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26.06.01.00.htm 26.06.01.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 06 WATERWORKS AND WASTE SYSTEMS OPERATORS Chapter 01 General Regulations Authority: Environment Article, Title 12, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.06.01.01.htm 26.06.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the State Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators.. 2) "Categorical industrial users" means industrial users subject to pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with §307 of the Clean Water Act that regulates process wastewater.3) Certificate.. a) "Certificate" means a certificate of certificat
26.06.01.02.htm 26.06.01.02. 02 Board Organization.. A. Function. The Board, in accordance with these regulations, shall:. 1) Review and approve all applications for certification and certification renewal;. 2) Interview applicants for certification in specific cases, when referred by the secretary of the Board;3) Prepare and give examinations to qualified applicants for certification;. 4) Hear appeals concerning certification requirements;.
26.06.01.03.htm 26.06.01.03. 03 Classification of Facilities.. A. Industrial Wastewater Works.. 1) Industrial wastewater works are classified into the seven classes set out in Table 1 of Regulation .16 of this chapter.2) Unless the Department determines that a reasonable potential exists to adversely affect the quality of the receiving body of water or the environment, the following categories are not industrial wastewater works as defined in Environment Article, §12-101(h) Annotated Code of Maryland:
26.06.01.04.htm 26.06.01.04. 04 Classification, Authority, and Requirements of Operators and Superintendents.. A. Industrial Wastewater Works Operators and Superintendents.. 1) The classification of industrial wastewater works operators and superintendents is determined by the classification of industrial wastewater works.2) Classification, authority, and certification requirements of the industrial wastewater works operators and superintendents are set out in Table 4 of Regulation .16 of this chapter.
26.06.01.05.htm 26.06.01.05. 05 Certification.. A. General.. 1) An individual may not practice as an operator or superintendent in a works unless that individual has been certified by the Board in the appropriate classification.2) Unless the Department determines that a reasonable potential exists to adversely affect the quality of the receiving body of water or the environment, operators or superintendents working in the following categories need not be certified under this regulation:
26.06.01.06.htm 26.06.01.06. 06 Types of Certificates and Certification Requirements.. A. The Board shall issue a certificate only for a class of works at which the applicant is employed or is awaiting specific employment. If the applicant is not employed or awaiting specific employment in the class of works under review, the Board may not issue a certificate.B. Temporary Certificates and Certification.. 1) The Board shall issue a temporary certificate to an applicant who:. a) Is employed by a water
26.06.01.07.htm 26.06.01.07. 07 Payment of Fees.. A. Payment of all fees under this chapter shall be made payable to the "Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators"B. Payment of fees shall accompany the completed application form for examination, or certificate issuance or renewal.C. All fees are nonrefundable.. D. Except as provided in §F of this regulation, the following fees are established by the Board for items and services provided under this chapter:
26.06.01.08.htm 26.06.01.08. 08 Duration of All Certificates.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, superintendent, operator, temporary, and grandparented certificates are valid for 3 years from the date of issuance.B. The initial superintendent certificate issued to an individual in any category is valid for 1 year and shall be renewed by the Board for 3 years once the certificate holder has satisfactorily completed the superintendent certification training program approved by the Board.
26.06.01.09.htm 26.06.01.09. 09 Application Procedures.. A. An application to the Board for certification or examination shall be:. 1) Addressed to the secretary of the Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators;. 2) Made on forms provided by the Board;. 3) Completed fully and signed by the applicant; and. 4) Accompanied by the fee specified by Regulation .07 of this chapter.. B. In addition to satisfying the requirements of §A of this regulation, each application for certification shall be:
26.06.01.10.htm 26.06.01.10. 10 Examination for Certification.. A. The Board shall permit an applicant to take the examination for certification only after the Board has determined that the applicant has:1) Any type of valid certification as set forth in Regulation .06 of this chapter; or. 2) Submitted an application to renew a temporary certificate late.. B. Scope of Examinations. Examinations shall be based on the need-to-know criteria for each specific classification determined by the Board.
26.06.01.11.htm 26.06.01.11. 11 Reciprocity.. A. General. The Board may grant operator certification to out-of-State applicants without examination, if the applicant:1) Submits an application that provides evidence of educational and experience qualifications which satisfies Regulations .04 and .16 of this chapter;2) Possesses a valid certificate from the Association of Boards of Certification, or from another state which administers examinations that are substantially equivalent to the examinations in Maryland
26.06.01.12.htm 26.06.01.12. 12 Requirements for Renewal of All Certificates.. A. Except as provided in Regulation .08 of this chapter, the Board shall renew an operator, grandparented, or superintendent certificate if the certificate holder:1) Meets the applicable training requirements set out in Regulation .13 of this chapter;. 2) Pays a renewal fee in accordance with Regulation .07 of this chapter;. 3) Submits the application for renewal and payment of the renewal fee to the Board before the curren
26.06.01.13.htm 26.06.01.13. 13 Training.. A. Training Requirements for Certification Renewal. In order to be eligible for certification renewal, operators and superintendents shall demonstrate completion of the training requirements set out in Table 8 of Regulation .16 of this chapter.B. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, training used to renew a certificate under Regulation .12 of this chapter shall be completed during the 3-year period that precedes the expiration date of the certificate.
26.06.01.14.htm 26.06.01.14. 14 Reconsideration.. A. If the Board denies an application to issue or renew a certificate, for reasons other than those set forth in Regulation .15A of this chapter, the Board shall notify the applicant, in writing, of:1) The reason, or reasons, for the denial; and. 2) The applicant's right to request reconsideration.. B. An applicant may request reconsideration of a denied application by:. 1) Submitting new or additional information to the Board; or.
26.06.01.15.htm 26.06.01.15. 15 Denials, Reprimands, Suspensions, and Revocations.. A. Grounds for Board Action.. 1) Denials. Subject to the hearing provisions of §B of this regulation, the Board may deny certification, limited certification, or temporary certification to any applicant if the applicant fraudulently or deceptively:a) Obtains or attempts to obtain a certificate, limited certificate, or temporary certificate for the applicant or for another person; or
26.06.01.16.htm 26.06.01.16. 16 Tables.. Table 1 CLASSIFICATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER WORKS. Class of Plants. Type of Treatment Systems. Typical Processes Included in the System. Basic Treatment. Petroleum base oil separators, liquid cooling, and pH control.. Physical Treatment. Sedimentation, screening, pH control, solids removal.. 3. Land Treatment. Primary treatment, sedimentation, solids removal, pumping and land treatment.. 4. Biological Lagoons.
26.06.01.9999.htm 26.06.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1969. Amended effective November 10, 1970. Regulations .01―13 repealed effective May 7, 1984 (11:9 Md. R. 795) ―. Regulations .01―16 adopted effective May 7, 1984 (11:9 Md. R. 795). Regulation .06B amended effective October 6, 1986 (13:20 Md. R. 2211). Tables codified as Regulation .17 ―. Chapter recodified from COMAR 10.17.06 to COMAR 26.06.01. Regulation .06B amended effective October 16, 1989 (16:20 Md. R. 2184) ―.
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