A. Beginning from and after December 31, 1996, a person shall not perform tank services on an underground storage tank system unless the person is certified in accordance with this section and the rules adopted pursuant to this section, or is supervised by a person certified in accordance with this section and the rules adopted pursuant to this section.
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 49-1082
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Person: means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation, joint venture, partnership, association, consortium, state, municipality, interstate body, commission, political subdivision of a state and the United States government. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
- Tank: means a stationary device constructed of wood, concrete, steel, plastic or other nonearthen materials and used to contain regulated substances. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
- Tank service: means installation, retrofitting, tank tightness testing, closure, cathodic protection or interior tank lining of an underground storage tank or a part of an underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1081
- Underground storage tank: means a tank or combination of tanks and underground pipes and impact valves connected to tanks being used or having been used to contain regulated substances and which has at least ten percent of the total volume of the tank and underground portions of pipes connected to the tank underground. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
B. The department shall not certify a person as a tank service provider until that person completes the requirements of this section and the rules adopted pursuant to this section. In accordance with subsection D, the supervisor is responsible for all persons performing work under the direction of the supervisor and any violations of this section or rules adopted pursuant to this section are attributable to the supervisor.
C. By January 1, 1997, the department shall adopt rules for the establishment and maintenance of an underground storage tank service provider certification program. The certification program shall include the submittal and verification of information that the director determines is necessary to ensure that the tank service provider possesses and maintains the essential knowledge, skills and work history to perform the service effectively and in a manner that protects human health and the environment. The department may establish separate certification methods for each area of tank service as it is defined, and may define the duration of the certification period, which shall be at least one year.
D. The department, on reasonable evidence, may suspend or revoke the certification of any person who fails to maintain the standards established pursuant to this section or who exhibits incompetence, negligence or fraud in performing the certified activity or in other work relating to the certified activity. A person whose certification is revoked or suspended pursuant to this subsection may appeal the decision pursuant to title 41, chapter 6, article 10.