Annual Boiler Inspection NYC (§28-303.1)
Article 303 Periodic Boiler Inspections
Periodic boiler inspections shall be performed in accordance with this article.
§28-303.2 Annual Inspections
Except as otherwise provided in this article, each owner of a boiler, as defined in section 204 of the New York state labor law, excepting those boilers listed in subdivision five of such section of such labor law, shall have such boiler inspected at least once a year in accordance with this article. All individuals who perform periodic inspections pursuant to this article shall be qualified under section 204 of the New York state labor law and the rules promulgated by the commissioner of labor or the commissioner of buildings.
§28-303.2.1 Internal Inspection Required
All high pressure boilers shall have an annual internal inspection performed in accordance with section 204 of New York state labor law and the rules of the department. Where construction of a low pressure boiler allows, an internal inspection shall be performed on a periodic schedule in accordance with section 204 of the New York state labor law and the rules of the department.
§28-303.2.2 External Inspection Required
All high and low pressure boilers shall have an annual external inspection performed in accordance with section 204 of New York state labor law and the rules of the department. Such inspection shall include chimney connectors.
§28-303.3 Qualifications of Boiler Inspectors
All individuals who perform periodic inspections pursuant to this article shall have the qualifications set forth in section 28-303.3.1 or section 28-303.3.2, as applicable.
§28-303.3.1 High-Pressure Boilers
Inspections required by section 28-303.2 of a high-pressure boiler must be performed, in accordance with the rules of the department, on behalf of the owner, by boiler inspectors in the employ of a duly authorized insurance company who are qualified in accordance with section 204 of the New York state labor law.
§28-303.3.2 Low-Pressure Boilers
Inspections required by section 28-303.2 of a low-pressure boiler must be performed, in accordance with the rules of the department, on behalf of the owner, by boiler inspectors who are qualified in accordance with section 204 of the New York state labor law.
§28-303.4 Staggered Inspection Cycles
The commissioner may by rule establish staggered inspection cycles for buildings required to comply with this article.
§28-303.5 Repair of Defects
The owner of each boiler that is subject to periodic inspection shall correct any defects identified in the annual boiler inspection.
§28-303.6 Reporting an Unsafe or Hazardous Condition
If an inspection reveals that any boiler is unsafe or hazardous to life and safety, the device is to be immediately taken out of service by the agency performing the inspection and the building owner notified. Such agency shall notify the department of the unsafe or hazardous condition of the boiler within 24 hours after the condition is discovered. Notification to the department may be made by telephone, electronically or in writing.
§28-303.7 Owner's Annual Boiler Inspection Report
The owner of each boiler that is subject to inspection pursuant to section 28-303.2 shall file a signed annual report with the commissioner in accordance with the rules of the department within 45 days after the required annual inspection of the boiler has been performed. Extensions of time to file such report may be granted in accordance with the rules of the department. The report shall include, but shall not be limited to:
- The location of the boiler.
- The name and address of the inspector, the qualification of the inspector to perform the inspection, the date of inspection and if the inspector is a qualified boiler inspector in the employ of a duly authorized insurance company, the policy number covering the boiler.
- A list of all defects found in the inspection for each device inspected.
§28-303.7.1 Affirmation of Correction
The owner must file an affirmation that all defects identified in the annual boiler inspection report have been corrected. Such affirmation must be filed with the department within 120 days after the date of filing of the report.
§28-303.8 Scope of Inspection
During required inspection and testing, in addition to any other requirements prescribed by this code or the rules of the department, all parts of the equipment shall be inspected to determine that they are in safe operating condition and that parts subject to wear have not worn to such an extent as to affect the safe and reliable operation of the boiler.
§28-303.9 Removal or Discontinuance Notice
The owner of a boiler that is removed or discontinued from use shall file a written notice of such removal or discontinuance with the commissioner within 30 days of the date of removal or discontinuance.
§28-303.10 Additional Inspections
In addition to the inspections required by this article, the commissioner may make such additional inspections as required to enforce the provisions of this code.
The owner of each boiler subject to periodic inspection pursuant to this article shall pay to the department an annual fee for each boiler in the amount prescribed by this code to cover the city's administrative and supervisory costs. The fee shall be payable at the time of the filing of the owner's annual boiler inspection report. No fee shall be charged for additional inspections made by the department pursuant to section 28-303.10.
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