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STATE OF COLORADO <br />BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF WATER WELL CONSTRUCTION AND PUMP INSTALLATION CONTRACTORS oF'co<o <br />ion of Water Resources r•O <br />1313 Street, Room 818 + $+ <br />Denver, CO 80203 <br />Phone (303) 866-3581 <br />FAX (303) 866-3589 BOARD POLICY NO.2000-1 <br />Revoked, Scroll for additional info Governor <br />l Owens <br /> Governor <br />Issuance of Pump Installation Licenses Greg E. Walcher <br />to Reflect Change in National Ground Water Association Examination Executive Director, DNR <br />Hal D. Simpson, P.E. <br />PROBLEM: Secretary <br />The National roun ater Association A) recent y revised- a etli xammat ons-it ads to <br />persons seeking licensure or certification for the installation of pumping equipment. The NGWA <br />previously conducted examinations for pump installers based on a range of motor horsepower (i.e. up <br />to 5 HP, 5 to 20 HP, and greater than 20 HP). However, the NGWA has recently adopted a general <br />pump installation test for all applicants to be administered with an additional examination based on <br />pump production rate in gallons per minute (i.e. up to 100 gpm or greater than 100 gpm). Because the <br />Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors ("Board") relies, in <br />part, on successful completion of the NGWA examinations to determine if an applicant is qualified for <br />a license to install pumping equipment in Colorado, it is necessary that the license issued is consistent <br />with the examination(s) that the applicant has successfully completed. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The Board has maintained consistency with the NGWA examinations in the issuance of licenses to <br />pump installation contractors. Licenses are currently issued and renewed in accordance with the types <br />of licenses stated in Rule 8.3 of the Water Well Construction Rules. With the shift in emphasis to <br />pump production (instead of motor horsepower) that the NGWA has implemented in its examination <br />program, the current license types stated in the Board's Rules are no longer consistent with the <br />examinations completed by new applicants. Revision of the Water Well Construction Rules will <br />reflect the change in examination emphasis by establishing new pump installation license categories, <br />but the Rules will not become effective until at least June 1, 2000. In the interim, the Board has acted <br />to merge the bases on which pump installation licenses are issued so that consistency in the license <br />issuance and renewal process can be maintained. <br />POLICY: <br />To incorporate the pump installation categories adopted by the NGWA in its examination program into <br />the pump installation license categories currently stated in the Water Well Construction Rules (Rule <br />8.3), and to provide for the transition of license issuance and renewal when the revised Water Well <br />Construction Rules become effective, the Board hereby adopts the following policy: <br />New Licenses <br />An applicant for a pump installation license who is seeking a license to install pumps with <br />motors less than or equal to 5 horsepower (Rule 8.3a) must have successfully completed the <br />NGWA "General" examination for pumps and the NGWA examination for pumps with a <br />production rate up to "100 gpm". Upon successful completion of all the requirements for <br />obtaining a license to install pumping equipment, the Board will issue a license that reflects the <br />40 limitation that only pumps with motors less than or equal to 5 horsepower can be installed <br />under the license and the pumping system cannot exceed a production rate of 100 gpm. <br />GLENN A. BODNAR, Denver, JANET BELLIS, Boulder, N. RAY NEWMYER, Moses; GLENN CLEMENT, Greeley <br />Ft <br />