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COVID-19 Flammable and Combustible Liquids or Compressed Natural Gas installations FAQs

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Can construction continue on my Flammable and Combustible Liquids or compressed natural gas location, and can I obtain an inspection?

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Yes, as of May 1, 2020, all construction activities were permitted to restart in accordance with the April 23rd construction guidance found here. As a result, all inspections services resumed. Please contact the Boiler Division at its Resource Account boilers@pa.gov to schedule an inspection.

Is the Department still performing flammable and combustible liquid application and compressed natural gas plan reviews?

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The Department is accepting applications electronically at boilers@pa.gov. Once an electronic copy is submitted, please mail a paper copy with a check made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to cover the appropriate fee.

Is the Department still processing expedited flammable and combustible liquid applications and expedited plan reviews and inspections?

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The Department is now processing expedited flammable and combustible liquids applications and expedited plan reviews.

If I have a problem or concern with a flammable or combustible liquid location can I get an inspector to look at it?

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​Yes, please contact our Boiler Division resource account at boilers@pa.gov

​If I have a question about an F&C or CNG installation or application, who should I contact?  

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Please contact our Boiler Division resource account at boilers@pa.gov

If I have an emergency at a F&C or CNG installation, who should I contact?  

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Activate the emergency stop, if accessible, and dial 911.

Is the Department accepting flammable and combustible appeals, requests for variances or extensions of time through the Industrial Board?

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Yes, the Department is accepting these requests electronically. Digital submission of the required application and supporting documentation may be submitted to the following monitored resource account: boilers@pa.gov. Once an electronic copy is submitted, please mail a paper copy with a check made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to cover the appropriate fee.

Have any regulations relating to combustible and flammable liquids or compressed natural gas installations been suspended?

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​Yes, the Department has suspended the section of its Combustible and Flammable regulations that mandate a timeframe regarding maintaining daily inventories for tank systems for the duration of the Governor's disaster declaration.  The Department still encourages the maintenance of daily tank inventories. 

Any questions or concerns may be directed to the following monitored resource account: boilers@pa.gov.

Is the Industrial Board conducting hearings for variances and extensions of time?

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Yes, the Industrial Board is holding hearings. If the building remains inaccessible at the time of the hearing, the meeting will be held by telephone, with all pertinent information being provided for full participation of all affected parties. This information will be posted on our website.