House File 461 - EnrolledAn Actrelating to boiler inspections.
   Section 1.  Section 89.2, Code 2023, is amended by adding the
following new subsection:
   NEW SUBSECTION.  5A.  “National board inspection code” means
the manual for boiler and pressure vessel inspectors published
by the national board of boiler and pressure vessel inspectors.
   Sec. 2.  Section 89.3, Code 2023, is amended by adding the
following new subsection:
   NEW SUBSECTION.  5A.  a.  The owner of an object that meets
all of the criteria in subsection 4, paragraph “a”, may request from the director an internal inspection time period of longer than two years, but not to exceed seven years, if the object is an integral part of a continuous operation of a process
that is covered by and compliant with the occupational safety
and health administration process safety management standard
contained in 29 C.F.R. §1910.119 and has a planned outage
schedule that is longer than two years.
   b.  The director may grant the longer inspection interval
if the owner is able to demonstrate to the director that the
object is in compliance with the process safety management
standard contained in 29 C.F.R. §1910.119 and that the object
is included as process safety management process equipment in
the owner’s process safety management program. In evaluating
the request, the director shall also consider whether the
object meets the requirements contained in the national board
inspection code, the object is fit for service based on the
year of fabrication and the estimated service life of the
object as determined by part 2 of the national board inspection
code, and the owner has implemented practices for managing
consumable items and ancillary equipment of the object. Upon
request by the director, the owner shall provide the director
with the findings of any previous inspections of the object
under this chapter.
   c.  If the director intends to deny the request, the director
shall contact the owner prior to the denial and provide an
opportunity for the owner to address the reasons for the
-1-intended denial. If the board has not adopted rules pursuant
to section 89.14, subsection 11, the lack of adoption shall not
be grounds for the director not to consider a request for a
longer inspection interval pursuant to this subsection.
   d.  The owner of the object that is granted the longer
inspection interval shall comply with the requirements
contained in subsection 5, paragraph “b”.
   Sec. 3.  Section 89.14, Code 2023, is amended by adding the
following new subsection:
   NEW SUBSECTION.  11.  The board shall adopt rules to allow
an extended internal inspection interval of up to seven years
for objects that are subject to inspection pursuant to section
PAT GRASSLEYSpeaker of the House
AMY SINCLAIRPresident of the Senate
   I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and is known as House File 461, Ninetieth General Assembly.______________________________
MEGHAN NELSONChief Clerk of the House
Approved _______________, 2023______________________________