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SPS 318.1003(1m)(c)3. 3. The owner of the building submits a copy of the recorded document to the department or its authorized representative.
SPS 318.1003(1m)(d) (d) Buildings and structures that are on a farm premises and used primarily for purposes relating to farming or livestock, provided any use of the building or structure by the public consists only of consumers directly using the livestock or receiving farm commodities, substantially all of which have been produced on the farm premises. In this paragraph, “substantially all” means at least 90 percent of the commodities have been planted or produced on the farm premises.
SPS 318.1003(2) (2)Differing rules.
SPS 318.1003(2)(a) (a) Where any department-written rule in this chapter differs from a requirement within a standard referenced in this chapter, the department-written rule shall govern.
SPS 318.1003(2)(b) (b) Where a provision of this chapter prescribes a general requirement and another provision of this chapter prescribes a specific or more detailed requirement regarding the same subject, the specific or more detailed requirement shall govern, except as provided in par. (a).
SPS 318.1003(2)(c) (c) Where different sections of this chapter specify conflicting requirements, the most restrictive requirement, as determined by the department, shall govern, except as provided in pars. (a) and (b).
SPS 318.1003(3) (3)Interpretations. Under s. 101.02 (1), Stats., the department reserves the right to interpret the requirements in this chapter and in all adopted codes and standards adopted under s. SPS 318.1005.
SPS 318.1003 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: am. (1) (b) 1., (c) 1., renum. (1) (d) to (1m), cr. (1m) (title), (1m) (d), r. (4) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
subch. II of ch. SPS 318 Subchapter II — Definitions and Standards
SPS 318.1004 SPS 318.1004Definitions. In this chapter:
SPS 318.1004(1) (1)“Agent municipality" means any municipality designated as an agent of the department under s. SPS 318.1012 (1) (a).
SPS 318.1004(2) (2)“Alteration" means any change to equipment, including its parts, components, or subsystems, other than maintenance, repair, or replacement.
SPS 318.1004(3) (3)“Approved" means acceptable to the department.
SPS 318.1004(4) (4)“ANSI" means the American National Standards Institute.
SPS 318.1004(4m) (4m)  “ ANSI E1.42” means ANSI E1.42-2018, Entertainment Technology – Design, Installation, and Use of Orchestra Pit Lifts, as adopted under s. SPS 318.1005 (1) and modified by this chapter.
SPS 318.1004(5) (5)“ASME" means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
SPS 318.1004(6) (6)“ASME A17.1" means ASME A17.1–2016/CSA B44–16, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, as adopted under s. SPS 318.1005 (1) and modified by this chapter.
SPS 318.1004(7) (7)“ASME A18.1" means ASME A18.1–2017, Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, as adopted under s. SPS 318.1005 (1) and modified by this chapter.
SPS 318.1004(8) (8)“Building code" means chs. SPS 361 to 366, which is the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code.
SPS 318.1004 Note Note: The Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, chapters SPS 361 to 366, adopts by reference the International Building Code ® (IBC), the International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC), the International Mechanical Code® (IMC), the International Fuel Gas Code® (IFGC), and the International Existing Building Code® (IEBC). Chapter SPS 314, Fire Prevention Code, may have rules that may affect the maintenance and use of an existing building.
SPS 318.1004(9) (9)“Contract date" means the date of a written contract between an owner or owner's agent, and an elevator contractor who is so licensed under ch. SPS 305, under which a conveyance has been or is to be installed or is to undergo an alteration, repair, or replacement.
SPS 318.1004(10) (10)“Conveyance" means the following types of devices, as they are subsequently defined:
SPS 318.1004(10)(ag) (ag) “Dumbwaiter” has the meaning as given in s. 101.981 (1) (d), Stats.
SPS 318.1004(10)(ar) (ar) “Elevator" has the meaning as given in s. 101.981 (1) (e), Stats.
SPS 318.1004(10)(b) (b) “Escalator" has the meaning as given in s. 101.981 (1) (f), Stats.
SPS 318.1004(10)(c) (c) “Freight elevator" means an elevator used primarily for carrying freight and on which only the operator and the persons necessary for unloading and loading the freight are permitted to ride.
