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HB358

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HB 358 (BR 1512) - M. Henley, D. Floyd, J. Greer, S. Riggs

     AN ACT relating to boiler external piping inspections.
     Amend KRS 236.010 to define "boiler external piping," "owner facility," "owner's piping inspector," and "independent inspection agency"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 236 to permit facilities subject to piping inspection to conduct inspections in lieu of inspections conducted by an employee of the department; provide for licensure of inspectors and independent inspection agencies through the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; specify requirements for licensure; specify licensure fees and license renewal procedures.

HB 358 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Amend KRS 236.010 to define "portable boiler," "order or emergency order," "chief boiler inspector," "boiler inspector," "special boiler inspector," "domestic water," "potable water," "cryogenic service," "oil refinery," "qualified welding procedure," "boiler external piping," "non-boiler external piping," "MAWP," "owner facility," "owner's piping inspector," "independent inspection agency," and "owner-user facility"; amend KRS 236.020 to remove outdated language; amend KRS 236.030 to require board input on administrative regulations relating to KRS Chapter 236 proposed by the department; amend KRS 236.040 to specify design rules for new piping and to specify requirements for pressure vessels for human occupancy; amend KRS 236.050 to specify the calculation of maximum allowable working pressure of a boiler or pressure vessel without an ASME symbol; amend KRS 236.060 to stipulate that this chapter applies to all boilers, pressure vessels, and related piping unless statutorily exempted, specify exemptions, specify piping to which the chapter shall apply, and assign oversight and responsibility of piping exempted to the owner of the piping; amend KRS 236.070 to delete pressure vessels; amend KRS 236.080 to delete provisions of free access to inspectors; create a new section of KRS Chapter 236 to require the department to issue owner-user inspector commissions to inspectors commissioned by a company and specify requirements and restrictions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 236 to allow owner facilities subject to inspection by the department to apply for a license to allow the facility to conduct its own site piping inspections and provide requirements and restrictions, specify an initial license fee of $1,000 and renewal fee of $500, require the department to issue or deny a license within 45 days, require piping inspectors to be licensed, and impose a licensing fee of $100 and renewal fee of $50; establish licensure for independent inspection agencies with an initial licensing fee of $1,000 and renewal fees of $500; amend KRS 236.100 to include owner-user inspectors or owner piping inspectors; amend KRS 236.110 to conform and to exempt pressure vessels and associated piping completed and approved before July 15, 1980, unless adjudged patently unsafe and to provide an inspection interval of 18 months for boilers or pressure vessels used by a utility to generate power; amend KRS 236.120 to include pressure vessels and require boiler inspection certificates to be posted and allow pressure vessel inspection certificates to be kept on file; amend KRS 236.150 to delete pressure vessels; amend KRS 236.210 to include pressure vessels; amend KRS 236.240 to require all repairs affecting the strength of a boiler or pressure vessel first secure a permit and include pressure vessels in inspections included in permit fees; amend KRS 236.250 to all repairs affecting the strength of a boiler or pressure vessel first secure a permit and require qualified welders, require payment of permit to repair fees to be paid by operating companies performing repairs and, allow 30 days to file a permit in case of emergency; amend KRS 236.260 to include boiler inspectors and special boiler inspectors and include operating boilers; amend KRS Chapter 236.990 to conform.
     HCA (1/Title, M. Henley) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 1-introduced in House
     Feb 2-to Labor & Industry (H)
     Feb 7-posted in committee
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 29, 2012
     Feb 29-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 1-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 21, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 34-0
     Mar 22-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 28-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 14)

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