13 NCAC 13 .0203             NORTH CAROLINA COMMISSION

(a)  When requested by the employer and upon presentation of a completed Application for Commission as an Inspector of Boilers and Pressure Vessels, a North Carolina Commission, bearing the signature of the Commissioner, shall be issued by the Commissioner to persons holding a valid National Board Commission who have taken and passed the examination specified in 13 NCAC 13 .0202(b).

(b)  Applications for a North Carolina Commission shall be processed upon proof of a National Board Commission and payment of a thirty-five dollar ($35.00) fee to the Department of Labor.

(c)  North Carolina Commissions shall be valid through December 31, at which time the inspector's employer shall submit a renewal request letter and a thirty-five dollar ($35.00) fee to the Department of Labor.

(d)  The North Carolina Commission shall be returned by the employing company with notification of termination date to the Bureau within 30 days of termination of employment.

(e)  A North Carolina Commission may be suspended or revoked by the Commissioner in accordance with G.S. 95-69.11(20) if an inspector is incompetent or untrustworthy or has falsified any statement in an application or inspection report. The Commissioner shall give notice of the commencement of proceedings for suspension or revocation of a commission pursuant to G.S. 150B-23. A North Carolina Commission may be suspended prior to the hearing if the Chief Inspector determines that the public health, safety, or welfare requires the suspension. In this case, the proceedings shall be promptly commenced and determined in accordance with G.S. 150B-3. The Commissioner's decision regarding the competency of an inspector shall be determined after consideration of the knowledge, skill, and care possessed and employed by boiler and pressure vessel inspection personnel in good standing. Industry custom and practice shall be considered but are not determinative. Failure to conduct the inspections in accordance with this Chapter shall constitute incompetence. The Commissioner shall give the inspector opportunity to show that he or she is conducting his or her duties in a competent manner and that suspension or revocation is unwarranted. If the inspector believes that the decision of the Commissioner is not warranted, the inspector may take exception to the determination, in which event the inspector may appeal the final determination of the action pursuant to G.S. 150B.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-69.11; 95-69.15;

Eff. May 29, 1981;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2017; March 1, 2015; July 1, 2011; January 1, 2009; July 1, 2006; January 1, 1995; March 2, 1992; September 1, 1986;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2018.