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Safety Standards Act

Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation

B.C. Reg. 104/2004

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 November 7, 2016
February 21, 2017
August 31, 2018
Section 2 February 23, 2010
June 9, 2015
November 7, 2016
February 21, 2017
October 2, 2017
August 31, 2018
Section 3 April 1, 2014
February 21, 2017
August 31, 2018
Section 5 August 31, 2018
Section 6 February 23, 2010
August 31, 2018
Section 7 August 31, 2018
Section 9 August 31, 2018
Section 11 August 31, 2018
Section 13 October 2, 2017
August 31, 2018
Section 15 October 2, 2017
August 31, 2018
Section 17 October 2, 2017
August 31, 2018
Section 19 October 2, 2017
August 31, 2018
Section 23 October 2, 2017
Section 27 August 31, 2018
Section 32 August 31, 2018
Section 36 August 31, 2018
Section 37 August 31, 2018
Section 38 August 31, 2018
Section 39 August 31, 2018
Section 40 August 31, 2018
Section 42 March 8, 2017
Section 43 October 2, 2017
Section 43.1 October 2, 2017
Section 44 August 31, 2018
Section 46 August 31, 2018
Section 46.1 August 31, 2018
Section 55 August 31, 2018
Section 56 August 31, 2018
Section 60 August 31, 2018
Section 61 August 31, 2018
Section 62 August 31, 2018
Section 62.1 October 2, 2017
Section 62.2 October 2, 2017
Section 63 August 31, 2018
Section 64 August 31, 2018
Section 65 February 23, 2010
Section 67 August 31, 2018
Section 69.1 October 2, 2017
August 31, 2018
Section 71 August 31, 2018
Section 72 August 31, 2018
Section 74 February 23, 2010
Section 77 August 31, 2018
Section 78 August 31, 2018
Section 79 February 23, 2010
Section 80 August 31, 2018
Section 81 August 31, 2018
Section 83 August 31, 2018
Section 84 November 25, 2010
August 31, 2018
Section 84.1 February 23, 2010
August 31, 2018
Section 85 August 31, 2018
Section 86 August 31, 2018
Schedule November 25, 2010
December 1, 2011
February 6, 2013
April 3, 2014
June 9, 2015
April 26, 2016
August 31, 2018

 Section 1 definition of "power plant" was added by BC Reg 252/2016, effective November 7, 2016.

 Section 1 definition of "boiler" (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective February 21, 2017.

"boiler" means a vessel, in which by the application of heat,

 Section 1 definition of "boiler system" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

"boiler system" means a power plant, heating plant, low temperature low pressure fluid plant, low pressure thermal fluid plant, high pressure thermal fluid plant, oil well plant or pressure plant;

 Section 2 (1) definition "professional engineer" was added by BC Reg 46/2010, effective February 23, 2010.

 Section 2 (1), definitions of "code", "CSA B51" and "CSA B52" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 113/2015, effective June 9, 2015.

"code" means the current edition of a code or standard referred to in the Schedule and adopted under this regulation;

"CSA B51" means the CSA Standard B51, the Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code;

"CSA B52" means the CSA Standard B52, the Mechanical Refrigeration Code;

 Section 2 (1) definition of "power plant" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 252/2016, effective November 7, 2016.

"power plant" means a high pressure steam plant or a high pressure thermal fluid plant or a high temperature high pressure fluid plant;

 Section 2 (1) definition of "fluid heating plant" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective February 21, 2017.

"fluid heating plant" means a heating plant that heats fluid without vapourizing the fluid;

 Section 2 (1) definition of "engineering degree" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

"engineering degree" means a degree in mechanical engineering from an institute of learning that has been registered by the council of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act;

 Section 2 (1) definitions of "brazer", "compressed gas", "fuel firing system", "pressure brazer", "pressure brazing", "standardized certificate of competency", "welder", and "welding" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

"brazer" means a pressure brazer;

"compressed gas" means a gas or combination of gases that is contained under pressure whether or not the gases are liquefied, vaporized, dissolved or in any combination of these states;

"fuel firing system" means an assembly of equipment used to condition, convey, regulate, burn and exhaust combustible gaseous, liquid and solid fuels in a plant;

"pressure brazer" means a brazer conforming to the Welder or Brazer Performance Qualifications of CSA B51;

"pressure brazing" means brazing conforming to the brazing qualifications of CSA B51;

"standardized certificate of competency" means a certificate by that name, issued by another jurisdiction in Canada, that provides evidence of an individual's level of competence as a power engineer;

"welder" or "welding" means pressure welder or pressure welding.

