Recent revisions to Title 5, now require a renewal process for all Soil Evaluators and System Inspectors. Title 5, 310 CMR 15.000 requires these approvals be renewed on a three (3) year cycle beginning January 1, 2007. The renewal process also applies to Massachusetts Professional Engineers with a concentration in civil, sanitary, or environmental engineering, Massachusetts Registered Sanitarians, or Massachusetts Certified Health Officers who are approved System Inspectors in accordance with 310 CMR 15.340(1). These revisions specify that all System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators initially approved by the Department (DEP) prior to January 1, 2005 shall apply to the Department, (or its agent) for renewal of their approval by January 1, 2007. Those approved after January 1, 2005 shall apply for renewal at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the three (3) years following their initial approval date. The regulations also state that as long as a completed application for renewal is filed within the timelines identified above, your initial approval will not expire until a final determination has been made on the renewal application. If you do not renew within these timeframes, you will need to retake a class and examination in order to get approved.
A renewal application and the fee of $95 must be sent to NEIWPCC before 1/1/07 in order to maintain the certification.
In addition, the revisions to Title 5 require System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators obtain 10 hours of approved continuing education training, during subsequent renewals beginning on January 1, 2010.
Towns and Partial Payment - At the request of MHOA (Massachusetts Health Officers Association) an arrangement has been implemented by Mass. DEP and NEIWPCC that allows Board of Health members or agents to pay renewal fees in 3 installments.
If you have not submitted a renewal application and payment, and wish to participate, please note on your application that you will be paying in three installments. The first payment is for $35 and subsequent payments for $30. If payment is not received in a timely manner, your approval is no longer valid.
Any questions should be directed to Rosemary Decie at 978-323-7929