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Industry Meeting, Information & News

New Jersey

Most recent meeting highlights;

The DCA is moving toward harmonizing our ride design regulations with ASTM F24-2291.  The DCA acknowledged that the F2291 standard is generally accepted in the amusement industry.

 CARSAB formed a subcommittee to study the harmonization of the New Jersey regulations with F2291.
Members of the Committee include Bill Dauphinee, Al Belmont, Debbie Henderson, Bill Zumsteg, Geoff Rogers and Lary Zucker.  Bill Dauphinee will contact Jim Seay and Len Morrissey to invite them to join this subcommittee.  Jim is the Chairman of the F24 Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices and Len is the ASTM Staff Manager.

The Board expressed concern that the amusement industry may not be ready to comply with the RCMT rules as of April 6, 2011.  This issue was also discussed in the Working Group.

CARSAB formed another Subcommittee to meet review the RCMT regulation and suggest improvements.  CARSAB was particularly interested in expanding the opportunities for continuing education training for specific categories of rides and attractions.  The Subcommittee will be Chaired by Debbie Henderson and will include Al Belmont, Lary Zucker, Ed McGlynn, Bill Zumsteg and Geoff Rogers.

Side bar meeting after the Advisory Board meeting for the RCMT criteria to allow the PA Dept of Agriculture Level 2 inspector certification (in addition to the General Inspector certification currently accepted) to be considered equivalent to the NAARSO level currently accepted for the RCMT making all three valid for the RCMT criteria.

Regulatory Meeting Information, LINKS and Contacts.

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RCMT Information
http://nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/forms/pdf_licensing/rcmt_app.pdf (application)
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/offices/licensing_cont_ed.html (sample letters)

Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board

ROAR/Inflatable member on the CARSAB board;
Debbie Henderson, Air Castles And Slides, LLC
Also on sub-committees; Playground Safety, Camps working group, ASTM harmonization.
Chairs; RCMT committee

Carrie Battista,  CBattista@dca.state.nj.us  

Carnival Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board Meetings
2011 Schedule is listed on the DCA website.

The Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board meets five times a year. The mission of the Board is to ensure the safety of carnival and amusement rides that are used in New Jersey.

Excerpt from the DCA website;

The Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Act establishes an annual ride safety inspection program.  In order to implement the act the Bureau of Code Services enforces the Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Program regulations cited as N.J.A.C. 5:14A.  These new rules include the requirements for manufacturers, owners and operators of carnival and amusement rides and devices.  A manufacturer is required to have their ride type certified prior to its sale for operation in New Jersey, whether at a fixed park or with a traveling show.  Type certification requires that the manufacturer submit an application and supply the required information for review by the Bureau.  The owner of an amusement ride or device is required to register their ride by applying for an annual permit.  The annual permit assures that the ride is inspected annually and the owner has met all outstanding violations and has proper insurance for the duration of operation under the annual permit.
The program has a full engineering staff to review current and new rides for modifications, alterations and installation of new rides.  The state is also covered by licensed field inspectors to assure that annual inspections and operational inspections are performed in a timely manner.  The annual inspection is required prior to operation under the annual permit and the continued safe operation of rides is maintained through random operational inspections. 

The Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board advises the Commissioner on carnival and amusement ride safety and provides advice on the regulations that govern the safety program.

There are 13 Board members, including one ex officio member, the Department of Community Affairs. The other 12 seats are: ride manufacturer (2); mobile ride operator; fixed ride operator; amusement park representative; insurance underwriter; professional engineer; representative of water parks; and four public members. Terms are four years.

All board meetings start at 11 A.M. and are located at the DCA Building, 101 South Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey in conference room 129 unless noted.

ROAR/Inflatable member on the CARSAB board;
Debbie Henderson, Air Castles And Slides, LLC