 Section 2 (1) definitions of "Canadian credential" and "marine engineer (motor) certificate of competency" were added by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 2 (1) definition of "brazing" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

"brazing" means pressure brazing;

 Section 2 (1) definition of "fifth class plant" (e) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(e) a low temperature low pressure fluid plant that exceeds 300 m2 of boiler capacity but does not exceed 1 000 m2 of boiler capacity, or

 Section 2 (1) definition of "fourth class plant" (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(d) a low temperature low pressure fluid plant that exceeds 1 000 m2 of boiler capacity, or

 Section 2 (1) definition of "hydraulic or hydraulic purposes" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

"hydraulic or hydraulic purposes" means a system of machinery and auxiliary components that utilize only an incompressible fluid under pressure to generate, transmit and control mechanical energy;

 Section 2 (1) definition of "low temperature low pressure fluid plant" BEFORE the addition of a comma to the term name by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

"low temperature low pressure fluid plant" means an assembly of one or more boilers, including ancillary equipment, that contain liquid and operate at a working pressure of 206 kPa or less and a temperature of 100°C or less;

 Section 2 (1) definition of "plant" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

"plant" means a power plant, heating plant, low temperature low pressure fluid plant, low pressure thermal fluid plant, high pressure thermal fluid plant, refrigeration plant, oil well plant, unfired plant or pressure plant;

 Section 2 (1) definitions of "pressure welder" and "pressure welding" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

"pressure welder" means a welder conforming to the Welder or Brazer Performance Qualifications of CSA B51;

"pressure welding" means welding conforming to the welding or brazing qualifications of CSA B51;

 Section 2 (1) definition of "refrigeration mechanic" (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(b) an inter-provincial red seal credential in the trade of refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic;

 Section 3 (3) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 104/2004, effective April 1, 2014.

(3) Despite amendments made to this regulation effective April 1, 2009, sections 10, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 44, as they read immediately before that date, continue to apply to

(a) a plant that is reclassified as a result of those amendments, unless the plant changes its boiler capacity, and

(b) a power engineer of the plant so long as the power engineer remains with that plant.

 Section 3 (2) (f) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective February 21, 2017.

(f) a heating plant, refrigeration plant or pressure vessel plant, other than plants with toxic or flammable contents, that are located in a building that contains only 4 or fewer self-contained residential units;

 Section 3 (2) (m) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(m) piping and fittings external to the boiler proper in a low temperature low pressure fluid plant;

 Section 3 (2) (u), (v), and (w) were added by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 5 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(3) An individual must not do pressure welding relating to regulated work under this regulation unless the individual holds a pressure welder's certificate of qualification.

 Section 5 (4) was added by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 6 (l) was added by BC Reg 46/2010, effective February 23, 2010.

 Section 6 (e) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(e) a low temperature low pressure fluid plant not exceeding 300 m2 of boiler capacity;

 Section 7 (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(2) An applicant for a certificate of qualification must provide a signed, written statement from the chief engineer of the plant in which the applicant is employed, that

 Section 7 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(4) For the purposes of this section, a provincial safety manager may recognize equivalent training and experience that an applicant has gained from a jurisdiction other than British Columbia, subject to an examination of the applicant, as counting toward the requirements to obtain a corresponding class of power engineer's certificate of qualification issued under this regulation.

 Section 9 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) In this section, "marine (steam) certificate of competency" means a credential issued by Transport Canada that provides evidence of an individual's level of competence with steam propulsion systems.

 Section 9 (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(2) An individual who holds a marine (steam) certificate of competency may be issued a power engineer's certificate of qualification for the purposes of the Act of one class lower than the class for which the person holds the certificate of competency if

 Section 11 (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(2) While a plant is in operation, a power engineer, a boiler operator or a refrigeration operator who is authorized to be in charge of a shift for the type and size of plant as specified in the scope of each certificate of qualification, must be present

 Section 13 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

(1) An applicant for a first class power engineer's certificate of qualification must hold a second class power engineer's certificate of qualification or a second class power engineer's standardized certificate of competency, and have been employed, while in possession of that certificate, for a period of not less than

(a) 30 months as chief engineer of a second class plant that is a power plant,

(b) 30 months as an assistant chief engineer of a first class plant that is a power plant,

(c) 36 months as a safety officer for the purposes of this regulation,

(d) 30 months as shift engineer of a first class plant that is a power plant, or

(e) 45 months as an assistant shift engineer of a first class plant that is a power plant.

