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2007-2008 Regulatory Agendas

02-174
Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-174
AGENCY NAME: Department of Licensing and Registration, Office of Licensing and Registration, Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels

CONTACT PERSON: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator, Office of Licensing and Registration, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, 207/624-8605

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2007-2008 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15101, §15104-A, and §15109
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the terms that are used in the rules adopted by the Board and terms used in statute not defined by statute.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 2: Variances
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104-A, and §15104-B
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by prescribing the procedure for the filing of a petition for a variance.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Board Meetings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15103 and §15104-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing procedures for meetings of the Board.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Advisory Rulings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §9001 and 32 MRSA §15104-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing requirements and guidelines for the board’s discretionary issuance of advisory rulings.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 11: National Codes Applicable to Boilers and Pressure Vessels
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by specifying the national safety codes and standards that apply to boilers and pressure vessels regulated in the State of Maine.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 12: Power Boilers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104-A(1)
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation, and inspection of power boilers.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 13: Low Pressure Boilers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104-A(1)
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing specific requirements for the identification, construction, installation, inspection, and operation of low pressure boilers.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 14: Pressure Vessels
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104-A(1), and §15109(8)
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing requirements for the design, construction, installation, inspection, and operation of pressure vessels.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 15: Repairs and Alterations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104, §15109(8) and §15110
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing requirements for performing welded repairs, mechanical replacement of pressure parts, and alterations on boilers or pressure vessels.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 21: Duties and Responsibilities of All Owners of Boilers and Pressure Vessels
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104-A, §15119 and §15121
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing general guidelines of all owners of boilers and pressure vessels.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 31: Inspectors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104-A and §15108-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing requirements for initial and renewal licensure of inspectors.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 32: Boiler Operators and Stationary Steam Engineers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §15104-A and §15109
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by establishing requirements for licensure and responsibilities of boiler operators and stationary steam engineers.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.