SECTION .0400 - CERTIFICATION OF OPERATORS

 

15A NCAC 08F .0401       QUALIFICATIONS FOR EXAMINATION

(a)  Type A Animal Waste Management System Operator.

(1)           An applicant for certification as a Type A Animal Waste Management System Operator shall be expected to have a general knowledge of animal operations and Type A animal waste management systems.  The applicant shall have knowledge of the laws and regulations related to the operation of Type A animal waste management systems, the equipment usually employed in Type A animal waste management systems, be able to describe the general maintenance requirements for such equipment, have the ability to perform calibrations and calculations relating to the land application of the waste, have an understanding of animal waste management plans, and be able to read and complete the forms necessary to document the proper land application of animal waste in accordance with the animal waste management plan.  The applicant must submit an application to the Certification Commission showing that the following requirements have been met in order to take an examination for certification as a Type A Animal Waste Management System Operator:

(A)          be at least 18 years of age;

(B)          completion of a 10 hour training program on the operation of Type A animal waste management systems that provides instruction regarding the collection, storage, treatment, and land application of animal waste,

(2)           An applicant who has failed to pass the appropriate examination after three attempts must attend and complete the approved training program before being eligible to retake the examination.

(b)  Type B Animal Waste Management System Operator.

(1)           An applicant for certification as a Type B Animal Waste Management System Operator shall be expected to have a general knowledge of animal operations and Type B animal waste management systems.  The applicant shall have knowledge of the laws and regulations related to the operation of Type B animal waste management systems, knowledge of the equipment usually employed in Type B animal waste management systems, be able to describe the general maintenance requirements for such equipment, have the ability to perform calibrations and calculations relating to the land application of the waste, have an understanding of animal waste management plans, and be able to read and complete the forms necessary to document the proper land application of animal waste in accordance with the animal waste management plan.  The applicant must submit an application to the Certification Commission showing that the following requirements have been met in order to take an examination for certification as a Type B Animal Waste Management System Operator:

(A)          be at least 18 years of age;

(B)          completion of a 10 hour training program on the operation of Type B Animal Waste Management Systems that provides instruction regarding the collection, storage, treatment, and application of animal waste.

(2)           An applicant who has failed to pass the appropriate examination after three attempts must attend and complete the approved training program before being eligible to retake the examination.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-43; 90A-47; 143B-300;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 7, 1997;

Eff. August 1, 1998.