Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sent this bulletin at 05/03/2013 04:40 PM CDT
Lake Service Provider Business Permit and Training Updates
Optional Hot-Water/ High- Pressure Decontamination Trainings Offered this Summer
The DNR is offering three free trainings this summer for lake service provider businesses interested in becoming trained in aquatic invasive species hot-water/high-pressure decontamination methods. Attendees will learn proper methods in decontaminating equipment and receive hands-on practice in decontaminating boats using DNR hot-water/high-pressure decontamination units.
Due to the hands-on nature and equipment logistics required for this type of class, the trainings have limited space and will require pre-registration.
Businesses that attend and complete the training will have their business name included on the DNR website in a list of businesses trained in DNR hot-water/high-pressure decontamination methods.
Trainings are scheduled in the afternoons following basic aquatic invasive species permit trainings for Lake Service Providers this summer:
June 13 (1:00-4:30 p.m.), Ottertail, MN
June 19 (1:00-4:30 p.m.), Brainerd, MN
August 1 (1:00-4:30 p.m.), St. Paul, MN
Although decontamination trainings are scheduled following basic AIS trainings for lake service providers that do not yet have their permits, the registration is seperate.
For more information or to register, contact AIS Training Coordinator, April Rust via email or at 651.259.5706/1.888.MINN.DNR.
Last Four Lake Service Provider Aquatic Invasive Species Trainings Scheduled for 2013
The DNR offered 19 aquatic invasive species trainings for Lake Service Provider owners and managers this year before open water season. There are only four more opportunities for lake service provider businesses that don't have their permits to attend the training necessary for their permit application.
You have already attended training and received your permit. If you know other lake service provider businesses that have not completed training please spread the word!
Online Employee Training Remember, all of your employees who install or remove water- related equipment from waters of the state need to take the online employee training every three years and print out a copy of their certificate to carry with them when working.
Remember to have your employees disable all popup blockers - especially when going to print their certificate at the end of the training.
If your employees have problems printing their certificate, they can log back in to the DNR site to find see a PDF copy of their certificate saved on their registration and contact info page.