Boiler Safety Board Meeting Minutes December 19, 2019

BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL BOARD

Meeting Minutes

December 19, 2019

 

I.     Call to Order

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

II.     Roll Call

Members Present:      Lynne Rush, Kathleen Uehling, Tim Fehr - Call in, Susan Oltrogge – Call in, Amy Iles- Call in, Thomas Dye and Robert Brecke                                            

Members Absent:  Frank Ballantini

Ms. Caroline Barrett from the Attorney General’s office also attended.

III.     Approval of Agenda

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

IV.     Approval of Minutes

Mr. Brecke moved to approve the minutes of the September 26, 2019 meeting.  Ms. Uehling seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

V.     Items for Action
          ​​​​​​​A. Rules review chapter assignments

Ms. Rush suggested that each board member take chapters to review and report at the next meeting.  Ms. Uehling informed the board that effective January 1, 2020, the Division of Labor, will use 150 Des Moines Street for a mailing address.  This may require changes to the rules. 

Chapters assigned to each board member are as follows:

1). 80 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board Administrative and Regulatory Authority,

     81 Waivers or Variances from Administrative Rules by the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board,

     82 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board Petitions for Rule Making,

     83 Declaratory Orders by the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board, and

     85 Public Records and Fair Information Practices of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board

         - Ms. Uehling​​​​​​​

2). 84- Contested Cases Before the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board – Mr. Ballantini

3). 90 Administration of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Program- Mr. Brecke

4). 91 General Requirements for All Objects- Ms. Oltrogge

5). 92 Power Boilers- Mr. Dye

6). 93 Miniature Boilers Installed Prior to September 20, 2006- Ms. Rush

7). 94 Steam Heating Boilers, Hot Water Heating Boilers and Hot Water Supply Boilers- Mr. Fehr

8). 96- Unfired Steam Pressure Vessels- Ms. Iles

          B. Notice of Intended Action to update editions of codes adapted by references

Board members were provided with a Notice of Intended Action to update the references to various codes that have previously been adopted by reference.

Mr. Brecke made a motion to approve the Notice.  Ms. Uehling seconded the motion.  It was approved unanimously.  

VI.          ​​​​​​​Division of Labor report

Labor Commissioner Rod Roberts thanked the board members and staff for their services.

Commissioner Roberts described some changes in staffing at the Division of Labor and stated that a status quo budget was submitted for the next year.

Commissioner Roberts described some projects being done at 150 Des Moines Street.  The sign in the front was changed to reflect that the Division of Labor and Division of Workers Compensation are located in this facility.  Bushes from the front of the building and trees from the East side of the building were removed.  Plans are underway to install crossing arms for the parking lot.  June 2020 is the anticipated completion date.  Board members will be allowed to enter the parking lot.

Ms. Rush asked about the budget for the boiler program.  Commissioner Roberts stated that there are adequate resources to take care of the program.

There was a discussion about the board vacancy. 

VII.          ​​​​​​​Public Comments

None

VIII.          ​​​​​​​Communications

None

IX.          ​​​​​​​Next Meetings            

  • January 23, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St.
  • February 20th, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St.
  • March 26th, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St.
  • April 23rd, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St.

X.          ​​​​​​​Agenda for Next Meeting

Rules review chapter reports

XI.          ​​​​​​​Adjournment

Mr. Dye moved to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Brecke seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.  The board adjourned at 10:33 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Oltrogge, Secretary