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Chapter 296-104, WAC

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Board of Boiler Rules – Substantive (Chapter 296-104 WAC)

The Board of Boiler Rules and the department’s Boiler Program are considering amendments to Chapter 296-104 WAC, Board of Boiler Rules – Substantive, to clarify the rules and make technical changes. The boiler rules are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the rules are consistent with national boiler and unfired pressure vessel safety standards and industry practice, for rule clarity, housekeeping, etc. Amendments for consideration will: - Automatically adopt the current edition of the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) for in-service inspection and nonnuclear repairs and alterations of boilers and unfired pressure vessels in the rules; - Modify the rules to make the installer of boilers and pressure vessels responsible for permit requirements, permit fees and civil penalties; - Eliminate the permit exemption for Owner/User Inspection Agencies and Washington State Specials to require permit, filing, permit fees and civil penalties; - Outline procedures for removing “condemned boilers or unfired pressure vessels” from service; - Create new definitions to define the usage status of a vessel, such as active, inactive, out-of-service, and scrapped; - Create a new definition for “installer”; and - Modify the Board of Boiler Rules meeting schedule to quarterly, as opposed to specified months.797.

8/1/2017

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Boiler Fee Increase (WAC 296-104-700 What are the inspection fees – Examination fees – Certificate fees – Expenses?)

The Board of Boiler Rules and the L&I Boiler Program is increasing fees by the fiscal-growth factor of 4.16 percent for fiscal year 2018, the Office of Financial Management’s (OFM) maximum allowable fiscal growth rate, in WAC 296-104-700, What are the inspection fees – Examination fees – Certificate fees – Expenses?. The Boiler Program’s budget and projected revenue were evaluated and a fee increase is necessary to cover the program’s operating expenses. The changes were adopted 6/20/2017 and became effective on 7/31/2017.791.

7/31/2017

Rule Changes Effective

6/20/2017

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

5/24/2017

Public Hearing

5/24/2017

Comments Due

4/18/2017

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

2/14/2017

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Boiler Fee Increase (WAC 296-104-700 What are the inspection fees – Examination fees – Certificate fees – Expenses?)

The Board of Boiler Rules is adopting amendments to WAC 296-104-700, What are the inspection fees – Examination fees – Certificate fees – Expenses? To increase fees by the fiscal-growth factor of 4.32% for fiscal year 2017 (the Office of Financial Management’s maximum allowable fiscal growth rate). The Boiler Program’s budget and projected revenue were evaluated and a fee increase is necessary to cover the program’s operating expenses. The changes were adopted 8/23/2016 and became effective on 10/1/2016.765.

10/1/2016

Rule Changes Effective

8/24/2016

Public Hearing

8/24/2016

Comments Due

8/23/2016

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

7/5/2016

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

5/17/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Chapter 296-104 WAC - Board of Boiler Rules - Substantive

The Board of Boiler Rules is adopting amendments to sections of Chapter 296-104 WAC, Board of Boiler Rules Substantive to clarify existing rules and update the rules to adopt the current national safety standards for boilers and unfired pressure vessels in the state of Washington. The changes were adopted 6/30/2015 and became effective on 9/1/2015.724.

9/1/2015

Rule Changes Effective

6/30/2015

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

5/27/2015

Comments Due

5/27/2015

Public Hearing

3/31/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

2/3/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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