New Jersey Statutes > Title 58 > Chapter 10A > § 58:10A-24.3 - Examinations for certification to perform services on underground storage tanks
Current as of: 2009
3. a. The department shall establish and conduct examinations for certifying that a person is qualified to perform services on underground storage tanks at underground storage tank sites for purposes of complying with the provisions of P.L.1986, c.102 (C.58:10A-21 et seq.) and for tank testing, tank installation, tank removal, tank closure, or subsurface evaluations for corrective action, closure or corrosivity on unregulated heating oil tanks. Application to the department for examination for certification shall be made in a manner and on such forms as may be prescribed by the department. The department may prescribe training or continuing education, experience or other requirements as a condition for taking a certification examination, or for recertification. The filing of an application shall be accompanied by a nonrecoverable application fee of $35.00 to cover the costs of processing the application and conducting examinations. No person shall be certified by the department unless he or she satisfactorily completes the examination and satisfies any other requirements of this act, or of the department adopted pursuant thereto.
b.Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of this section, any person who files, within 300 days of the effective date of this act, an application for certification under this subsection, and demonstrates to the department that he or she has adequately performed services on underground storage tanks at underground storage tank sites for at least five consecutive years immediately preceding the filing of the application, shall be certified without examination upon payment of an application and certification fee. Within one year of certification, a person certified pursuant to this subsection shall submit to the department evidence of attendance at a department approved training course on the department's rules and regulations concerning underground storage tanks. One year from the effective date of this act, no person applying for certification pursuant to this subsection shall perform services requiring certification until certified by the department.
c.A person certified pursuant to subsection b. of this section shall comply with the examination and other requirements adopted by the department pursuant to subsection a. of this section as a precondition for filing for a renewal of a certification issued pursuant to subsection b. of this section.
d.The department may establish a general certification for tank services and on-site supervisory responsibilities, and such other classes of certification for particular tank services or for on-site supervisory responsibilities as it deems appropriate, and may establish separate training, examination and working experience requirements therefor. The department shall establish a separate certification for tank testing, tank installation, tank removal, tank closure, and subsurface evaluations for corrective action, closure or corrosivity on unregulated heating oil tanks with separate training and examination requirements therefor. The certification program for persons who perform services on underground storage tanks or on unregulated heating oil tanks shall include standards for pricing, customer service, compliance with applicable rules and regulations, adequate submissions to the department, and any other standards relevant to the performance, qualifications, and business practices of persons or business firms seeking certification. Any person certified to perform services on underground storage tanks at underground storage tank sites for purposes of complying with the provisions of P.L.1986, c.102 (C.58:10A-21 et seq.) shall not be required to obtain a separate certification to perform work on unregulated heating oil tanks.
L.1991,c.123,s.3; amended 1999, c.322, s.4; 2006, c.58, s.6.
Prev | Next
Questions & Answers: WaterSee also:
U.S. Code Provisions: Water
Federal Regulations: Water
Related Articles: Water