(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 180917 and 187432, effective December 4, 2015.)
A. The Director may order the person or entity who controls the electrical power to disconnect the power to the structure, installation, portions of the installation, or product if the Bureau determines that an electrical installation or product:
1. Fails to comply with minimum safety standards; or,
2. Was installed without an electrical permit; or,
3. Is not in accordance with the requirements of the Electrical Code or this Title.
Prior to the power disconnection, the Director shall provide written notice to the property owner and the person(s) affected by the power disconnection. The notice shall contain a proposed disconnection date.
B. If the condition of an electrical installation or product constitutes an immediate hazard to life or property, personnel authorized by the Director may cut or disconnect any conductor(s) necessary to remove such hazard. As soon as practical, the Director shall provide written notice to the property owner and the person(s) affected by the power disconnection.
C. The Director shall thereupon attach a notice, in writing, that the conductors or product will be (or have been) disconnected because the installation or product is unsafe to life or property. The notice of disconnection shall not be removed by any person except the Director.
D. When any wiring or product in any building has been disconnected or ordered disconnected by the Director or Portland Fire & Rescue, the wiring or product shall not be reconnected until placed in a safe and secure condition, and inspected and approved by the Director. Unauthorized reconnection of power may result in penalties as outlined in this Title.