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Conservation and Development
LICENSING OF WELL CONTRACTORS AND STANDARDS FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION
1395a. Licenses; rules
department shall issue licenses under this subchapter. A licensee may be
authorized to perform more than one class of activities under a single license.
The department shall, by rule, establish appropriate application, testing, and
renewal procedures for each class of activity under a license. The rule shall
include the opportunity for an applicant to take the licensing test orally or
by demonstration if the applicant fails the written test. The classes of
activities under a license shall be as follows:
(1) Water well
driller. This class shall consist of any person engaged in the business of
constructing wells for the purpose of locating, extracting or recharging
groundwater, or for the purpose of transferring heat to or from the earth's
well driller. This class shall consist of any person engaged in the business of
constructing, servicing or closing wells drilled for the purpose of monitoring
groundwater quantity or quality.
(3), (4) [Repealed.]
department may adopt rules to implement the provisions of this subchapter and
to establish well construction standards for persons engaged in the business of
relating to licensing standards shall be fair and reasonable and shall be
designed and implemented to insure that all applicants are granted licensure if
they demonstrate that they possess the minimal occupational qualifications
necessary for the purposes of groundwater protection. They shall not be
designed or implemented for the purpose of limiting the number of licensees.
All other rules to implement the provisions of this subchapter shall be
rationally related to the purposes of this chapter, and shall be designed to
achieve a reasonable balance between the expected governmental, societal and
occupational costs and the expected benefits. (Added 1989, No. 201 (Adj.
Sess.), § 3; amended 1995, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2001, No. 65, § 29.)