2007 ORS 480.585¹
Permit for operation of vessels
  • rules for waiver

(1) Any person may apply to the Department of Consumer and Business Services for an operating permit for a boiler or pressure vessel:

(a) By filing reports showing details of the proposed construction before construction is started; or

(b) By submitting satisfactory proof that the boiler or pressure vessel has been constructed in accordance with minimum safety standards and has been found to be safe.

(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. Except as provided by regulation, a permit must be posted in the room containing the boiler or pressure vessel for which the permit is issued.

(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 department’s 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 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 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 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]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 480—Explosives; Flammable Materials; Pressure Vessels, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­480.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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