 Section 13 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

(3) If an applicant holds an engineering degree acceptable to a provincial safety manager the required period of employment for the positions and types of plants set out in subsection (1) is 12 months.

 Section 13 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) An applicant for a first class power engineer's certificate of qualification must hold a second class power engineer's certificate of qualification or a second class power engineer's standardized certificate of competency, and have been employed, while in possession of that certificate, for a period of not less than

 Section 15 (1) (b) (ii) and (iii) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

(ii) 24 months as a shift engineer or as an assistant chief engineer of a second class plant that is a power plant, or

(iii) 24 months as an assistant shift engineer or an assistant engineer performing duties, approved by a provincial safety manager, at a first class plant that is a power plant.

 Section 15 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

(3) If an applicant holds an engineering degree acceptable to a provincial safety manager, the required periods of employment for the positions and types of plants set out in subsection (1) (b) (i) to (v) are reduced by 12 months.

 Section 15 (1) (b) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(b) hold a third class power engineer's certificate of qualification or a third class power engineer's standardized certificate of competency and have been employed, while in possession of a third class power engineer's certificate of qualification, for a period of not less than

 Section 17 (3) and (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

(3) If an applicant holds an engineering degree acceptable to a provincial safety manager, the required periods of employment for the positions and types of plants set out in subsection (1) (b) (i) to (iii) are reduced by 6 months.

(5) A one time 3 month credit towards the qualifying time requirement specified in subsection (4) (b) will be granted to candidates who have received boiler plant computer simulation training at an educational or vocational facility approved by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 17 (1) (a) and (b) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(a) hold a second class marine engineer (motor) certificate of competency, or

(b) hold a fourth class power engineer's certificate of qualification or a standardized fourth class power engineer's certificate of qualification and have been employed, while in possession of a fourth class power engineer's certificate of qualification, for a period of not less than

 Section 17 (1) (b) (ii) and (iii) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(ii) 24 months as a chief engineer, shift engineer or assistant shift engineer of a fourth class heating plant, or

(iii) 36 months as a chief engineer of a fourth class plant other than a power plant or a heating plant.

 Section 17 (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(5) A one time 3 month credit towards the qualifying time requirement specified in subsection (4) (b) will be granted to applicants who have received boiler plant computer simulation training at an educational or vocational facility approved by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 19 (1) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

(b) have completed a fourth class power engineering course approved by the provincial safety manager or be the holder of an engineering degree approved by the provincial safety manager and have been employed

(i) for a period of not less than 6 months as a power engineer in a fifth class plant in a position requiring a fifth class power engineer's certificate of qualification,

(ii) for a period of not less than 6 months as a power engineer trainee in

(A) a power plant that exceeds 10 m2 of boiler capacity,

(B) a steam heating plant that exceeds 30 m2 of boiler capacity,

(C) a fluid heating plant or low pressure thermal fluid plant that exceeds 150 m2 of boiler capacity, or

(D) a low temperature low pressure fluid plant that exceeds 300 m2 of boiler capacity, or

(iii) for a period of at least 18 months acquiring experience acceptable to a provincial safety manager in the operation, design, construction, repair or maintenance of equipment to which this regulation applies, and have successfully completed a fourth class power engineering course that has been approved by a provincial safety manager or provide proof of having an equivalent technical educational background that is approved by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 19 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

(4) Despite subsection (1) but subject to section 7 (2) and (3), a fourth class power engineer's certificate of qualification may be issued to a person who holds a diploma issued after completing a one year full time day program in fourth class power engineering that has been approved by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 19 (1) (a) and (b) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(a) be the holder of a third class marine engineer (motor) certificate of competency, or

(b) have completed a fourth class power engineering course approved by the provincial safety manager or be the holder of an engineering degree, and have been employed

 Section 19 (1) (b) (ii) (D) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(D) a low temperature low pressure fluid plant that exceeds 300 m2 of boiler capacity, or

 Section 19 (1) (b) (iii) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(iii) for a period of at least 18 months acquiring experience acceptable to a provincial safety manager in the operation, design, construction, repair or maintenance of equipment to which this regulation applies, or would apply, if the equipment was located in British Columbia, and have successfully completed a fourth class power engineering course that has been approved by a provincial safety manager or provide proof of having an equivalent technical educational background that is approved by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 19 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(4) Despite subsection (1), a fourth class power engineer's certificate of qualification may be issued to an individual who holds a diploma issued after completing a one year full time day program in fourth class power engineering that has been approved by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 19 (5) was added by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 23 (b) (ii) (B) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

(B) experience, acceptable to a provincial safety manager, for a period of not less than 6 months in the design, construction, repair, operation or maintenance of equipment to which this regulation applies.

