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302.1101.    General provisions.
302.1102.    Issuance of initial certification for a professional engineer.
302.1103.    Experience requirements for professional engineers.

§ 302.1101. General provisions.

 (a)  This subchapter applies to a professional engineer registered under the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P. S. § §  148—158.2) who has been successfully examined in civil, environmental or sanitary engineering and is a certified operator, or an applicant for operator certification.

 (b)  A professional engineer applying for certification action shall meet the same requirements as provided for by the act, this chapter, and any other Federal or State law or rules and regulations promulgated thereto applicable to the operation of water and wastewater systems except for those provided for in this subchapter.

§ 302.1102. Issuance of initial certification for a professional engineer.

 A professional engineer shall submit an application for certification action in accordance with §  302.201 (relating to form of application). The engineer shall also meet the requirements for certification in §  302.104 (relating to certification requirements). When requesting a certificate under this subchapter, the applicant shall provide a copy of, or other written proof of, a valid professional engineer’s license.

§ 302.1103. Experience requirements for professional engineers.

 In addition to those activities defined in §  302.704 (relating to determining qualifying experience), other activities specifically associated with the responsibilities and duties of a professional engineer may be eligible as qualifying experience for an applicant. These activities include the following:

   (1)  Plant start-up activities.

   (2)  Development of standard operating procedures.

   (3)  Development of an operation and maintenance plan or an emergency response plan for a water or wastewater system.

   (4)  Consulting activities associated with water or wastewater system operations.

   (5)  Activities associated with testing pilot technology.

   (6)  Activities related to operational inspections completed by a professional engineer.

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