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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

W. Va. CSR 42-21A-10

Summary Title

Emergency License: Elevator Mechanic and Accessibility Technician

Summary

When an emergency declaration is in effect and current personnel supply is insufficient to meet demand, an elevator contractor can request that an individual certified by the contractor be granted an emergency elevator mechanic license or an emergency accessibility technician license to perform elevator work or accessibility equipment work without direct supervision. An emergency elevator mechanic license and an emergency accessibility technician license are valid for 30 days. The individual must formally apply for the license within 5 days of commencing work under either type of license.

Full Title

Request and Application for an Emergency Elevator Mechanic License or an Emergency Accessibility Technician License

Full Text

10.1. Whenever a declared emergency exists in the state, and the number of persons holding current elevator mechanic licenses or accessibility technician licenses granted by the Commissioner is insufficient to cope with the emergency, a licensed elevator contractor may request that the Commissioner issue an emergency elevator mechanic license or an emergency accessibility technician license to a person certified by the licensed elevator contractor by sworn affidavit to have an acceptable combination of documented experience and education to perform elevator work or accessibility equipment work without direct supervision. 10.2. Any person certified by a licensed elevator contractor pursuant to this section who responds to an emergency shall apply for an emergency elevator mechanic license or an emergency accessibility technician license from the Commissioner within 5 business days after commencing work requiring a license. 10.3. Upon receipt of an applicant's certification of competency from a licensed elevator contractor, the Commissioner shall issue an emergency elevator mechanic license or an emergency accessibility technician license. 10.4. An emergency elevator mechanic license or an emergency accessibility technician license is valid for a period of not more than 30 days from the date of issuance, and shall identify those specific elevators, accessibility equipment, or geographical areas where the licensee is authorized to work. 10.5. The Commissioner shall not charge a fee for the issuance of an emergency elevator mechanic license or an emergency accessibility technician license.