Why am I being required to comply with the 2004 code?

Nationally recognized codes are implemented to address safety issues and often are in response to accidents. Failure of a single bottom jack has the potential to allow the elevator car to suddenly drop to the bottom of the hoistway causing injury to the elevator rider(s) and cause considerable damage to the elevator/structure. Due to the age of single bottom jacks, the potential for failure is more evident.

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1. Does the office of the state fire marshal have adopted Rules and Regulations for the Elevator Safety Act?
2. If I own an elevator must I register it with OSFM?
3. When do I need to apply?
4. Who must apply?
5. What database is being used?
6. Why are contractors, mechanics, and inspectors now being required to become licensed?
7. Will the OSFM have elevator inspectors?
8. Will there be a 3rd party Inspector License?
9. How much will the license cost?
10. Will your office list licensed contractors, mechanics, and inspectors that have been certified?
11. Will Compliance Engine be offering training for Inspectors?
12. What elevator code is being enforced in Kansas?
13. Are all elevators and installations inspected to the ASME A17.1-2019 code?
14. What if the City or County has an Elevator program, what is the procedure?
15. How do I receive my operating certificate for my elevator?
16. Do I have to fix inspection deficiencies?
17. How often is a state inspection required?
18. What is the cost of an elevator inspection?
19. What guidelines or procedures are required for the inspection?
20. After completion of the inspection who do I contact to get information on how to correct any violations?
21. If violations cannot be corrected within the 30-day time frame, can additional time be provided?
22. When is a re-inspection required?
23. How much time will I be allowed to have before I must be in compliance?
24. How do I decommission an unused elevator?
25. How do I know if my hydraulic elevator has a single bottom jack?
26. If my elevator has a single bottom jack what are my options to ensure compliance with the ASME A17.1-2004 code.
27. If I select one of the options rather than replacing the single bottom jack will this prevent me from having to ever replace the single bottom jack?
28. Who can perform work on a single bottom jack?
29. Why am I being required to comply with the 2004 code?
30. I have heard there may be potential of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations in connection with single bottom jacks?
31. Why require the single bottom jack to be changed before a hydraulic oil leak occurs or the jack fails?