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02-386
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety

2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-386
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety

CONTACT PERSON: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035, (207) 624-8605

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206 and 15202
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 2: Rules for All Elevators, Manlifts and Escalators
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206, 15221 and 15224
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the condition in which elevators, escalators and manlifts must be maintained.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Rules for New Elevator Installations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the rules that must be followed for new elevator construction, installation, inspection, maintenance and operation.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Rules for Existing Elevator Installations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the rules to be followed for the maintenance, operation, use and inspection of elevators installed prior to January 1, 1984.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 5: Rules for Escalator & Moving Walks Installations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206, 15221 and 15224
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for the construction, installation, maintenance and operation of escalators.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 6: Rules for Manlift Installations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206, 15221 and 15224
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for new and existing manlift installation, maintenance, operation and inspection.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 7: Tramway Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206, 15221 AND 15224
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for the construction, installation, maintenance and operation of tramways.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Elevator Inspectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206, 15208, 15213, 15214, 15215, 15221
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure for elevator inspectors and mechanics with an inspector endorsement as well as the requirements for elevator inspections.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 9: Tramway Inspectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206, 15209 and 15221
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure for tramway inspectors as well as the requirements for tramway inspections.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 10: Wire Rope Inspectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206, 15209 and 15221
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure for wire rope inspectors as well as the requirements for wire rope inspections.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 11: Elevator Mechanics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15206, 15213 and 15216
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure for elevator mechanics.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 15: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 15206, 15208, 15209(5)(C and D), 15215, 15216, 15224, 15225 and 15204
PURPOSE: The Board may repeal existing fee provisions in the event that OLR establishes fees for this board directly pursuant to 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the board.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


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