This filing was published in the 02/01/2007, issue, Vol. 2007, No. 3, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Safety, Fire Marshal
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Rules
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 29423
Filed: 01/16/2007, 10:23
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The Utah Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board met on 01/12/2007 in a regularly scheduled Board meeting and voted unanimously to amend Rule R710-6 to update the 2003 International Fire Code to the 2006 edition, make corrective changes to current fire code amendments, and sequential changes.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed rule amendments to Rule R710-6 are as follows: 1) in Subsection R710-6-1(1.4), the Board proposes to update the currently used 2003 edition of the International Fire Code to the 2006 edition; 2) in Subsections R710-6-8(8.5.2) through (8.5.4), the Board proposes to make modifications to the current amendments to make them correct with the new edition of the fire code; and 3) some sequential changes are made for clarity.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
This rule or change incorporates by reference the following material:
International Fire Code, 2006 edition, as published by the International Code Council
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There would be a cost of approximately $60 to purchase the newly adopted 2006 edition of the International Fire Code. The aggregate anticipated cost would be approximately $500 for those on the Board and staff to have a copy of the new edition.
There would be an approximate cost of $60 to purchase the newly adopted fire code. The aggregate anticipated cost is impossible to determine because there is an unknown number of copies to be purchased by each local government agency and an unknown number of local government agencies that would purchase the standard.
There would be no aggregate anticipated cost or savings to other persons because those in the liquefied petroleum Gas industry do not use the International Fire Code. It is normally not used outside of government. However, for those who wish to purchase the 2006 edition of the International Fire Code, there will be a cost of $60.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There would be an approximate cost of $60 to purchase the 2006 edition of the International Fire Code.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There is no fiscal impact on businesses for the enactment of these proposed rule changes. Scott T. Duncan, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Safety
5272 S COLLEGE DR
MURRAY UT 84123-2611
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
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Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Ron L. Morris, Utah State Fire Marshal
R710. Public Safety, Fire Marshal.
R710-6. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Rules.
R710-6-1. Adoption, Title, Purpose and Scope.
Pursuant to Title 53, Chapter 7, Section 305, Utah State Code Annotated 1953, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Board adopts minimum rules to provide regulation to those who distribute, transfer, dispense or install LP Gas and/or its appliances in the State of Utah.
There is adopted as part of these rules the following codes which are incorporated by reference:
1.1 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 58, LP Gas Code, 2004 edition, except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 54, National Fuel Gas Code, 2006 edition, except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.3 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2005 Edition, except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
Fire Code (IFC), Chapter 38, [
2003] edition, as published by
the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC), except as amended by provisions
listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.5 A copy of the above codes are on file with the Division of Administrative Rules, and the State Fire Marshal's Office. The definitions contained in the afore referenced codes shall also pertain to these rules.
These rules shall be known as "Rules Governing LPG Operations in the State of Utah" and may be cited as such, and will be hereinafter referred to as "these rules".
If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase, of these rules is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, contrary to statute, or exceeding the authority of the LPG Board such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of these rules.
In the event where separate requirements pertain to the same situation in the same code, or between different codes or standards as adopted, the more restrictive requirement shall govern, as determined by the enforcing authority.
R710-6-4. LP Gas Certificates.
Application for an LPG certificate shall be made in writing to the Division. The application shall be signed by the applicant.
Every person who performs any act or acts within the scope of a license issued under these rules, shall pass an initial examination in accordance with the provisions of this article.
4.3 Types of Initial Examinations:
4.3.4 Recreational Vehicle Service
4.3.6 Transportation and Delivery
4.4 Initial Examinations.
4.4.1 The initial examination shall include an open book written test of the applicant's knowledge of the work to be performed by the applicant. The written examination questions shall be taken from the adopted statute, administrative rules, NFPA 54, and NFPA 58.
4.4.2 The initial examination shall also include a practical or actual demonstration of some selected aspects of the job to be performed by the applicant.
4.4.3 To successfully complete the written and practical initial examinations, the applicant must obtain a minimum grade of seventy percent (70%) in each portion of the examination taken. Each portion of the examination will be graded separately. Failure of any one portion of the examination will not delete the entire test.
4.4.4 Examinations may be given at various field locations as deemed necessary by the Division. Appointments for field examinations are required.
4.4.5 As required in Sections 4.2 and 4.3 of these rules, those applicants that have successfully completed the requirements of the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP), as written by the National Propane Gas Association, and that corresponds to the work to be performed by the applicant, shall have the requirement for initial examination waived, after appropriate documentation is provided to the Division by the applicant.
4.4.6 As required in Sections 4.2 and 4.3 of these rules, those applicants that have successfully completed the requirements in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49, Parts 172.700, 172.704, 177.800 and 177.816, that corresponds to the work to be performed by the applicant, shall have the requirement for initial examination waived, after appropriate documentation is provided to the Division by the applicant.
