Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Board Meeting MInutes April 27, 2017

Meeting Minutes
April 27, 2017

I.  Call to Order

Chairperson Ms. Lynne Rush called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room at 150 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, Iowa. 

II.  Roll Call

Members Present:  Lynne Rush, Bob Brecke, Kathleen Uehling, Amy Iles, Tim Fehr (via phone), Frank Ballantini, Susan Oltrogge and Thomas Dye

III.  Approval of Agenda

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

IV.  Approval of Minutes

Mr. Brecke moved to approve the minutes of the February 23, 2017 meeting.   Ms. Iles seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

V.  Items for Action

Petitions B2017-001, B2017-002, B2017-003, B2017-004 and B2017-005 from Archer Daniels Midland request waivers of internal inspection requirements.  After a brief discussion by the Board, Ms. Uehling made a motion to deny all five variance requests because the Board has no jurisdiction to waive a statutory requirement.  Ms. Iles seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

VI.  Reports

Division of Labor – Mr. Bob Bunte, Chief Boiler Inspector, was introduced.   Mr. Mauro reported that the boiler program had an income of $894,808 and expenditures of about $601,000, resulting in approximately $293,228 on-hand.  Mr. Mauro believes the department is in good shape right now and noted the need to maintain a minimum of six-month’s carryover.

Inspector Pay - Mr. Borwey is working on a presentation for the Department of Administrative Services. 

Appurtenances - M. Uehling is drafting language for a rule change.

Rules Review

                Chapter 80, 81 & 85 – Ms. Uehling – Nothing to report at this time.

                Chapter 82 – Mr. Ballantini – Suggested allowing email and faxes in 82.4(3) and other places.  

                Chapter 83 – Ms. Rush – Nothing to report.

                Chapter 90 – Ms. Rush – Change office phone numbers and addresses in 90.11 and 90.12.

                Chapter 84 – Ms. Baustian – Allow submissions via email and fax. 

                Chapter 91 – Mr. Brecke – Need to update code adoptions.   Mr. Brecke plans to do further review on 91.17.  He’s considering ending the first sentence after the word “English” and striking the word “also” from 2nd sentence.

                Chapter 92 – Mr. Fehr – Still researching

                Chapter 93 & 94 – Ms. Oltrogge – Possibly delete 94.2 and 93.2.  Ms. Uehling noted change 6 years ago but not sure why.  Need to revisit.

                Chapter 95 – Ms. Iles – No changes necessary.

                Chapter 96 – Mr. Dye – No changes necessary.

VII.  Discussion Topics

First operation of new installation –Ms. Rush received question from a contractor.  Boilers can be fired up for testing; cannot be operated until it has been inspected and issued an operating certificate.  

VIII.  Public Comment


IX.  Communications


X.  Next Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 2017  10:00 AM – 150 Des Moines St

XI.  Agenda Items for Next  Meeting

Report from Sub-Committee on Appurtenances

Report from Sub-Committee on Inspector’s Salary

Rules Review

XII.  Adjournment

Mr. Brecke moved to adjourn; Ms. Uehling seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.  Board adjourned at 11:50 AM.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Oltrogge, Secretary

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