Department of Housing,
Buildings and Construction
Division of Plumbing
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regulations which are being repealed simultaneously.]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, 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
(2) Installation of all boilers and
pressure vessels shall conform to the National Board Inspection Code Part 1,
(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
(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
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,
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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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;
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.
(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,
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
(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]
(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
(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
(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.
(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
(7) Emergency devices for certain
(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
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
(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
GARY A. FECK, Commissioner
AMBROSE WILSON, IV, Secretary
APPROVED BY AGENCY: October 1, 2015
FILED WITH LRC: October 7, 2015 at 10
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.
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
(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
(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
(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
(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
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
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
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
(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
Revenues (+/-): Neutral.
Expenditures (+/-): Neutral.
Other Explanation: Neutral.