The primary function of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program is to manage the registration and inspection of all non-residential boilers and pressure vessels within the Commonwealth, including those units in both private and public facilities (such as power plants, hospitals, nursing homes, and schools) as required by M.G.L Chapter 146 . This program also oversees the professional trade licensure for steam firemen and engineers (power plant operators), boiler and pressure vessel inspectors, and oil burner technicians, and administration of applicable examinations. In the event of a boiler or pressure vessel incident or accident, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program inspectors will investigate to determine the cause, and prosecute violators of the law within their jurisdiction.
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program Staff:
|Edward Kawa||Chief of Engineering Inspections||(978) 567-3781|
|Henry Geryk||Supervisor of Engineering Inspectors||(508) 726-9588|
|Holly Bartlett||Assistant to the Chief||(978) 567-3782|
|Maria Pereira||Licensing & Exam Coordinator||(978) 567-3783|
Board of Boiler Rules:
**UPDATE to 522 CMR** Following the recent move of the Board of Boiler Rules to the Department of Fire Services, updates to 522 CMR have been made to reflect changes associated with that move. The proposed draft of the CMR has been approved by Administration and Finance to be presented for public hearing as the next step in the promulgation process. This public hearing will take place on Thursday, October 12 @ 10AM at the Department of Fire Services in Stow, MA. The next regular meeting of the Board of Boiler Rules will take place after this hearing at 11:00 AM in the same location.
The Board of Boiler Rules is a five-member board appointed by the State Fire Marshal responsible for promulgating regulations on boilers and pressure vessels (522 CMR) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The statutory authority for the board is M.G.L. C. 22 § 10.
For further information on board activities, including, but not limited to: procedures for the adoption, amendment or repeal of regulations; availability of regulations; filing of regulations; and advisory rulings, please contact the executive administrator to the Board, Holly Bartlett at (978) 567-3782.
The Board of Boiler Rules meets regularly on the first Thursday of May and November at 10:00 AM at the Department of Fire Services in Stow, MA
|Edward Kawa||Chairman/Chief of Inspections - Mechanical|
|Ray Archambault||Representing Operating Engineers|
|Charles Perry||Representing Boiler Manufacturers|
|Anthony Lucia||Representing Boiler Users|
|Leah Francis||Representing Insures of Boilers|
Licenses Administered by the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program
- Engineer and Fireman Licenses
- Special to Have Charge and Special to Operate Steam Plant
- Nuclear Power Plant Operator, Operator Assistant, and Senior Supervisor
- Oil Burner Technician Certificate and Oil Burner Apprentice
Additional License Exam Information
- Engineering Examinations (FAQs)
- Schools Approved by the Department for Engineers and Firemen
- Engineering Exams - Appeal Request Form
- Engineering Exam Accommodation Request Form file size 1MB
*For questions on licenses for oil burner technicians, boiler operators (firemen and engineers), power plant operators, and pressure vessel inspectors, call (978) 567-3780.*