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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 15. Virginia Board For Asbestos, Lead, And Home Inspectors
Chapter 20. Virginia Asbestos Licensing Regulations
11/30/2021

18VAC15-20-450. Grounds for disciplinary action.

A. The board shall have the authority to fine any licensee or accredited asbestos training program, accredited asbestos training provider or instructor, and to deny renewal, suspend, revoke or deny application for any license or approval as an accredited asbestos training program, accredited asbestos training provider or instructor provided for under Chapter 5 (§ 54.1-500 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia for:

1. Violating or inducing another person to violate any of the provisions of Chapter 1, 2, 3, or 5 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia, or any of the provisions of this chapter.

2. Obtaining a license, approval as an accredited asbestos training program, approval as an accredited asbestos training provider or approval as an instructor through fraudulent means.

3. Altering or falsifying a Virginia Asbestos License or a training certificate from an accredited asbestos training program.

4. Violating any provision of AHERA or ASHARA, or any federal or state regulation pertinent to asbestos activity.

5. Having been found guilty by the board, an administrative body, or by a court of any misrepresentation in the course of performing his asbestos-related operating duties.

6. Subject to the provisions of § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia, having been convicted or found guilty, regardless of adjudication in any jurisdiction of the United States, of any felony or of any misdemeanor involving lying, cheating, or stealing, or of any violation while engaged in environmental remediation activity, which resulted in the significant harm or the imminent and substantial threat of significant harm to human health or the environment there being no appeal pending therefrom or the time for appeal having elapsed. Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for the purposes of this chapter. A certified copy of the final order, decree or case decision by a court or regulatory agency with lawful authority to issue such order, decree or case decision shall be admissible as prima facie evidence of such conviction or discipline.

7. Failing to notify the board in writing within 30 days of pleading guilty or nolo contendere or being convicted or found guilty of any felony or of any misdemeanor involving lying, cheating, or stealing or of any violation while engaged in environmental remediation activity which resulted in the significant harm or the imminent and substantial threat of significant harm to human health or the environment.

8. Negligence, or a continued pattern of incompetence, in the practice of the discipline in which the asbestos license is held.

9. Failing or neglecting to send any information or documentation that was requested by the board or its representatives.

10. Refusing to allow state or federal representatives access to any area of an abatement site for the purpose of lawful compliance inspections.

11. Failing to notify the board in writing within 30 days after any change in address or name.

12. Acting as or being an ostensible licensee for undisclosed persons who do or will control or direct, directly or indirectly, the operations of the licensee's business.

Any unlawful act or violation of any provision of Chapter 5 (§ 54.1-500 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia or of the regulations of the board by any asbestos supervisor or asbestos worker may be cause for disciplinary action against the asbestos contractor for whom he works if it appears to the satisfaction of the board that the asbestos contractor knew or should have known of the unlawful act or violation.

B. Any individual or firm whose license, approval as an accredited asbestos training program, or approval as an accredited asbestos training provider is revoked under this section shall not be eligible to reapply for a period of one year from the effective date of the final order of revocation. The individual or firm shall meet all education, experience and training requirements, complete the application and submit the required fee for consideration as a new applicant.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR137-01-02 § 13.6, eff. September 1, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2002; Volume 23, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2006.

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