FINAL - Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Board Meeting Minutes November 16, 2017

Meeting Minutes November 16, 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, Frank Ballantini, Susan Oltrogge and Thomas Dye

III.    Approval of Agenda

Ms. Uehling moved to amend the draft agenda by moving the Division of Labor report to the beginning of the meeting. Ms. Oltrogge seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

IV.    Approval of Minutes

Ms. Uehling moved to approve the minutes of the September 28, 2017 meeting. Mr. Brecke seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

V.    Reports

Division of Labor Financial Report – The Labor Commissioner reported that the Boiler program had a good year financially. He talked about indirect costs to operate the department such as staffing and transportation costs. The State performed 3,948 inspections and 24,216 inspections were performed by insurance inspectors.

Inspector Pay – Mr. Mauro reported this issue has been on hold awaiting a decision from DAS on the elevator inspector’s classification and pay.  DAS has agreed to change the job classification and pay for the elevator inspectors so we will now proceed with the boiler inspectors.
VI.    Items for Action -

Notice of Intended Action Appurtenance Committee – Some Board members felt the end points in the draft should be “up to and including” and others thought it should be “up to.” The Board decided to send it back to the subcommittee for recommendations on rewording. Ms. Uehling moved to table the Notice of Intended Action; Mr. Brecke seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

Notice of Intended Action Rules Review - The Board reviewed the Notice of Intended Action. Ms. Uehling made a motion to approve the Notice of Intended Action; Mr. Brecke seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

VII.    Discussion Topics

Inspection reports – Mr. Bunte, Chief Boiler Inspector, expressed concern about the quality of inspection reports being submitted. He will be issuing mandatory reporting guidelines to improve the quality of inspection reports. Mr. Bunte also reported that all certificates will be issued for 1 year. Inspection frequencies will not change.

VIII.    Public Comment - none

IX.    Communications - none

X.    Next Meeting – Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:00 AM – 150 Des Moines St

XI.    Agenda Items for Next Meeting -

Notice of Intended Action on Appurtenance Committee Inspectors Pay Power Point

XII.    Adjournment

Mr. Brecke moved to adjourn the meeting; Ms. Uehling seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.  Board adjourned at 11:15 AM.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Oltrogge, Secretary

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