TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER Saf-Mec 100  ORGANIZATIONAL RULES

          PART Saf-Mec 101  PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF ADMINISRATIVE RULES OF THE BOARD

                  Section Saf-Mec 101.01  Purpose

                  Section Saf-Mec 101.02  Scope

                  Section Saf-Mec 101.03  Business Entities Scope

 

          PART Saf-Mec 102  DEFINITIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.01  Apprentice

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.02  Board

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.03  Domestic Appliance Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.04  Fuel Gas Fitter

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.05  Fuel Gas Fitting

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.06  Fuel Gas Installation Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.07  Fuel Gas Piping Installer

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.08  Fuel Gas Service Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.09  Fuel Gas Trainee

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.10  Hearth System Installation and Service Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.11  Journeyman Plumber

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.12  License

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.13  Master Plumber

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.14  Person

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.15  Plumbing

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.16  Point of Delivery

                  Section Saf-Mec 102.17  Supervision

 

          PART Saf-Mec 103  DESCRIPTION OF THE BOARD

                  Section Saf-Mec 103.01  Composition of the Board

                  Section Saf-Mec 103.02  Meetings of the Board

                  Section Saf-Mec 103.03  Record of Official Actions

                  Section Saf-Mec 103.04  Duties of the Board

 

          PART Saf-Mec 104  PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

                  Section Saf-Mec 104.01  Office Location; Mailing Address; Telephone, Fax & TTY Numbers

                  Section Saf-Mec 104.02  Custodian of Records; Inspection and Copies of Records

 

CHAPTER Saf-Mec 200  PROCEDURAL RULES

          PART Saf-Mec 201  PURPOSE, DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION

                  Section Saf-Mec 201.01  Purpose and Applicability

                  Section Saf-Mec 201.02  Definitions

 

          PART Saf-Mec 202  COMPLAINTS OF MISCONDUCT

Section Saf-Mec 202.01  Procedures for Submission of Complaints of Misconduct by Fuel Gas Fitting or Plumbing Licensees and Certified Oil Heating Technicians or Certified Water Treatment Technicians

 

          PART Saf-Mec 203  TIME PERIODS

                  Section Saf-Mec 203.01  Computation of Time

 

          PART Saf-Mec 204  DISPUTE RESOLUTION

                  Section Saf-Mec 204.01  Principles of Dispute Resolution

                  Section Saf-Mec 204.02  Right to a Hearing

 

PART Saf-Mec 205  COMMENCEMENT OF ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS; APPEARANCES; PRE-HEARING CONFERENCES; RECORDING THE HEARING

                  Section Saf-Mec 205.01  Commencement of Adjudicative Proceedings

                  Section Saf-Mec 205.02  Procedure for Emergency Suspension of Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 205.03  Appearances and Representation

                  Section Saf-Mec 205.04  Prehearing Conference

                  Section Saf-Mec 205.05  Recording the Hearing

 

          PART Saf-Mec 206  CONDUCT OF HEARINGS BY PRESIDING OFFICER; WAIVER OF RULES

                  Section Saf-Mec 206.01  Presiding Officer

                  Section Saf-Mec 206.02  Withdrawal of Presiding Officer

                  Section Saf-Mec 206.03  Official Notice

                  Section Saf-Mec 206.04  Multiple Cases: Consolidation

                  Section Saf-Mec 206.05  Control of Hearing

                  Section Saf-Mec 206.06  Waiver or Suspension of Rules by Presiding Officer

                  Section Saf-Mec 206.07  Transfer of Location by Presiding Officer

 

          PART Saf-Mec 207  FILING, FORMAT AND DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS

                  Section Saf-Mec 207.01  Date of Issuance or Filing

                  Section Saf-Mec 207.02  Format of Documents

                  Section Saf-Mec 207.03  Delivery of Documents

 

          PART Saf-Mec 208  MOTIONS AND OBJECTIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 208.01  Motions; Objections to Motions; Ruling on Motions

 

          PART Saf-Mec 209  INTERVENTION; ROLES OF COMPLAINANTS AND BOARD STAFF

                  Section Saf-Mec 209.01  Intervention Procedure

                  Section Saf-Mec 209.02  Effect of Intervention and Rights of an Intervenor

                  Section Saf-Mec 209.03  Role of Complainants and Board Staff

 

          PART Saf-Mec 210  CONTINUANCES AND FAILURE TO ATTEND HEARING

                  Section Saf-Mec 210.01  Continuances

                  Section Saf-Mec 210.02  Failure of a Party to Attend or Participate in the Hearing

 

