 specifies the driving machine, motor, and brake shall comply with Section 904 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.4)

New section 3127.4 is necessary to ensure the driving machine, motor, and brake in moving walks comply with national standards.

New Section 3127.5. Operating and Safety Devices.
New section 3127.5 specifies operating and safety devices shall comply with Section 905 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 905.3k(1), which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.5)

New section 3127.5 is necessary to ensure the moving sidewalk operating and safety devices comply with national standards.

New Section 3127.5(a)
New section 3127.5(a) specifies means shall be provided which will cause the opening of the power circuit to the moving walk driving machine motor and brake if a horizontal force exceeding 400 lb/ft in the direction of travel is applied at either side, or exceeding 800 lb/ft at the center of the front edge of the combplate.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.5(a)1.)

New section 3127.5(a) is necessary to detect malfunction of the moving walk and stop operation.

New Section 3127.6. Lighting, Access, and Electrical Work.
New section 3127.6 specifies lighting, access, and electrical work shall comply with Section 906 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 906.4(a), which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.6(a))

New section 3127.6 is necessary to ensure the lighting, access, and electrical work comply with national standards.

New Section 3127.6(a).
New section 3127.6(a) specifies all electrical equipment and wiring shall comply with the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3, California State Electrical Code.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.6(a)1.)

New section 3127.6(a) is necessary to ensure electrical equipment and wiring installed comply with the California standards.

New Section 3127.6(b)
New section 3127.6(b) specifies the building owner or responsible party shall provide a competent person to assist the Division's representative, when necessary, to gain access to the drive unit, brakes, or safety devices required by Section 905 of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 905.3k(1), which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.6(a)2.)

New section 3127.6(b) is necessary because the floor covering could be excessively heavy and hazardous for a single maintenance or inspection person to lift.

New Section 3127.7. Outdoor Moving Walks.
New section 3127.7 specifies outdoor moving walks shall comply with Section 907 of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3127.7)

New section 3127.7 is necessary to ensure outdoor moving walk installations comply with national standards.

New Article 28. Periodic And Acceptance Inspections and Tests
New Section 3128. Periodic and Acceptance Inspections and Tests.

New section 3128 specifies periodic and acceptance inspections and tests shall comply with Part X of ASME A17.1-1996; except Rule 1001.1, Rule 1004.1, Rule 1005.3b, Rule 1010.2, Rule 1010.8, Rule 1010.11, Rule 1010.13, and section 1011; which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3128)

New section 3128 is necessary to ensure that the elevator equipment installed and operated conforms with the requirements specified in Group III regulations.

Article 29. Engineering and Type Tests
New Section 3129. Engineering and Type Tests.

New section 3129 specifies engineering and type tests shall comply with Part XI of ASME A17.1-1996; except sections 1102 and 1104; which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3129)

New section 3129 is necessary to develop data on elevator equipment to determine if the equipment complies with national standards.

New Article 30. Design Data and Formulas
New Section 3130. Design Data and Formulas.

New section 3130 specifies design data and formulas shall comply with Part XIII of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3130)

New section 3130 is necessary to ensure the elevators and associated equipment comply with the design data and formulas contained in the national standards.

New Article 31. Material Lifts and Dumbwaiters With Automatic Transfer Devices
New Section 3131. Material Lifts and Dumbwaiters With Automatic Transfer Devices.

New section 3131 specifies material lifts and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices shall comply with Part XIV of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3131(a))

New section 3131 is necessary ensure the automatic transfer devices in material lifts and dumbwaiters comply with national standards.

New Section 3131(a)
New section 3131(a) specifies material lifts and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices shall comply with section 3120.2.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3131(a)1.)

New section 3131(a) is necessary to ensure the electrical and related equipment, in material lifts and dumbwaiters with automatic transfer devices, comply with national standards.

New Article 32. Special-Purpose Elevators
New Section 3132. Special-Purpose Elevators.

New section 3132 specifies special-purpose elevators shall comply with Part XV of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3132(a))

New section 3132 is necessary to ensure special-purpose elevators installed comply with national standards.

New Section 3132(a)
New section 3132(a) specifies special-purpose elevators shall comply with sections 3120.2, 3120.11(a), 3121.1(b), 3121.5(a), and 3121.6(a).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3132(a)1.)

New section 3132(a) is necessary to ensure the electrical equipment complies with national standards, and the hoistway locking devices, oil buffers, counterweight safeties, and speed governors comply with Division requirements.

New Article 33. Rack and Pinion Elevators
New Section 3133. Rack and Pinion Elevators.

New section 3133 specifies rack and pinion elevators shall comply with Part XVI of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 1600.3, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3133(a))

New section 3133 is necessary to ensure rack and pinion elevators comply with national standards.

