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09.12.01 - Division of Labor and Industry - Proposed Regulations

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 44, ISSUE 23,
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

09.12.01 Board of Boiler Rules

Public Safety Article, §12-905, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action
[17-269-P]

The Commissioner of Labor and Industry proposes to amend Regulations .01, .01-1, .01-2 .08, .09, .14, .14-1, .15, .16, .16-1, .17, .27, .28, .28-1, .28-2, .28-3, .29, .34, and .35, repeal existing Regulation .19, and adopt new Regulation .19 under COMAR 09.12.01 Board of Boiler Rules. This action was considered by the Board of Boiler Rules pursuant to a meeting held on April 19, 2017, notice of which was given in 44:8 Md. R. 427 (April 14, 2017) in accordance with General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to amend Maryland’s existing boiler and pressure vessel regulations to align with industry practice and current industry consensus standards. These amendments clarify what is required to operate, inspect, and own a boiler or pressure vessel, including historical boilers. This proposal amends provisions related to inspections, hearings, installation/reinstallation, portable boilers, reporting requirements, quality assurance programs, safety appliance removal, and historic boilers.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Mischelle Vanreusel, Regulatory and Grants Coordinator, Division of Labor and Industry, 1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 604, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-2225, or email to mischelle.vanreusel@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-2986. Comments will be accepted through December 13, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Please view the text online in MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 44, ISSUE 23.

MATTHEW S. HELMINIAK
Commissioner of Labor and Industry