(a)  An applicant for certification as a Type A or Type B Animal Waste Management System Operator shall be expected to meet the following criteria and possess the knowledge and abilities listed as they relate to the specific type of system for which certification is being sought and shall:

(1)           be at least 18 years of age;

(2)           have completed an approved training program of the same type as the examination for which they are applying;

(3)           possess knowledge of:

(A)          animal operations, animal waste management systems, and animal waste management plans;

(B)          the laws and rules that govern animal waste management operators and the operation of animal waste management systems; and

(C)          the equipment employed by these systems and the maintenance requirements of such equipment; and

(4)           have the ability to:

(A)          perform calibrations and calculations relating to the land application of the waste; and

(B)          read and complete the monitoring and reporting forms necessary to document the land application of animal waste as prescribed in the animal waste management plan and the permit.

(b)  An applicant who fails to achieve a passing score on a specific type of examination after three consecutive attempts shall:

(1)           complete an approved training for the same type as the certification being sought before being eligible to retake the examination; and

(2)           provide verification of the required training with any subsequent application made to the Commission to sit for the examination.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-43; 90A-47.3; 90A-47.6; 143B-300;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 7, 1997;

Eff. August 1, 1998;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2018.