2017 ORS 480.570¹
Inspections by special inspectors or others
  • effect on permit fees
  • exempt boilers and vessels

(1) A special inspector receiving a certificate of competency under ORS 480.565 (Chief and deputy inspectors) (3)(b) may not inspect under ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations) any boiler or pressure vessel not used or not to be used by the employer of the special inspector.

(2) If a special inspector holds a certificate of competency issued under ORS 480.565 (Chief and deputy inspectors) (3)(a), the special inspector:

(a) May conduct shop inspections of boilers and pressure vessels manufactured or to be installed in this state whether or not the boilers or pressure vessels are insured or will be insured by the employer of the special inspector; and

(b) Upon being notified that the boilers or pressure vessels are ready for inspection, shall perform all installation and operating inspections required under ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations) on boilers and pressure vessels that are operated or insured by the special inspector’s employer.

(3) A boiler contractor licensed under ORS 480.630 (Licensing of boiler contractors and persons installing, altering or repairing boilers or pressure vessels) that performs an alteration or repair on a boiler or pressure vessel shall utilize the services of:

(a) An authorized inspector certified under this chapter with whom the contractor has an agreement for inspection of the alteration or repair;

(b) A special inspector of an insurance company with which the contractor has an inspection contract; or

(c) A designated inspector who is authorized to inspect the alteration or repair.

(4) A special inspector’s certificate of competency remains in force only while the special inspector is continuously employed by one of the persons mentioned in ORS 480.565 (Chief and deputy inspectors) (3).

(5) If a boiler or pressure vessel is inspected by a special inspector as provided in this section, the boiler or pressure vessel is subject to the installation permit and operating permit fees described in ORS 480.600 (Special provisions on permit and inspection fees) (2) instead of the installation permit and operating permit fees established under ORS 480.595 (Permits).

(6) The Department of Consumer and Business Services may cause a deputy inspector to inspect or reinspect all boilers and pressure vessels that a special inspector is authorized or required to inspect. However, the deputy inspector may not conduct an internal inspection or reinspection unless:

(a) There is a question as to whether or not the boiler or pressure vessel meets the minimum safety standards; and

(b) The special inspector who made the original inspection, or the employer of the special inspector, is given reasonable notice and opportunity to be present during the internal inspection or reinspection.

(7) Subsections (1) to (6) of this section do not apply to boilers or pressure vessels located in a residential structure that contains fewer than six dwelling units. [1961 c.485 §14; 1969 c.582 §12; 1983 c.676 §12; 1991 c.518 §5; 2007 c.487 §7; 2009 c.696 §15]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Insufficiency of product liability insurance to satisfy condi­tions of this sec­tion, (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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 480, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano480.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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