          PART Saf-Mec 211  REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS

                  Section Saf-Mec 211.01  Voluntary Production of Information

                  Section Saf-Mec 211.02  Motions to Compel Production of Information and Documents

                  Section Saf-Mec 211.03  Mandatory Pre-Hearing Disclosure of Witnesses and Exhibits

 

          PART Saf-Mec 212  HEARING PROCEDURE

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.01  Standard and Burden of Proof

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.02  Order of Testimony; Cross-Examination

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.03  Evidence

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.04  Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.05  Closing the Record

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.06  Reopening the Record

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.07  Disposition

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.08  Reconsideration

                  Section Saf-Mec 212.09  Appeal

 

          PART Saf-Mec 213  SETTLEMENTS

                  Section Saf-Mec 213.01  Settlement of Disciplinary Disputes

 

          PART Saf-Mec 214  RULEMAKING

                  Section Saf-Mec 214.01  Petitions for Rulemaking

                  Section Saf-Mec 214.02  Disposition of Petitions for Rulemaking

 

          PART Saf-Mec 215  PUBLIC COMMENT HEARINGS

                  Section Saf-Mec 215.01  Purpose

                  Section Saf-Mec 215.02  Public Access and Participation

                  Section Saf-Mec 215.03  Limitations on Public Participation

                  Section Saf-Mec 215.04  Media Access

                  Section Saf-Mec 215.05  Conduct of Public Comment Hearings

 

          PART Saf-Mec 216  DECLARATORY RULINGS

                  Section Saf-Mec 216.01  Requests for Declaratory Rulings

                  Section Saf-Mec 216.02  Documents Required to Support Requests for Declaratory Rulings

                  Section Saf-Mec 216.03  Processing Requests for Declaratory Rulings

                  Section Saf-Mec 216.04  Issuance and Publication of Declaratory Rulings

                  Section Saf-Mec 216.05  Effect of Declaratory Rulings

 

          PART Saf-Mec 217  EXPLANATION OF ADOPTED RULES

                  Section Saf-Mec 217.01  Requests for Explanation of Adopted Rules

                  Section Saf-Mec 217.02  Contents of Explanation

 

CHAPTER Saf-Mec 300  INITIAL FUEL GAS FITTING LICENSING, PLUMBING LICENSING, FUEL GAS TRAINEE REGISTRATION LICENSES, PLUMBING APPRENTICE REGISTRATION LICENSES, AND BUSINESS ENTITY LICENSING

          PART Saf-Mec 301  DEFINITIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.01  Plumbing Apprentice

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.02  Board

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.03  Domestic Appliance Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.04  Fuel Gas Fitter

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.05  Fuel Gas Fitting

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.06  Fuel Gas Installation Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.07  Fuel Gas Piping Installer

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.08  Fuel Gas Service Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.09  Fuel Gas Trainee

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.10  Hearth System Installation and Service Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.11  Journeyman Plumber

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.12  License

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.13  Master Plumber

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.14  Person

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.15  Plumbing

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.l6  Owner’s Agent

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.17  Relevant Field Experience

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.19  Equivalent Hours of Service in an Approved Educational Setting

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.20  Incidental Repair Installation and Maintenance of Plumbing

               Section Saf-Mec 301.21  Apprentice Plumber Registration License and Fuel Gas Fitting Trainee Registration License

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.22  Supervision of Plumbing Apprentices and Fuel Gas Trainees

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.23  Direct Supervision

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.24  Primary Dwelling

                  Section Saf-Mec 301.25  Point of Delivery

                Section Saf-Mec 301.26  Proof of Successful completion of Educational Training or a Formal Educational Program

 

          PART Saf-Mec 302  GENERAL LICENSING RULES

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.01  Mandatory Licensure

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.02  Age Requirement

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.03  Term of Individual Licensure

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.04  Term of Business Entity Licensure

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.05  Mandatory Business Entity Registration

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.06  Local Permit Eligibility

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.07  Certification

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.08  Social Security Numbers

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.09  Scope of Fuel Gas Service Technician License

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.10  Scope of Fuel Gas Installation Technician License

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.11  Scope of Master Plumber License

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.12  Armed Services Applicants

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.13  Fuel Gas Fitting Reduction of relevant Field Experience Hours

                  Section Saf-Mec 302.14  Applications by Out-of-Sate Licensees

 

          PART Saf-Mec 303  EXCEPTIONS & NOTIFICATIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.01  Scope

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.02  Board

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.03  Primary Dwelling Exemption

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.04  Public Utilities Exemption

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.05  Vocational Exemption

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.06  Welding Exemption

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.07  National Guard Exemption

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.08  Appliance Connection Exemption

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.09  Public Water Systems Exemption

