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Statutes > New-hampshire > TITLEL > CHAPTER485-A > 485-A-36


   I. (a) No person shall engage in the business of installing subsurface sewage or waste disposal systems under this subdivision without first obtaining an installer's permit from the department. The permit holder shall be responsible for installing the subsurface sewage or waste disposal system in accordance with the intent of the approved plan. The department shall issue an installer's permit to any person who submits an application provided by the department, pays a fee of $80 and demonstrates a sound working knowledge of RSA 485-A:29-35 and the ability to read approved waste disposal plans. The department shall require an oral or written examination or both to determine who may qualify for an installer's permit. Individuals who have been actively engaged in the business of installing systems for at least 12 months prior to January 1, 1980, shall not be required to submit to such examination, but shall be issued a permit upon filing an application and paying the initial fee, if application is made before June 30, 1980. Permits shall be issued from January 1 and shall expire December 31 of every other year. Permits shall be renewable upon proper application, payment of a biennial fee of $80, and documentation of compliance with the continuing education requirement of subparagraph (b). The installer's permit may be suspended, revoked or not renewed for just cause, including, but not limited to, the installation of waste disposal systems in violation of this subdivision or the refusal by a permit holder to correct defective work. The department shall not suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a permit except for just cause until the permit holder has had an opportunity to be heard by the department. An appeal from such decision to revoke, suspend or not renew a permit may be taken pursuant to RSA 21-O:14. All fees shall be deposited in the subsurface systems fund established in RSA 485-A:30, I-b.
      (b) Permitted installers shall complete a minimum of 3 hours annually of continuing education approved by the department.
   II. Any person who desires to install or repair a waste disposal system for his own domicile shall not be required to obtain an installer's permit as provided in paragraph I, provided he complies with rules adopted by the department relative to such systems.

Source. 1989, 339:1. 1996, 228:106, eff. July 1, 1996. 2008, 349:5, eff. Jan. 1, 2009. 2009, 144:45, eff. July 1, 2009.