Notice of Variances and Waivers

Division of Hotels and Restaurants
61C-5.001: Safety Standards
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels and Restaurants, Bureau of Elevator Safety hereby gives notice:
On February 16, 2012, the Division issued an order. The Final Order was in response to a Petition for emergency Variance from Community Services, filed January 17, 2012, and advertised in Vol. 38, No. 5, of the Florida Administrative Weekly. No comments were received in response to the petition. The Final Order on the Petition for Variance grants the Petitioner a variance from Rule 3.11.3 ASME A17.3, 1996 edition, as adopted by Chapter 30, Section 3001.2, Florida Building Code, adopted by paragraph 61C-5.001(1)(a), Florida Administrative Code, that requires upgrading the elevators for firefighters’ emergency operations until February 29, 2012, because the Petitioner has demonstrated that the purpose of the statute underlying the rule will be met and that Petitioner would suffer a substantial hardship if required to comply with this rule (VW 2012-017).
A copy of the Order or additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Mark Boutin, Bureau of Elevator Safety, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1013.