DAR File No. 39812

This notice was published in the November 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 21) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Public Safety, Fire Marshal

Rule R710-6

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Rules

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 39812
Filed: 10/05/2015 10:36:25 AM

NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION

Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

The Utah Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Act is authorized in Sections 53-7-301 through 53-7-316. In Section 53-7-305, the Liquefied Gas Board is authorized to make rules as reasonably necessary for the protection of the health, welfare, and safety of the public and persons using liquefied petroleum (LP) gas. The LP Gas Board is also authorized in Section 53-7-305 to make rules setting minimum general standards covering the design, construction, location, installation, and operation of equipment for storing, handling, transporting by tank or tank trailer, or using LP gas.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The last letter received by the office was from Mr. Melvin Wetzel, however, it is dated 06/14/2010 and is outside the five-year review time frame. His concerns dealt with having too many regulations as a result of the safety changes required to convert older propane barbecue bottles with newer, safer valves.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The Utah Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Act was enacted by the 1987 Utah State Legislature to oversee those that professionally distributed, dispensed, transported, delivered, or installed LP gas systems in the state of Utah. This safety program has substantially lowered LP gas incidents across the state during the many year history of the program. This program should be extended for another five years for the continued safety it provides by its existence. The two times that most LP gas incidents occur is when there is product being transferred or the problem of overfilling the LP gas container. This safety act has indeed lowered each of those concerns and made Utah a safer place to live, work, and recreate. Although the only comment received is over the five-year time frame, this was a safety retrofit of all LP gas containers and was done all across the nation. All new bottles produced in or after 2010 have the upgraded valves in place. Filling companies are not allowed to fill any bottle with propane which has outdated valves. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Public Safety
Fire MarshalRoom 302
5272 S COLLEGE DR
MURRAY, UT 84123-2611

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Coy Porter at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6358, by FAX at 801-284-6351, or by Internet E-mail at coyporter@utah.gov
  • Ted Black at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at tblack@utah.gov
  • Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, or by Internet E-mail at kgibb@utah.gov

Effective:

10/05/2015

Authorized by:

Coy Porter, State Fire Marshal


Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2015/b20151101.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Coy Porter at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6358, by FAX at 801-284-6351, or by Internet E-mail at coyporter@utah.gov; Ted Black at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at tblack@utah.gov; Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, or by Internet E-mail at kgibb@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.