(A) The owner of a historical boiler that is operated in public shall maintain a current valid certificate of operation for the historical boiler in accordance with the requirements of this section.
(B) At least once every three years, inspectors designated by the chief of the division of boiler inspection in the department of commerce shall inspect thoroughly, internally and externally, and under operating conditions, all historical boilers that are operated in public and their appurtenances. Inspectors shall examine the smoke box, barrel, wrapped sheet, dome, water column and water glass, firebox, external plumbing, fusible plug, pressure relief valve, and pressure gage.
(C) After conducting the inspection required under division (B) of this section, the inspector shall evaluate whether the historical boiler is in safe operating condition according to rules adopted by the historical boiler licensing board pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 4104.34 of the Revised Code. If the inspector finds that the historical boiler is in safe operating condition, the inspector shall recommend that the board issue a certificate of operation for the historical boiler. If the board concurs with the recommendation of the inspector, the board shall issue a certificate of operation for the historical boiler inspected by that inspector. A certificate of operation is valid for a period of three years after the date of issuance.
(D) If an inspector does not recommend the issuance of a certificate of operation for the historical boiler or if the board decides not to issue a certificate of operation, the owner of the historical boiler may file an appeal with the board, and the board shall conduct a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(E) The owner of a historical boiler that is operated in public shall display the certificate of operation in a prominent place on the historical boiler during its operation.
(F) At least once every three years, a safety committee appointed by the board pursuant to division (K) of section 4104.34 of the Revised Code shall conduct a hydrostatic test at one and one-quarter of the maximum allowable working pressure on all publicly operated historical boilers that are assigned by the board for testing by that safety committee. The safety committee shall submit the results of each hydrostatic test to the board in accordance with rules adopted by the board pursuant to division (A)(6) of section 4104.34 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-24-2002