RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO RESTRICTED PLUMBERS LICENSE GOVERNMENTAL MAINTENANCE -

RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO RESTRICTED PLUMBERS LICENSE GOVERNMENTAL MAINTENANCE

SECTION I. AUTHORITY

The following regulation is duly adopted and promulgated by the Arkansas State Board of Health pursuant to the Authority expressly conferred by the laws of the State of Arkansas in Act 200 of 1951 as amended and Act 96 of 1913 as amended. The Department may exercise such powers as are reasonably necessary to carry out the provisions Act 200 of 1951 as amended. It may, among other things, issued Restricted Licenses limited to gas fitter, residential and governmental maintenance, service line installation, solar mechanic and hospital maintenance licenses providing that the licenses has demonstrated competency for the particular phase of plumbing for which the person is licensed and providing that the Board has adopted regulations defining restrictions in the type the type of work allowed, geographical area served, and term of that type of restricted license.

SECTION II. PURPOSE

a. No person shall engage in work as a Master Plumber, Journeyman Plumber, Apprentice Plumber or Restricted License holder called for under Act 200 1951 as amended unless first licensed or registered to do so by the Department of health.

SECTION III. DEFINITIONS

a. The State Board of Health means the Arkansas State Board of Health.

b. The Department means the Plumbing and Natural Gas Section of the Arkansas Department of Health.

c. Administrative Authority means the individual official, board, department or agency established and authorized by the state, county, city or other political subdivision to administer and enforce the provisions of Act 200 1951 as adopted or amended.

d. Governmental Maintenance Plumbing phase means the maintenance and repair of all piping, fixtures, appliances and appurtenances in connection with the water supply, consumer's gas piping and sanitary drainage systems of government housing, state building, and educational institutions in the state.

e. Restricted area means any specific governmental housing, state building or educational institutions in the state.

SECTION IV. RESTRICTIONS

a. Persons holding a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber's License for the particular phase of Governmental Maintenance plumbing shall not perform any plumbing service other than the restricted phase for which he is licensed.

b. Persons holding a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber's License shall not be eligible to use experience gained under such license to obtain credit toward forms of licenses issued by the Department.

c. Persons holding a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber's License shall not transfer a license from one phase of plumbing to any other phase or move from one restricted area to another without first resubmitting a new application to the Department.

SECTION V. QUALIFICATIONS

a. The applicant for a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber's License shall produce evidence of his training and experience in the phase of plumbing for which he is requesting a license.

SECTION VI. APPLICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS

a. Information for a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumbers License shall be on an application form showing the educational experience and background of the applicant.

b. The application form for a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber's License shall have a space to show the restrictions requested and the restrictions shall be indicated before consideration by the Committee of Examiners.

c. All applicants shall be examined by the Department to determine competency to perform as a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber and on the regulations that may affect his operation.

SECTION VII. TERMS OF LICENSE AND RENEWALS

a. Holders of Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber's Licenses issued under the provision of this regulation may apply for renewal annually within thirty (30) days after the expiration date of the license. The Department may renew a license after the thirty (30) day period providing there is sufficient reason for not renewing such license in the time specified and upon payment of penalties as prescribed by the regulation.

SECTION VIII. REVOCATION OF LICENSE

a. The Committee of Examiners may on its own motion or upon a complaint in writing duly signed and verified by the complainant, suspend or revoke any Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber License if it has reason to believe that the holder of such license has violated any provisions of these regulations, any rule or order prescribed by the Board or has demonstrated incompetency to act as a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber.

b. The use of a Restricted Governmental Maintenance Plumber's License to do plumbing other than permitted by the license shall be grounds for automatic suspension and/or revocation of such license by the Committee of Examiners providing the licensee is duly notified within thirty (30) days of the violation and pending a full hearing under the Administrative Procedures Regulation of the Arkansas Department of Health.

SECTION IX. HEARINGS

In the case of each final order issued by the Department, any affected party may within thirty (30) days of such order submit a written request for a hearing to the Director of the Department. NOTICE: All hearing will be scheduled within a reasonable time and held after reasonable notice has been provided to all known affected parties.

SECTION X. SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these Regulations, or the application thereof to any person is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of these regulations which can give effect without the invalid provisions of applications, and to this end the provision hereto are declared to be severable.

SECTION XI. REPEAL

All Regulations and parts of Regulations in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

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