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3800.3540 DESIGNATION OF RESPONSIBLE MASTER ELECTRICIAN OR POWER LIMITED TECHNICIAN ON CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE APPLICATION.

Subpart 1.

Responsible licensed individual for contractor limited to one contractor license.

Each contractor shall designate the responsible master electrician or power limited technician employed by the contractor on the application for a contractor's license. The department shall not grant a contractor's license if it appears that the responsible electrician or power limited technician designated is also employed by any other contractor or employer. In the event that an applicant for a contractor license has designated an employee as the responsible master electrician or power limited technician who is the responsible master electrician or power limited technician for another contractor or employer, or is employed by another contractor or employer, the department shall return the application to the applicant.

Subp. 2.

Notice required for resignation, termination, or separation of responsible licensed individual.

The responsible master electrician or power limited technician for a contractor shall give a minimum 15-day notice to the contractor and department before resigning as the responsible master electrician or power limited technician for the contractor. The contractor and responsible master electrician or power limited technician shall immediately notify the department upon the termination or separation of the contractor's responsible master electrician or power limited technician.

Subp. 3.

Replacement certificate of employment of responsible licensed individual.

The contractor shall submit a replacement certificate of responsible licensed individual form identifying the replacement responsible master electrician or power limited technician within 30 days from the date of termination or separation. If the contractor is unable to acquire a replacement responsible master electrician or power limited technician within 30 days from the date of termination, the contractor's license is invalid and the contractor shall cease and desist from performing any electrical work and return the contractor's license for voluntary termination. Upon acquiring a replacement responsible master electrician or power limited technician, the contractor may request reinstatement of the terminated license.

Subp. 3a.

Failure to renew or maintain master electrician or power limited technician license.

If the responsible master electrician or power limited technician for the contractor is an owner, partner, member, or officer of the company and fails to renew a license or a license is suspended or revoked, the contractor license is invalid and the contractor shall cease and desist from performing any electrical work until the master electrician or power limited technician license is renewed or reinstated, or a certificate of responsible licensed individual identifying a replacement responsible master electrician or power limited technician is submitted. Upon renewal or reinstatement of the master electrician's or power limited technician's license, or acquiring a replacement responsible master electrician or power limited technician, the contractor may request reinstatement of the license. If the responsible master electrician or power limited technician for the contractor is an employee of the company and fails to renew a license or a license is suspended or revoked, the contractor has 30 days to secure a properly licensed responsible master electrician or power limited technician. If the contractor is unable to acquire a replacement responsible master electrician or power limited technician, or if the master electrician or power limited technician license is not renewed or reinstated within 30 days from the date of the expiration, suspension, or revocation, the contractor's license is invalid and the contractor shall cease and desist from performing any electrical work. Upon renewal or reinstatement of the responsible master electrician's or power limited technician's license, or the contractor submitting a replacement certificate of responsible master electrician or power limited technician, the contractor may request reinstatement of the license.

Subp. 4.

Evidence of compliance with this chapter and the Minnesota Electrical Act.

The owner or principal of a company and the responsible master electrician or power limited technician of the company applying for a contractor license shall provide certification that the contractor will comply with the requirements of this chapter, chapters 1315 and 3801, and the Minnesota Electrical Act.

Subp. 5.

Employer.

For the purpose of this part, "employer" means a person that has one or more employees who perform electrical work on the employer's electrical wiring, apparatus, equipment, or facilities owned or leased by the employer which are located within the limits of property owned or leased and operated and maintained by the employer.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 326.241; 326B.32

History:

14 SR 518; 29 SR 947; 34 SR 473

Published Electronically:

November 12, 2009