SPS 305.003 Note (k) A fuseless device that is designed to produce audible or visible effects or audible and visible effects, and that contains less than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture.
SPS 305.003 Note (L) A device that is designed primarily to burn pyrotechnic smoke-producing mixtures, at a controlled rate, and that produces audible or visible effects, or audible and visible effects.
SPS 305.003 Note (m) A cylindrical fountain that consists of one or more tubes and that is classified by the federal department of transportation as a Division 1.4 explosive, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50.
SPS 305.003 Note (n) A cone fountain that is classified by the federal department of transportation as a Division 1.4 explosive, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50.
SPS 305.003(25) (25) “General supervision" means to assume the responsibility of an activity of others and its results without being present at the site where the activity is being conducted.
SPS 305.003(26) (26) “HVAC" means heating, ventilating and air conditioning.
SPS 305.003(27) (27) “HVAC equipment" means materials, piping, fittings, devices, appliances, apparatus, controls and control wiring used as part of or in connection with permanent heating, ventilating, air conditioning or exhausting systems serving buildings. HVAC equipment does not include residential bathroom fans and kitchen hoods, water heaters, process heating equipment, and space heaters such as masonry fireplaces and chimneys, factory-built fireplaces and venting systems, decorative gas fireplaces, and wood-burning stoves.
SPS 305.003(28) (28) “Incompetence" means conduct which evidences a lack of competence or ability to discharge the duty required to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, lack of knowledge of the fundamental principles of a particular trade or practice, or an inability to apply those principles, or failure to maintain competency in the current practices and methods applicable to the activity and the state statutes and rules governing the activity.
SPS 305.003(29) (29) “Journeyman automatic fire sprinkler fitter" has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (6), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 145.01 (6), Stats., “journeyman automatic fire sprinkler fitter" means any person other than an automatic fire sprinkler contractor who is engaged in the practical installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems.
SPS 305.003(30) (30) “Journeyman plumber" has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (7), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 145.01 (7), Stats., “journeyman plumber" means any person other than a master plumber, who is engaged in the practical installation of plumbing.
SPS 305.003(31) (31) “Journeyman plumber-restricted" means a person licensed under s. 145.14, Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: See appendix for further explanatory material.
SPS 305.003(32) (32) “Licensee" means any manufactured home dealer or manufactured home salesperson or any person who is both a manufactured home dealer and a manufactured home salesperson.
SPS 305.003(33) (33) “Lift" means a conveyance device covered under the scope of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A18.1a – Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.
SPS 305.003(34) (34) “Liquefied petroleum gas" has the meaning specified under s. 101.16 (1) (b), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Section 101.16 (1) (b), Stats., reads: “ `Liquefied petroleum gas' means any material which is composed predominantly of, or any mixtures of, any of the following hydrocarbons including their isomers:
SPS 305.003 Note 1. Propane.
SPS 305.003 Note 2. Propylene.
SPS 305.003 Note 3. Butane.
SPS 305.003 Note 4. Butylene."
SPS 305.003(35) (35) “Listed device" has the meaning specified under s. 167.10 (1) (e), (f) and (i) to (n), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: See the note after the definition of “fireworks", sub. (18), for the statutory language of s. 167.10 (1) (e), (f) and (i) to (n).
SPS 305.003(36) (36) “Main business office" means an office involved in the sales of manufactured homes that is the primary management location of the licensed manufactured home dealer.
SPS 305.003(37) (37) “Manufactured home" has the meaning given in s. 101.91 (2), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 101.91 (2), Stats., “manufactured home" means any of the following:
SPS 305.003 Note (am) A structure that is designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation and that is certified by the federal department of housing and urban development as complying with the standards established under 42 USC 5401 to 5425.
SPS 305.003 Note (c) A mobile home, unless a mobile home is specifically excluded under the applicable statute.
SPS 305.003(38) (38) “Manufactured home dealer" has the meaning given in s. 101.91 (3), Stats., except for a person who sells no more than one new or used manufactured home in any one calendar year.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 101.91 (3), Stats., “manufactured home dealer" means a person who, for a commission or other thing of value, sells, exchanges, buys or rents, or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in, manufactured homes or who is engaged wholly or partially in the business of selling manufactured homes, whether or not the manufactured homes are owned by the person, but does not include:
SPS 305.003 Note (a) A receiver, trustee, personal representative, guardian, or other person appointed by or acting under the judgment or order of any court.
SPS 305.003 Note (b) Any public officer while performing that officer's official duty.
SPS 305.003 Note (c) Any employee of a person enumerated in par. (a) or (b).
SPS 305.003 Note(d) Any lender, as defined in s. 421.301 (22).
SPS 305.003 Note (e) A person transferring a manufactured home used for that person's personal, family or household purposes, if the transfer is an occasional sale and is not part of the business of the transferor.
