2017 ORS 480.630¹
Licensing of boiler contractors and persons installing, altering or repairing boilers or pressure vessels
  • installation permits
  • fees
  • continuing education

(1) A person engaging in the business of installing, repairing or altering boilers or pressure vessels must possess a boiler contractor license issued by the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(2) A person who installs, repairs or alters boilers or pressure vessels as the employee or agent of a business engaged in the installation, repair or alteration of boilers or pressure vessels must possess an employee or agent license issued by the department.

(3) The chief boiler inspector may conduct examinations for licensing an employee or agent of a business to establish the competency of the applicant.

(4) Upon payment of the applicable application fee, the department shall issue a license to an applicant who qualifies as provided in rules adopted under ORS 455.117 (Adoption of rules governing licensing, certification or registration) by the Board of Boiler Rules. Upon payment of the applicable renewal application fee, the department shall renew the license of a person who complies with ORS 480.510 (Short title) to 480.670 (Civil penalty for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law violations) and the rules adopted by the board under ORS 455.117 (Adoption of rules governing licensing, certification or registration) or 480.545 (Rules). The fee to apply for or renew a license is:

(a) $27.50 per year for an employee or agent license.

(b) $165 per year for a boiler contractor license.

(5) A person required to be licensed under this section may not install, alter or repair a boiler or pressure vessel unless an installation permit is first secured from the department. The department shall issue permits only to persons possessing a valid boiler contractor license or as provided by the department by rule.

(6) If an emergency exists, a permit under subsection (5) of this section is not required in advance for boiler or pressure vessel installations or repair, provided that an application accompanied by the appropriate fee for the permit is submitted to the department within five days after the commencing of the boiler or pressure vessel work.

(7) The license and examination requirements of this section and ORS 480.632 (Employment of unlicensed worker prohibited) do not apply when a person is brought in from out of state to repair or alter a boiler or pressure vessel utilizing special tools or a special process for which that person is uniquely qualified. The activity shall be limited solely to the special process and the person performing the work shall have qualifications that meet or exceed license standards as determined by the chief boiler inspector. The chief boiler inspector shall be notified prior to performance of any work under this subsection.

(8) If a license issued under subsection (4) of this section is of a class that authorizes a person to perform work equivalent to that performed by pressure vessel installers, building service mechanics, boilermakers or pressure piping mechanics, the person must comply with continuing education requirements. [1973 c.830 §4; 1983 c.676 §20; 1987 c.414 §36; 1991 c.201 §5; 2001 c.678 §3; 2005 c.758 §36; 2007 c.71 §168; 2007 c.487 §§13,13a; 2009 c.696 §21]

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 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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