 Section 27 (2) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(2) A provincial safety manager, may, subject to sections 28 and 29, issue a fifth or fourth class interim power engineer's certificate of qualification to an individual with qualifications that are acceptable to a provincial safety manager.

 Section 27 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(3) An interim certificate of qualification issued under subsection (1) or (2) entitles the holder to perform duties for the limited period of time set out on the certificate.

 Section 32 (a) to (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(a) is operating on a portable oil rig or drilling site,

(b) does not exceed 100 m2 of boiler capacity, and

(c) is named on the certificate of qualification.

 Section 36 (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(b) has a refrigeration operator or a fourth class power engineer as the chief engineer of the plant.

 Section 37 (a) to (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(a) have passed the boiler safety awareness certificate examination,

(b) have completed a basic boiler plant safety program or other technical course approved by a provincial safety manager, and

(c) provide evidence, acceptable to a provincial safety manager, that the applicant has been instructed in safety procedures for the plant that the applicant wishes to work in.

 Section 38 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) A boiler safety awareness certificate of qualification entitles the holder to monitor a boiler in any of the following kinds of plants named in the certificate:

 Section 38 (1) (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(d) a low temperature low pressure fluid plant that does not exceed 2 000 m2 of boiler capacity;

 Section 38 (4) was added by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 39 (a) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(a) provide proof acceptable to a provincial safety manager of instruction in safety procedures for the applicant's plant,

 Section 40 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) A refrigeration safety awareness certificate of qualification entitles the holder to be in attendance to monitor the refrigeration plant named on the refrigeration safety awareness certificate of qualification in a general supervision or risk assessed status refrigeration plant with a total plant capacity of 1 000 kW or less prime mover nameplate rating.

 Section 40 (3) was added by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 42 (2) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 45/2017, effective March 8, 2017.

(2) An individual who holds a certificate of qualification issued under subsection (1) must renew the certificate every 6 months by providing proof to a provincial safety manager that they have worked at the appropriate skill level.

 Section 43 was renumbered as 43 (1), and (2) was added by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

 Section 43.1 was enacted by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

 Section 44 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a plant is classified by the type and total capacity of the boiler or refrigeration equipment that is connected to the same header or refrigeration system, as the case may be.

 Section 46 (5) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(5) For the purposes of sections 51 (f), 55 (1) (b) (iv), 56 (1) (d) and 88, if two or more refrigeration systems are interconnected on the refrigerant side, the refrigeration plant capacity is the sum of the prime mover name plate rating capacities of each of the systems.

 Section 46.1 was enacted by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 55 (1) (b) (iv) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(iv) a low temperature low pressure fluid plant that does not exceed 2 000 m2 of boiler capacity,

 Section 56 (1) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(b) is a low temperature low pressure fluid plant that does not exceed 2 000 m2 of boiler capacity,

 Section 60 (e) was added by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 61 (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(2) On the completion of work, a contractor must

(a) notify a safety manager whether the construction, installation, repair or alteration has been completed in accordance with this regulation, and

(b) submit to a safety officer

 Section 61 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(3) On completion of work under a permit on a refrigeration plant using a Group Al, A2 or B1 refrigerant and having a capacity of 125 kW or more prime mover nameplate rating or using a Group A3, B2 or B3 refrigerant and having a capacity of 25 kW or more prime mover nameplate rating, the licensed contractor must, before testing is done, request an inspection from a provincial safety officer.

 Section 62 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) A person must have an installation permit to install or alter any of the following:

 Section 62.1 was enacted by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

 Section 62.2 was enacted by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

 Section 63 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) An installation permit is not required to install any of the following:

(a) a pressure vessel;

(b) a refrigeration plant of up to 5 kW prime mover nameplate rating.

