2011 ORS § 480.585¹
Temporary operation authorization
  • operating permit
  • suspension or revocation

(1) After a boiler or pressure vessel has successfully passed an installation inspection, the Department of Consumer and Business Services may issue a temporary operation authorization. The boiler or pressure vessel covered by the temporary operation authorization may only be operated during the period specified in the temporary operation authorization.

(2) An operating permit for a boiler or pressure vessel shall specify the maximum pressure under which the boiler or pressure vessel may be operated.

(3) The department may at any time suspend or revoke an operating permit if the department finds that the boiler or pressure vessel, or related appurtenances, for which the permit was issued does not comply with ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations). Suspension of any permit continues in effect until the vessel conforms to ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations) and the permit is reissued. However, before suspending or revoking a permit, the department shall first notify the person concerned of the departments intention. The notice must be in writing and advise the person concerned of the right to appeal in writing within 10 days and that the appeal will be heard by the Board of Boiler Rules. If there is a timely appeal, the department may not suspend or revoke the permit pending the appeal unless the reason for suspension or revocation constitutes an immediate menace to health or safety or the person concerned fails to prosecute an appeal with diligence.

(4)(a) Except as provided in ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations), a person may not operate a boiler or pressure vessel unless a valid temporary operation authorization or valid operating permit issued under this section is attached to the boiler or pressure vessel or posted in a conspicuous place in the room where the boiler or pressure vessel is located.

(b) A person may not permit or suffer the operation of a boiler or pressure vessel on property the person owns, controls, manages or supervises unless a valid temporary operation authorization or valid operating permit issued under this section is attached to the boiler or pressure vessel or posted in a conspicuous place in the room where the boiler or pressure vessel is located.

(c) The owner or lessee or person having possession of a boiler or pressure vessel may not permit or suffer the operation of the boiler or pressure vessel unless a valid temporary operation authorization or valid operating permit issued under this section is attached to the boiler or pressure vessel or posted in a conspicuous place in the room where the boiler or pressure vessel is located.

(5) The board may adopt rules waiving provisions of this section. [1961 c.485 §18; 1967 c.447 §2; 1969 c.582 §15; 1983 c.676 §15; 1993 c.744 §144; 2005 c.22 §367; 2007 c.487 §8; 2009 c.696 §16]