2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:7-25 - Refrigeration systems; inspection; fees; certificate.
34:7-25 Refrigeration systems; inspection; fees; certificate.
34:7-25. All refrigeration systems using flammable or toxic refrigerants of over three tons of refrigerating capacity or requiring over six driving horsepower, and all refrigeration systems using nonflammable and nontoxic refrigerants of over 18 tons of refrigerating capacity or requiring over 36 driving horsepower, having relief devices set over 15 pounds per square inch gage and used in a plant of any size or storage capacity, shall be inspected annually by an inspector of the Mechanical Inspection Bureau or of an insurance company, as provided in subsection a. of R.S.4:7-14; and the owner, lessee or operator shall comply with the recommendations of the inspector in conformity with the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Rules of the Mechanical Inspection Bureau and approved by the commissioner.
The fees for such inspection by an inspector of the Mechanical Inspection Bureau shall be as follows:
a.Refrigeration systems of 25 tons and over, but less than 300 tons of refrigerating capacity, the sum of $75 for each inspection;
b.Refrigeration systems under 25 tons and over 3 tons of refrigerating capacity, the sum of $50 for each inspection;
c.Refrigeration systems of 300 tons or over of refrigerating capacity, the sum of $100 for each inspection.
The fees established hereinabove pursuant to the amendatory provisions of P.L.2003, c.117 shall be in effect for State fiscal years 2003-04 and 2004-05, and thereafter may be adjusted by the Commissioner of Labor in accordance with fee schedules adopted by regulation.
The annual inspection and inspection reports of refrigeration systems by insurance companies licensed to do business within this State and otherwise complying with this chapter shall be accepted in lieu of other inspections. Each insurance company shall file with the commissioner a report of each inspection and shall pay to him a fee of $20 for each annual refrigeration system inspection, to be collected by the insurer from the owner or lessee of the plant inspected. Such fee as established pursuant to the amendatory provisions of P.L.2003, c.117 shall be in effect for State fiscal years 2003-04 and 2004-05, and thereafter may be adjusted by the Commissioner of Labor in accordance with fee schedules adopted by regulation. After the owner, lessee or operator has complied with the rules or regulations, a certificate shall be issued by the Mechanical Inspection Bureau, which certificate shall be valid for one year and be the authority for the operation of the refrigeration system during such time. Upon expiration, the certificate shall be renewed by the Mechanical Inspection Bureau if the refrigeration system is found to be in proper condition for operation within the prescribed rules of the Mechanical Inspection Bureau. All fees collected under chapter 7 of Title 34 of the Revised Statutes shall be applied toward enforcement and administration costs of the Division of Workplace Standards in the Department of Labor.
Amended 1960, c.133, s.4; 1967, c.212, s.1; 1971, c.154, s.15; 1982, c.54, s.5; 1991, c.205, s.12; 2003, c.117, s.7.
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