(a)  The owner or user shall complete any required repairs or corrective action and request an additional inspection within 60 calendar days of the inspection, except in cases where the boiler or pressure vessel is removed from service, in which case the owner or user shall send in written confirmation, signed by the owner or user, that use of the boiler or pressure vessel has been discontinued and that the boiler or pressure vessel has been removed from the source of energy.

(b)  Upon notification by the inspector of a boiler or pressure vessel for which continued operation creates a condition of imminent danger, the Chief Inspector shall determine if the recommendations of the inspector are valid, and if so, the Chief Inspector shall notify the owner or user by the most expedient means possible, followed by written notification within 15 calendar days stating that the use of the boiler or pressure vessel shall be discontinued immediately.

(c)  The owner or user may continue operation of the boiler or pressure vessel, including those boilers or pressure vessels that are condemned, during the 60 day period, except that this provision shall not apply to boilers and pressure vessels after notification by the Chief Inspector to the owner or user that a condition of imminent danger exists.

(d)  After completion of any required repairs or corrective action, the boiler or pressure vessel shall be reinspected to the extent necessary to verify satisfactory completion of the required repairs or corrective action.

(e)  An owner shall pay a fee of forty dollars ($40.00) to the North Carolina Department of Labor for each reinspection or follow-up inspection conducted by Deputy Inspectors.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95‑69.11;

Eff. May 29, 1981;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2015; July 1, 2006; January 1, 1995;

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