815 KAR 15:025. New installations, general design, construction and inspection criteria for boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/815/015/025reg.htm
Published: 2015

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PUBLIC PROTECTION

CABINET

Department of Housing,

Buildings and Construction

Division of Plumbing

(Amendment)

 

      815 KAR 15:025. New installations,

general design, construction, and inspection criteria for boilers,

pressure vessels, and pressure piping.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS Chapter 236

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 236.030, 236.120

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

236.030 and 236.120 authorize[authorizes] the commissioner[executive

director], through the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules, to

fix reasonable fees and standards for the safe construction, installation,

inspection, and repair of boilers, pressure vessels, and

associated pressure piping. This administrative regulation establishes[is

necessary to establish] the design, construction, and inspection

criteria requirements of the boiler inspection section for all boilers and

pressure vessels not exempted by KRS 236.060.[This administrative regulation

incorporates provisions contained in other 815 KAR Chapter 15 administrative

regulations which are being repealed simultaneously.]

 

      Section 1. Minimum Standards. (1) Boiler

and pressure vessels. All new boilers and pressure vessels, except those

approved pursuant to Section 5 of this administrative regulation as "state

specials," shall comply with applicable provisions of 815 KAR Chapter 15

of the Kentucky administrative regulations and the ASME Boiler and Pressure

Vessel Code, 2013 Edition, as established by KRS 236.040(2). All pressure

vessels for human occupancy shall comply with the ASME Safety Standard for

Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy, 2012 Edition, as established by KRS

236.040(3)[/1989, which is hereby incorporated by reference].

      (a) The ASME Boiler and Pressure

Vessel Code[It] is published by and available from the American

Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Two Park Avenue[United

Engineering Center, 345 East 47th Street], New York, New York 10017.

      (b) A copy is also available to be

inspected, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Department[Office]

of Housing, Buildings and Construction, 101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100,

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-5412[5405], Monday through Friday from

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      (c) Compliance with a later edition of

this code shall be deemed equivalent and may be used in lieu of the edition

specified.

      (2) Installation of all boilers and

pressure vessels shall conform to the National Board Inspection Code Part 1,

2013 edition.

      (3) Details of vessels of special

design not covered by the code or not fully complying with the ASME Code shall

be submitted to the Boiler Section of the Division of Plumbing[State

Fire Marshal's Office] and approval secured before field erection or construction

shall begin.

      (4)[(3)] Pressure piping.

      (a) All new pressure piping installations

connected to the boiler or pressure vessel shall conform to the National

Board Inspection Code Part 1, 2013 edition, and the applicable standards referenced

in this subsection, as established by KRS 236.040(2):

      1.[set forth in the] ASME

Code for Power Piping, B31.1, 2012 edition;

      2. ASME Code for Process Piping,

B31.3, 2012 edition;

      3. ASME Code for Refrigeration Piping

and Heat Transfer Components, B31.5, 2013 edition;

      4. ASME Code for Building Services

Piping, B31.9, 2011 edition; and

      5. ASME Code for Hydrogen Piping and

Pipelines, B31.12, 2014 edition.

      (b)[B.31.1, 1989 edition, an

American National Standard, which is hereby incorporated by reference. For low

pressure boilers, the metallic piping material allowed by B.31.9 shall be

acceptable.

      1.] The[Power] Piping Codes

are[Code is] published by and available from the American Society of

Mechanical Engineers, Two Park Avenue[United Engineering Center, 345

East 47th Street], New York, New York 10017.

      (c)[2.] Copies are also

available to be inspected at the Department[Office] of Housing,

Buildings and Construction, 101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-5412[5405],

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      (d)[3.] Compliance with a

later edition of a code referenced in this subsection[this code]

shall be deemed equivalent and may be used in lieu of the edition specified.

      (e)[(b)] The maximum

allowable design temperature and pressure of the piping system and all of its

component parts shall meet or exceed the operating control settings of the

boiler or pressure vessel.

      (f)[itself. (c)] If the

maximum allowable design temperature or pressure of the boiler exceeds the

maximum design limits of the piping system or any of its component parts, the

pipe or its components shall not be used unless the temperature and pressure controls

on the boiler are permanently set to prevent operation in excess of the design

limits of the piping system and safety valves are added to activate at the

maximum design limits of the piping system.

      (5)[(4)] Welded joints.

