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02-174
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels

2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-174
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels

CONTACT PERSON: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator, 207/624-8605

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 AND 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 2: General Rules Governing Boilers of All Types
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 AND 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by describing the general requirements and procedures for the installation of new boilers, the continued operation of existing boilers and repair and alteration of all boilers.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Power Boilers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 and 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements and procedures for the design, construction, installation and operation of power boilers.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Miniature Boilers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 and 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements and procedures for the construction and operation of high pressure boilers which fall into the classification of miniature boilers because of size, heating surface area, volume and pressure limitations.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 5: Low Pressure Boilers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 and 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements and procedures for the identification, construction, and installation of low pressure boilers.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 6: Pressure Vessels
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 AND 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements and procedures for the design, construction, installation, inspection and operation of new pressure vessels.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 7: Welding
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104, 15109(8) AND 15110
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements and procedures to be followed in performing any welded repair, alteration, or piping fabrication on boilers or pressure vessels not exempt by law.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Shop Certification
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 AND 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements and procedures for inspection and review of the shops fabricating boilers and pressure vessels under ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 9: Boiler Inspectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 AND 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for qualification and certification of boiler inspectors.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 10: Boiler Engineers and Operators
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 AND 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements and procedures for the examination and licensing of boiler engineers and operators.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 11: Welders
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 15104 AND 15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board intends to review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying and maintaining welders qualifications to weld on boilers and pressure vessels.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to July, 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 12: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 15104, 15109(3)(A), 15109(8), 15110 and 15118
PURPOSE: The board may repeal existing fee provisions in the event that OLR establishes fees for this board directly pursuant to 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Nothing concrete.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the board.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


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