Chapter 4. Inspection Fees of California Labor Code >> Division 5. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 4.
No fee shall be charged by the division where an inspection
is made by a certified inspector; provided, the inspection has been
made and reports have been submitted within the time limits specified
in this part.
(a) The division may fix and collect fees for the shop,
field, and resale inspection of tanks and boilers and for
consultations, surveys, audits, and other activities required or
related to national standards concerning the design or construction
of boilers or pressure vessels or for evaluating fabricator's plant
facilities when these services are requested of the division by
entities desiring these services. The division may fix and collect
the fees for the inspection of pressure vessels as it deems necessary
to cover the actual costs of having the inspection performed by a
division safety engineer, including administrative costs. An
additional fee may, in the discretion of the division, be charged for
necessary subsequent inspections to determine if applicable safety
orders have been complied with.
(b) The division may charge a fee of not more than fifteen dollars
($15) to cover the cost of processing a permit.
(c) The division may fix and collect fees for field consultations
regarding pressure vessels as it deems necessary to cover the actual
costs of the time spent in the consultation by a division safety
engineer, including administrative expenses.
(d) Whenever a person owning or having the custody, management, or
operation of a pressure vessel fails to pay the fees required under
this chapter within 60 days after notification, he or she shall pay,
in addition to the fees required under this chapter, a penalty fee
equal to 100 percent of the fee.
(e) Any fees required pursuant to this section shall be embodied
in regulations which shall be adopted as emergency regulations. These
emergency regulations shall not be subject to the review and
approval of the Office of Administrative Law pursuant to the
provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act provided for in
Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3
of Title 2 of the Government Code. These regulations shall become
effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
The inspection fees collected under this chapter shall be
paid into the Pressure Vessel Account, which is hereby created, to be
used for the administration of the division pressure vessel safety
The division shall establish criteria upon which fee charges are
based and prepare an annual report concerning revenues obtained and
expenditures appropriated for the pressure vessel safety program. The
division shall file the report with the Legislative Analyst, the
Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and the Department of Finance.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the
meaning therein given them.
(a) "Small tank" shall mean any tank 1,200 gallons water capacity
(b) "Large tank" shall mean any tank of more than 1,200 gallons
(c) "Shop inspection" shall mean the inspection and testing of
tanks or boilers, manufactured, or in the process of manufacture,
repair, or alteration, in the manufacturer's shops, or at the
jobsite, in accordance with the applicable rules of the respective
codes under which they are manufactured.
(d) "Field inspection" shall mean the inspection and testing of
installed tanks or boilers or both tanks and boilers, regardless of
(e) "Resale inspection" shall mean the inspection of boilers or
tanks in the possession of a dealer or vendor at the request of a
user who contemplates the purchase thereof.
All inspection fees shall be paid before the issuance of a
Whenever an owner or user of any apparatus or equipment fails
to pay the fees required under this chapter within 60 days after
notification, said owner or user shall pay, in addition to the fees
required under this chapter, a penalty fee equal to 100 percent of
such fee. For the purposes of this section, the date of the invoice
shall be considered the date of notification.