 Section 64 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

64   To prepare equipment for inspection, the owner, chief engineer or a person designated by the chief engineer must do all of the following:

 Section 64 (h) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(h) if a hydrostatic test is to be performed on any equipment or system, ensure that no components of the equipment or system will be exposed to pressures or temperatures that would induce maximum primary stresses exceeding 90% of the yield stress of that component's material of manufacture, and that all materials comply with the notch toughness requirements for the specified test fluid and metal temperatures, as required by the applicable codes adopted in the Schedule;

 Section 64 (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(i) ensure that for internal inspections of vessels, confined space entry and isolation requirements are in accordance with Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

 Section 65 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 46/2010, effective February 23, 2010.

 Requirements for a certificate of qualification as a safety officer

65  (1)  A provincial safety manager may issue a certificate of qualification as a safety officer for the purposes of this regulation to an individual who

(a) holds a certificate of qualification as a first class power engineer, or

(b) subject to subsection (2), holds a certificate of qualification as a second class power engineer.

(2)  An individual who is issued a certificate of qualification under subsection (1) (b) must, as a condition of maintaining the certificate of qualification as a safety officer, obtain a certificate of qualification as a first class power engineer within 3 years of being issued a certificate of qualification as a safety officer.

[am. B.C. Reg. 475/2004, Sch. 4, s. 10.]

 Section 67 (3) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(3) Any changes to approved staffing levels must be approved in writing by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 67 (6) (a) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(a) the plant must meet all the administrative and technical specifications issued by a provincial safety manager,

 Section 67 (6) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(6) If regulated plant equipment is not under the continuous attendance of a power engineer and is operating under the general supervision status plant or risk assessed status plant classification,

 Section 67 (6) (b) and (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(b) an individual with the appropriate safety awareness certificate of qualification issued under the Act must be in attendance on the premises of a plant when the plant is in operation and the power engineer is not on the plant premises, and

(c) in the case of a refrigeration plant, an individual with the basic safety awareness certificate of qualification issued under the Act is required to be on the plant premises while the plant is in operation, the premises are occupied and the power engineer is not on the plant premises.

 Section 67 (7) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(7) The chief engineer or the person in charge of the plant who assumes or vacates a position of employment in a plant to which this regulation applies must notify a provincial safety manager in writing of that fact.

 Section 69.1 was enacted by BC Reg 45/2017, effective October 2, 2017.

 Section 69.1 (c) (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(i) a copy of the record referred to in section 62.1 (3) (a), and

 Section 69.1 (c) (i.1) was added by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

 Section 71 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

Owner not to require power engineers to perform dangerous work

71   The owner of a plant must not require a power engineer to perform a duty not related to the operation of the plant if a safety officer considers that the performance of that duty may endanger the safety of the plant or the people in the plant or both.

 Section 72 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

Owners and licensed contractors to maintain records

72   The owner of a plant or a licensed contractor must maintain or cause to be maintained, for a period of at least 7 years, any documentation required by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 74 (1) (d) was added by BC Reg 46/2010, effective February 23, 2010.

 Section 77 (1) and (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) The owner must inform a provincial safety manager before the owner or a licensed contractor installs any new boiler or pressure vessel and the provincial safety manager may stipulate any documentation requirements.

(2) The owner of a plant must not install a previously used boiler or previously used pressure vessel unless the owner provides to a provincial safety officer

 Section 77 (2) (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(c) any other documentation required by the provincial safety officer.

 Section 78 (1) and (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(1) The owner of a plant that has a person perform regulated work on equipment and systems to which this regulation applies must ensure that all welding and brazing is done in accordance with the welding and brazing procedures set out in CSA B51.

(2) All welding and brazing procedures used in British Columbia must be registered with a provincial safety manager.

 Section 79 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 46/2010, effective February 23, 2010.

 Duties of owners of pressure vessel plants

79  The owner of a pressure vessel plant must designate individuals employed by the owner to be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant in a safe working condition.

 Section 80 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

80   The owner of a plant in respect of which a boiler safety awareness certificate of qualification has been issued to a person employed at the premises must provide the safety officer with an annual service report from a licensed boiler contractor stating that any work that has been carried out has been done in accordance with the manufacturers' specifications and as required under this regulation.

 Section 81 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

81   The owner of a plant in respect of which a refrigeration safety awareness certificate of qualification has been issued to a person employed at the premises must provide the safety officer with an annual service report from a licensed refrigeration contractor stating that any work that has been carried out has been done in accordance with the manufacturers' specifications and as required under this regulation.

