|Nassau's Local Law is meant to address problems that happened after Super Storm Sandy|
The Local Law 13-2014 requires two licenses, environmental contractors have to get the Environmental Hazard Remediation Provider (EHRP) License ($1,000 for a two year license, renewal fee is $500 every two years) and the Environmental Hazard Remediation Technician (EHRT) License ($100 for two year license, every two years) shall be issued to an EHRP or their principal(s) and any person employed by, seeking employment by or under contract to a EHRP for the purpose of environmental hazard assessment and environmental hazard remediation. It does allow an EHRT to supervise up to 10 unlicensed employees or contractors performing a remediation or remediations. To get the EHRT license you must have taken and be current/in effect Certifications:
- OSHA Safety Standards for Construction or General Industry - minimum 10 hours
- NYS Asbestos Handler - minimum 32 hours
- EPA Lead Worker - minimum 16 hours. Lead RRP is NOT sufficient
- Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER) - minimum 40 hours
- Microbial Remediation - minimum 24 hours
- Water damage restoration - minimum 20 hours or Institute of Inspection, Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC) WRT Certification
- Fire damage restoration - minimum 16 hours or IICRC FSRT Certification
- PCB Awareness - minimum 4 hours
- Bloodborne pathogens - minimum 4 hours
- Infection control risk assessment - minimum 4 hours
- Proof of a valid lead and asbestos abatement licenses.
- is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) and/or the American National Standards Institute under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, and
- is wholly independent from training organizations, membership organizations, and industry trade associations.
- Individuals or legal entities shall not conduct environmental assessments for a period of one year on projects for which they have conducted environmental remediation services.
- Individuals or legal entities shall not conduct environmental remediations for a period of one year on projects for which they have conducted environmental assessments.