(a) The director shall license radon testers, mitigation specialists, mitigation contractors and radon laboratories located within the state. Each applicant for a license shall submit a completed application to the director on a form prescribed and furnished by the director.
(b) The director shall issue the appropriate license to each applicant who pays the license fee, meets the licensing criteria and complies with any other licensing and training requirements established by the director. An individual business entity or government entity may hold more than one license issued under this section, but a separate application is required for each license.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (1), subsection (a), section three of this article, the director shall issue a radon mitigation contractor license on request to the holder of a radon mitigation specialist license if the license holder is the owner or chief stockholder of a business entity for which he or she is the only individual who will work as a radon mitigation specialist. The licensing criteria and any other licensing and training requirements that the individual was required to meet to qualify for the radon mitigation specialist license are hereby considered to satisfy any and all criteria and requirements for a radon mitigation contractor license. A license issued under this section expires at the same time as the individual's radon mitigation specialist license.
(d) A license issued under this section expires annually andmay be renewed by the director in accordance with criteria and procedures established by the director under section six of this article and upon payment of the prescribed license renewal fee.
(e) The director may:
(1) Refuse to issue a license to an individual, business entity or government entity that does not meet the requirements of this article or the rules adopted under this article or that has violated the provisions of this article or of any rules promulgated under this article; or
(2) Suspend, revoke or refuse to renew the license of an individual, business entity or government entity that is or has been in violation of the requirements of this article or the rules adopted under this article.
(f) The director shall approve and assess fees for all of the following:
(1) Licenses for radon testers, mitigation specialists, mitigation contractors and radon laboratories;
(2) Accredited training courses for radon testers and mitigation specialists; and
(3) Training courses for employees of mitigation contractors.
(g) Each applicant for approval shall submit a completed application to the director on a form the director shall prescribe and furnish.
(h) In accordance with rules adopted under section six of this article, the director shall issue the appropriate approval to each applicant that pays the approval fee and meets the criteria for approval.
(i) The director may refuse to issue an approval and may revoke or suspend an approval issued under this section if the operator of the course or laboratory fails to meet the established criteria.
(j) The director shall do all of the following:
(1) Administer the radon licensing program established by this article and enforce the requirements of this article and the rules adopted under this article;
(2) Examine the records of radon testers, mitigation specialists, mitigation contractors and radon laboratories and training courses approved under section seven of this article as he or she considers necessary to determine whether they are in compliance with the requirements of this article and the rules adopted under this article;
(3) Coordinate the radon licensing program with any radon programs in schools;
(4) Collect and disseminate information relating to radon in this state; and
(5) Conduct research on indoor radon contamination, which may include a statewide survey on radon contamination.
(k) The director may do any of the following:
(1) Conduct inspections as he considers necessary to determine whether the requirements of this article and the rules adopted under this article have been met;
(2) Conduct training programs and establish and collect fees to cover the cost of conducting them;
(3) Advise, consult, cooperate with and, with the consent ofthe secretary, enter into contracts or grant agreements with any individual business entity, government entity, interstate agency or the federal government as he or she considers appropriate to fulfill the requirements of this article and the rules adopted under this article; and
(4) Collect the information required to be reported to him or her under any rules adopted under section six of this article.
(l) Nothing in this article shall be construed to allow the director to:
(1) Require the performance of a test for radon;
(2) Regulate construction practices; or
(3) Regulate the retail sales of radon test kits for use by individuals to do their own radon testing in buildings owned by them.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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