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Liquid Petroleum Gas

Propane is a flammable gas which is sometimesgenerically referred to as LP-Gas, LPG, or Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Propane gas can be found in a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and residential settings. As a fuel source, propane can be found in homes, in the workplace, in bulk transportation in cargo tank trucks or rail cars, and as a fuel for motor vehicles.

LICENSING

CONCERNS

  • Class I: A licensed dealer who is engaged in the business of installing gas appliances or systems for the use of LPG and who sells, fills, refills, delivers, or is permitted to deliver any LPG.
  • Class II: A business engaged in the sale, transportation, and exchange of cylinders, but not transporting or transferring gas in liquid.
  • Class III: A business not engaged in the sale of LPG, but engaged in the sale and installation of gas appliances, or LPG systems.
  • Class IV: Those businesses listed below:
    – Sale of containers greater than 96 pounds water capacity.
    – Other LPG businesses not listed above.

An application for the original or renewal license shall be made on forms provided by the SFM.  The application for a license to engage in the business of LPG shall be accompanied with proof of public liability insurance. The public liability insurance shall be issued by a public liability insurance carrier showing coverage of at least $1,000,000 for each incident, and $2,000,000 in total coverage.

The application shall be signed by an authorized representative of the applicant. If the application is made by a partnership, it shall be signed by at least one partner. If the application is made by a corporation or association other than a partnership, it shall be signed by the principal officers, or authorized agents.

Following receipt of the properly completed application, an inspection, completion of all inspection requirements, and compliance with the provision of the statute and these rules, the Division shall issue a license.

Original licenses shall be valid for one year from the date of application. Thereafter, each license shall be renewed annually and renewals shall be valid for one year from issuance.

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

Application for an LPG certificate shall be made in writing to the Division. The application shall be signed by the applicant.

The applicant shall pass an initial examination with a score of 70 percent or greater.

Types of Initial Examinations:

The initial examination shall include an open book written test of the applicant’s knowledge of the work to be performed by the applicant. The applicant is allowed to use the adopted statute, administrative rules, NFPA 54, and NFPA 58. Any other materials to include cellular telephones or related cellular equipment are prohibited in the examination room.

The initial examination may also include a practical or actual demonstration of some selected aspects of the job to be performed by the applicant if so warranted by the test administrator.The initial examination shall be waived for:

  • Those applicants that have successfully completed the requirements of the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP), as written by the National Propane Gas Association, and that corresponds to the work to be performed by the applicant.
  • Those applicants that have successfully completed the requirements in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49, Parts 172.700, 172.704, 177.800 and 177.816, that corresponds to the work to be performed by the applicant.
  • Those applicants that have successfully completed the Rocky Mountain Gas Association, Natural Gas Technician Certification Exam with a passing score, shall have the requirement for initial examination waived, after appropriate documentation is provided to the Division by the applicant.
  • Those applicants that are licensed journeyman plumbers as required in the Constructions Trades Licensing Act Plumber Licensing Rules, R156-55c, shall have the requirement for initial examination waived, after appropriate documentation is provided to the Division by the applicant.

Original LPG certificates shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance. Thereafter, each LPG certificate shall be renewed annually and renewals shall be valid from for one year from issuance.