The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Board" means the Board for Waste Management Facility Operators.
"Class I license" means the authorization from the
board to act as a waste management facility operator of a transfer station, a
material recovery facility receiving mixed waste, an experimental facility, or
a composting facility
receiving yard waste.
"Class II license" means the authorization from the
board to act as a waste management facility operator of
a facility that
composts municipal solid waste, a sanitary landfill, an industrial
landfill, a construction landfill, or a debris landfill.
"Class III license" means the authorization from the board to act as a waste management facility operator of an infectious waste incinerator or autoclave.
"Class IV license" means the authorization from the board to act as a waste management facility operator of a municipal waste combustor.
"Contact hour" means 50 minutes of participation in a group program or 60 minutes of completion time for a project.
"Department" means the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.
"Full-time employment" means 1,760 hours per year or 220 work days per year.
"License" means an authorization issued by the board to an individual to practice as a waste management facility operator who meets the provisions of this chapter.
"Municipal solid waste" means that waste that is defined as "municipal solid waste" in 9VAC20-81-10.
"Municipal waste combustor" means a mass burn or a refuse derived fuel incinerator or facility designed or modified for the purpose of noninfectious solid waste combustion.
"Operation" means any waste management facility that is under construction, treating, processing, storing, or disposing of solid waste, or in the act of securing a facility for closure as defined in 9VAC20-81-10.
"Organized program" means a formal learning process designed to permit a participant to learn a given subject or subjects through interaction with an instructor in a formal course, seminar or conference as approved by the board.
"Owner" means the person who owns a solid waste management facility or part of a solid waste management facility.
"Solid waste" means any of those materials identified as nonhazardous solid waste in 9VAC20-81-95.
18VAC155-20-110. License classification.
A. The applicant shall apply for at least one classification of license as outlined in this subsection:
1. An individual operating a facility that is defined in
9VAC20-81-10 as a transfer station, a materials recovery facility receiving
mixed waste, an experimental facility, or a composting facility
yard waste shall hold a Class I license. An individual who has obtained a
Class II, III or IV license may also operate a facility listed under Class I.
2. An individual operating a facility that
municipal solid waste, or is defined in 9VAC20-81-10 as a sanitary
landfill, industrial waste landfill, construction/demolition/debris (CDD) landfill,
shall hold a Class II license.
3. An individual operating a facility regulated under 9VAC20-120, Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations, shall hold a Class III license.
4. An individual operating a facility defined in 9VAC5-40-6560 as a municipal waste combustion unit shall hold a Class IV license.
B. A licensee may not operate a facility outside of his classification other than that defined by subdivision A 1 of this section.
C. An individual operating a solid waste management facility that has been issued a permit by the Department of Environmental Quality but for which the board has not established training and licensure requirements shall hold a Class I license until the board establishes the training and licensing requirements by regulation.