(a) After the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, it shall be unlawful for any individual who does not possess a valid asbestos clearance air monitor license to sample asbestos abatement project areas for clearance.
(b) To qualify for an asbestos clearance air monitor license, an applicant shall:
(1) Satisfactorily complete a course approved by the director for asbestos clearance air monitors;
(2) 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 final air clearances for asbestos abatement projects; and
(3) Meet the requirements otherwise set forth by the director.
(c) Applicants shall submit an application and a certificate that shows satisfactory completion of a course approved by the director for asbestos air clearance monitors 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 such denial and an opportunity for reapplication shall be afforded to all applicants.