Conveyances—delay of ASME enforcement date, 72.10(2), 73.1
LABOR SERVICES DIVISION
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to conveyances
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Elevator Safety Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 72, "Conveyances Installed On or After January 1, 1975," and Chapter 73, "Conveyances Installed Prior to January 1, 1975," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 89A.3.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 89A.
Purpose and Summary
In 2015, the Board adopted by reference a modified version of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' A17.3 Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators. The enforcement date for the A17.3 Code was set for May 1, 2020. The purpose of these proposed amendments is to delay enforcement for one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 875—Chapter 66.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 10, 2020. Comments should be directed to:
Division of Labor Services
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
If requested, a public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
June 10, 2020
To participate by conference call:
When prompted, use PIN 484 517 302#
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend subrule 72.10(2), introductory paragraph, as follows:
72.10(2) Except as noted in this rule, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, A17.3 (2011), is adopted by reference with an enforcement date of May 1, 2020 2021.
Item 2. Amend subrule 73.1(3), introductory paragraph, as follows:
73.1(3) Except as noted in this rule, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, A17.3 (2011), is adopted by reference with an enforcement date of May 1, 2020 2021.
Item 3. Amend subrule 73.1(4) as follows:
73.1(4) The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, A17.1-2013/CSA B44-13 (2013), Rule 22.214.171.124.4, concerning car top lighting and car top electrical outlets, is adopted by reference with an effective date of May 1, 2020 2021. However, if a car top already has a single outlet, installation of a duplex outlet will not be required.
Item 4. Amend subrule 73.1(5) as follows:
73.1(5) Rules 875—73.2(89A) to 875—73.6(89A), 875—73.9(89A) to 875—73.17(89A), 875—73.19(89A), 875—73.22(89A), and 875—73.24(89A) and subrules 73.1(2), 73.7(1) to 73.7(9), 73.7(11), 73.18(1), and 73.18(3) to 73.18(7) shall be superseded by corresponding provisions of A17.3 (2011) on May 1, 2020 2021.