Director’s Meeting Invite for Proposed Boiler Rules

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 in News


I am writing this to invite all interested parties to a meeting to discuss the Department’s proposed changes to the Boiler & Pressure Vessel rules (Title 12, Subtitle 8, Part 10, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR)). The meeting details are as follows:

January 17, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Keelikolani Building
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 427
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

The proposed rules adopt new national consensus codes in the rules both in adoption by reference as well as by numerous references in the text. The two major codes adopted are the 2017 editions of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code for construction and the National Board Inspection Code.

The changes also provide more detailed instructions regarding the procedures endorsed and used by the Boiler Section as well as an increase in fees to reflect the increased costs associated with collective bargaining, fringe rate, and increases in the costs of goods and services as reflected in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

A draft of the rules in Ramseyer format is available at:

The rules are also available at HIOSH: 830 Punchbowl Street #423.



Leonard Hoshijo, Director