HB2968 ENR SUB
H. B. 2968
(By Delegates Mahan, Sumner, Moye, Wooton and Susman)
[Passed April 11, 2009; in effect from passage.]
AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto two new sections, designated §29-3-5c and §29-
3-16d, all relating to requiring the State Fire Commission to
establish safety standards for fuel gas systems; requiring the
State Fire Commission to establish safety standards for
liquefied petroleum gas systems; and requiring the State Fire
Commission to establish safety standards for non-owner or
occupant installation, maintenance or service of fuel gas
systems in one or two family dwellings.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto two new sections, designated §29-3-5c and §29-3-
16d, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT.
§29-3-5c. Liquified petroleum gas systems.
(a) The State Fire Commission shall, on or before July 1, 2009, propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the
provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to
(1) Standard safe practices for the design, construction,
location, installation, maintenance and operation of liquefied
petroleum gas systems, as established by the National Fire
Protection Association Standard 58; and
(2) Training standards and qualifications for persons who
install or maintain liquefied petroleum gas systems as established
by the National Propane Gas Association's Certified Employee
(b) The State Fire Commission may establish work groups and
seek input in the rulemaking process from groups or individuals
with an interest in any aspect of the operation or use of liquefied
petroleum gas systems.
§29-3-16d. Performance of installation of propane gas systems.
(a) Notwithstanding any statutory or regulatory provisions to
the contrary, any person who installs, fuels, maintains or services
any fuel gas system to a one or two family dwelling shall comply
with this article and the rules promulgated under this article
relating to fuel gas systems.
(b) This section does not apply to any person who performs
this work on a single family dwelling owned or leased, and occupied
by that person. The personal exemption provided in this subsection
is the same as the personal exemption provided in the Supervision
of Fire Protection Work Act, §29-3D-1, et seq.