 Section 83 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

Notification of purchase or disposal of regulated products

83   A person who purchases or disposes of a boiler, pressure vessel or refrigeration equipment must, within 30 days after the date of the purchase or disposition, give a provincial safety manager written notice of the purchase or disposition stating the information required by the provincial safety manager.

 Section 84 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 333/2010, effective November 25, 2010.

(5)  Registration of pressure retaining equipment must be obtained before construction is commenced.

 Section 84 (3) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(b) a pressure-retaining component that is an integral part of a rotating or reciprocating mechanical device, if the primary design considerations or stresses of the device are derived from the functional requirements of the device.

 Section 84 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(4) To register a design, the owner, licensed contractor, consulting engineer, manufacturer or designer of the pressure retaining equipment must submit, for review by a provincial safety manager, an application containing all drawings, design specifications, calculations and codes of conformance as required by a provincial safety manager.

 Section 84 (6) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(6) If, in the opinion of a provincial safety manager, a design registered under subsection (2) is subsequently found to be defective in any detail, the design must be revised by the person who submitted the design and those revisions must be approved by the provincial safety manager.

 Section 84.1 was enacted by BC Reg 46/2010, effective February 23, 2010.

 Section 84.1 (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(5) If, in the opinion of a provincial safety manager, a design registered under subsection (2) is subsequently found to be defective in any detail, the design must be revised by the person who submitted the design and those revisions must be approved by the provincial safety manager.

 Section 85 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

Boiler fuel systems to be registered

85   The manufacturer or designer of the fuel system for a boiler must

(a) submit to a provincial safety manager information respecting the safeguards, controls and interlocks of the fuel system, including a listing of the codes and standards to which the system conforms, and

(b) ensure that schematic drawings and logic data are made available to a provincial safety manager on request.

 Section 86 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

86   Except in an emergency and as authorized under section 12 (2) of the Safety Standards General Regulation, a person must not repair a boiler or pressure vessel unless the person has notified a safety officer and received approval from the safety officer for the repair procedures to be used.

 Schedule BEFORE amended by BC Reg 334/2010, effective November 25, 2010.

Schedule

[en. B.C. Reg. 50/2007, Sch. 2, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 38/2008; 133/2009.]

Adopted Codes and Standards

1  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are adopted:

(a) ASME B31.1 Power Piping 2004 Edition, and 2005 Addenda;

(b) ASME B31.3 Process Piping 2004 Edition;

(c) ASME B31.5 Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components 2006 Edition;

(d) ASME B31.9 Building Services Piping 2008 Edition;

(e) ASME B31.11 Slurry Transportation Piping System 2002 Edition;

(f) ASME PTC 25 Pressure Relief Devices 2001 Edition.

2  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American National Standards Institute and National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (ANSI/NB) are adopted

(a) ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code 2007 Edition;

(b) ANSI K61.1/CGA G-2.1 Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia.

3  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Petroleum Institute (API) are adopted:

(a) API STD 530 – Calculation of Heater-Tube Thickness in Petroleum Refineries 2008 Edition;

(b) API 510 Revision 06 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration;

(c) API 570 Revision 98 Piping Inspection Code: Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems.

4  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American National Standards Institute (ASME/ANSI) are adopted:

(a) ASME Section I — Rules for Construction of Power Boilers 2007 Edition;

(b) ASME Section IV — Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers 2007 Edition;

(c) ASME Section VIII — Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, 2007 Edition;

(d) ASME Section X — Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels 2007 Edition;

(e) ASME Section XII — Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks 2007 Edition;

(f) ASME CSD-l-2006 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers;

(g) ASME/ANSI PVHO-1 Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy 2007 Edition;

(h) ASME/ANSI QAI-1-2005 Qualifications for Authorised Inspection Agencies.

5  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are adopted:

(a) CSA B51-09 Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code;

(b) CSA B52-05 Mechanical Refrigeration Code;

(c) CSA N285.0-08/N285.6 General Requirements for Pressure-Retaining Systems and Components in CANDU Nuclear Power Plants / Material Standards for Reactor Components for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants.

6  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are adopted:

(a) NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code 2004 Edition.

7  The standards or parts of the standard of the Tubular Exchangers Manufacturers Association (TEMA) Ninth Edition are adopted.

