Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Construction Codes
Administrative Rules for Michigan Boiler Rules
Rule Set 2019-115 LR
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, May 23, 2022
Michigan Library & Historical Center, First Floor Forum
702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48915
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public
comments on proposed changes to the Michigan Boiler Rules rule set.
The Skilled Trades Regulation Act, 2016 PA 407, repealed the Boiler Act, 1965 PA 290, MCL 408.751 to
408.776. The repealed Boiler Act is outdated and does not provide uniform licensing, complaint
investigation, and enforcement provisions for skilled trades licenses. This places a burden on the bureau
administering the Boiler Act and creates an inefficient use of resources. Additionally, many licensees
who are cross-licensed in multiple trades have expressed dissatisfaction with conflicting provisions in
separate licensing statutes. The Skilled Trades Regulation Act, 2016 PA 407, streamlines the processes
for all license types included while providing for modernized provisions, such as electronic
communication and third-party continuing education tracking options, and specifies violations for
unlicensed activity as provided to other regulation professions. Because the Boiler Act of 1965 was
repealed, the bureau plans to rescind the licensing rules promulgated under that Act and create a new
rule set to house all licensing rules regulation under the Skilled Trades Regulation Act, including the
By authority conferred promulgation of the boiler rules is authorized under section 207 of the Skilled
Trades Regulation Act, 2016 PA 407, MCL 339.5207; and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1,
2008-4, and 2011-4, MCL 445.2011, MCL 445.2025, and MCL 445.2030. This authority replaces the
previous authority under 1965 PA 290, MCL 408.751 to 408.776.
The proposed rules will take effect 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are
the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic mail at
the following email address: LARA-BCC-Rules@michigan.gov.
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the
following addresses until 5/23/2022 at 05:00PM.
Administrative Services Division - Rules Analyst, Amanda Johnson
611 W. Ottawa Street Lansing, MI 48933
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 517-582-5519 to make