Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board Final Meeting Minutes September 27. 2018


Meeting Minutes September 27, 2018

I.     Call to Order

Chairperson Ms. Lynne Rush called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. in the Conference Room at 150 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

II.     Roll Call

Members Present:       Lynne Rush, Frank Ballantini, Bob Brecke, Thomas Dye (via phone - arrived late), Kathleen Uehling, Tim Fehr and Susan Oltrogge​​​​​​​

Members Absent:        Amy lies

Ms. Caroline Barrett, Assistant Attorney General, also attended.

Ill.     Approval of Agenda

Ms. Uehling moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Ballantini seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

IV.     Approval of Minutes

Ms. Uehling moved to approve the minutes of the June 28, 2018 meeting. Mr. Ballantini seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

Mr. Thomas Dye joined the meeting via phone.

V.     Item for Action

     A.  Election of Officers

Mr. Brecke nominated Ms. Rush for Chairperson. Ms. Oltrogge seconded. There were no more nominations.

Ms. Rush nominated Mr. Brecke for Vice Chairperson. Mr. Ballantini seconded. There were no more nominations.

Mr. Brecke nominated Ms. Oltrogge for Secretary. Ms. Rush seconded. There were no more nominations.

Ms. Rush asked if the board approved the nominations. The board approved unanimously.

     B.  Petitions for waiver and rule making filed by Joan Park on behalf of Navien, Inc and concerning code cases (82018-001)

Mr. Robert Choi spoke to the board about the two petitions. Mr. Jonny Yoon of Navien, Inc. was also in attendance.

They are requesting the board accept four code cases for 6 boiler models bearing ASME "H" stamps. They have received approval from 47 states. They report that they have not had any negative feedback on the units that are currently installed around the country.

After a significant discussion by the board, Mr. Brecke moved to approve the petition for rulemaking. Mr. Ballantini seconded the motion. The board unanimously approved.

VI.     Division of Labor report

Mr. Jim Borwey, Elevator, Boiler and Amusement Ride Manager, stated they have begun the process for hiring the new Administrative Assistant for the boiler program.

Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro stated that financially the boiler program is in good shape.

Mr. Bob Bunte, Chief Boiler Inspector, updated the board on impact of the new law governing water heaters. There are owners who are opting to have the units inspected even though it is not required. Mr. Bunte believes that the number of units dropped due to the change will be less than previously thought. He added that a more accurate accounting of the impact will be available in approximately 12 to 18 months.

VII.     Public Comments


VIII.     Communications

Mr. Bob Brecke requested that the Division of Labor look into the parking situation for the board meetings. The board members agreed that finding parking today was difficult. The Commissioner stated staff would look into it.

IX.     Next Meeting

    • October 25, 2018 10:00 a.m. -150 Des Moines St

X.     Agenda Items for Next Meeting

    • Parking solution for board members
    • Notice of Intended Action for four code cases
    • Product development discussion for future code cases

XI.     Adjournment

Mr. Ballantini moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Brecke seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously. The board adjourned at 11:08 a.m.

Respectfully submitted

Suseln Oltrogge, Secretary