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Administration—What are the filing requirements for boilers and unfired pressure vessels before their installation/reinstallation?

(1) "Boiler/pressure vessel, water heater installation or reinstallation permit" shall mean a permit approved by the chief inspector and submitted by the installer prior to starting installation or reinstallation of any boiler/pressure vessel or water heater within the jurisdiction of Washington.
(2) The "installer" is any entity or person who physically or mechanically installs a boiler, pressure vessel or water heater that meets the in-service inspection requirements of this chapter. The installer is responsible for the installation/reinstallation permit fee per WAC 296-104-700.
(3) The following pressure retaining items, as defined in WAC 296-104-010, require a boiler/pressure vessel and water heater installation or reinstallation permit:
• Expansion tanks;
• Historical boilers and unfired pressure vessels;
• Hot water heaters;
• Indirect water heaters;
• Jacketed steam kettles;
• Low pressure boilers;
• Nonstandard boilers and unfired pressure vessels;
• Pool heaters;
• Power boilers;
• Reinstalled boilers and unfired pressure vessels;
• Secondhand boilers and unfired pressure vessels;
• Standard boilers and unfired pressure vessels;
• Unfired pressure vessels;
• Unfired steam boilers.
(4) The installer shall notify the chief inspector utilizing the permit form to request a permit inspection not less than ten working days prior to placing equipment in operation. Equipment shall not be operated other than for testing, prior to an inspection being conducted which finds the boiler or pressure vessel to be in compliance with this chapter.
(5) If an emergency installation (due to leakage, failure, etc.) situation occurs, the installer will notify the chief inspector within forty-eight hours after installation, utilizing the permit form to request an immediate inspection of the installation.
(6) The installer may be subject to civil penalties per WAC 296-104-701 for failure to comply with the filing requirements of the installation permit.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.79 RCW. WSR 18-01-113, § 296-104-020, filed 12/19/17, effective 1/31/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, and 70.79.350. WSR 09-12-033, § 296-104-020, filed 5/27/09, effective 6/30/09. 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. WSR 02-23-036, § 296-104-020, filed 11/13/02, effective 12/14/02; WSR 01-24-061, § 296-104-020, filed 11/30/01, effective 12/31/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 99-22-026, § 296-104-020, filed 10/26/99, effective 11/26/99; WSR 95-19-058, § 296-104-020, filed 9/15/95, effective 10/16/95; Order 74-37, § 296-104-020, filed 11/8/74; Part II, § 1, filed 3/23/60.]
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