Questions have been brought forward relating to the term "total cost of such construction", as contained in A.R.S. § 32-144(A)(6), and what the Board of Technical Registration (Board) has interpreted this term to encompass. After reviewing its statutes, the Board developed this substantive policy statement. This substantive policy statement is offered as guidance to persons interpreting Board statutes and rules.
SUBSTANTIVE POLICY STATEMENT
A.R.S. § 32-144(A)(6) states that a non-registrant may design a water or wastewater treatment plant, or extensions, additions, modifications or revisions, or extensions to water distribution or collection systems, if the total cost of such construction does not exceed twelve thousand five hundred dollars. The term at issue has, in the past, been consistently interpreted by the Board to include the design and construction of the system. The term does not include any fees, such as for permits or registration, nor costs for maintenance. This term also has not been interpreted to include costs for purchase of lands. The term simply includes costs for services normally performed by a designer and a contractor .
Filed with the Secretary of State on 4-26-01.
Arizona Revised Statutes §§ 32-101(A), -144(A)(6), and -145.