§16-32-9a. Asbestos analytical laboratory license required.

(a) After the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, it shall be unlawful for any laboratory that does not possess a valid asbestos analytical laboratory license to analyze asbestos bulk samples or asbestos air monitoring samples.

(b) To qualify for an asbestos analytical laboratory license, an applicant shall:

(1) Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the director that the applicant is familiar with and capable of complying fully with all applicable requirements, procedures and standards of the United States environmental protection agency, the United States occupational safety and health administration and the state departments of health and human resources and commerce, labor and environmental resources covering analysis of asbestos bulk samples or air monitoring samples; and

(2) Meet the requirements otherwise set forth by the director.

(c) Applicants for an asbestos analytical laboratory license shall submit an application to the division and shall pay the applicable fee to the division. The director may deny a license if there has been a failure to comply with the application procedure or if the applicant fails to satisfy the application criteria. Written notice of denial and an opportunity for reapplication shall be afforded to all applicants.