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Title 8 . Labor and Workforce Development
Chapter 78 . Boiler and Pressure Vessel Construction Code
Section 270. New construction and modifications

8 AAC 78.270. New construction and modifications

(a) To ensure that a new tramway does not pose a danger to employees of the owner or operator or to the public, plans for new tramway construction must be

(1) approved and sealed by an engineer who is registered under AS 08.48 and who is competent in tramway design;

(2) approved in writing by the department before the equipment is ordered; and

(3) in compliance with the safety requirements adopted by reference in 8 AAC 78.250.

(b) Within 15 working days after receipt of an engineer's approval under (a) of this section, the department will complete its review and notify the operator that the design is approved or notify the owner or operator of any deficiencies found.

(c) To ensure that the modification does not pose a danger to employees of the owner or operator or the public, a modification to a tramway must be

(1) approved and sealed by an engineer who is registered under AS 08.48 and who is competent in tramway design;

(2) approved in writing by the department before the modification begins; and

(3) in compliance with 8 AAC 78.250.

(d) The department will complete the modification design review, and will notify the operator of any deficiencies within 15 working days after receipt of an engineer's approval under (c) of this section.

(e) Before it is used by the public, a newly constructed tramway or a modification to a tramway must be subjected to an acceptance inspection. Acceptance inspections shall be witnessed by

(1) an inspector or a tramway specialist and

(2) the engineer that approved and sealed the plans provided to the department under (a) or (c) of this section.

(f) For an acceptance inspection under (e) of this section, the inspector or tramway specialist shall submit the inspection report to the department. Upon review of the report, if the department determines that the tramway complies with 8 AAC 78.250 - 8 AAC 78.900, the department will issue to the owner or operator a certificate of operation.

History: Eff. 11/30/89, Register 112; am 6/15/2001, Register 158

Authority: AS 05.20.050

AS 05.20.070


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