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Chapter 3.2. California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CAL/OSHA)
Subchapter 2. Regulations of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health

Article 4. Aerial Passenger Tramway Inspection Fee Schedule

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§343. Aerial Passenger Tramway Inspection Fee Schedule.

(a) Inspection Fees. Pursuant to Section 7350 of the Labor Code the Division hereby fixes inspection fees as follows:

(1) A fee of $245.00 per hour or fraction thereof shall be charged for new inspections, major alterations, operational inspections, and consultations performed by a Division engineer.

(2) Fees shall be charged for actual inspection time. Actual inspection time begins from the time the Division engineer arrives, by appointment, in the area and continues until the engineer has completed the Division's report and is ready to leave the area.

(3) Permit of an existing installation shall be:

Rope Tow..........................
$ 245.00 per unit
Surface Lift........................
$ 490.00 per unit
Fixed Grip Lift
- up to 1000 feet...............
$ 490.00 per unit
- up to 4000 feet...............
$ 735.00 per unit
- over 4000 feet................
$1,225.00 per unit
Detachable Grip Lift
Chair - up to 1000 feet.....
$1,470.00 per unit
Chair - up to 4000 feet.....
$1,960.00 per unit
Chair - over 4000 feet.......
$2,450.00 per unit
Gondola - up to 2000 feet.
$1,470.00 per unit
Gondola - over 2000 feet..
$2,450.00 per unit
Aerial Tramway.................
$2,940.00 per unit

(4) A flat fee equal to one hour ($245.00) shall be charged to cover travel to each operator site for new inspections, major alterations, operational inspections, and consultations performed by a Division engineer. This fee shall be charged regardless of the actual travel time expended. The Division shall also charge an owner/operator either the inspector's actual travel time or the 1 hour flat fee, whichever is greater, at the hourly billing rate to a rescheduled inspection if the inspection was rescheduled because the owner/operator either failed to show up or was unprepared for the originally-scheduled inspection.

(b) No charge shall be made in any one permit year for more than two inspections except where safety orders have not been complied with and subsequent inspections are necessary. Then, an additional fee not to exceed $245.00 per hour or fraction thereof may, at the discretion of the Division, be charged.

(c) The Division will charge no fee for an inspection performed by a certified insurance inspector except a charge of $10.00 to cover the cost of processing the permit to operate.

(d) Aerial passenger tramways shall be inspected at least two times each year.

(e) At least one of the inspections required by subdivision (d) shall take place between November 15 of each year and March 15 of the succeeding year.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 60.5, 6308 and 7350, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 7344, 7350 and 7352, Labor Code.


1. Repealer of article 4 (sections 343-343.2) and new article 4 (section 343) filed 11-30-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 49). For prior history, see Registers 76, No. 50 and 77, No. 18.

2. Repealer and new section filed 7-9-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 28).

3. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 7-21-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 30).

4. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 12-4-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 49).

5. Amendment of subsections (a)(1) and (b) filed 12-29-88; operative 12-29-88 (Register 89, No. 2).

6. Amendment of subsections (a)(1) and (b) and new subsection (a)(3) filed 8-25-92; operative 9-24-92 (Register 92, No. 35).

7. Amendment of subsections (a)(1) and (a)(3), new subsection (a)(4), amendment of subsection (b) and amendment of Note filed 12-27-2011; operative 12-27-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 52).

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