4.5 Original and Renewal Date.
Original LPG certificates shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance. Thereafter, each LPG certificate shall be renewed annually and renewals thereof shall be valid from for one year from issuance.
4.6 Renewal Date.
Application for renewal shall be made on forms provided by the Division.
Every holder of a valid LPG Certificate shall take a re-examination every five years from the date of original certificate issuance, to comply with the provisions of Section 4.3 of these rules as follows:
4.7.1 The re-examination to comply with the provisions of Section 4.3 of these rules shall consist of an open book examination, to be mailed to the certificate holder at least 60 days before the renewal date.
4.7.2 The open book re-examination will consist of questions that focus on changes in the last five years to NFPA 54, NFPA 58, the statute, or the adopted administrative rules. The re-examination may also consist of questions that focus on practices of concern as noted by the Board or Division.
4.7.3 The certificate holder is responsible to complete the re-examination and return it to the Division in sufficient time to renew.
4.7.4 The certificate holder is responsible to return to the Division with the re-examination the correct renewal fees to complete that certificate renewal.
4.7.5 As required in Section 4.7 of these rules, those applicants that have successfully completed the requirements in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49, Parts 172.700, 172.704, 177.800 and 177.816, that corresponds to the work to be performed by the applicant, shall have the requirement for re-examination waived, after appropriate documentation is provided to the Division by the applicant.
4.8 Refusal to Renew.
The Division may refuse to renew any LPG certificate in
the same manner and for any reason that is authorized pursuant to [
The holder of a LPG certificate shall submit such certificate for inspection, upon request of the Division or the enforcing authority.
4.10.1 Every LPG certificate shall indicate the type of act or acts to be performed and for which the applicant has qualified.
4.10.2 Any person holding a valid LPG certificate shall not be authorized to perform any act unless he is a licensee or is employed by a licensed concern.
4.10.3 It is the responsibility of the LPG certificate holder to insure that the concern they are employed by is licensed under this act.
4.11 Change of Address.
Any change in home address of any holder of a valid LPG certificate shall be reported by the registered person to the Division within thirty (30) days of such change.
A duplicate LPG certificate may be issued by the Division to replace any previously issued certificate which has been lost or destroyed upon the submission of a written statement to the Division from the certified person. Such statement shall attest to the certificate having been lost or destroyed. If the original is found, it shall be surrendered to the Division within 15 days.
4.13 Contents of Certificate of Registration.
Every LPG certificate issued shall contain the following information:
4.13.1 The name and address of the applicant.
4.13.2 The physical description of applicant.
4.13.3 The signature of the LP Gas Board Chairman.
4.13.4 The date of issuance.
4.13.5 The expiration date.
4.13.6 Type of service the person is qualified to perform.
4.13.7 Have printed on the card the following: "This certificate is for identification only, and shall not be used for recommendation or advertising".
4.14 Minimum Age.
No LPG certificate shall be issued to any person who is under sixteen (16) years of age.
4.15 Restrictive Use.
4.15.1 No LPG certificate shall constitute authorization for any person to enforce any provisions of these rules.
4.15.2 A LPG certificate may be used for identification purposes only as long as such certificate remains valid and while the holder is employed by a licensed concern.
4.15.3 Regardless of the acts for which the applicant has qualified, the performance of only those acts authorized under the licensed concern employing such applicant shall be permissible.
4.15.4 Regardless of the acts authorized to be performed by a licensed concern, only those acts for which the applicant for a LPG certificate has qualified shall be permissible by such applicant.
4.16 Right to Contest.
4.16.1 Every person who takes an examination for a LPG certificate shall have the right to contest the validity of individual questions of such examination.
4.16.2 Every contention as to the validity of individual questions of an examination that cannot be reasonably resolved, shall be made in writing to the Division within 48 hours after taking said examination. Contentions shall state the reason for the objection.
4.16.3 The decision as to the action to be taken on the submitted contention shall be by the Board, and such decision shall be final.
4.16.4 The decision made by the Board, and the action taken, shall be reflected in all future examinations, but shall not affect the grades established in any past examination.
LPG Certificates shall not be transferable to another individual. Individual LPG certificates shall be carried by the person to whom issued.
4.18 New Employees.
New employees of a licensed concern may perform the various acts while under the direct supervision of persons holding a valid LPG certificate for a period not to exceed 45 days from the initial date of employment. By the end of such period, new employees shall have taken and passed the required examination. In the event the employee fails the examination, re-examination shall be taken within 30 days. The employee shall remain under the direct supervision of an employee holding a valid LPG certificate, until certified.
4.19 Certificate Identification.
Every LPG certificate shall be identified by a number, delineated as PE-(number). Such number shall not be transferred from one person to another.
R710-6-8. Amendments and Additions.
The following amendments and additions are hereby adopted by the Board:
8.1 All LP Gas facilities that are located in a public place shall be inspected by a certified LP Gas serviceman every five (5) years for leaks in all buried piping as follows:
8.1.1 All buried piping shall be pressure tested and inspected for leaks as set forth in NFPA Standard 54, Sections 4.1.1 through 4.3.4.
