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Boiler and pressure vessels—request for extended inspection interval, 90.6(10)

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ARC 7616C

LABOR SERVICES DIVISION[875]

Adopted and Filed

Rulemaking related to requests for extended inspection interval

The Labor Commissioner hereby amends Chapter 90, "Administration of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Program," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rulemaking

This rulemaking is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 89.14(11) as enacted by 2023 Iowa Acts, House File 461.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rulemaking implements, in whole or in part, 2023 Iowa Acts, House File 461.

Purpose and Summary

This rulemaking implements House File 461 regarding extensions of internal boiler and pressure vessel internal inspections. The newly adopted subrule clarifies what qualifies for an extension and how to get approval for the extension. The subrule facilitates granting the extension along with safety assurances.

Public Comment and Changes to Rulemaking

Notice of Intended Action for this rulemaking was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on December 13, 2023, as ARC 7143C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rulemaking

This rulemaking was adopted by the Commissioner on January 17, 2024.

Fiscal Impact

This rulemaking has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rulemaking, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rulemaking would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 481—Chapter 6.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rulemaking by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rulemaking at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rulemaking will become effective on March 13, 2024.

The following rulemaking action is adopted:

Item 1. Adopt the following new subrule 90.6(10):

90.6(10) Request for extended inspection interval.

a. Owners of objects covered under Iowa Code section 89.3(4)"a" may apply for an extended internal inspection interval of up to seven years.

b. The application for an extended internal inspection interval shall include the following information submitted to the director:

(1)The name and contact information of the requestor.

(2)The state identification number of the object.

(3)The interval requested with supporting reasons.

(4)An affidavit affirming the following:

1.Compliance with the process safety management standard contained in 29 CFR §1910.119.

2.The object is included as process safety management process equipment in the owner's process safety management program.

3.The object meets the requirements contained in the National Board Inspection Code.

4.The object is fit for service based on the year of fabrication and the estimated service life of the object as determined by Part 2 of the National Board Inspection Code.

5.Practices have been implemented for managing consumable items and ancillary equipment of the object.

(5)The following supporting records:

1.Inspection records of the boiler and ancillary equipment for the prior five years.

2.The most recent Report of Fitness for Service Assessment.

3.Every Form R-1 Report of Repair and Form R-2 Report of Alterations for the prior five years.

(6)A request for an informal conference, if desired.

c. The director will consider, among other things, whether the object meets the requirements contained in the National Board Inspection Code, whether the object is fit for service based on the year of fabrication, the estimated service life of the object as determined by Part 2 of the National Board Inspection Code, and whether the owner has implemented practices for managing consumable items and ancillary equipment of the object.

d. The director may grant an extended inspection interval.

(1)An extended inspection interval lasts until the next inspection, at which time the owner of the object may again apply for an extension.

(2)The owner shall promptly report to the department's boiler and pressure vessel unit any unscheduled shutdowns, significant incidents, near misses, and any other occurrences that might reasonably require reinspection before the extended date. Should the occurrence reasonably require it, or if any such event is not reported within ten days of occurrence, the director may revoke the extended inspection interval.

e. If the director does not intend to grant the extension, the director will give the applicant a Notice of Intent to Deny Extended Inspection Interval, granting ten days for the applicant to provide additional reasons and evidence why the interval should be extended.

[Filed 1/17/24, effective 3/13/24]

[Published 2/7/24]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 2/7/24.

Labor Services Division


This Organization is a part of the Workforce Development Department

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