(1) Subject to the provisions of Title 50, chapter 60, part 7, MCA, the department adopts and incorporates by reference the following conveyance codes promulgated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME):
(a) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1 2004, A17.1a-2005 Addenda, and ASMEA17.1S-2005 Supplement;
(b) Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.3 2002;
(c) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, ASME A18.1- 2003; and
(d) ASME A17.1 2004, Appendix N, Table N1, Recommended Inspection and Test Intervals in Months, for required testing intervals. This table is to be used for testing interval requirements only. Inspection intervals are to be performed as specified in 50-60-711, MCA.
(i) Existing elevators with a capacity of 1400 pounds or less are to be tested according to the requirements of limited-use/limited-application elevators as specified in (1)(d).
(2) Inspection, code compliance, and enforcement of hoistway shaft standards are the responsibility of the appropriate authority having jurisdiction for inspection and enforcement of the building code. A "hoistway shaft" is distinguished from a "hoistway" for the purposes of building code jurisdiction over the former, and elevator code jurisdiction over the latter.
(3) The codes, standard, and appendix referenced in (1), together with Title 50, chapter 60, part 7, MCA, and this subchapter, are collectively referred to as the "elevator code." A copy of the ASME codes and standards may be obtained from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, P.O. Box 2300, Fairfield, NJ 07007-2300, or www.asme.org.