2015 ORS 480.565¹
Chief and deputy inspectors
  • special inspectors

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall:

(1) Appoint a chief boiler inspector who has had practical experience in the construction, maintenance, repair or operation of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels as a mechanical engineer, practical steam operating engineer, boilermaker or boiler inspector and who:

(a) Has passed a written examination, which shall be confined to questions the answers to which will aid in determining the fitness and competency of the applicant to inspect boilers and pressure vessels; or

(b) Holds a certificate of competency as an inspector of boilers and pressure vessels issued by a state that has standards of examination equal to those of the State of Oregon and that recognizes certificates of competency issued by the State of Oregon, and has passed an examination that assesses the applicant’s knowledge of ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations) and the rules adopted thereunder.

(2) Appoint deputy inspectors who shall be responsible to the chief boiler inspector and who shall have qualified as provided in subsection (1) of this section, except that less practical experience shall be required.

(3) Issue a certificate of competency as a special inspector to any individual who qualifies as provided in subsection (1) of this section, except that no more practical experience shall be required than is required of a deputy inspector, and who is continuously employed by:

(a) An insurer who may and does write policies of boiler and pressure vessel insurance in Oregon; or

(b) Any person operating pressure vessels in this state whose service, personnel, equipment and supervision meet the requirements prescribed by the Board of Boiler Rules. [1961 c.485 §12; 1969 c.582 §11; 1971 c.753 §61; 1991 c.518 §13; 2007 c.71 §165]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of special inspector to inspect boilers or pressure vessels not insured or about to be insured, (1977) Vol 38, p 1079

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 480—Explosives; Flammable Materials; Pressure Vessels, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors480.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 480, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano480.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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