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RULE §74.74Responsibilities of the Inspector--Inspection Procedures

(a) The inspector must inspect all equipment for compliance with the applicable ASME Safety Codes or ASCE Standards as adopted in §74.100.

(b) Inspectors must use the latest published edition of ASME A17.2, "Guide for Inspection of Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Walks," to conduct inspections and witness tests for compliance with the ASME Safety Codes or ASCE Standards adopted in §74.100.

(c) The inspector must report to the owner before beginning any inspections.

(d) The inspector and the owner must sign and date the inspection report or electronically acknowledge the report using any electronic method approved by the department.

(e) The inspector is prohibited from performing any of the tests.

(f) On new or altered equipment installations, the inspector may perform an inspection prior to the installation being completed. However, on these installations the department will only accept inspection reports for final inspections performed by the inspector after the installation is completed.

(g) For new installations or alterations to existing equipment, the inspector must verify that approved applications and plans are on the site as specified in §74.111(b)(3) and is prohibited from proceeding with the inspection without the approved application and plans.

(h) The inspector must verify that the installation or alterations comply with the approved application and plans.

(i) New or altered units that fail to comply with the approved application and plans are prohibited from being placed in-service without the prior written approval of the department.

  (1) The inspector must compare the installation to the approved application and plans.

  (2) The inspector must not allow any installation that deviates from the approved application and plans to be placed into operation without the specific written authorization of the department.

  (3) The inspector must not complete the inspection of any new installation or alteration until the inspector has verified that the documents required by §74.79 are on site and stored in the equipment room, machine room, machine space, control room, or control space.

(j) For Installations removed from service, the inspector must verify compliance with §74.105.

Source Note: The provisions of this §74.74 adopted to be effective July 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 4590; amended to be effective November 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 7949; amended to be effective February 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 962

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