(225 ILCS 345/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 7107)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 6. Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors Licensing Board; Closed Loop Well Contractors Certification Board.
    (a) There is created in the Department the Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors Licensing Board which shall exercise its duties provided in this Act under the supervision of the Department. The Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors Licensing Board shall consist of 6 members, designated from time to time by the Director. Two members shall be licensed water well contractors, 2 members shall be licensed water well pump installation contractors, and 2 members shall be licensed water well and pump installation contractors. In making the appointments to the Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors Licensing Board, the Director shall consider the recommendation of the Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals or its successor organization.
    The members of the Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors Licensing Board shall be reimbursed for necessary traveling expenses in accordance with travel regulations prescribed by the Department of Finance.
    The Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors Licensing Board shall advise and aid the Director in:
        (1) preparing subject matter for continuing education
    
sessions and examinations to test the knowledge and skills of applicants for license in the construction, installation and repair of water wells, well pumps, water pressure storage tanks, connecting piping and related appurtenances, including proper sealing of abandoned water wells, and the rules and regulations of the Department promulgated pursuant to the Illinois Pump Installation Code Law and the Illinois Water Well Construction Code Law;
        (2) promulgating rules to govern the number of hours
    
of continuing education required for a continuing education session, examinations, hearings for suspension or revocation of or refusal to issue or renew a license, clarifying the law as it relates to water well and pump installation contracting;
        (3) holding examinations of applicants for license at
    
least once a year prior to November 1st in each year;
        (4) holding hearings for the revocation or suspension
    
of, or refusal to issue, renew or reinstate licenses;
        (5) submitting recommendations to the Director from
    
time to time for the efficient administration of this Act;
        (6) grading all tests and examinations for licenses
    
and promptly reporting the results to the Director;
        (7) performing such other duties from time to time
    
prescribed by the Director; and
        (8) consulting and agreeing with the Closed Loop Well
    
Contractors Certification Board regarding:
            (i) the registering and certification of closed
        
loop well contractors; and
            (ii) the installation of closed loop wells.
    For purposes of this item (8), the term "closed loop
    
well" shall be limited to the construction, installation, repair, and abandonment of the bore hole and the grouting of the bore hole.
    (b) There is created in the Department the Closed Loop Well Contractors Certification Board, which shall exercise its duties provided in this Act under the supervision of the Department. The Closed Loop Well Contractors Certification Board shall consist of 6 members, designated from time to time by the Director. A temporary board shall be appointed by the Department for the sole purpose of assisting with the process of initial certification and registration of closed loop well contractors and shall remain in place until 2 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. On the dissolution of the temporary board, the 6 members must be closed loop well contractors who are registered and certified under this Act. In making appointments to the Closed Loop Well Contractors Certification Board, the Director shall consider the recommendations of organizations that are representative of the closed loop well industry in Illinois. Recommendations shall include consideration of statewide geographical representation.
    The Closed Loop Well Contractors Certification Board shall advise and aid the Director in:
        (1) preparing subject matter for continuing education
    
sessions relating to closed loop wells and preparing examinations to test the knowledge and skills of applicants for certification relating to the construction, installation, repair, and abandonment of closed loop wells and the rules of the Department adopted under this Act for closed loop wells;
        (2) adopting rules relating to (i) closed loop wells,
    
(ii) continuing education requirements, (iii) examinations, (iv) hearings for suspension or revocation of or refusal to issue or renew a certification, and (v) the construction, installation, repair, and abandonment of closed loop wells;
        (3) holding examinations of applicants for
    
certification at least once a year prior to November 1st in each year;
        (4) holding hearings for the revocation or suspension
    
of, or refusal to issue, renew, or reinstate, certifications;
        (5) submitting recommendations to the Director from
    
time to time for the efficient administration of this Act;
        (6) grading all tests and examinations for
    
certifications, and promptly reporting the results to the Director;
        (7) performing such other duties as may be from time
    
to time prescribed by the Director; and
        (8) conferring with the Water Well and Pump
    
Installation Contractors Licensing Board regarding the construction, installation, repair, and abandonment of closed loop wells.
(Source: P.A. 97-363, eff. 8-15-11.)