70A.216.030  <<  70A.216.040 >>   70A.216.050

Certification processSuspension of license or certificate for noncompliance with support order.

(1) The department shall establish a process to certify incinerator and landfill operators. To the greatest extent possible, the department shall rely on the certification standards and procedures developed by national organizations and the federal government.
(2) Operators shall be certified if they:
(a) Attend the required training sessions;
(b) Successfully complete required examinations; and
(c) Pay the prescribed fee.
(3) By January 1, 1991, the department shall adopt rules to require incinerator and appropriate landfill operators to:
(a) Attend a training session concerning the operation of the relevant type of landfill or incinerator;
(b) Demonstrate sufficient skill and competency for proper operation of the incinerator or landfill by successfully completing an examination prepared by the department; and
(c) Renew the certificate of competency at reasonable intervals established by the department.
(4) The department shall provide for the collection of fees for the issuance and renewal of certificates. These fees shall be sufficient to recover the costs of the certification program.
(5) The department shall establish an appeals process for the denial or revocation of a certificate.
(6) The department shall establish a process to automatically certify operators who have received comparable certification from another state, the federal government, a local government, or a professional association.
(7) Upon July 23, 1989, and prior to January 1, 1992, the owner or operator of an incinerator or landfill may apply to the department for interim certification. Operators shall receive interim certification if they:
(a) Have received training provided by a recognized national organization, educational institution, or the federal government that is acceptable to the department; or
(b) Have received individualized training in a manner approved by the department; and
(c) Have successfully completed any required examinations.
(8) No interim certification shall be valid after January 1, 1992, and interim certification shall not automatically qualify operators for certification pursuant to subsections (2) through (4) of this section.
(9) The department shall immediately suspend the license or certificate of a person who has been certified pursuant to RCW 74.20A.320 by the department of social and health services as a person who is not in compliance with a support order or a *residential or visitation order. If the person has continued to meet all other requirements for reinstatement during the suspension, reissuance of the license or certificate shall be automatic upon the department's receipt of a release issued by the department of social and health services stating that the licensee is in compliance with the order.


*Reviser's note: 1997 c 58 § 886 requiring a court to order certification of noncompliance with residential provisions of a court-ordered parenting plan was vetoed. Provisions ordering the department of social and health services to certify a responsible parent based on a court order to certify for noncompliance with residential provisions of a parenting plan were vetoed. See RCW 74.20A.320.
Short titlePart headings, captions, table of contents not lawExemptions and waivers from federal lawConflict with federal requirementsSeverability1997 c 58: See RCW 74.08A.900 through 74.08A.904.
Effective datesIntent1997 c 58: See notes following RCW 74.20A.320.
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