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(1) Pursuant to 75-2-511, MCA, a person may not:

(a) engage in an asbestos-related occupation unless accredited in that occupation by the department; or

(b) contract with or employ in an asbestos-related occupation a person not accredited in that occupation by the department.

(2) A person seeking initial Montana accreditation in an asbestos-related occupation shall:

(a) successfully complete either a training course approved by the department pursuant to this subchapter, or a course approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and shall pass an examination approved by the department; and

(b) submit to the department a completed application form provided by the department, with the fee required in ARM 17.74.407 and a copy of a certificate of satisfactory completion from the course approved for that occupation.

(3) The department may accredit a person in an asbestos-related occupation who is currently accredited or certified in another state, provided the applicant:

(a) has successfully completed a refresher course from a department-approved training provider; and

(b) holds an accreditation or certification from an authority delegated to implement an accreditation program at least as stringent as the Model Accreditation Plan or can provide the department with the initial and all subsequent refresher certificates, demonstrating there has not been a lapse in certification over one calendar year from any certificate expiration.

(4) A person seeking accreditation under (3) shall submit to the department a complete application on a form provided by the department, with the fee required in ARM 17.74.407 and documentation showing compliance with (3).

(5) The department may deny, suspend, or revoke accreditation of a person pursuant to 75-2-515, MCA.


History: 75-2-503, MCA; IMP, 75-2-511, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1574, Eff. 6/23/06; AMD, 2024 MAR p. 723, Eff. 4/13/24.

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