New Section 3133(a)
New section 3133(a) specifies rack and pinion elevators shall comply with sections 3120.2, 3120.11(a), and 3121.1(b).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3133(a)1.)

New section 3133(a) is necessary to ensure the electrical equipment comply with the California electrical code; and the hoistway locking devices, oil buffers, counterweight safeties, and speed governors comply with the regulations for these devices.

New Section 3133(b)
New Section 3133(b) specifies that rack and pinion elevators shall comply with section 3120.1(a), if the machine room and/or machinery space is a separate room and/or space.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3133(a)2.)

New section 3133(b) is necessary to ensure the machine room and/or machinery space when located in a separate room and/or space complies with the regulations for that separate room and/or space.

New Article 34. Inclined Elevators
New Section 3134. Inclined Elevators.

New section 3134 specifies inclined elevators shall comply with Part XVII of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3134(a))

New section 3134 is necessary to ensure inclined elevators comply with national standards.

New Section 3134(a)
New section 3134(a) specifies inclined elevators shall comply with sections 3120.2, 3120.11(a), and 3121.1((b); and if applicable, sections 3121.5(a) and 3121.6(a).
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3134(a)1.)

New 3134(a) is necessary to ensure the electrical equipment complies with national standards, and the hoistway locking devices, oil buffers, counterweight safeties, and speed governors comply with Division requirements.

Article 35. Screw Column Elevators
New Section 3135. Screw Column Elevators.

New section 3135 specifies screw column elevators shall comply with Part XVIII of ASME A17.1-1996, which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3135(a))

New section 3135 is necessary to ensure screw column elevators comply with national standards.

New Section 3135(a)
New section 3135(a) specifies screw column elevators shall comply with section 3120.1(a) if the machine room and/or machinery spaces is in a separate room and/or space.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3135(a)1.)

New section 3135(a) is necessary to provide unobstructed access to elevator equipment in machines rooms, to provide sufficient mechanical or natural ventilation, to provide adequate clear work space and passage, and to provide clear identification of all major elevator components.

New Section 3135(b)
New section 3135(b) specifies screw column elevators shall comply with sections 3120.2, 3120.11(b), and 3121.1(c); and if applicable, comply with sections 3121.5(b) and 3121.6(b).

New section 3135(b) is necessary to ensure screw column elevator electrical equipment, hoistway access switches, oil buffers, car and counterweight safeties, and sand speed governors comply with national standards.

New Article 36. Special Access Lifts
New Section 3136. Special Access Lifts.

New section 3136 specifies special access lifts shall comply with regulations in Group II, Article 15.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3136)

New section 3136 is necessary to ensure special access lifts comply with national standards specified in Article 15.

New Article 37. Seismic Requirements for Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks
New Section 3137. Seismic Requirements for Elevator, Escalators, and Moving Walks.

New section 3137 specifies elevators shall comply with the seismic requirements for elevators in Part XXIV of ASME A17.1-1996, except Rule 2409.1b(1), which is incorporated by reference.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3137(a))

New section 3137 is necessary to ensure elevators comply with the seismic requirements in the national standards.

New Section 3137(a)
New section 3137(a) specifies earthquake protective devices shall be designed, arranged, and maintained to ensure that if any component fails, the elevator will go into the earthquake-sensed mode and be removed from service in the same manner as though an earthquake were occurring, and that the elevator will so remain until the faulty component has been repaired and the system is again arranged to work as intended.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3137(b))

New section 3137(a) is necessary to ensure earthquake protective devices are maintained and serviced to function as designed.

New Section 3137(b)
New section 3137(b) specifies that for hospital buildings, the earthquake sensing device shall activate upon excitation in a horizontal or vertical direction of not more than 0.5 g.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3137(c))

New section 3137(b) is necessary to ensure the sensing device does not prematurely activate at the lower setting set for most rigidly engineered structures.

New Section 3137(c)
New section 3137(c) specifies earthquake devices shall be arranged to be checked once a year for satisfactory operation and to be calibrated at intervals recommended by the manufacturer.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3137(d))

New section 3137(c) is necessary to ensure earthquake devices remain serviceable and functional.

New Section 3137(d)
New section 3137(d) specifies the following requirements apply to escalators and moving walks and are in addition to the requirements contained in other parts of this code.
(1) Connections which join the escalator or moving walk to the building shall be designed for seismic loads of 0.5g in both principal horizontal directions.
(2) The design connections shall provide for maximum design story drift.
(A) Seismic restraint shall be provided at one end. The design shall account for torsion. All other supports shall be free to slide in the longitudinal direction.
(B) At the sliding end the width of the beam seat shall be capable of accommodating, without damage, at least two times the current code allowable story drift (see Title 24, Chapter 16A, Section 1628A.8) in both tensile and compressive modes.
(C) Seismic restraint shall be provided in the transverse direction at all supports. The gap between the escalator truss and the seismic restraint shall not exceed inch on each side.
(3) The handrail supports shall be designed to resist a lateral load of 50 lb/ft applied at the top of the handrail. In balustrades which contain glass, the glass shall not be part of the structural support system of the handrail.
(4) A minimum of one seismic switch shall be provided in every building in which an escalator or moving walk is installed.
(A) The seismic switch shall activate at a level established by the manufacturer and a qualified engineer.
(B) Activation of the seismic switch shall remove power from the escalator or moving walk and apply the brake.
(C) Where a seismic switch is used exclusively to control the escalator or moving walk, it shall be located in an escalator or moving walk machine room and where possible shall be mounted adjacent to a vertical load bearing structural member.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3137(e))

