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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 099 : Pollution Abatement Facility Operators

Subchapter 003 : Licenses

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 5126)
  • § 5126. Unprofessional conduct

    (a) Unprofessional conduct means the following conduct and the conduct set forth in 3 V.S.A. § 129a committed by a licensee, an applicant, or a person who later becomes an applicant:

    (1) has made or caused to be made a false, fraudulent, or forged statement or representation in procuring or attempting to procure registration or renew a license to practice as a water treatment facility operator;

    (2) whether or not committed in this State, has been convicted of a crime related to pollution abatement or environmental compliance or a felony that evinces an unfitness to practice water treatment facility operation;

    (3) is unable to practice pollution abatement facility operation competently by reason of any cause;

    (4) has willfully or repeatedly violated or caused the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, the terms of a permit, the Vermont Water Pollution Control Permit Regulations, or the Vermont Water Quality Standards;

    (5) is habitually intemperate or is addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs;

    (6) has a mental, emotional, or physical disability, the nature of which interferes with the ability to practice pollution abatement facility operation competently;

    (7) engages in conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public;

    (8) fails to display prominently his or her pollution abatement facility operator license in the office of a facility at which he or she performs licensed activities; or

    (9) unreasonably fails to ensure proper operations of the facility.

    (b) A person shall not be liable in a civil action for damages resulting from the good faith reporting of information to the Director or the Office of Professional Regulation about alleged incompetent, unprofessional, or unlawful conduct of a pollution abatement facility operator or facility, corporation, or municipal corporation employing such person. (Added 2015, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)