Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 09 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Subtitle 12 - DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter 09.12.62 - Amusement Attractions Erected Permanently or Temporarily at Carnivals, Fairs, and Amusement Parks
09.12.62.10 - Design Criteria

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 09.12.62.10

09.12.62.10. Design Criteria

A. Scope. This regulation does not apply to an amusement attraction that has operated in Maryland prior to January 2008 unless there is a major modification.

B. Owners shall ensure that new amusement attractions and amusement attractions with major modifications that are operated in the State meet the criteria set forth in this regulation.

C. Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, amusement attractions manufactured after January 2008 shall comply with ASTM F 2291-04 and conform to accepted engineering practices and standards.

D. The owner of an amusement attraction subject to § C of this regulation shall provide the Commissioner with:

(1) A copy of the operations and maintenance manuals, assembly instructions, and testing requirements;

(2) Certification records from the manufacturer or a licensed professional engineer verifying that the amusement attraction is compliant with ASTM F 2291-04; and

(3) If requested, general design criteria as outlined in ASTM F 2291-04, Section 5.

E. Amusement attractions that are specifically excluded from ASTM F 2291-04 and manufactured after January 2008 shall conform to recognized engineering practices, procedures, standards, and specifications.

F. The owner of an amusement attraction subject to § E of this regulation shall provide the Commissioner with:

(1) Certification from a licensed professional engineer verifying that design data specific to the amusement attraction, including, but not limited to, stress analysis and safety factors along with the materials and components being used, are structurally sound and conform to recognized engineering practices, procedures, standards, and specifications;

(2) A copy of the manufacturer's operating specifications, maintenance manuals, assembly instructions, and testing requirements; and

(3) If requested, other pertinent data considered necessary by the Commissioner.

G. Amusement attractions that were previously registered and allowed to operate in Maryland and that have undergone a major modification subsequent to January 2008 shall be certified by a professional engineer that the modifications are consistent with accepted engineering practices and standards and ASTM F 2291-04.

H. The owner of an amusement attraction subject to § G of this regulation shall provide the Commissioner with:

(1) Certification from a licensed professional engineer verifying that design data specific to the amusement attraction, including, but not limited to, stress analysis and safety factors along with the materials and components being used, are structurally sound and conform to recognized engineering practices, procedures, standards, and specifications;

(2) A copy of the manufacturer's operating specifications, maintenance manuals, assembly instructions, and testing requirements; and

(3) If requested, other pertinent data considered necessary by the Commissioner.

I. The owner of an existing amusement attraction manufactured before January 2008 of a particular design that had not previously operated in Maryland shall provide the Commissioner with:

(1) Certification records from a licensed professional engineer verifying that the amusement attraction and the materials and components being used are structurally sound and conform to recognized engineering practices, procedures, standards, and specifications; and

(2) A copy of the manufacturer's operating specifications, maintenance manuals, assembly instructions, and testing requirements.

J. If the manufacturer's specifications of an amusement attraction subject to § I of this regulation are unavailable for good reason, the owner shall:

(1) Develop specifications that ensure safe assembly, operation, repair, maintenance, testing, and disassembly of the amusement attraction;

(2) Employ a licensed professional engineer to certify that the specifications are consistent with accepted engineering practices and standards and ASTM F 2291-04; and

(3) If requested, provide other pertinent data considered necessary by the Commissioner.

K. Copies of all documents provided to the Commissioner shall be in English.

(Regulation .10 repealed effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705)
Regulations .10, repealed and new .10 adopted effective March 24, 2008 (35:6 Md. R. 697))
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