 Schedule BEFORE amended by BC Reg 201/2011, effective December 1, 2011.

Schedule

[en. B.C. Reg. 50/2007, Sch. 2, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 38/2008; 133/2009; 334/2010.]

Adopted Codes and Standards

1  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are adopted:

(a) ASME B31.1 Power Piping 2010 Edition;

(b) ASME B31.3 Process Piping 2008 Edition;

(c) ASME B31.5 Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components 2010 Edition;

(d) ASME B31.9 Building Services Piping 2008 Edition;

(e) ASME B31.11 Slurry Transportation Piping Systems 2002 Edition;

(f) ASME PTC 25 Pressure Relief Devices 2008 Edition.

2  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American National Standards Institute and National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (ANSI/NB) are adopted

(a) ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code 2007 Edition, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Addenda;

(b) ANSI K61.1/CGA G-2.1 Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia.

3  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Petroleum Institute (API) are adopted:

(a) API STD 530 Revision/Edition 6 Calculation of Heater-Tube Thickness in Petroleum Refineries 2008 Edition;

(b) API 510 Revision/Edition 9 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration;

(c) API 570 Revision/Edition 3 Piping Inspection Code: Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems.

4  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American National Standards Institute (ASME/ANSI) are adopted:

(a) SME Section I — Rules for Construction of Power Boilers 2010 Edition;

(b) ASME Section IV — Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers 2010 Edition;

(c) ASME Section VIII — Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, 2010 Edition;

(d) ASME Section X — Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels 2010 Edition;

(e) ASME Section XII — Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks 2010 Edition;

(f) ASME CSD-l-2009 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers;

(g) ASME/ANSI PVHO-1 Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy 2007 Edition;

(h) ASME/ANSI QAI-2010 Qualifications for Authorized Inspection Agencies.

5  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are adopted:

(a) CSA B51-09 Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code;

(b) CSA B52-05 (R2009) Mechanical Refrigeration Code;

(c) CSA N285.0-08/N285.6 Series-08 General Requirements for Pressure-Retaining Systems and Components in CANDU Nuclear Power Plants / Material Standards for Reactor Components for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants.

6  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are adopted:

(a) NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code 2007 Edition.

7  The standards or parts of the standard of the Tubular Exchangers Manufacturers Association (TEMA) Ninth Edition are adopted.

 Schedule BEFORE amended by BC Reg 43/2013, effective February 6, 2013.

Schedule

[en. B.C. Reg. 50/2007, Sch. 2, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 38/2008; 133/2009; 334/2010; 201/2011.]

Adopted Codes and Standards

1  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are adopted:

(a) ASME B31.1 Power Piping 2010 Edition;

(b) ASME B31.3 Process Piping 2010 Edition;

(c) ASME B31.5 Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components 2010 Edition;

(d) ASME B31.9 Building Services Piping 2011 Edition;

(e) ASME B31.11 Slurry Transportation Piping Systems 2002 Edition;

(f) ASME PTC 25 Pressure Relief Devices 2008 Edition.

2  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American National Standards Institute and National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (ANSI/NB) are adopted

(a) ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code 2011 Edition;

(b) ANSI K61.1-1999/CGA G-2.1-1999 Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia Fifth Edition.

3  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Petroleum Institute (API) are adopted:

(a) API STD 530 Revision/Edition 6 Calculation of Heater-Tube Thickness in Petroleum Refineries 2008 Edition;

(b) API 510 Revision/Edition 9 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration;

(c) API 570 Revision/Edition 3 Piping Inspection Code: Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems.

4  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American National Standards Institute (ASME/ANSI) are adopted:

(a) ASME Section I — Rules for Construction of Power Boilers 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(b) ASME Section IV — Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(c) ASME Section VIII — Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(d) ASME Section X — Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(e) ASME Section XII — Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(f) ASME CSD-l-2009 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers;

(g) ASME/ANSI PVHO-1 Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy 2007 Edition;

(h) ASME/ANSI QAI-2010 Qualifications for Authorized Inspection Agencies.

5  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are adopted:

(a) CSA B51-09 Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code;

(b) CSA B52-05 (R2009) Mechanical Refrigeration Code;

(c) CSA N285.0-08/N285.6 Series-08 General Requirements for Pressure-Retaining Systems and Components in CANDU Nuclear Power Plants / Material Standards for Reactor Components for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants.

6  The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are adopted:

(a) NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code 2011 Edition.