Welded joints shall be installed by qualified welders in accordance with the

ASME Code, Section IX, as required by the standards referenced in subsection

(4) of this section. Welded joints shall be visually inspected for complete

and full root penetration, soundness of the weld and freedom from undercutting,

cracking and other surface imperfections in accordance with Section 3(6)[3(5)]

of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 2. Manufacturer's Data Report. A

manufacturer's data report on all boilers of steel construction and all

pressure vessels constructed[conducted] in accordance with the

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code shall be filed with the National Board of

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors unless the boiler or pressure vessel is

exempted by KRS 236.060.

 

      Section 3. Installation Inspection or

First Inspection and Stamping of New Boilers and Pressure Vessels. (1)

Stamping. Upon completion of the installation or at the time of first

inspection, a Commonwealth of Kentucky serial number shall be assigned to the

boiler or pressure vessel and shall be applied to the boiler or pressure vessel

as follows:

      (a) Steel boilers and pressure vessels

shall be stamped with the letters[,] "KY" followed by the

state serial number assigned[, and pressure vessels shall be stamped with

the letters "KY" followed by the numeral "K" and the

remainder of the state serial number assigned]. The stamping shall be

accomplished as follows:

      1. Stamping shall be applied in the

immediate area of code stamping on the boiler or pressure vessel and shall be

in letters and numbers[figures] not less than five-sixteenths

(5/16) inch in height.

      2. A metal tag shall[may

additionally] be used showing identical lettering and serial number as used

in the stamping.[,] This tag shall be securely affixed in the

area of the manufacturer's name plate or data plate.

      (b) Cast iron boilers shall have securely

attached to the boiler (preferably adjacent to the manufacturer's data plate or

in the most conspicuous area) a metal tag not less than one (1) inch in height

on which the letters "KY" and the state serial number shall be

stamped.

      (c) Hot water supply boilers shall have

securely attached to the heater (preferably adjacent to the manufacturer's data

plate or in the most conspicuous area) a metal tag not less than one (1) inch

in height on which the letters "KY" and the state serial number shall

be stamped.

      (d) A boiler or pressure vessel having

the standard stamping of another state that has adopted a standard of

construction equivalent to the standard of the Commonwealth of Kentucky may be

accepted by the department[office] if the person desiring to

install the boiler or pressure vessel shall make application for the

installation and shall file with this application the manufacturer's data

report covering the construction of the boiler in question.

      (2) Shop or field inspection. Any new

power boiler, steel heating boiler, pressure vessel or piping being constructed

for installation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall be shop or field

inspected in accordance with the provisions of the applicable section of the

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and shall be stamped with the applicable

ASME code stamp and the applicable national board registration number. Upon

request,[Applicable] copies of the data sheets shall be supplied to

the Boiler Inspection Section.

      (3) Installation inspection. New

installations of boilers and of [unfired]pressure vessels and associated

pressure piping shall be inspected by the department[office] for

compliance with applicable ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code requirements

and this administrative regulation. The owner shall be permitted to inspect

B31.3 piping systems in accordance with Section 1(4) of this administrative

regulation.

      (4) Non-registered boilers and non-registered

pressure vessels. Boiler inspectors, special boiler inspectors, and owner-user

inspectors shall notify the department within thirty (30) days of locating any

non-registered boiler or non-registered pressure vessel.

      (5) General welding. If welded

assembly has been used, the installing contractor shall present for the boiler

inspector’s, special inspector’s, or owner’s piping inspector's review the

installing contractor’s[his] welding procedures and proof of

qualification and continuity records of the welders and[of his]

welding operators. The contractor shall be responsible for the quality of the

welding done by the contractor’s[his] organization.

      (6)[(5)] Welded joints. If

applicable codes or engineering specifications require additional tests or if

the visual inspection reveals a potential defect or if joints have been insulated

prior to inspection, the boiler inspector, special inspector, or owner’s

piping inspector may require other nondestructive tests, such as

radiography, to be performed by the contractor to verify the soundness of the

weld. All tests or retests required by the boiler inspector, special

inspector, or owner’s piping inspector shall be at the owner's or contractor's

expense.

      (7)[(6)] Hydrostatic

pressure test.

      (a) A hydrostatic pressure test,

when applied to a boiler or[unfired] pressure vessel of riveted or

welded construction, shall conform to the testing procedures and pressures

as specified in the original code of construction[not exceed one and

one-half (1 1/2) times the maximum allowable working pressure]. The pressure

shall be under proper control so that in no case shall the required test

pressure exceed the testing requirements listed in the original code of

construction.

