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Boiler Class 3A License Advisory Committee

Notices, agendas, minutes, and archived videos
Meeting handouts and submitted documents
If you have questions regarding the information on this page, please contact Laura Burns at 503-373-7538.


In the fall of 2011 the Building Codes Division formed the Boiler Definitions and Minor Label Rulemaking Advisory Committee to examine a variety of issues involving administration of the boiler program. One of the concepts that the committee worked on was the development of draft rules for a new boiler Class 3A Limited Building Service Mechanic license. The concept would allow a limited scope of Class 3 work to be performed under the purview of one employer, without requiring the employee to have the 2,000 hours of experience required by a Class 3 licensee.

The Boiler Board, at its December 2011 meeting, forwarded draft rules to public hearing. A public hearing was held in January 2012 where several persons testified and the division received testimony both for and against the license. Because of these complicating factors, the division recommended that these draft rules be placed on hold to allow for additional research to determine whether there is a solution that can meet everyone's needs and concerns.

The division is reconvening the committee under the name "Boiler Class 3A License Rulemaking Advisory Committee." The Class 3A license concept is the only issue this committee will be working on.

Bob Graham Liberty Mutual
Dennis Coplin UA Local 290
Eric Anderson Anderson Engineering
Kenneth Hill
International Paper - Springfield Mill
Larry Hixson STERIS Corp.
Timothy Blomdahl Radiant Realities
Tom Szklarz Pac West Sales Inc
Tony Barsotti Temp-Control Mechanical Corp

Notices, agendas, minutes, and archived videos
June 17, 2013 Public meeting notice and agenda
May 7, 2013 Postponed - next meeting TBA
May 2, 2013 Public meeting notice and agenda

Meeting handouts and submitted documents


Larry Hixson - Comments on BCD Hearing Officer Report

Larry Hixson - Petition to the Board of Boiler Rules

Larry Hixson - Copy of BCD Hearing Officer Report