7  The standards or parts of the standard of the Tubular Exchangers Manufacturers Association (TEMA) Ninth Edition are adopted.

 Schedule, section 1 (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 47/2014, effective April 3, 2014.

(b) ASME B31.3 Process Piping 2010 Edition;

 Schedule, section 1 (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 47/2014, effective April 3, 2014.

(c) ASME B31.5 Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components 2010 Edition;

 Schedule, section 2 (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 47/2014, effective April 3, 2014.

(a) ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code 2011 Edition;

 Schedule, section 3 (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 47/2014, effective April 3, 2014.

(a) API STD 530 Revision/Edition 6 Calculation of Heater-Tube Thickness in Petroleum Refineries 2008 Edition;

 Schedule, section 4 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 47/2014, effective April 3, 2014.

4   The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American National Standards Institute (ASME/ANSI) are adopted:

(a) ASME Section I — Rules for Construction of Power Boilers 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(b) ASME Section IV — Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(c) ASME Section VIII — Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(d) ASME Section X — Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(e) ASME Section XII — Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks 2010 Edition, 2011 Addenda;

(f) ASME CSD-l-2012 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers;

(g) ASME/ANSI PVHO-1 Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy 2012 Edition;

(h) ASME/ANSI QAI-2010 Qualifications for Authorized Inspection Agencies.

 Schedule, section 1 (a), (b), (d) and (f) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 113/2015, effective June 9, 2015.

(a) ASME B31.1 Power Piping 2012 Edition;

(b) ASME B31.3 Process Piping 2012 Edition;

(d) ASME B31.9 Building Services Piping 2011 Edition;

(f) ASME PTC 25 Pressure Relief Devices 2008 Edition.

 Schedule, section 2 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 113/2015, effective June 9, 2015.

2   The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American National Standards Institute and National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (ANSI/NB) are adopted:

(a) ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code 2013 Edition;

(b) ANSI K61.1-1999/CGA G-2.1-1999 Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia Fifth Edition.

 Schedule, section 3 (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 113/2015, effective June 9, 2015.

(b) API 510 Revision/Edition 9 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration;

 Schedule, section 4 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 113/2015, effective June 9, 2015.

4   The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American National Standards Institute (ASME/ANSI) are adopted:

 Schedule, sections 5, 6 and 7 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 113/2015, effective June 9, 2015.

5   The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are adopted:

(a) CSA B51-09 Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code;

(b) CSA B52-05 (R2009) Mechanical Refrigeration Code;

(c) CSA N285.0-08/N285.6 Series-08 General Requirements for Pressure-Retaining Systems and Components in CANDU Nuclear Power Plants / Material Standards for Reactor Components for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants.

6   The following codes, standards or parts of a code or standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are adopted:

(a) NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code 2011 Edition.

7   The standards or parts of the standard of the Tubular Exchangers Manufacturers Association (TEMA) Ninth Edition are adopted.

 Schedule, section 8 was added by BC Reg 113/2015, effective June 9, 2015.

 Schedule, section 1 (e) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 97/2016, effective April 26, 2016.

(e) ASME B31.11 Slurry Transportation Piping Systems 2002 Edition;

 Schedule, section 2 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 97/2016, effective April 26, 2016.

2   The ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code 2013 Edition of the American National Standards Institute and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (ANSI/NB) is adopted.

 Schedule, section 3 (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 97/2016, effective April 26, 2016.

(a) API STD 530 Revision/Edition 6 Calculation of Heater-Tube Thickness in Petroleum Refineries 2008 Edition with 2009 errata;

 Schedule, section 4 (a) to (e) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 97/2016, effective April 26, 2016.

(a) ASME Section I — Rules for Construction of Power Boilers 2013 Edition;

(b) ASME Section IV — Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers 2013 Edition;

(c) ASME Section VIII — Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, Divisions 1, 2 and 3, 2013 Edition;

(d) ASME Section X — Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels 2013 Edition;

(e) ASME Section XII — Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks 2013 Edition;

 Schedule, section 4 (h) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(h) ASME QAI-1-2010 Qualifications for Authorized Inspection.

 Schedule, section 5 (c) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 170/2018, effective August 31, 2018.

(c) CSA N285.0-12/N285.6 Series-12 General requirements for pressure-retaining systems and components in CANDU nuclear power plants/ Material Standards for reactor components for CANDU nuclear power plants, including Update No. 1.