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NOTIFICATION OF NEW ELEVATOR SAFETY ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2012

On October 1, 2012, revisions to the Illinois Elevator Safety Rules (41 Il.Admin.Code 1000) reflecting prior amendments to the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act ("Act") will become effective as State law. Recent changes to the Act include both an extension of the Act's sunset date (to 2023) and an accelerated compliance deadline for the upgrade requirements to the restricted opening of hoistway or passenger elevator doors (now January 1, 2014). The revised Rules reflect historic changes to the Act by, among other things, adopting a new technology performance code (ASME A17.7), clarifying the duties and powers of the Local Administrator, updating Permit and Certificate fees, articulating procedures for the inspection and repair of non-compliant conveyances, and addressing the retention of conveyance-related documents by property owners, licensed conveyance inspection companies, and licensed conveyance contractors. The text of the revised Rules can be found at http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/041/04101000sections.html

Statutes

Public Act 92-0873, cited as the Elevator Safety and Regulation Act, was approved by the Illinois General Assembly in order to provide for public safety and awareness in relation to conveyances located within the State of Illinois.

The Act requires that the design, construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving sidewalks, platform lifts, stairway chairlifts, and automated people conveyances be in accordance with all applicable statutes and rules.

[Original Legislation]

Amended Legislation

Elevator Safety and Regulation Act currently in Effect

Rules

Illinois Elevator Safety Rules A pdf copy of these rules has been made available to save and print [PDF, 128KB]

These rules went intoeffect on October 1, 2012.