SEC. 37-138-13. Project designer certificate required.
(1) It is unlawful for any person who does not possess a valid project designer certificate to specify engineering methods and work practices under an asbestos project to another person.
(2) To qualify for a project designer certificate, an applicant shall:
(a) (i) Have attained a Bachelor of science degree in engineering or its equivalent from an accredited university and be licensed by the Mississippi Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors as a registered professional engineer or, (ii) have attained a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture or its equivalent from an accredited university and be licensed as an architect by the Mississippi Board of Architecture or, (iii) have satisfactorily completed prior to April 1, 1990, either a project designer training course or an asbestos abatement contractor training course and a supervisor's training course, each approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and any applicable annual refresher training courses approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency such that applicable training has been continuously current and is current as of April 1, 1990, for the purpose of satisfying this paragraph (a) only; however, this subparagraph (iii) shall apply only to applicants applying for a certificate prior to November 1, 1991;
(b) Satisfactorily complete a commission-approved training course for project designers, except that a project designer training course approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency satisfactorily completed shall be sufficient to meet this requirement; and
(c) Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commission that the applicant and applicant's employees and agents are familiar with and capable of complying with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
(3) Any certificate issued by the commission pursuant to this section and requirements (b) and (c) of subsection (2) of this section shall be renewed on an annual basis.
(4) Each applicant for a project designer certificate shall, on an annual basis, submit to the commission, on forms prepared by the commission, an application for issuance or renewal of the certificate, whichever is applicable, and a certificate that shows satisfactory completion of the training course(s) specified in subsection (2)(b) above and shall pay the applicable annual fee.
SOURCES: Laws, 1989, ch. 505, Sec. 7; 1990, ch. 517, Sec. 5; 1990, 1st Ex Sess, ch. 53, Sec. 3, eff from and after passage (approved June 30, 1990).