Boiler Safety Board Meeting Minutes June 27, 2019

BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL BOARD

Meeting Minutes

June 27, 2019

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, Frank Ballantini and Tim Fehr                                                 

Members Absent:       Thomas Dye, Amy Iles, Susan Oltrogge​​​​​​​

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

III.     Approval of Agenda

Mr. Brecke 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 January 24, 2019 meeting.  Mr. Brecke seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

V.     Item for Action

Ms. Uehling explained that this proposal is to clarify the fees applied for non-routine activities performed by the boiler staff.  She also noted that the fees proposed are equal to those used in similar circumstances by the elevator staff.  The adoption of these fees will allow all parties to know ahead of time what the charges will be. The correction of two obsolete phone numbers is also proposed in this document.

Mr. Ballantini moved to approve the Notice of Intended Action. Ms. Uehling seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

VI.      Division of Labor repor

Commissioner Roberts, Labor Commissioner, introduced himself and gave an overview of his background. Commissioner Roberts also discussed some of the staffing and organizational changes that he is implementing.

Commissioner Roberts introduced a Notice of Intended Action relating to special inspector commissions issued by the Division of Labor.  The phrase “reputable insurance company” is used in Iowa Code section 89.7 in reference to special inspectors, but there is no clarification in the administrative rules.  This document proposes to define “reputable insurance company” as one that is recognized by the Iowa Insurance Division as a licensed insurer, a risk retention group, an alien surplus lines insurer, or a surplus lines insurer. The notice also proposes actions that could be taken against a special inspector who does not represent a reputable insurance company.

VII.     Public Comments

None

VIII.     Communications

Ms. Uehling and Mr. Fehr are unable to attend the July 25, 2019 Board Meeting.

IX.     Next Meetings

  • July 25, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St
  • August 22, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St
  • Sept 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St

X.     Agenda for Next Meeting

Election of Officers

XI.     Adjournment

Ms. Uehling moved to adjourn the meeting.  Ms. Rush seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.  The board adjourned at 10:28 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Oltrogge, Secretary