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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 30OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
SUBCHAPTER GON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITIES INSTALLERS, APPRENTICES, DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAINTENANCE PROVIDERS, MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS, AND SITE EVALUATORS
RULE §30.240Qualifications for Initial License

(a) To obtain an Installer I license, an individual must have:

  (1) met the requirements of Subchapter A of this chapter (relating to Administration of Occupational Licenses and Registrations);

  (2) completed the Installer I basic training course; and

  (3) passed the Installer I examination.

(b) To obtain an Installer II license, an individual must have:

  (1) met the requirements of Subchapter A of this chapter;

  (2) met one of the following requirements:

    (A) held an Installer I license for at least one year;

    (B) held an apprentice registration for at least two years; or

    (C) previously possessed an Installer II license;

  (3) completed the Installer II basic training course;

  (4) passed the Installer II examination; and

  (5) met the experience requirements. Applicants for an Installer II license must submit statements attesting to the applicant's work experience. Such statements shall include a description of the type of on-site sewage facility (OSSF) work that was performed by the applicant and the physical addresses where the activity occurred. The experience shall be actual work accomplished under the license or registration. The number of systems will not substitute for the time required. Experience requirements are:

    (A) to document experience as an Installer I, the applicant shall submit either:

      (i) sworn statements from at least three individuals for whom the applicant performed construction services, statements cannot be provided by individuals related by blood or marriage to the applicant or applicant's spouse;

      (ii) a sworn statement from a designated representative who has approved a minimum of three installations performed by the applicant; or

      (iii) other documentation of the applicant's work experience, approved by the executive director;

    (B) to document experience as an apprentice, the applicant shall submit either:

      (i) a sworn statement from the installer for whom the applicant performed construction services;

      (ii) a sworn statement from a designated representative who witnessed the applicant working on at least six OSSF installations; or

      (iii) other documentation of the applicant's work experience, approved by the executive director.

(c) To obtain a designated representative license, an individual must have:

  (1) met the requirements of Subchapter A of this chapter;

  (2) completed the designated representative basic training course; and

  (3) passed the designated representative examination.

(d) To obtain a site evaluator license, an individual must have:

  (1) met the requirements of Subchapter A of this chapter; and

  (2) met the following requirements:

    (A) complete the site evaluator basic training course;

    (B) pass the site evaluator examination; and

    (C) possess a current Installer II license, designated representative license, professional engineer license, professional sanitarian license, certified professional soil scientist, or professional geoscientist license in the soil science discipline (an individual who maintains a current license through the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists according to the requirements for professional practice).

(e) Effective September 1, 2009, a maintenance provider must be licensed with the executive director. To obtain a maintenance provider license, a person must:

  (1) meet the requirements of Subchapter A of this chapter;

  (2) submit a completed application and a $111 fee to the executive director on a form approved by the executive director. Applicants with a current maintenance provider registration will be given a pro rata reduction in the $111 fee toward the maintenance provider license for the unexpired term of their registration;

  (3) submit verification that the applicant holds a current Installer II, Class C (or higher) Wastewater license or acceptable documentation of three years experience as a maintenance technician. Registered maintenance provider experience obtained prior to the effective date of these rules may be applied towards the three years of experience as a maintenance technician; and

  (4) successfully complete agency-approved courses in basic maintenance and advanced aerobic wastewater treatment related to residential proprietary aerobic treatment units. Advanced aerobic wastewater treatment courses must have been approved after September 1, 2008;

  (5) pass the maintenance provider licensing examination;

  (6) any additional information required by the executive director; and

  (7) Exemption. Maintenance provider license applicants who obtained a maintenance provider registration prior to the effective date of these rules, hold a current maintenance provider registration, and meet all of the other provisions of this chapter for licensing as a maintenance provider on the effective date of these rules are exempt from the requirements for completion of the agency-approved advanced aerobic wastewater treatment course and the maintenance provider licensing examination.


Source Note: The provisions of this §30.240 adopted to be effective December 17, 2001, 26 TexReg 10330; amended to be effective September 11, 2003, 28 TexReg 7756; amended to be effective September 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 6523; amended to be effective September 11, 2008, 33 TexReg 7530

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