2005 California Labor Code Sections 7720-7728 CHAPTER 4. INSPECTION FEES
7720. 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. 7721. (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. 7722. 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 program. 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. 7725. 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 or less. (b) "Large tank" shall mean any tank of more than 1,200 gallons water capacity. (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 location. (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. 7726. All inspection fees shall be paid before the issuance of a permit. 7728. 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.
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