      (b)[be exceeded by more than

two (2) percent.] During the hydrostatic pressure test, the safety valve or

valves shall be removed or each valve disc shall be held down by means of a

testing clamp (hand tight) and not by screwing down the compression screw upon

the spring.

      (c) The minimum temperature of the

water used to apply a hydrostatic test shall not be less than ambient

temperature, but in no case less than seventy (70) degrees Fahrenheit and the

maximum temperature shall not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

      (d) If the only purpose of the

test is to determine tightness, the test pressure shall be equal to the

relieving pressure of the safety valve having the lowest relief setting.

      (8)[(7)] Pressure piping

systems installed in association with the boiler or pressure vessel shall be

inspected for proper materials, adequate pressure and temperature ranges for

the boiler operation and for adequate support and tightness as follows:

      (a) Hydrostatic tests. Hydrostatic or

other leak tests shall be performed on the pressure piping system connected

to the boiler or pressure vessel and shall conform to the procedures and

test pressures outlined in the original code of construction[at one and

one-half (1 1/2) times the maximum allowable pressure of the boiler when the

installation is complete].

      (b) Code compliance. Pressure piping

inspection shall include determining compliance with design plans, material

specifications and ASME Code for the piping and component parts. The contractor

shall document to the boiler inspector, special inspector, owner‘s piping

inspector, or owner-user inspector that:

      1.[That] The piping installation

and each of its component parts conforms to the design;

      2.[That] The materials used and

method of construction meets the manufacturer's procedures and specifications;

and

      3.[That] The system is utilizing

the materials and equipment specified within the temperature and pressure

ranges set forth in the design and as required by Section 1(4)(f)[1(3)(c)]

of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 4. Notification of Inspection. If

an inspection is required by this administrative regulations, the owner or

user shall prepare each boiler, pressure vessel, and pressure piping system

for[internal] inspection and shall prepare for and apply a hydrostatic

pressure or other leak test on the date specified by the boiler

inspector, special inspector, or owner-user inspector. The inspection shall

not be less than seven (7) days after the date of notification.

 

      Section 5. State Special. (1) Boilers and

pressure vessels of special design that are equivalent to, but are

not eligible to be stamped to, the ASME Code[and vessels designed and

fabricated according to the standards of the applicable sections of the ASME

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, but not stamped with the ASME symbol stamp,]

shall meet the requirements of this section. The prospective owner or user who

desires approval of the boiler installation as a state special shall pursue[the

following procedure] in each individual case the procedures established

in this section.

      (a) Prior to installation and operation

of the boiler or pressure vessel, the proposed owner, user, or the owner’s[his]

authorized agent shall make written application for permission to install the

boiler or pressure vessel in the state of Kentucky. The application shall be

directed to the Chief Boiler Inspector, Division of Plumbing, Department[Office

of the State Fire Marshal, office] of Housing, Buildings and Construction,

101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-5412[5405].

      (b) To establish ASME Boiler and Pressure

Vessel Code equivalency, the following data, material and information shall be

submitted with the application for state special approval to[permit

and approved by] the Boiler Inspection Section, Department[office]

of Housing, Buildings and Construction for review by the Board of Boiler and

Pressure Vessel Rules:

      1. Detailed shop drawings and welding

details of the proposed construction. All materials shall be in the English

language and United States units of measurements listed in the ASME Code.

      2. Design calculations and supporting

data which shall include pressure (psi), temperature (deg. F.), use, and

other service conditions.

      3. Specifications for all construction

materials. The specifications shall conform to the applicable ASME Code

standards or their suitable equivalent. If reference is made to a standard or

specification of a country other than the United States, a copy shall be attached

to indicate how the material is considered equivalent.

      4. Copies of the welding procedures to be

used and welding qualification test reports for each welding operator or welder

to be used. The procedures and tests required in this paragraph shall be made

in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX,

"Welding Qualifications."

      5. If the design exceeds ASME Boiler and

Pressure Vessel Code limitation, API 579/ASME FFS-1, 2007 or later edition

shall be[recognized engineering practices shall be used and]

identified in the submittal.

      6. Design drawings and calculations shall

be certified by a professional engineer holding a license acceptable to the

boiler inspection section.

