PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
INSTALLATION OF HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
54-5005. Powers and duties of the board — Limitation. The board shall have the general administration and supervision of the design, construction, installation, improvement, extension and alteration of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, except that which has been heretofore and hereinafter exempted from the jurisdiction of this board, in connection with all buildings, residences and structures in this state including buildings, residences and structures owned by the state or any political subdivision thereof. The division of building safety shall enforce the minimum standards and requirements therefor as provided by this chapter. The board may exercise such powers and duties as are reasonably necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, and it may, among other things:
(1) Establish the fees to be charged for reviewing plans, investigations, permits and inspections of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems under the jurisdiction of the state, and to establish such other fees as it deems necessary.
(2) Hold public meetings and attend or be represented at such meetings, within or without the state, prepare and publish rules pertaining to this chapter, and such other information as may be necessary, and furnish copies thereof to those engaged in the business, trade, practice or work of heating, ventilation and air conditioning and to the public upon request.
(3) Establish by administrative rule the fines to be paid for citations issued and shall hear appeals regarding the imposition of civil penalties for violations of this chapter and rules of the board. The board is authorized to affirm, reject, decrease or increase the penalty imposed by the administrator. However, in no case shall the penalty exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each offense.
The powers and duties of the board within the jurisdictional boundaries of local governments that have chosen to adopt and enforce mechanical codes shall be limited to those powers and duties needed to enforce the requirements governing a certificate of competency. Each local government that has chosen to adopt and enforce mechanical codes shall establish fees to be charged for permits and inspections within its jurisdiction.
[54-5005, added 2003, ch. 276, sec. 1, p. 736; am. 2004, ch. 308, sec. 2, p. 860.]