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Labor Code - LAB

DIVISION 5. SAFETY IN EMPLOYMENT [6300 - 9104]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

PART 6. TANKS AND BOILERS [7620 - 7771]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1142. )

CHAPTER 4. Inspection Fees [7720 - 7728]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1142. )

7720.
  

The division shall not charge an inspection fee where an inspection is made by a certified inspector if the inspection has been made and reports have been submitted within the time limits specified in this part.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 220. Effective June 27, 2016.)

7721.
  

(a) The division shall fix and collect fees for the shop, field, and resale inspection of tanks and boilers and for consultations, surveys, audits, and other activities required or related to national standards concerning the design or construction of boilers or pressure vessels or for evaluating fabricator’s plant facilities when these services are requested of the division by entities desiring these services. The division shall fix and collect the fees for the inspection of pressure vessels by a division safety engineer. The division may charge an additional fee for necessary subsequent inspections to determine if applicable safety orders have been complied with.

(b) The division shall charge a fee for processing a permit.

(c) The division shall fix and collect fees for field consultations regarding pressure vessels.

(d) Whenever a person owning or having the custody, management, or operation of a pressure vessel fails to pay the fees required under this chapter within 60 days after notification, he or she shall pay, in addition to the fees required under this chapter, a penalty fee equal to 100 percent of the fee.

(e) Any fees required pursuant to this section shall be in amounts sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs of the division for administering this part and shall be adopted as emergency regulations. These emergency regulations shall not be subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act provided for in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. These regulations shall become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 221. Effective June 27, 2016.)

7722.
  

(a) The fees collected under this part shall be paid into the Pressure Vessel Account, which is hereby created, to be used for the administration of the division pressure vessel safety program.

(b) The division shall establish criteria upon which fee charges are based and prepare an annual report concerning revenues obtained and expenditures appropriated for the pressure vessel safety program. The division shall file the report with the Legislative Analyst, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and the Department of Finance.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 222. Effective June 27, 2016.)

7725.
  

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning therein given them.

(a) “Small tank” shall mean any tank 1,200 gallons water capacity or less.

(b) “Large tank” shall mean any tank of more than 1,200 gallons water capacity.

(c) “Shop inspection” shall mean the inspection and testing of tanks or boilers, manufactured, or in the process of manufacture, repair, or alteration, in the manufacturer’s shops, or at the jobsite, in accordance with the applicable rules of the respective codes under which they are manufactured.

(d) “Field inspection” shall mean the inspection and testing of installed tanks or boilers or both tanks and boilers, regardless of location.

(e) “Resale inspection” shall mean the inspection of boilers or tanks in the possession of a dealer or vendor at the request of a user who contemplates the purchase thereof.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 467.)

7726.
  

All inspection fees shall be paid before the issuance of a permit.

(Added by renumbering Section 7723 by Stats. 1949, Ch. 1530.)

7728.
  

Whenever an owner or user of any apparatus or equipment fails to pay the fees required under this chapter within 60 days after notification, said owner or user shall pay, in addition to the fees required under this chapter, a penalty fee equal to 100 percent of such fee. For the purposes of this section, the date of the invoice shall be considered the date of notification.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1191.)

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