      7. The manufacturer of the vessel shall

identify the inspection agency responsible for the shop inspections and shall

submit an equivalent ASME manufacturer's data report[reports]

for the proposed vessel.

      8. The shop inspection agency shall

furnish the qualifications[and experience] of the authorized boiler

inspector or special inspector[individual inspector or inspectors] assigned

to make the shop inspections[and shall give his jurisdiction commission

number].

      (2) Upon completion of[When]

the boiler or pressure vessel[is completed], a manufacturer's data

report, signed by the manufacturer and shop inspector, shall be submitted to

the jurisdictional authorities containing the equivalent type data required by

the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

data report forms shall not be used.

      (3) Upon arrival in the state of

Kentucky, the boiler or pressure vessel shall be inspected before installation

by a[qualified] boiler[and pressure vessel] inspector in the

employ of the department[office] to verify that the above

provisions have been complied with and that the vessel is properly marked and

stamped for identification.

 

      Section 6. General Requirements. (1) Low

water fuel cutoff or water-feeding device (low pressure boilers).

      (a) Automatically fired steam or

vapor-system boilers shall have an automatic low-water fuel cutoff located to

automatically cut off the fuel supply if[when] the water falls to

the lowest part of the water gauge glass. If a water-feeding device is

installed, it shall be constructed so that the water inlet valve cannot feed

water into the boiler through the float chamber and located to supply[requisite]

feed water.

      (b) A fuel cutoff or water-feeding device

may be attached directly to a boiler.

      (c) A fuel cutoff or water-feeding device

may also be installed in the tapped openings available for attaching a water

glass directly to a boiler under the following conditions:

      1. The connections shall be made to the

boiler with nonferrous tees or Y's not less than one-half (1/2) inch pipe size

between the boiler and the water glass so that the water glass is attached

directly and as close as possible to the boiler;

      2. The run of the tee and Y shall take

the water glass fittings and the side outlet or branch of the tee or Y shall

take the fuel cutoff or water-feeding device.

      (d) The ends of all nipples shall be

reamed to full-size diameter.

      (e) Fuel cutoffs and water-feeding

devices embodying a separate chamber shall have a vertical drain pipe and a

blowoff valve not less than three-fourths (3/4) inch pipe size and located at

the lowest point in the water equalizing pipe connections so that the chamber

and the equalizing pipe can be flushed and the device tested.

      (2) Safety appliances. The safety

appliances established[prescribed] by these administrative

regulations shall not be removed or tampered with except for the purpose of making

repairs. The resetting of safety valves shall be done by a V-R stamp holder.

      (3) Location of discharges to atmosphere.

The discharge of safety valves, blowoff pipes, and other outlets shall be

located so as to prevent injury to personnel.

      (4) Pressure reducing valves (high

pressure boilers).

      (a) If pressure reducing valves are used,

one (1) or more relief or safety valves shall be provided on the low pressure

side of the reducing valve in case the piping or equipment on the low pressure

side does not meet the requirements for the full initial pressure. The relief

or safety valves shall be located either adjoining or as close as possible to

the reducing valve.

      (b) Proper protection shall be

provided to prevent injury or damage caused by the escaping steam from the

discharge or safety valves if vented to the atmosphere.

      (c) The combined discharge

capacity of the relief valve shall be such that the pressure rating of the

lower pressure piping or equipment shall not be exceeded in case the reducing

valve sticks open.

      (d)[(b)] The use of hand-controlled

bypasses around reducing valves shall be permissible. The bypass, if used

around a reducing valve, shall not be greater in capacity than the reducing

valve unless the piping or equipment is adequately protected by relief valves

or meets the requirements of the high pressure system.

      (e)[(c)] A pressure gauge

shall be installed on the low pressure side of a reducing valve.

      (5) Electric boilers. All appliances

required for electric boilers shall be attached in accordance with the National

Electrical Code and the following requirements:

      (a) The grounding of the shell shall be

permanently fastened on some part of the boiler and shall be grounded in

accordance with the edition of the National Electrical Code in effect at the

time the permit for the installation was made.

      (b) A suitable screen or guard shall be

provided around high tension bushings and a high voltage warning sign shall be

posted. This screen or guard shall be located to prohibit anyone working around

the boiler to accidentally come in contact with the high tension circuits. During

the adjustment of[When adjusting] safety valves, the power circuit

to the boiler shall be open.

      (c) The boiler may be under pressure, but

the power line shall be open while the operator is making the necessary

adjustments.

