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26.05.01.00.htm 26.05.01.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 05 BOARD OF WELL DRILLERS Chapter 01 General Regulations Authority: Environment Article, §13-101 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland
26.05.01.01.htm 26.05.01.01. 01Definitions.. A. For the purpose of this subtitle, the following definitions apply.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Apprentice" means a person licensed by the Board to work under the direction and control of a principal licensee for the specific purpose of training to practice well drilling.2) "Approved training" means courses of study or programs of instruction in the practice of well drilling and related subjects that are approved by the Board in accordance with the requirements of thi
26.05.01.02.htm 26.05.01.02. 02 Prohibitions.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a person may not practice well drilling or represent to the public that the person is authorized to practice well drilling in this State unless that person is licensed by the Board.B. Exceptions.. 1) An individual authorized to provide plumbing services as a master plumber in the State may install or repair a water pump, a water tank, or water conditioning equipment without a license from the Board.
26.05.01.03.htm 26.05.01.03. 03 Licensure.. A. An applicant shall be licensed by the Board if the applicant:. 1) Files an application for a license on the form required by the Board;. 2) Qualifies for examination for the license sought as provided in Regulation .04, below;. 3) Has received a passing score or a waiver on the required examination;. 4) Provides the Board, when applicable, with acceptable evidence that the bonding and liability insurance requirements of COMAR 26.05.02.05 have been
26.05.01.04.htm 26.05.01.04. 04 Qualification for Examination.. A. Experience Required for Initial Licenses. Before an applicant may be examined in a particular class and category of license, the applicant shall have acquired the experience in Column A of this regulation. If the applicant has practiced well drilling in accordance with all laws and regulations in a state that does not have comparable license classes or categories, the applicant shall have acquired the experience listed in Column B of this regu
26.05.01.05.htm 26.05.01.05. 05 Apprentices and Well Rig Operators ― Additional Requirements.. A. An applicant for an apprentice license shall have a sponsor who is licensed by the Board and who meets the qualifications set forth in §B of this regulation.B. The sponsor of an applicant for an apprenticeship shall:. 1) Be licensed as a principal licensee in a category of license, the scope of which equals or exceeds that of the apprentice license sought;2) Be actively engaged in the practice of well drilling;.
26.05.01.06.htm 26.05.01.06. 06 Duration of Licenses.. Except for temporary licenses, all licenses issued by the Board expire on June 1 of each odd-numbered year. Temporary licenses expire as shown on the license. Any change of name, address, or employment from that which appears on the current license of any licensee shall be reported to the Board, in writing, within 30 days of the change, Otherwise the license is void.
26.05.01.07.htm 26.05.01.07. 07 Recategorization of Well Driller Licenses.. A. Master Well Drillers.. 1) A master well driller licensed by the Board on July 1, 1990, may not practice well drilling after June 30, 1993, unless he or she has obtained a new master class license in one of the three categories of well driller licenses.2) The Board may waive any examination requirement under this subtitle for any master well driller licensed by the Board on July 1, 1990 who seeks to obtain a new master class
26.05.01.08.htm 26.05.01.08. 08 Identification of Licensee.. The Board will provide each licensee with a card that identifies the licensee, the class or category of license, or both, and license number. The licensee shall possess a valid and current card whenever practicing well drilling, and shall exhibit it on demand to authorized officials.
26.05.01.09.htm 26.05.01.09. 09 Certain Permits Also Necessary.. A. It is the responsibility of all persons authorized by the Board to practice well drilling to ensure that all required permits and certifications are valid and exist before and during all work performed to construct or modify a well.B. A license under this chapter does not authorize a licensee to construct any well for which the following permits have not been obtained, if required:1) A permit to drill a well from the Department of
26.05.01.10.htm 26.05.01.10. 10 Requirement for Show Rooms, Offices, Shops, Vehicles, and Equipment.. A. Each person who represents himself or herself to the public as a person authorized to practice well drilling by advertising, telephone directory listing, business card, stationery, or any other exhibit, shall display the license in a conspicuous place at the licensee's principal place of business.B. A well drilling rig or service vehicle used in the practice of well drilling by a company that em
26.05.01.9999.htm 26.05.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―12 effective March 19, 1975 (2:6 Md. R. 434). Regulation .01B―D amended effective June 11, 1975 (2:13 Md. R. 929). Regulation .08 adopted effective June 11, 1975 (2:13 Md. R. 929) (Original Regulations .08―12 renumbered as .09―13)Regulation .10G adopted effective June 11, 1975 (2:13 Md. R. 929). Annotation: This chapter was transferred from COMAR 08.12.01 pursuant to Executive Order 01.01.1980.04, effective July 1, 198
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