New section 3137(d) is necessary to provide added strength between the building structure, escalator, or moving walk for equipment and structure integrity in case of seismic activity. It is also necessary to ensure seismic switches are provided that will safely control the movement of the escalator or moving walk in case of seismic activity.

New Article 38. Hand Power Man Platforms
New Section 3138. Hand Power Man Platforms.

New section 3138 specifies hand power man platforms shall comply with Group II, Article 16.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3138)

New section 3138 is necessary to ensure newly installed hand power man platforms comply with current regulations in the Elevator Safety Orders.

New Article 39. Manlifts
New Section 3139. Manlifts.

New section 3139 specifies manlifts shall comply with Group II, Article 17.
(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3139)

New section 3139 is necessary to ensure newly installed manlifts comply with current regulations in the Elevator Safety Orders.

DOCUMENTS RELIED UPON

None.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1-1996 "Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators", Part I; Section 100, Construction of Hoistways and Hoistway Enclosures, except Rules 100.1a(3) and 100.1c(3); Section 101, Machine Rooms and Machinery Spaces; Section 102, Electrical Equipment, Wiring, Pipes, and Ducts in Hoistways and Machine Rooms, except the reference to NEC; Section 103, Location and Guarding of Counterweights; Section 104, Guarding of Exposed Equipment; Section 104, Guarding of Exposed Equipment; Section 105, Machinery and Sheave Beams, Supports, and Foundations; Section 106, Pits, except Rules 106.1c and 106.1d(2); Section 107, Bottom and Top Clearances and Runbys for Elevator Cars and Counterweights, except Rules 107.1b(1)(a) and 107.1b(1)(b); Section 108, Horizontal Car and Counterweight Clearances, except Rule 108.1e(1)(a); Section 109, Protection of Spaces Below Hoistways; Section 110, Protection of Hoistway-Landing Openings, except Rules 110.1 and 110.4b(2); Section 111, Hoistway-Door Locking Devices, Car Door or Gate Electric Contacts, Hoistway Access Switches, and Elevator Parking Devices, except Rules 111.9a, 111.9d, 111.9e, and 111.10; Section 112, Power Operation, Power-Opening and Power-Closing of Hoistway Doors and Car Doors or Gates; Part II; Section 200, Car and Counterweight Guide Rails, Guide Rail Supports and Fastenings; Section 201, Buffers and Bumpers, except Rule 201.4h; Section 202, Counterweights; Section 203, Car Frames and Platforms; Section 204, Car Enclosures, Car Doors and Gates, and Car Illumination, except Rule 204.1e(2); Section 205, Car and Counterweight Safeties; Section 206, Speed Governors; Section 207, Capacity and Loading; Section 208, Driving Machines and Sheaves; Section 209, Terminal Stopping Devices; Section 210, Operating Devices and Control Equipment, except Rule 210.4(a); Section 211, Emergency Operation and Signaling Devices; Section 212, Suspension Ropes and Their Connections; Section 213, Welding; Section 214, Layout Data; Section 215, Code Data Plate; Part III; Section 300, Hoistways, Hoistway Enclosures, and Related Construction; Section 301, Mechanical Equipment; Section 302, Hydraulic Machines; Section 303, Valves, Pressure Piping, and Fittings; Section 304, Hydraulic Machines, Tanks, except Rule 304.4; Section 305, Terminal Stopping Devices; Section 306, Operating Devices and Control Equipment, except Rule 306.6(a); Section 307, Counterweight Ropes, Rope Connections, and Sheaves; Section 308, Layout Data; Section 309, Code Data Plate; Part IV; Power Sidewalk Elevators; Part VI; Hand Elevators; Part VII; Hand and Power Dumbwaiters; Part VIII; Section 800, Protection of Floor Openings; Section 801, Protection of Supports and Machine Spaces Against Fire; Section 802, Construction Requirements; Section 803, Rated Speed; Section 804, Driving Machine, Motor, and Brake; Section 805, Operating and Safety Devices, except Rule 805.3n(1); Section 806, Lighting, Access, and Electrical Work, except Rule 806.4(a); Section 807, Outdoor Escalators; Section 808, Code Data Plate; Part IX; Section 900, Protection of Floor Openings; Section 901, Protection of Supports and Machine Space Against Fire; Section 902, Construction Requirements; Section 903, Rated Speed; Section 904, Driving Machine, Motor, and Brake; Section 905, Operating and Safety Devices, except Rule 905.3k(1); Section 906, Lighting, Access, and Electrical Work, except Rule 906.4(a); Section 907, Outdoor Moving Walks; Section 908, Code Data Plate; Part X; Routine, Periodic, and Acceptance Inspections and Tests, except Rules 1001.1, 1004.1, 1005.3b,1010.2, 1010.8, 1010.11, and 1010.13; Part XI; Engineering and Type Tests, except Sections 1102, and 1104; Part XII; Alterations, Repairs, Replacements, and Maintenance, except Rules 1200.1, and Rule 1206.10, Section 1214, Section 1215, Section 1216, and Section 1217; Part XIII; Design Data and Formulas; Part XIV; Material Lifts and Dumbwaiters with Automatic Transfer Devices; Part XV; Special Purpose Personnel Elevators; Part XVI; Rack and Pinion Elevators, except Rule 1600.3; Part XVII; Inclined Elevators; Part XVIII; Screw Column Elevators; and Part XXIV; Elevator Safety Requirements for Seismic Risk Zone 2 or Greater, except Rule 2409.1b(1).