                  Section Saf-Mec 303.10  Specific Plumbing Exemptions

 

          PART Saf-Mec 304  LICENSE AND REGISTRATION LICENSE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Section Saf-Mec 304.01  Application Process for Individuals Seeking Plumbing and Fuel Gas Fitting Licenses, Domestic Appliance Licenses and Trainee or Apprentice Registration Licenses

Section Saf-Mec 304.02  Application Form to be used by Applicants for Individual Licenses and Registration Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 304.03  Effect of Signature

                  Section Saf-Mec 304.04  Required Supporting Materials

 

       PART Saf-Mec 305  ELIGIBILITY AND EXAMINATION FOR PLUMBING AND FUEL GAS FITTING LICENSURE

                  Section Saf-Mec 305.01  Eligibility Requirements for Initial Individual Plumbing Licensure

                  Section Saf-Mec 305.02  Eligibility Requirements for Initial Individual Fuel Gas Fitter Licensure as a Fuel Gas Piping Installer

                  Section Saf-Mec 305.03  Eligibility Requirements for Initial Individual Fuel Gas Fitter Licensure as a Fuel Gas Installation Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 305.04  Eligibility Requirements for Initial Individual Fuel Gas Fitter Licensure as a Fuel Gas Service Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 305.05  Eligibility Requirements for Initial Individual Fuel Gas Fitter Licensure as a Hearth System Installation and Service Technician

                  Section Saf-Mec 305.06  Eligibility Requirements for Initial Individual Domestic Appliance Technician Licensure

 

          PART Saf-Mec 306  PLUMBING APPRENTICES AND FUEL GAS TRAINEES

                  Section Saf-Mec 306.01  Obligations of Plumbing Apprentices

                  Section Saf-Mec 306.02  Obligations of Fuel Gas Trainees

                  Section Saf-Mec 306.03  Initial Apprentice Registration Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 306.04  Initial Trainee Registration Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 306.05  Concurrent Hours of Relevant Field Experience For Apprentices and Trainees

 

          PART Saf-Mec 307  MECHANICAL BUSINESS ENTITIES

                  Section Saf-Mec 307.01  Application Form to be Used by Mechanical Business Entities, Mechanical Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships

               Section Saf-Mec 307.02  Effect of Signature on Application for License as a Mechanical Business

                  Section Saf-Mec 307.03  Required Supporting Materials

                  Section Saf-Mec 307.04  Application Process for Mechanical Business Entities, Mechanical Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships

                  Section Saf-Mec 307.05  Eligibility Requirements for Initial Business Licensure

                  Section Saf-Mec 307.06  Duties and Recognition of a Mechanical Business Entity

 

          PART Saf-Mec 308  APPROVAL OF TRAINING AND TESTING PROGRAMS FOR LICENSURE

                  Section Saf-Mec 308.01  Approval of Training Programs for Licensure

                  Section Saf-Mec 308.02  Testing Organization Approval

                  Section Saf-Mec 308.03  Approval

 

CHAPTER Saf-Mec 400  CONTINUTED STATUS

          PART Saf-Mec 401  DEFINITIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 401.01  Continuing Education Course

                  Section Saf-Mec 401.02  State Plumbing Code

                  Section Saf-Mec 401.03  State Fire Safety Code

                  Section Saf-Mec 401.04  Seminar Provider

                  Section Saf-Mec 401.05  Identification Picture

                  Section Saf-Mec 401.06  Proof of Continuing Education Supporting Materials

 

          PART Saf-Mec 402  EXPIRATION OF MECHANICAL LICENSES

                  Section Saf-Mec 402.01  Expiration of Individual Mechanical Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 402.02  Expiration of Mechanical Business Entity Licenses

 

          PART Saf-Mec 403  RENEWALS OF INDIVIUDAL MECHANICAL LICENSES

                  Section Saf-Mec 403.01  Renewal Application Process for Individuals Seeking Plumbing and Fuel Gas Fitting Licenses and Trainee or Apprentice Registration Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 403.02  Application Renewal Form to be used by Applicants for Individual Licenses and Registration Cards

                  Section Saf-Mec 403.03  Effect of Signature

                  Section Saf-Mec 403.04  Required Supporting Materials

                Section Saf-Mec 403.05  Eligibility for Renewal of Individual Mechanical Licenses

                Section Saf-Mec 403.06  Eligibility for Renewal of Individual Plumbing Apprentice and Fuel Gas Fitting Trainee Registration Licenses

 

          PART Saf-Mec 404  REQUIRED CONTINUING EDUCATION

                  Section Saf-Mec 404.01  Obligation to Complete Continuing Education

                  Section Saf-Mec 404.02  Licensing Renewal Seminar Providers and Instructors

                  Section Saf-Mec 404.03  Continuing Education Seminars for Licensing Renewal

 