SPS 305.003(39) (39) “Manufactured home community" has the meaning given in s. 101.91 (5m), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 101.91 (5m), Stats., “manufactured home community" means any plot or plots of ground upon which 3 or more manufactured homes that are occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located. “Manufactured home community" does not include a farm where the occupants of the manufactured homes are the father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister of the farm owner or operator or where the occupants of the manufactured homes work on the farm.
SPS 305.003(40) (40) “Material hoist" has the meaning as given in s. 101.981 (1) (g), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Section 101.981 (1) (g), Stats., reads: “Material hoist" means a hoist, other than a personnel hoist, that is used to raise or lower materials during construction, alteration, or demolition of a building or structure.
SPS 305.003(41) (41) “Master plumber" has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (8), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 145.01 (8), Stats., “master plumber" means any person skilled in the planning, superintending and the practical installation of plumbing and familiar with the laws, rules and regulations governing the same.
SPS 305.003(42) (42) “Master plumber-restricted" means a person licensed under s. 145.14, Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: See appendix for further explanatory material.
SPS 305.003(43) (43) “Misconduct" means an act performed by an individual relating to the responsibilities or duties for which the individual has been licensed, registered or certified that jeopardizes the interests of the public, including violation of federal or state laws, local ordinances or administrative rules; preparation of deficient or falsified reports; failure to submit information or reports required by law or contract when requested by the municipality or the department; conduct which evidences a lack of trustworthiness; misrepresentation of qualifications such as education, experience or certification; illegal entry of premises; misuse of funds; or misrepresentation of authority.
SPS 305.003(44) (44) “Multipurpose piping system" means a type of water distribution system conveying potable water to plumbing fixtures and appliances and automatic fire sprinklers with the intention of serving both domestic water needs and fire protection needs within a one- or 2-family dwelling or manufactured dwelling.
SPS 305.003(45) (45) “Municipality" means a city, village, town or county.
SPS 305.003(46) (46) “Negligence" means the failure to exercise the degree of care and judgment to protect public health and safety normally expected of an individual performing activities within the scope of a license, certification or registration category.
SPS 305.003(47) (47) “Net worth" means the difference between the asset and liability values on a financial statement. Negative net worth is the excess of liabilities over assets.
SPS 305.003(48) (48) “New manufactured home" has the meaning given in s. 101.91 (11), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 101.91 (11), Stats., “new manufactured home" means a manufactured home that has never been occupied, used or sold for personal or business use.
SPS 305.003(49) (49) “Non-broker" means a manufactured home dealer who has a sales lot, inventory or ownership interest in the manufactured homes being sold.
SPS 305.003(50) (50) “PECFA" means petroleum environmental cleanup fund award, as established in s. 292.63, Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Authority over sub. (50) was transferred to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by 2013 Wis. Act 20, s. 9138 (7) (f). Sub. (50) is subject to future rulemaking by DNR. See also ss. SPS 305.80 and 305.81 and chs. NR 746 and 747.
SPS 305.003(51) (51) “Personnel hoist" has the meaning as given in s. 101.981 (1) (h), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Section 101.981 (1) (h), Stats., reads: “Personnel hoist" means a hoist that is installed inside or outside a building or structure during the construction, alteration, or demolition of the building or structure and that is used to raise and lower workers, other personnel, and materials which the hoist is designed to carry.
SPS 305.003(52) (52) “Pipelayer" has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (9), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 145.01 (9), Stats., “pipelayer" means a person registered under s. 145.07 (11).
SPS 305.003(53) (53) “Plumbing" has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (10), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Section 145.01 (10), Stats., reads:
SPS 305.003 Note (10)Plumbing. (a) “Plumbing" means:
SPS 305.003 Note 1. All piping, fixtures, appliances, equipment, devices, and appurtenances in connection with water supply systems, water distribution systems, wastewater drainage systems, reclaimed water systems, and stormwater use systems, including hot water storage tanks, water treatment devices, and water heaters connected with these systems and also includes the installation thereof.
SPS 305.003 Note 2. The construction, connection, installation, service, or repair of any drain or wastewater piping system that connects to the mains or other terminal within the bounds of, or beneath an area subject to easement for highway purposes, including private sewage systems and stormwater treatment and dispersal systems, and the alteration of any such systems, drains or wastewater piping.
SPS 305.003 Note 3. The construction, connection, installation, service, or repair of water service piping that connects to the main or other water utility service terminal within the bounds of, or beneath an area subject to easement for highway purposes and its connections.
SPS 305.003 Note 4. The water pressure system other than municipal systems as provided in ch. 281.
SPS 305.003 Note 5. A plumbing and drainage system so designed and vent piping so installed as to keep the air within the system in free circulation and movement; to prevent with a margin of safety unequal air pressures of such force as might blow, siphon or affect trap seals, or retard the discharge from plumbing fixtures, or permit sewer air to escape into the building; to prohibit cross-connection, contamination or pollution of the water supply and distribution systems; and to provide an adequate supply of water to properly serve, cleanse and operate all fixtures, equipment, appurtenances and appliances served by the plumbing system.
