Alabama Code > Title 25 > Chapter 13 > § 25-13-6 - Elevator Safety Review Board - Powers and duties
Current as of: 2010
(a) The board shall be authorized to consult with engineering authorities and organizations concerned with standard safety codes, rules and regulations governing the operation, maintenance, servicing, construction, alteration, installation, and inspection of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and the qualifications which are adequate, reasonable, and necessary for an elevator mechanic, contractor, and inspector. Therefore, the board shall be authorized to recommend the amendments of applicable legislation, when appropriate, to legislators.
(b) The board shall establish regulations for the equipment regulated by this chapter. The regulations shall include the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1; the Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.3; the Safety Standards for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, ASME A18.1; Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors, ASME QEI-1; and Automated People Mover Standards, ASCE 21. The board shall adopt the latest editions of the standards within six months of their effective date. Any modifications to the standards that the administrator deems necessary shall be justified in writing by the board.
(c) The board shall also have the authority to grant exceptions and variances from the literal requirements of applicable code and standards, regulations, and/or local legislation, in cases where such variances would not jeopardize the public safety and welfare. The board shall have the authority to hear appeals, hold hearings, and decide upon such appeal within 30 days of the appeal.
(d) The board shall establish fee schedules for licenses, permits, certificates, and inspections. The fees shall reflect the actual costs and expenses to conduct the duties as described in this chapter. All fees collected by the administrator pursuant to this chapter shall be remitted to the Elevator Safety Review Board Operational Fund in the State General Fund to the credit of the board for its operation.
(e) The board shall be subject to the Alabama Sunset Law, Chapter 20, Title 41, as an enumerated agency as provided in Section 41-20-3, and shall have a termination date of October 1, 2005, and every four years thereafter, unless continued pursuant to the Alabama Sunset Law.Prev Next