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License Title:

TANK SYSTEM REMOVER & CLEANER

Description:

Allows a person to remove or clean a tank system which has held flammable or combustible liquids.

Wisconsin Statutes: Storage of flammable, combustible and hazardous liquids (S. 101.09 Section 3)

Administrative Rules/Codes: Tank system removers and cleaners (Comm 5.87)

(1) General.

(a) Except as provided in sub. (7), no person may remove or clean a tank system that is regulated under ch. Comm 10 unless the conditions in either par. (b) or (c) are met, and the conditions in par. (d) are met.
(b) The person holds a certification issued by the department as a certified tank system remover-cleaner.
(c) The person is under the direct supervision of another person who holds a certification issued by the department as a certified tank system remover-cleaner.
(d) The person, or the person’s supervisor under par. (c), holds contractor liability coverage, including pollution impairment liability, of no less than $1,000,000 per claim and $1,000,000 annual aggregate and with a deductible of no more than $100,000 per claim.

Note: Section Comm 10.36 (3) (a) 2. indicates that certification need not be obtained for individuals performing removal or cleaning of heating fuel tanks located aboveground or in basements at one- and 2- family dwellings.

(2) Application for examination.

A person applying to take a tank system remover-cleaner certification examination shall submit all of the following:
(a) An application in accordance with s. Comm 5.01.
(b) An application fee and examination fee in accordance with s. Comm 5.02, Table 5.02.

(3) Examination.

A person seeking to obtain a tank system remover-cleaner certification shall take and pass an examination in accordance with s. Comm 5.09.

(4) Application for certification.

Upon notification of successfully passing the examination for a tank system remover-cleaner certification, a person may obtain the certification by submitting an application and the credential fee in accordance with ss. Comm 5.01 and 5.09 (7) (c).

(5) Responsibilities.

A person who removes or cleans or supervises the removing or cleaning of tanks as a certified tank system remover-cleaner shall be present at the job site for at least all of the following activities:

(a) Disconnecting and draining of piping.
(b) Capping of piping.
(c) Vapor freeing or inerting of tanks.
(d) Cleaning of tanks and handling of sludge and other wastes.
(e) Removal of tank systems from the ground and loading them for transport or filling the tank systems with an inert material.
(f) Visual inspection of the soils around the excavation or tank system location.

(6) Renewal.

(a) A person may renew his or her certification as a tank system remover-cleaner.
(b) A tank system remover-cleaner certification shall be renewed in accordance with s. Comm 5.07.
(c) An application for a renewal under this section shall include proof of the liability coverage specified in sub. (1) (d).

(7) EXCLUSIONS.

This section does not apply to any of the following:

(a) Field-constructed aboveground tanks.
(b) Heating fuel tanks located aboveground or in basements of 1- or 2-family dwellings.


Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Trades Credentialing Unit
PO Box 78780
Milwaukee, WI 53293-0780
(608)266-2112   (608)261-7725 fax

http://dsps.wi.gov/er/ER-BST-C-Credentialling.html


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