The Boiler Attendant Variance Request is an application to operate outside of the 20-minute rule. To obtain a boiler variance, you must submit ten (10) copies of the company manual to the Boiler Unit 45 days prior to the upcoming Board of Boiler Rules Meeting. The board listens to presentations and grants or denies variances based on a review. If approved with a contingency, the Chief Boiler Inspector or designee schedules an on-site audit of the company manual and boiler operational system.
The approved Boiler Attendant Variance Manual is valid three years from the date printed on the manual.
Tennessee Department of Labor/Workplace Regulations and Compliance/Boilers