2020 Tennessee Code
Title 69 - Waters, Waterways, Drains and Levees
Chapter 10 - Well Drilling
§ 69-10-105. Suspension and Revocation of Well Drilling or Installer's Licenses

Universal Citation: TN Code § 69-10-105 (2020)
  1. A license or operator card may be refused, or a license or operator card duly issued may be suspended or revoked, or the renewal of the license or operator card refused by the commissioner, upon a finding that the applicant or holder:
    1. Intentionally made a material misstatement in the application for the license;
    2. Willfully violated any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to this chapter;
    3. Obtained, or attempted to obtain, the license by fraud or misrepresentation;
    4. Been guilty of fraudulent or dishonest practices;
    5. Demonstrated lack of competence as a driller of wells or as an installer;
    6. Has failed to comply with an order or assessment issued by the commissioner; or
    7. Has been convicted of a felony for the commission of an offense that bears directly on the fitness of the applicant or holder to practice competently, as determined by the commissioner.
  2. All actions pursuant to this section shall be conducted pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5.
  3. No licensee whose license has been revoked under this section is entitled to file another application for a license as a well driller or as an installer within one (1) year from the effective date of such revocation, or, if judicial review of such revocation is sought, within one (1) year from the date of the final court order or decree affirming such revocation. Such application, when filed, may be refused by the commissioner, unless the applicant shows good cause why revocation of the license shall not be deemed a bar to the issuance of a new license.

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