SPS 305.003 Note (br) “Plumbing" does not include any of the following:
SPS 305.003 Note 1. A rainwater gutter or downspout down to the point that it discharges into a plumbing system, a subsoil drain, or a foundation drain.
SPS 305.003 Note 2g. A process water reuse system if the process water reuse system is not connected to any plumbing fixture or appliance.
SPS 305.003 Note 2m. A stormwater culvert under a roadway or walkway that is placed there only to equalize the water level from one end of the culvert to the other end.
SPS 305.003 Note 3. The practical installation of process piping within a sewage disposal plant.
SPS 305.003(54) (54) “Plumbing appliance" means any one of a class of plumbing devices which is intended to perform a special function. The operation or control of the appliance may be dependent upon one or more energized components, such as motors, controls, heating elements, or pressure or temperature sensing elements. The devices may be manually adjusted or controlled by the user or operator, or may operate automatically through one or more of the following actions: a time cycle, a temperature range, a pressure range, a measured volume or weight.
SPS 305.003(55) (55) “Plumbing apprentice" has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (11), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 145.01 (11), Stats., “plumbing apprentice" means any person other than a journeyman or master plumber who is engaged in learning and assisting in the installation of plumbing and drainage.
SPS 305.003(56) (56) “Place of employment" has the meaning specified under s. 101.01 (11), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 101.01 (11), Stats., “place of employment" includes every place, whether indoors or out or underground and the premises appurtenant thereto where either temporarily or permanently any industry, trade or business is carried on, or where any process or operation, directly or indirectly related to any industry, trade or business, is carried on, and where any person is, directly or indirectly, employed by another for direct or indirect gain or profit, but does not include any place where persons are employed in private domestic service which does not involve the use of mechanical power or in farming. “Farming" includes those activities specified in s. 102.04 (3), and also includes the transportation of farm products, supplies or equipment directly to the farm by the operator of said farm or employees for use thereon, if such activities are directly or indirectly for the purpose of producing commodities for market, or as an accessory to such production. When used with relation to building codes, “place of employment" does not include an adult family home, as defined in s. 50.01 (1), or, except for the purposes of s. 101.11, a previously constructed building used as a community-based residential facility, as defined in s. 50.01 (1g), which serves 20 or fewer unrelated residents.
SPS 305.003(57) (57) “POWTS" means private onsite wastewater treatment system and has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (12), Stats., for “private sewage system".
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 145.01 (12), Stats., “private sewage system" means a sewage treatment and disposal system serving a single structure with a septic tank and soil absorption field located on the same parcel as the structure. This term also means an alternative sewage system approved by the department including a substitute for the septic tank or soil absorption field, a holding tank, a system serving more than one structure or a system located on a different parcel than the structure. A private sewage system may be owned by the property owner or by a special purpose district.
SPS 305.003(58) (58) “Private interceptor main sewer" has the meaning specified under s. SPS 381.01 (193).
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. SPS 381.01 (193) “private interceptor main sewer" means a sewer serving 2 or more buildings and not part of the municipal sewer system.
SPS 305.003(59) (59) “Private water main" has the meaning specified under s. SPS 381.01 (195).
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. SPS 381.01 (195) “private water main" means a water main serving 2 or more buildings and not part of the municipal water system.
SPS 305.003(60) (60) “Process piping" means that piping which is separated from a water supply system or drain system by the appropriate methods or means specified under ch. SPS 382 and is part of a system used exclusively for refining, manufacturing, industrial or shipping purposes of every character and description.
SPS 305.003(61) (61) “Public building" has the meaning specified under s. 101.01 (12), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 101.01 (12), Stats., “public building" means any structure, including exterior parts of such building, such as a porch, exterior platform or steps providing means of ingress or egress, used in whole or in part as a place of resort, assemblage, lodging, trade, traffic, occupancy, or use by the public or by 3 or more tenants. When used in relation to building codes, “public building" does not include a previously constructed building used as a community-based residential facility as defined in s. 50.01 (1g) which serves 20 or fewer unrelated residents or an adult family home, as defined in s. 50.01 (1).
SPS 305.003(63) (63) “Registered learner" has the meaning specified under s. 145.01 (13), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 145.01 (13), Stats., “registered learner" means a person, other than a restricted plumber licensee, who is learning a limited type of plumbing and is engaged in assisting a restricted plumber licensee.
SPS 305.003(64) (64) “Rental unit" has the meaning specified under s. 101.122 (1) (e), Stats.
SPS 305.003 Note Note: Under s. 101.122 (1) (e), Stats., “rental unit" means any rented dwelling units. “Rental unit" does not include:
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