New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1d-116 - Continuing Education Seminars; Fees; Definitions

13:1D-116. Continuing education seminars; fees; definitions
1. a. The Department of Environmental Protection shall periodically, as necessary, but at least annually, for each class or category of permit as established in accordance with section 1 of P.L.1991, c.423 (C.13:1D-105), conduct, or contract with a qualified entity to conduct, continuing education seminars for any person who prepares, or otherwise provides information included in, a permit application, or part thereof, or any supportive documentation submitted in conjunction therewith, filed with the department. The seminars shall provide an explanation of the procedural and substantive requirements pertaining to the preparation of a permit application or supportive documentation for each permit program, and of the contents of any applicable technical manual developed therefor by the department pursuant to P.L.1991, c.422 (C.13:1D-111 to 13:1D-113). If a seminar is conducted by the department, the department shall provide sufficient notice of the date, time, location, and content thereof to the appropriate professional organizations or trade associations of the person to whom the seminar is directed, and, in the case of a member of a regulated profession, the licensing board having jurisdiction over the regulated profession, in order that those bodies may inform their members or licensees of each pending seminar. The department shall consult and coordinate with the appropriate professional organizations, trade associations, and licensing boards in developing the curriculum and conducting the continuing education seminars. The department shall charge a seminar fee to cover the reasonable costs of developing and conducting a seminar.

b. The department may delegate to a qualified entity the responsibility to conduct, on behalf of the department, a continuing education seminar required pursuant to this section. The department shall prescribe and certify the nature and contents of the seminars to be conducted by a qualified entity.

As used in this act:

"Permit" shall have the same meaning as in section 1 of P.L.1991, c.421 (C.13:1D-101)

"Member of a regulated profession" means an engineer, planner, architect, landscape architect, or any other person subject to regulation pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes, who, acting in such professional capacity, prepares, on behalf of a client, a permit application, or part thereof, or any documentation provided in conjunction with the application, for submission to the Department of Environmental Protection.

"Licensing board" means a professional or occupational licensing board established pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes.

"Qualified entity" means a professional organization, trade association, an educational institution, or a licensing board.


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