      (d) Each KW of electrical energy consumed

by an electric boiler operating at maximum rating shall be considered the

equivalent of one (1) square foot of heating surface.

      (6) Clearance.

      (a) If boilers are replaced or new

boilers installed in either existing or new buildings, a minimum of two (2)

feet shall be provided on all service sides, unless the installation allows for

proper maintenance without the separation. Vessels having manholes shall have

five (5) feet clearance between[from] the manhole opening and any

wall, ceiling, or piping that will prevent a person from entering the

boiler or vessel.

      (b) Boilers shall be installed to:

      1. Allow adequate space for their proper

operation and their appurtenances;

      2. Allow inspection of all surfaces,

tubes, water walls, economizer, piping, valves, and other equipment; and

      3. Allow for necessary maintenance and

repair.

      (7) Emergency devices for certain

installations.

      (a) 1. Installations of power

boilers,[or] heating boilers, or hot water supply boilers

shall have a manually operated remote heating plant shutdown switch or circuit

breaker located just outside the boiler room door and marked for easy

identification. Consideration shall also be given to the type and location of

the switch to safeguard against tampering.

      2. If the boiler room door is on the

building exterior, the switch shall be located just inside the door. If there

is more than one (1) door to the boiler room, a switch shall be located at each

door.

      3. For an atmospheric gas burner, and an

oil burner where a fan is on a common shaft with the oil pump, the complete

burner and controls shall be shut off.

      4. For a power burner with a detached

auxiliary, only the fuel input supply to the firebox shall be shut off.

      (b) A power boiler or heating boiler

installed prior to July 1, 2015 shall be exempt from paragraph (a) of this

subsection unless the power boiler or heating boiler installed prior to July 1,

2015 is located in a hospital, rest home, school, mental institution, or similar

institutional facility.

      (c) Paragraph (a) of this subsection

shall not apply to manufacturing and power generating facilities.

 

      Section 7. Incorporation by reference.

(1) The "National Board Inspection Code Part 1," 2013 Edition, is

incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied,

or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Department of Housing,

Buildings and Construction, Division of Plumbing, Boiler Section, 101 Sea Hero

Road, Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-5412, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m.[in hospitals, rest homes, schools, mental institutions or

similar institutional facilities shall comply with provisions of ASME Boiler

and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IV, Article HG-634, regarding remote emergency

cutoff switches. These installations shall be judged on their own merits from a

standpoint of accessibility of electrical power cutoffs to the boiler or

boilers in case of fire or heavy smoke emission. If installed cutoff switches

are not adjacent to boiler room entryways, emergency cutoff switches shall be

provided as outlined in Article HG-634, of Section IV, ASME Boiler and Pressure

Vessel Code.]

 

GARY A. FECK, Commissioner

AMBROSE WILSON, IV, Secretary

      APPROVED BY AGENCY: October 1, 2015

      FILED WITH LRC: October 7, 2015 at 10

a.m.

      PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on November

24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., EDT, in the Department of Housing, Buildings and

Construction, 101 Sea Hero Road, Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky. Individuals

interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify this agency in writing

by November 17, 2015 (five working days prior to the hearing) of their intent

to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing is received by

that date, the hearing may be canceled. The hearing is open to the public. Any

person who wishes to be heard will be given an opportunity to comment on the

proposed administrative regulation. A transcript of the public hearing will not

be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish

to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the

proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted until

November 30, 2015. Send written notification of intent to be heard at the

public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation by

the above date to the contact person:

      CONTACT PERSON: Michael T. Davis, General

Counsel, Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, 101 Sea Hero Road,

Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601-5412, phone 502-573-0365 ext. 144, fax 502-573-1057.

 

REGULATORY IMPACT

ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT

 

Contact person: Michael T. Davis

      (1) Provide a brief summary of:

      (a) What this administrative regulation

does: This administrative regulation sets forth the installation, design,

construction, and inspection criteria for boilers, pressure vessels, and

pressure piping.

      (b) The necessity of this administrative

regulation: This administrative regulation is necessary to establish reasonable

standards for the safe design, construction, installation, and inspection of

new boilers and pressure vessels.

      (c) How this administrative regulation

conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: This regulation directly

conforms to KRS 236.030(1), which requires the department to fix by

administrative regulation reasonable standards for the safe construction,

installation, inspection, and repair of boilers, pressure vessels, and associated

pressure piping in this state.

