15a NCAC 27 .0110         Types of certification

(a)  The following types of certification for well contractors are established:

(1)           Level A certification: this level of certification includes all well contractor activities and is required for geothermal well and related loop installations;

(2)           Level B certification: this level of certification includes all Level C well contractor activities; hydrofracturing; and all well construction and all well drilling techniques except sonic, air rotary and mud rotary drilling;

(3)           Level C certification: this level of certification includes all Level D well contractor activities and grouting; well abandonment; rehabilitating a well due to biofouling; well development (eg.-pumping or surging); packer and liner installations; and extending casing above land surface; and

(4)           Level D certification: this level of certification includes breaking a well seal, installation of a pump or other equipment in a well, and disinfection.

(b)  Each certified well contractor shall be assigned a permanent certification number and shall be issued a certificate with that certification number.  Certification numbers are not transferable and shall not be used by another well contractor.

(c)  The certification number shall be carried by the well contractor on a card issued by the Commission at all times when performing well contractor activities.

(d)  A certified well contractor of the appropriate level must be present at all times when well contractor activities are being performed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 87-98.2; 87-98.4; 87-98.12; 143B-301.11;

Temporary Adoption Eff. December 15, 1998;

Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. July 3, 2012; May 1, 2008.