Kan. Admin. Regs. § 98-4-1 - Licenses

(a) No person may engage in any weather modification activity within the state of Kansas without a valid license issued under this regulation and a permit issued under K.A.R. 98-4-2 . "Weather modification activity" shall mean any activity, operation, or experimental process that has as its objective inducing change, by artificial means, in the composition, behavior, or dynamics of the atmosphere.
(b) In order to obtain a license under the Kansas weather modification act, the applicant shall demonstrate that the applicant is qualified to conduct a weather modification project of the kind the applicant wishes to conduct in Kansas by the applicant's knowledge of meteorology and cloud physics and that individual's field experience in weather modification. The applicant shall meet the following requirements, in addition to meeting the requirements in subsection (c):
(1) Submit an application for a license to the authority on forms provided by the director. Forms may be requested from the office and may be posted on the office web site. Forms shall be submitted at least 60 days before the start of the proposed operational period and the next authority meeting for consideration; and
(2) pay the $100.00 license fee, unless that fee is waived by the authority because of the educational or experimental nature of the work proposed. The candidate for exemption shall file a request with the director indicating that the educational or experimental nature of the work merits exemption from fees.
(c) The license applicant shall meet one of the following professional or educational requirements:
(1) Have eight years of professional experience in weather modification or field research activities and at least three years of experience as a project director;
(2) hold a baccalaureate degree in an applicable discipline, as determined by the director, and have three seasons of experience in the application of those studies to weather modification activities; or
(3) hold a baccalaureate degree that includes 25 hours of meteorological studies and have two seasons of practical experience in weather modification research or activities.
(d) Each license shall expire at the end of the calendar year for which it is issued.
(e) Weather modification licenses may be renewed annually, effective January 1 each year. Renewal shall be granted if both of the following conditions are met:
(1) Receipt by the director of a request for renewal from the license holder no later than November 30; and
(2) receipt by the director of the $100 annual license fee, unless this fee is waived pursuant to paragraph (b)(2).


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 98-4-1
Authorized by K.S.A. 82a-1403; implementing K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 82a-1405, K.S.A. 82a-1406, and K.S.A. 82a-1407; effective, E-74-39, July 26, 1974; effective May 1, 1976; amended Aug. 30, 2013.

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