Notice of Intended Action

Boiler and pressure vessel board—schedule for internal inspection of certain objects, 90.6

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Notice of Intended Action

Twenty-five interested persons, a governmental subdivision, an agency or association of 25 or more persons may demand an oral presentation hereon as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b."

Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be heard.

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 89.14, the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 90, "Administration of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Program," Iowa Administrative Code.

2013 Iowa Acts, House File 484, authorized the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board to establish by rule an internal inspection schedule of up to four years for certain utility boilers. These amendments propose a new subrule consistent with that authority, make conforming amendments, and update obsolete language.

The purposes of these amendments are to implement legislative intent and protect the health and safety of the public.

If requested in accordance with Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b" by the close of business on August 12, 2014, a public hearing will be held on August 13, 2014, at 9 the Capitol View Room at 1000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to make oral statements and file documents concerning the proposed amendments. The facility for the oral presentations is accessible to and functional for persons with physical disabilities. Persons who have special requirements should call (515)281-5915 in advance to arrange access or other needed services.

Written data, views, or arguments to be considered in adoption shall be submitted by interested persons no later than August 13, 2014, to the Division of Labor Services, 1000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0209. Comments may be sent electronically to

By cutting costs for utility companies, this rule making may have a beneficial impact on jobs.

These amendments are intended to implement Iowa Code chapter 89.

The following amendments are proposed.

Item 1. Amend paragraph 90.6(2)"a" as follows:

a. All required inspections must be performed according to the schedule set forth in Iowa Code section 89.3, unless an exception is set forth in this rule.

Item 2. Amend subrule 90.6(8) as follows:

90.6(8) Internal inspections on a four-year cycle based on process safety management compliance. The owner shall demonstrate compliance with the requirements set forth in 2012 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2280, Iowa Code section 89.3(5)"a"(4)(b) by annually submitting to the labor commissioner a notarized affidavit. The affidavit shall be in a format approved by the labor commissioner and shall be signed by the owner or an officer of the company.

Item 3. Adopt the following new subrule 90.6(9):

90.6(9) Internal inspection on a four-year cycle for utility objects. An object that meets the criteria of this subrule shall be inspected internally at least once every four years and externally every year. If at any time the object or the owner no longer meets the criteria of this subrule, internal inspections shall be performed on a two-year cycle.

a. The object is owned and operated by an electric public utility subject to rate regulation under Iowa Code chapter 476.

b. The object and the owner meet all the requirements for a two-year internal inspection interval as set forth in Iowa Code section 89.3, subsection 4.

c. If the object is shut down for a period sufficient to allow safe entry, and more than two years have passed since the last internal inspection, the owner shall notify the labor commissioner of the outage and shall schedule an internal inspection.

d. If the labor commissioner determines that an earlier inspection is necessary, the owner shall prepare the object for inspection pursuant to rule 875—90.5(89).

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This Organization is a part of the Workforce Development Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 8/12/2014.

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Rule 875-90.6(2)"a" Rule 875-90.6(8) Rule 875-90.6(9)


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