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Boiler inspection rule changes took effect November 1

Synopsis

A new rule related to boiler inspections took effect November 1. The rule changes are related to internal inspection extensions, add some definitions related to the extension process and clarify requirements for extensions. 


Key takeaways

  • A new rule related to applying for boiler inspection extensions took effect November 1. The rule adds new circumstances under which extensions may be obtained.
  • The rule also adds some new definitions and clarifies requirements related to getting an extension of the interval between internal inspections.

In October, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) adopted amended rules regarding boiler inspections.

These rules apply to the process of applying for extensions of internal inspection intervals for boilers and add new circumstances under which extensions may be obtained. The adopted rules were published in the October 23 edition of the Texas Register, and background information can be found here.

TDLR notes the following: “The adopted amendments…add definitions for ‘continuous water treatment,’ ‘operation,’ ‘out of service,’ and ‘standby.’ The adopted amendments…clarify the requirements for extension of the interval between internal inspections, and simplify the language used in the section.”

The text of the new rules can be found here, beginning on pg. 3720.

The new rules took effect November 1, 2020, and TDLR will publish the full text at that time on its website as well.

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