SPS 318.1004(10)(d) (d) “Inclined platform lift" means a powered hoisting and lowering mechanism designed to transport persons with physical disabilities on a guided platform that travels on an incline.
SPS 318.1004(10)(e) (e) “Limited-use, limited-application elevator" means a power passenger elevator in which the use and application is limited by size, capacity, speed, and rise.
SPS 318.1004(10)(f) (f) “Moving walk" means a type of passenger-carrying device on which passengers stand or walk, and in which the passenger-carrying surface remains parallel to its direction of motion and is uninterrupted.
SPS 318.1004(10)(g) (g) “Orchestra pit lift" means a permanent powered hoisting and lowering mechanism which is within or adjacent to a theatrical or musical stage and which is intended to accommodate performers and their equipment. “Orchestra pit lift” includes orchestra elevators and stage elevators.
SPS 318.1004(10)(h) (h) “Part V elevator" means an elevator of the private-residence type serving a commercial building and having a contract date of between September 1, 1988, and April 1, 2004.
SPS 318.1004(10)(i) (i) “Passenger elevator" means an elevator used primarily to carry persons other than the operator and persons necessary for loading and unloading. This term does not include limited-use, limited-application elevators, elevators in dwelling units, orchestra pit lifts, special purpose personnel elevators, sidewalk elevators, rooftop elevators, and type B material lifts.
SPS 318.1004(10)(j) (j) “Private residence elevator" means a power passenger elevator which is limited in size, capacity, rise, and speed, and which is installed to provide access to or within an individual dwelling unit.
SPS 318.1004(10)(k) (k) “Rooftop elevator" means a power passenger or freight elevator operating between a landing at roof level and other landings, and that opens onto the exterior roof level of a building through a horizontal opening.
SPS 318.1004(10)(L) (L) “Sidewalk elevator"means a device with on-car controls for the raising or lowering of materials operating between a landing in a sidewalk or other exterior area and floors below the sidewalk or grade level and that opens onto the exterior area through a horizontal opening.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m) (m) “Special purpose personnel elevator" means an elevator that is to provide vertical transportation of authorized personnel and their tools and equipment only; is limited in size, capacity, and speed; and is permanently installed in any of the following structures:
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)1. 1. Antenna towers.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)2. 2. Assembly facilities, such as installations providing access to catwalks or equipment.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)3. 3. Breweries.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)4. 4. Bridge towers.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)6. 6. Feed or grain facilities.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)7. 7. Mine-product drying facilities.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)8. 8. Observatories.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)9. 9. Paper mills.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)10. 10. Power plants.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)11. 11. Refineries.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)12. 12. Underground facilities, excluding mine-shaft elevators.
SPS 318.1004(10)(m)13. 13. Wastewater treatment structures.
SPS 318.1004(10)(o) (o) “Stairway chairlift" means a powered hoisting and lowering mechanism that is guided and equipped with a seat to transport a passenger along a stairway.
SPS 318.1004(10)(om) (om) “Type B material lift” means a powered hoisting and lowering mechanism used for carrying material and on which only the operator or the person necessary for unloading and loading the material is permitted to ride.
SPS 318.1004(10)(p) (p) “Vertical platform lift" means a powered hoisting and lowering mechanism designed to transport mobility-impaired persons on a guided platform that travels vertically.
SPS 318.1004(11) (11)“Department" means the department of safety and professional services.
SPS 318.1004(12) (12)“Dwelling unit" has the meaning given in s. 101.61 (1), Stats.
SPS 318.1004(12e) (12e)  “Electrical code” means ch. SPS 316, which is the Wisconsin Electrical Code.
SPS 318.1004(12m) (12m)  “First-aid treatment” has the meaning given to “first aid” in 29 CFR 1904.7 (b) (5) (ii), regardless of who is providing the treatment.
SPS 318.1004(12s) (12s)  “Hoistway” means a shaft or opening through a building or structure for the travel of elevators, dumbwaiters, or material lifts, extending from the pit floor to a ceiling above.
SPS 318.1004(13) (13)“Licensed elevator inspector" means an individual who holds a valid credential issued by the department under ch. SPS 305 as an elevator inspector.