      (d) How this administrative regulation

currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the

statutes: This regulation sets forth the criteria for boiler, pressure vessel,

and pressure piping installation, design, construction, and inspection to

ensure boiler and pressure vessel safety.

      (2) If this is an amendment to an

existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:

      (a) How the amendment will change this

existing administrative regulation: This amendment establishes or updates the ASME

and National Board Inspection Code requirements for boiler and pressure vessel

installation, in conformity with legislative amendments to KRS 236.040 and other sections of Chapter 236 by 12 RS HB

358 GA, which became effective on July 12, 2012; clarifies notification

requirements applicable to inspections; and updates the standards for emergency

devices on certain installations.

      (b) The necessity of the amendment to

this administrative regulation: This amendment is

required in order to conform to legislative amendments to KRS 236.040 and other

sections of Chapter 236 by 12 RS HB 358 GA, which became effective on July 12,

2012 and require conformity with additional ASME reference standards and

subsequent revisions thereof.

      (c) How the amendment conforms to the

content of the authorizing statutes: KRS 236.030 requires the Commissioner to

fix reasonable standards for the safe construction, installation, inspection,

and repair of boilers, pressure vessels, and pressure piping, and KRS 236.040

further mandates adoption of the additional standards referenced in the

amendment.

      (d) How the amendment will assist in the

effective administration of the statutes: This amendment directly effectuates

the enabling statutes and establishes criteria for boiler, pressure vessel, and

pressure piping installation, design, construction, and inspection necessary to

ensure boiler and pressure vessel safety.

      (3) List the type and number of

individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected

by this administrative regulation: All boiler and pressure vessel inspectors,

inspecting agencies, manufacturers, installers, repairers, owners, operators,

and users of boilers, pressure vessels, and piping will be affected by the

amendments to this regulation.

      (4) Provide an analysis of how the

entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the

implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if

it is an amendment, including:

      (a) List the actions that each of the

regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to comply with this

administrative regulation or amendment: All inspectors, inspecting agencies,

manufacturers, installers, repairers, owners, operators, and users of boilers,

pressure vessels, and piping will have to review and comply with the updated

code sections.

      (b) In complying with this administrative

regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified

in question (3): It is not anticipated that this amendment will result in any

significant increase in costs, which cannot be estimated due to numerous

factors that may apply to a given installation.

      (c) As a result of compliance, what

benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3): Benefits

include clarity regarding the applicability of the referenced codes and

industry standards, and the ability to practice the trade in conformity with

the most current industry standards.

      (5) Provide an estimate of how much it

will cost to implement this administrative regulation:

      (a) Initially: There are no anticipated

additional costs to administer these regulatory amendments.

      (b) On a continuing basis: There are no

anticipated additional costs to administer these regulatory amendments on an

ongoing basis.

      (6) What is the source of the funding to

be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative

regulation: Implementation of these amendments is anticipated to result in no

additional costs to the agency. Any agency costs resulting from these

amendments will be met with existing agency funds.

      (7) Provide an assessment of whether an

increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative

regulation, if new, or by the change if it is an amendment: This amendment does

not require any increase in fees or funding.

      (8) State whether or not this

administrative regulation establishes any fees or directly or indirectly

increases any fees: See answer to question #7 above.

      (9) TIERING: Is tiering applied? Tiering

is not applied as all applicable parties will be subject to the amended requirements.

 

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

      1. What units, parts or divisions of

state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or

school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation? The

Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, Division of Plumbing, Boiler

Inspection Section.

      2. Identify each state or federal statute

or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the

administrative regulation. This regulation is required and authorized by KRS

236.030.

      3. Estimate the effect of this

administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local

government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school

districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in

effect.

      (a) How much revenue will this

administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including

cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first year? This

amendment is not anticipated to result any change in revenues.

      (b) How much revenue will this

administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including

cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years? This

amendment is not anticipated to result in any change in revenues.

      (c) How much will it cost to administer

this program for the first year? There are no anticipated additional costs to

administer this regulatory amendment.

      (d) How much will it cost to administer

this program for subsequent years? There are no anticipated additional costs to

administer this regulatory amendment.

      Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot

be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the

administrative regulation.

      Revenues (+/-):      Neutral.

      Expenditures (+/-): Neutral.

      Other Explanation: Neutral.