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36-495.03. License application; issuance; expiration
A. Unless exempted pursuant to section 36-495.02, a person who operates or maintains an environmental laboratory located in this state shall file an application with the department at least thirty days before the anticipated operation of a new laboratory for an environmental laboratory license accompanied by the license application fee established by this chapter. A person shall obtain a license for each laboratory, except that only one license is required for contiguous or coterminous laboratories under the same ownership. The director, by rule, shall prescribe when noncontiguous laboratories with the same owners may be operated under a single license.
B. The application shall be on a form prescribed and furnished by the department. The application shall be under oath and shall contain:
1. The name and location of the environmental laboratory.
2. The name of the person owning the facility and the name of the individual directing the laboratory.
3. A description of the services and tests provided by the environmental laboratory.
4. Other information the department deems necessary to carry out its powers and duties under this chapter.
C. The department shall issue a regular license to an applicant to operate an environmental laboratory to provide the services and tests described in the application if the department determines that the applicant is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
D. If the owner is not the laboratory director, the director shall issue a license jointly to the owner and the laboratory director who are jointly responsible for the maintenance and operation of the laboratory and for violations of this chapter or rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
E. A license issued by the department is valid only in the name of the persons to whom it is issued and cannot be sold, assigned or transferred. A license is valid only for the facility or facilities for which it is issued. If there is a change in the laboratory name, directorship or ownership or an appointment of an acting laboratory director, the license automatically expires, unless within twenty business days after the change the department is notified in writing of the change and an application for a new license is submitted to the department. A fee shall not be charged for this application. The director shall issue a new license reflecting the change if the laboratory is still in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
F. A regular license expires one year after the date of issuance and shall be renewed on submission of a renewal application and payment of the renewal application fee prescribed in section 36-495.06, at least thirty days before expiration of the license, unless the director determines pursuant to section 36-495.09 that grounds exist to deny the application.