Maine Revised Statutes

§18135. Propane and natural gas technician

1. Scope of license.  A propane and natural gas technician may install, repair or service propane or natural gas equipment and must be authorized in one or more of the following authorities:
A. Appliance connection and service, which permits the technician to install and service propane and natural gas appliances up to 500,000 BTUs per appliance; [2009, c. 344, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2009, c. 344, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
B. Delivery, which permits the technician to deliver propane, either by liquid transfer into a stationary container on the property of the consumer or by placing a portable container on the property of the consumer; [2009, c. 344, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2009, c. 344, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
C. Large equipment connection and service, which permits the technician to install and service propane and natural gas appliances over 500,000 BTUs per appliance; [2009, c. 344, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2009, c. 344, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
D. Plant operation, which permits the technician to work at a propane facility as defined in NFPA standards, Number 58; or [2009, c. 344, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2009, c. 344, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
E. Tank setting and outside piping, which permits the technician to set and maintain propane tanks and outside piping. [2009, c. 344, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2009, c. 344, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
[ 2017, c. 210, Pt. I, §2 (AMD) .]
2. Professional qualifications.  Each applicant for a propane and natural gas technician license must pass an examination approved by the board and meet one of the following qualifications:
A. Successful completion of the certified employee training program of a national propane gas association; or [2009, c. 344, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2009, c. 344, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
B. Successful completion of a board-approved propane or natural gas course at a Maine community college, career and technical education center or career and technical education region or a comparable institute of this State or another state and passage of an examination approved by the board. [2009, c. 344, Pt. C, §3 (NEW); 2009, c. 344, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]
An out-of-state applicant must present satisfactory evidence to the board of experience in installing, cleaning, servicing, altering and repairing propane and natural gas burning equipment.
[ 2017, c. 210, Pt. I, §2 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2009, c. 344, Pt. C, §3 (NEW). 2009, c. 344, Pt. E, §2 (AFF). 2017, c. 210, Pt. I, §2 (AMD).