8.1.2 If a leak is detected and repaired, the buried piping shall again be pressure tested for leaks.
8.1.3 The certified LP Gas serviceman shall keep a written record of the inspection and all corrections made to the buried piping located in a public place.
8.1.4 The inspection records shall be available to be inspected on a regular basis by the Division.
8.2 Whenever the Division is required to complete more than two inspections to receive compliance on an LP Gas System, container, apparatus, appliance, appurtenance, tank or tank trailer, or any pertinent equipment for the storage, transportation or dispensation of LP Gas, the Division shall charge to the owner for each additional inspection, the re-inspection fee as stated in R710-6-6.1(e).
8.3 All LP Gas containers of more than 5000 water gallons shall be inspected at least biannually for compliance with the adopted statute and rules. The following containers are exempt from this requirement:
8.3.1 Those excluded from the act in UCA, Section 53-7-303.
8.3.2 Containers under federal control.
8.3.3 Containers under the control of the U.S. Department of Transportation and used for transportation of LP Gas.
8.3.4 Containers located at private residences.
8.4 Those using self-serve key or card services shall be trained in safe filling practices by the licensed dealer providing the services. A letter shall be sent to the Division by the licensed dealer stating that those using the self-serve key or card service have been trained.
8.5 IFC Amendments:
8.5.1 IFC, Section 3801.2 Permits. On line 2 after the word "105.7" add "and the adopted LPG rules".
8.5.2 IFC, Section 3803.1 [
- General. After the word "Code"
on line 2 insert ",NFPA 54.]
8.5.3 IFC, Section 3809.12 [
of storage outside of buildings. On
line three replace the number "20" with the number "10".]
8.6 NFPA, Standard 58 Amendments:
8.6.1 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 184.108.40.206 is amended to add the following section: (c) All new, used or existing containers of 5000 water gallons or less, installed in the State of Utah or relocated within the State of Utah shall meet the requirements listed in ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, "Rules for the Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels". All new, used or existing containers of more than 5000 water gallons, installed in the State of Utah or relocated within the State of Utah shall meet the requirements listed in ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, "Rules for the Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels", Section VIII, and shall either be registered by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors or the Manufacturer's Data Report for Pressure Vessels, Form U-1A, be provided.
8.6.2 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 220.127.116.11 is amended to add the following section: (d) If an existing container is relocated within the State of Utah, and depending upon the container size, does not bear the required ASME construction code and/or National Board Stamping, the new owner may submit to the Division a request for "Special Classification Permit". Material specifications and calculations of the container shall be submitted to the Division by the new owner. Also, the new owner shall insure that a review of the proposed container be completed by a registered professional engineer experienced in pressure vessel container design and construction, and the new owner submit that report to the Division. The Division will approve or disapprove the proposed container. Approval by the Division shall be obtained before the container is set or filled with LP Gas.
8.6.3 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 18.104.22.168 is amended to add the following section:
Repairs and alterations shall only be made by those holding a National Board
"R" Certificate of Authorization commonly known as an R Stamp.[ 8.6.4 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 6.6.3 is amended to add the following
section: 22.214.171.124 Skid mounted ASME horizontal containers greater than 2000
water gallons, with non-fireproofed steel mounted attached supports, resting on
concrete, pavement, gravel or firm packed earth, may be mounted on the attached
supports to a maximum of 12 inches from the top of the skid to the bottom of
NFPA Standard 58, Sections 126.96.36.199(3)(a) and (b) are deleted and
rewritten as follows:
Type K copper tubing without joints below grade may be used in exterior LP Gas piping systems only.
6] NFPA, Standard 58, Section 188.8.131.52 is
amended to add the following: When
guard posts are installed they shall be installed meeting the following
Constructed of steel not less than four inches in diameter and filled
Set with spacing not more than four feet apart.
Buried three feet in the ground in concrete not less than 15 inches in
Set with the tops of the posts not less than three feet above the
8.6.7 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 6.6.6 is amended to add the following: (M) All metallic equipment and components that are buried or mounded shall have cathodic protection installed to protect the metal.
184.108.40.206 Sacrificial anodes shall be installed as required by the size of the container. If more than one sacrificial anode is required they shall be evenly distributed around the container.
220.127.116.11 Sacrificial anodes shall be connected to the container or piping as recommended by the manufacturer or using accepted engineering practices.
18.104.22.168 Sacrificial anodes shall be placed as near the bottom of the container as possible and approximately two feet away from the container.
8.6.8 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 22.214.171.124(1) is amended as follows: On line one remove "5ft (1.5m)" and replace it with "10 ft (3m)".
KEY: liquefied petroleum gas
Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment:
November 8, 2006]
Notice of Continuation: March 30, 2006
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 53-7-305
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