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26.10.06.00.htm 26.10.06.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 10 OIL POLLUTION AND TANK MANAGEMENT Chapter 06 Underground Storage System Technician, Remover, and Inspector Certification Authority: Environment Article, §4-401, 4-402, 4-405, 4-407, 4-408, 4-409, 4-410, 4-411, 4-411.1, 4-411.2, 4-415.1, 4-417, 4-701 et seq, and 7-201 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland
26.10.06.01.htm 26.10.06.01. 01 General.. A. The Department shall issue certifications to individuals for the following underground storage tank categories:1) Technician;. 2) Remover; and. 3) Inspector.. B. Individuals shall only perform work for which they have received Department certification.. C. Individuals may obtain certification in one or more categories if they meet the requirements of this chapter.D. An underground storage system shall be installed, upgraded, and repaired only in the continuous o
26.10.06.02.htm 26.10.06.02. 02 Technician Requirements.. A. A certified technician is allowed to install, upgrade, repair, and close underground storage systems if the following requirements are met:1) A score of 90 percent or better is achieved on the underground storage systems technician certification test given by the Department or its representative; and2) There is verifiable proof of:. a) At least 2 years of underground storage systems installation experience within the last 36 months
26.10.06.03.htm 26.10.06.03. 03 Remover Requirements.. A. A certified remover is allowed to close underground storage systems in accordance with COMAR 26.10.10 if the requirements in §B―C of this regulation are met.B. A score of 90 percent or better is achieved on the underground storage systems remover certification test given by the Department or its representative.C. Verifiable proof is provided of direct involvement in a minimum of six underground storage system removals within the last
26.10.06.04.htm 26.10.06.04. 04 Inspector Requirements.. A. A certified inspector is allowed to conduct environmental compliance audits and inspections of underground storage tank systems, including the determination that release detection and overfill devices are functioning correctly, if the following requirements are met:1) A score of 90 percent or better is achieved on the underground storage systems inspector certification test given by the Department or its representative; and
26.10.06.05.htm 26.10.06.05. 05 Retesting.. An individual who takes but does not pass a test required under Regulation .02, .03, or .04 of this chapter may retest at a scheduled test offering.
26.10.06.06.htm 26.10.06.06. 06 Proof of Certification.. A certified underground storage system technician, inspector, or remover shall have proof of certification from the Department at all times while at an UST system installation, repair, upgrade, inspection, or closure site.
26.10.06.07.htm 26.10.06.07. 07 Refusal, Suspension, or Revocation.. A. Certification obtained under this chapter may be suspended or revoked in accordance with State Government Article, §10-226, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. The Department may deny an application for certification if the applicant has demonstrated a history of noncompliance with the provisions of this subtitle.C. The Department may revoke the certification of a technician, inspector, or remover if the individual has done one or more
26.10.06.08.htm 26.10.06.08. 08 Sanctions.. A. A person whose certification is revoked may not apply for a new certificate for 2 years from the date of revocation.B. A person is subject to the penalties set forth in Environment Article, Title 4, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland that:1) Violates any provision of this chapter; or. 2) Does not close, inspect, install, repair, or upgrade an UST system in accordance with the provisions of this subtitle.
26.10.06.09.htm 26.10.06.09. 09 Terms and Renewal of Certification.. A. Certification under this chapter is valid for 2 years from the date of issuance.. B. To renew a technician or a remover certification, an applicant shall:. 1) Retest according to COMAR 26.10.06.02 and .03; or. 2) Submit all of the following 30 days before the certification expiration date:. a) Proof of attendance, within the last 2 years, in a Department-approved underground storage system course;b) Verifiable proof, whic
26.10.06.10.htm 26.10.06.10. 10 Conflict of Interest.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a certified inspector may not be:. 1) The owner or operator of the tank;. 2) An employee of the tank owner; or. 3) A certified technician on the same installation, replacement, or upgrade activity for which the technician is a certified inspector.B. A certified inspector who is also a certified technician may correct deficiencies during a compliance inspection of the operation of an underground storage system.
26.10.06.11.htm 26.10.06.11. 11 Standards of Performance.. A certified remover, technician, and inspector:. A. Shall maintain knowledge of COMAR 26.10.02―11 and all incorporated documents;. B. Shall adhere to equipment manufacturers' instructions, accepted industry standards, and applicable industry codes of practice when performing tank installation, repair, upgrade, closure, tightness testing, or inspection activities;C. Shall perform certified remover, technician, or inspector activities so
26.10.06.12.htm 26.10.06.12. 12 Reciprocity.. A. The Department may issue a certificate to a person who has an underground storage system technician, remover, or inspector certification from another state if the Department determines that the program in that state is comparable to the requirements of this chapter.B. To obtain reciprocity certification, a person shall:. 1) Complete the application provided by the Department;. 2) Provide verifiable proof of a minimum of 2 years of UST systems experien
26.10.06.9999.htm 26.10.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 4, 1991 (18:2 Md. R. 151). Chapter revised effective November 4, 1996 (23:22 Md. R. 1498). Regulation .01 amended effective February 18, 2002 (29:3 Md. R. 224) January 16, 2006 (33:1 Md. R. 39)Regulation .02 amended effective January 16, 2006 (33:1 Md. R. 39). Regulation .02A, B amended effective December 21, 2015 (42:25 Md. R. 1547). Regulation .03 amended effective January 16, 2006 (33:1 Md. R. 39). Regulation .03A amended e
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