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Substitute House Bill No. 6447

Public Act No. 03-87

AN ACT CONCERNING ASBESTOS ABATEMENT WORKERS, SITE SUPERVISORS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 20-437 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

On and after one year following the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, no person shall be employed as an asbestos abatement worker unless [he] such worker has completed a training program on asbestos hazards and abatement procedures approved by the department and has been issued a certificate by the department. Applications for such certificate shall be made to the department on forms provided by the department and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as may be required in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, and shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five dollars. The department may issue a certificate under this section to any person who is licensed or certified in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of this state, provided such person is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Certificates issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 upon payment of a fee of twenty-five dollars.

Sec. 2. Section 20-438 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

On and after one year following the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, no person shall be employed as an asbestos abatement site supervisor unless [he] such worker has completed a training program on the supervision of asbestos abatement approved by the department and has been issued a certificate by the department. Applications for such certificate shall be made to the department on forms provided by the department and shall contain such information regarding the applicant's qualifications as may be required in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, and shall be accompanied by a fee of fifty dollars. The department may issue a certificate under this section to any person who is licensed or certified in another state under a law which provides standards which are equal to or higher than those of the state of Connecticut, provided such person is not subject to any unresolved complaints or pending disciplinary actions. Certificates issued pursuant to this section shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 upon payment of a fee of fifty dollars.

Sec. 3. Section 20-439 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

On and after the effective date of regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440, asbestos abatement or asbestos consultation training programs serving to qualify asbestos abatement workers and asbestos abatement site supervisors for certification and asbestos consultants for certification shall be approved by the department. The department shall approve a training program upon determination that such program complies with such requirements as may be established in regulations adopted pursuant to section 20-440. Each application or reapplication for approval of a training program shall be accompanied by a fee of five hundred dollars. Each application for approval or reapproval of a refresher training program as required by section 20-441 shall be accompanied by a fee of two hundred fifty dollars. Each person offering an asbestos abatement or asbestos consultation training program shall furnish the department with a list of the persons who have successfully completed the course within thirty days of such completion. The department shall conduct periodic reviews of approved training courses and may revoke approval at any time it determines that the course fails to meet the requirements established in such regulations.

Approved June 3, 2003