GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFORM BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL ACT TO RESTORE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR TO REGULATE CERTAIN HYDROPNEUMATIC PRESSURE VESSELS AND TO MAKE OTHER AMENDMENTS TO THE ACT.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 95-69.10(a) is amended by deleting the word "and" where it appears immediately before the phrase "other public buildings", and by inserting the phrase ", and water supplies" between the phrase "other public buildings" and the period.
Sec. 2. G.S. 95-69.10(b)(12) is repealed.
Sec. 3. G.S. 95-69.11(1) is amended by placing the phrase ", including, where necessary, requirements for fencing to prevent unauthorized persons from coming in contact with boilers and pressure vessels or the systems they are connected to" between the word "vessels" and the semicolon.
Sec. 4. G.S. 95-69.14 is amended by inserting the following sentence at the end of the first paragraph: "The rules and regulations will conform as nearly as possible to the standards of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and amendments and interpretations thereto, but to avoid unnecessary hardships that would result from requiring replacement of existing non-code tanks that meet minimum safety requirements where there is no danger to persons, such rules and regulations shall vary for hydropneumatic pressure vessels installed or operated by a community water system prior to January 1, 1986."
Sec. 5. G.S. 95-69.13(b)(1) is amended by deleting the phrase "boiler code" and substituting the word "standards".
Sec. 6. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 5th day of July, 1985.