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Title 8 . Labor and Workforce Development
Chapter 80 . Boiler and Pressure Vessel Construction Code
Section 100. Authorization for safety valves

8 AAC 80.100. Authorization for safety valves

(a) A company that does not hold a "VR" stamp and has their employees repair, reset, or reseal ASME safety and safety relief valves must obtain a written authorization signed by the director. The authorization must be renewed every three years following the date of original issue. To obtain an authorization, the company must

(1) have a written quality control manual;

(2) have an approved safety relief valve test bench which has calibrated test gauges;

(3) possess a training certificate issued by a safety valve manufacturer, or an owner-user; and

(4) have seals assigned only to those qualified to seal the safety valves.

(b) Repealed 12/17/99.

(c) A company in possession of a "VR" stamp issued by the NB must file its valid VR certification, its identification symbol, and a control copy of its quality system manual with the chief inspector in order to repair, reset, or reseal ASME safety and safety relief valves.

(d) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, on or after December 17, 2000, the department will not issue or renew letters of authorization as described in (a) of this section. To repair, reset, or reseal ASME safety and safety relief valves on or after December 17, 2000, the company must

(1) have a valid VR certification and make the filings described in (c) of this section; or

(2) hold a valid letter of authorization issued before December 17, 2000 under (a) of this section that has not expired.

History: Eff. 6/21/84, Register 90; am 10/21/92, Register 124; am 12/17/99, Register 152

Authority: AS 18.60.180

AS 18.60.315

Editor's note: For the purposes of 8 AAC 80, the Anchorage office of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development can be contacted at Mechanical Inspection, P.O. Box 107020, 3301 Eagle Street, Suite 302, Anchorage, Alaska 99510; phone: (907) 269-4925.

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