SPS 318.1004(14) (14)“Maintenance" means a process of routine examination, lubrication, cleaning, and adjustment of parts, components, or subsystems for the purpose of ensuring performance in accordance with the applicable requirements of this chapter.
SPS 318.1004(15) (15)“Repair" means the reconditioning or renewal of parts, components, or subsystems necessary to keep equipment in compliance with the applicable requirements of this chapter.
SPS 318.1004(16) (16)“Replacement" means the substitution of a device, component, or subsystem, in its entirety, with a unit that is basically the same as the original for the purpose of ensuring performance in accordance with the applicable requirements of this chapter.
SPS 318.1004 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: cr. (4m), am. (6), (7), renum. (10) (a) to (10) (ar), cr. (10) (ag), am. (10) (g), (i), (L), r. (10) (n), cr. (10) (om), (12e), (12m), (12s) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
SPS 318.1005 SPS 318.1005Adoption of standards by reference.
SPS 318.1005(1)(1)Primary standards. The following standards are hereby incorporated by reference into this chapter, subject to the modifications specified in this chapter:
SPS 318.1005(1)(a) (a) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1–2016/CSA B44–16.
SPS 318.1005(1)(b) (b) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, ASME A18.1–2017.
SPS 318.1005(1)(c) (c) Entertainment Technology-Design, Installation, and Use of Orchestra Pit Lifts, ANSI E1.42-2018.
SPS 318.1005(2) (2)Secondary references. Any codes or standards referenced in the standards adopted in sub. (1) shall apply to the prescribed extent of each such reference, except as modified by this chapter.
SPS 318.1005(3) (3)Alternate standards. Any alternate standard that is equivalent to or more stringent than a standard incorporated by reference or otherwise referenced under this chapter may be used in lieu of the incorporated or referenced standard if the alternate standard is accepted in writing by the department.
SPS 318.1005 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-118: am. (1) (intro), (a), (b), cr. (c) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6-1-20.
subch. III of ch. SPS 318 Subchapter III — Administration and Enforcement
SPS 318.1006 SPS 318.1006Fees. Fees for plan review, permit application, inspection, permit to operate, and other services performed by the department pertaining to elevators, escalators, and lift devices shall be as determined in ch. SPS 302.
SPS 318.1006 History History: CR 03-047: cr. Register March 2004 No. 579, eff. 4-1-04; CR 07-089: am. Register June 2008 No. 630, eff. 1-1-09; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 14-020: r. and recr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 318.1007 SPS 318.1007Plan review and approval.
SPS 318.1007(1)(1)Approvals.
SPS 318.1007(1)(a)1.1. Before commencing the construction or installation of a conveyance, an approval shall be obtained from the department or agent municipality within whose boundaries the conveyance is to be located.
SPS 318.1007(1)(a)2. 2. Before commencing an alteration of an existing conveyance as delineated in Tables SPS 318.1007-1 to 318.1007-4, an approval shall be obtained from the department or agent municipality within whose boundaries the conveyance is located.
SPS 318.1007(1)(b) (b) Pursuant to s. 101.983 (1) (a), Stats., the approval issued by the department or agent municipality shall be considered a permit.
SPS 318.1007(2) (2)New installations.
SPS 318.1007(2)(a) (a) Number of plans.
SPS 318.1007(2)(a)1.1. When seeking an approval from the department, at least 3 copies of plans and one set of specifications shall be submitted for review for a new conveyance installation, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 318.1007(2)(a)2. 2. In lieu of 3 copies of an installation plan, a plan in an electronic format acceptable to the department may be submitted.
SPS 318.1007 Note Note: An acceptable electronic format does not include a facsimile.
SPS 318.1007(2)(b) (b) Level of detail. An installation plan submitted for review shall be of sufficient clarity and detail to show how the proposed design will conform to this chapter.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c) (c) Material to submit.
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)1.1. `Plan submittals.' A plan submittal to the department for installation approval shall be accompanied by all of the following:
SPS 318.1007(2)(c)1.a. a. At least 3 copies of the completed application, on an approved form.
SPS 318.1007 Note Note: Forms required under this chapter are available on the department's website at https://dsps.wi.gov, or by request from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, P. O. Box 7302, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or call (608) 266-2112.
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