This document is too cumbersome or impractical to publish in Title 8, therefore, it is proposed to incorporated the document by reference. Copies of this document is available for review during normal business hours at the Standards Board Office located at 1300 I Street, Suite 920, Sacramento, California.

IDENTIFIED ALTERNATIVES THAT WOULD LESSEN ADVERSE IMPACT ON SMALL BUSINESSES

No adverse impact on small businesses is anticipated from the implementation of the proposed amendments. Therefore, no alternative which would lessen the impact on small businesses have been identified.

SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY OR EQUIPMENT

This proposal will not mandate the use of specific technologies or equipment.

COST ESTIMATES OF PROPOSED ACTION

Costs or Savings to State Agencies
No costs or savings to state agencies will result as a consequence of the proposed action. This proposal specifies regulations for new elevators installed after the effective date of this proposal. No retrofit of existing elevator equipment is required.

Impact on Housing Costs
The proposal will not affect housing costs.

Impact on Businesses
This proposal will not result in a significant adverse economic impact on businesses, including the ability of California businesses to compete with businesses in other states. This proposal specifies regulations for new elevators installed after the effective date of this proposal. No retrofit of existing elevator equipment is required.

Cost Impact on Private Persons or Entities
The proposal will not require private persons or entities to incur additional costs in complying with the proposal.

Costs or Savings in Federal Funding to the State
No impact.

Costs or Savings to Local Agencies or School Districts Required to be Reimbursed
No costs to local agencies or school districts are required to be reimbursed. See explanation under "Determination of Mandate".

Other Nondiscretionary Costs or Savings Imposed on Local Agencies
This proposal does not impose nondiscretionary costs or savings on local agencies.

DETERMINATION OF MANDATE

The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has determined that the proposed regulations do not impose a mandate requiring reimbursement by the state pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of the Government Code because these regulations do not constitute a "new program or higher level of service of an existing program within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution."

The California Supreme Court has established that a "program" within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution is one which carries out the governmental function of providing services to the public, or which, to implement a state policy, imposes unique requirements on local governments and does not apply generally to all residents and entities in the state. (County of Los Angeles v. State of California (1987) 43 Cal.3d 46.)

These proposed regulations do not require local agencies to carry out the governmental function of providing services to the public. Rather, the regulations require local agencies to take certain steps to ensure the safety and health of their own employees only. Moreover, these proposed regulations do not in any way require local agencies to administer the California Occupational Safety and Health program. (See City of Anaheim v. State of California (1987) 189 Cal.App.3d 1478.)

These proposed regulations do not impose unique requirements on local governments. All employers - state, local and private - will be required to comply with the prescribed standards.

PLAIN ENGLISH STATEMENT

It has been determined that the proposal may affect small business. The express terms of the proposal written in plain English have been prepared by the Board pursuant to Government Code Section 11342(e) and 11346.2(a)(1) with the informative digest for this proposal constitutes a plain English summary.

ASSESSMENT

The adoption of the proposed amendments to these regulations will neither create nor eliminate jobs in the State of California nor result in the elimination of existing businesses or create or expand businesses in the State of California.

ALTERNATIVES TO THE REGULATIONS

No alternatives to the regulations were identified or considered.

ALTERNATIVES THAT WOULD AFFECT PRIVATE PERSONS

No alternatives considered by the Board would be more effective in carrying out the purpose for which the regulations are proposed or would be as effective and less burdensome to affected private persons than the proposed action.