The Board of Boiler Rules is a five-member board that promulgates regulations on boilers and pressure vessels 522 CMR for Massachusetts. The statutory authority for the board is M.G.L. C. 22 § 10. For information on board activities including: procedures for the adoption, amendment or repeal of regulations; availability of regulations; filing of regulations; and advisory rulings, contact Holly Bartlett, Executive Administrator to the Board, at (978) 567-3782.
Effective October 18, 2019, the most recent changes to 522 CMR were approved and published.
Welded repairs and alterations to high pressure boilers must now be reported. Use NBIC Form R-1 to report this work. This work can only be done by an accredited repair technician (R Certificate holder). The work must conform to state law and the National Board Inspection Code.
Mechanical repairs and alterations to high pressure boilers must now be reported. Use Form BPV-034 to report this work. This work can only be done under the supervision of the engineer in charge. The work must conform to state law and the National Board Inspection Code.
For more information on how to report this work go to the How to Report Welded and Mechanical Repairs and Alterations to High Press Boilers page.
Board Meeting Notices
The Board of Boiler Rules meets regularly on the first Thursdays of May and November at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Fire Services in Stow, MA.