          PART Saf-Mec 405  REINSTATEMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL MECHANICAL LICENSES

                  Section Saf-Mec 405.01  Types of Reinstatement of Individual Mechanical Licenses and Registration Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 405.02  Eligibility for Reinstatement of Lapsed Individual Mechanical Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 405.03  Application Process for Reinstatement of Individual Mechanical Licenses and the Processing of Applications

 

          PART Saf-Mec 406  RENEWAL OF MECHANICAL LICENSES FOR BUSINESS ENTITIES

                  Section Saf-Mec 406.01  Expiration of Mechanical Business Entity Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 406.02  Eligibility for Renewal of Mechanical Business Entity Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 406.03  Procedures for Renewal of Mechanical Business Entity Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 406.04  The Effect of the Signature on the Application Form for the Renewal of Mechanical Business Entity Licenses

                  Section Saf-Mec 406.05  Processing of Applications for Renewal of Mechanical Business Entity Licenses

 

          PART Saf-Mec 407  REINSTATEMENT OF MECHANICAL LICENSES FOR BUSINESS ENTITIES

                  Section Saf-Mec 407.01  Types of Reinstatement of Mechanical Licenses for Business Entities

                  Section Saf-Mec 407.02  Eligibility for Reinstatement of Lapsed Mechanical Licenses for Business Entities

                  Section Saf-Mec 407.03  Application Process for Reinstatement of Lapsed Mechanical Licenses for Business Entities

 

CHAPTER Saf-Mec 500  INITIAL LICENSE APPLICATION FEES, INSPECTION FEES, LICENSE RENEWAL FEES, AND MISCELLANEOUS BOARD FEES

          PART Saf-Mec 501  INDIVIDUAL LICENSING FEES

                  Section Saf-Mec 501.01  Initial Plumbing and Fuel Gas Fitting Licensure Fees

                  Section Saf-Mec 501.02  Initial Plumbing Apprentice and Fuel Gas Fitting Trainee Registration Licensure Fees

                  Section Saf-Mec 501.03  Plumbing and Fuel Gas Fitting Renewal Fees

                  Section Saf-Mec 501.04  Plumbing Apprentice and Fuel Gas Fitting Trainee Registration License Renewal Fees

 

CHAPTER Saf-Mec 600  PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

          PART Saf-Mec 601  PURPOSE

                  Section Saf-Mec 601.01  Purpose

 

          PART Saf-Mec DEFINITIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 602.01  Imminent Threat to Life Safety

 

          PART Saf-Mec 603  PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS

Section Saf-Mec 603.01  Obligations of Mechanical Business Entities and Individual Fuel Gas Fitting Licensees, Plumbing Licensees, Plumbing Apprentices, and Fuel Gas Fitting Trainees

Section Saf-Mec 603.02  Additional Obligations of Mechanical Business Entities and Individual Fuel Gas Fitting Licensees, Plumbing Licensees

 

          PART Saf-Mec 604  REVOCATION, SUSPENSION AND OTHER SANCIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 604.01  Misconduct

                  Section Saf-Mec 604.02  Sanctions

                  Section Saf-Mec 604.03  Procedure for the Imposition of Sanctions

                  Section Saf-Mec 604.04  Determinations of Sanctions

 

     PART Saf-Mec 605  ONGOING REQUIREMENTS FOR MECHANICAL LICENSEES, FUEL GAS TRAINEES AND PLUMBING APPRENTICES

                  Section Saf-Mec 605.01  Administrative Obligations

                  Section Saf-Mec 605.02  Limitation on Number of Apprentices

                  Section Saf-Mec 605.03  Limitation on Number of Trainees

 

          PART Saf-Mec 606  ADVERTISING OBLIGATIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 606.01  Advertising on Vehicles

                  Section Saf-Mec 606.02  Non-Vehicle Advertising Obligations

 

          PART Saf-Mec 607  PROHIBITED ACTIONS

                  Section Saf-Mec 607.01  Prohibited Actions

 

          PART 608  DUTY TO NOTIFY

                  Section Saf-Mec 608.01  Notification of Hazardous Conditions

 

          PART 609  CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

                  Section Saf-Mec 609.01  Obligations by Mechanical Licensing Board Members

                  Section Saf-Mec 609.02  Disclosure of Conflicts

 

          PART 610  CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS FOR TRAINING SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS

                  Section Saf-Mec 610.01  Requirements of Approved Training Programs

                  Section Saf-Mec 610.02  Auditing Procedures for Educational Institutions and Programs