WSR 04-13-044

PERMANENT RULES

BOARD OF

BOILER RULES

[ Filed June 10, 2004, 2:43 p.m. , effective June 30, 2004 ]


Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: The June 30, 2004, effective date of these rules is necessary to ensure for the public health, safety, and welfare associated with the statutorily mandated services (chapter 70.79 RCW) provided by the boiler program (program). These rules increase fees to the maximum allowable fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2004 pursuant to RCW 43.135.055 and chapter 70.79 RCW. These fee increases are necessary to address inflation and ensure for the financial health and operational effectiveness of the program.

This rule adoption was originally filed in the Washington State Register 04-12. Unfortunately, the filing contained an incorrect adoption date, and therefore the need for this rule adoption and effective date.

Purpose: The Board of Boiler Rules is proposing a 3.2% (rounded down to the nearest tenth of a dollar) general fee increase. The 3.2% rate is the Office of Financial Management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2004. The general fee increase is necessary to help offset inflation and to maintain the financial health and operational effectiveness of the program.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 296-104-700.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.79 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-08-115 on April 6, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 10, 2004.

Craig Hopkins, Chair

Board of Boiler Rules

OTS-7034.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-01-194, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04)

WAC 296-104-700   What are the inspection fees -- Examination fees -- Certificate fees -- Expenses?   The following fees shall be paid by, or on behalf of, the owner or user upon the completion of the inspection. The inspection fees apply to inspections made by inspectors employed by the state.


Heating boilers:
Internal External
Cast iron -- All sizes ((29.40)) $30.30 ((23.50)) $24.20
All other boilers less than 500 sq. ft. ((35.40)) $36.50 ((23.50)) $24.20
500 sq. ft. to 2500 sq. ft. ((59.00)) $60.80 ((29.40)) $30.30
Each additional 2500 sq. ft.

of total heating surface,

or any portion thereof

((23.50)) $24.20

((11.70)) $12.00

Power boilers: Internal External
Less than 100 sq. ft. ((29.40)) $30.30 ((23.50)) $24.20
100 sq. ft. to less than

500 sq. ft.

((35.40)) $36.50

((23.50)) $24.20

500 sq. ft. to 2500 sq. ft. ((59.00)) $60.80 ((29.40)) $30.30
Each additional 2500 sq. ft. of total heating surface, or any portion thereof

((23.50)) $24.20

((11.70)) $12.00

Pressure vessels:
Automatic utility hot water supply heaters per RCW 70.79.090

((5.70)) $5.80

All other pressure vessels:
Square feet shall be determined by multiplying the length of the shell by its diameter.
Internal External
Less than 15 sq. ft. ((23.50)) $24.20 ((17.60)) $18.10
15 sq. ft. to less than 50 sq. ft. ((35.40)) $36.50 ((17.60)) $18.10
50 sq. ft. to 100 sq. ft. ((41.20)) $42.50 ((23.50)) $24.20
For each additional 100 sq. ft. or any portion thereof

((41.20)) $42.50

((11.70)) $12.00


Certificate of inspection fees: For objects inspected, the certificate of inspection fee is (($17.60)) $18.10 per object.
Boiler and pressure vessel installation/reinstallation permit (excludes inspection and certificate of inspection fee) $50.00

Nonnuclear shop inspections, field construction inspections, and special inspection services:

For each hour or part of an hour up to 8 hours
((35.40)) $36.50
For each hour or part of an hour in excess of 8 hours ((53.00)) $54.60

Nuclear shop inspections, nuclear field construction inspections, and nuclear triennial shop survey and audit:
For each hour or part of an hour up to 8 hours ((53.00)) $54.60
For each hour or part of an hour in excess of 8 hours ((82.60)) $85.20

Nonnuclear triennial shop survey and audit:

When state is authorized inspection agency:
For each hour or part of an hour up to 8 hours ((35.40)) $36.50
For each hour or part of an hour in excess of 8 hours ((53.00)) $54.60
When insurance company is authorized inspection agency:
For each hour or part of an hour up to 8 hours ((53.00)) $54.60
For each hour or part of an hour in excess of 8 hours ((82.60)) $85.20

Examination fee: A fee of (($65.40)) $67.40 will be charged for each applicant sitting for an inspection examination(s).


Special inspector commission: An initial fee of $25 and an annual renewal fee of $10 will be charged.


Expenses shall include:

Travel time and mileage: The department shall charge for its inspectors' travel time from their offices to the inspection sites and return. The travel time shall be charged for at the same rate as that for the inspection, audit, or survey. The department shall also charge the current Washington office of financial management accepted mileage cost fees or the actual cost of purchased transportation. Hotel and meals: Actual cost not to exceed the office of financial management approved rate.


Washington state specials: For each vessel to be considered by the board for a Washington state special certificate, a fee of (($327.60)) $338.00 must be paid to the department before the board meets to consider the vessel. The board may, at its discretion, prorate the fee when a number of vessels that are essentially the same are to be considered.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, 70.79.350, and chapter 70.79 RCW. 04-01-194, 296-104-700, filed 12/24/03, effective 1/24/04; 03-12-051, 296-104-700, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03; 02-23-036, 296-104-700, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02; 02-12-021, 296-104-700, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02; 01-24-061, 296-104-700, filed 11/30/01, effective 12/31/01; 01-12-034, 296-104-700, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040 and chapter 70.79 RCW. 00-21-024, 296-104-700, filed 10/10/00, effective 11/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. 99-08-049, 296-104-700, filed 4/1/99, effective 5/2/99; 98-09-064, 296-104-700, filed 4/20/98, effective 5/21/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.040. 93-12-014, 296-104-700, filed 5/21/93, effective 6/21/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.330. 84-21-012 (Order 84-20), 296-104-700, filed 10/5/84; 84-11-016 (Order 84-09), 296-104-700, filed 5/10/84; 82-24-025 (Order 82-36), 296-104-700, filed 11/23/82, effective 1/1/83; Order 77-23, 296-104-700, filed 11/8/77; Emergency Order 77-22, 296-104-700, filed 11/8/77.]

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