The Department shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter. In addition to the powers and duties otherwise conferred by law, the Director shall have the powers and duties of a regulatory board as contained in §§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-202 and shall have the power and duty to:
1. Promulgate regulations in accordance with the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) that implement the provisions of this chapter and protect the public against incompetent, unqualified, unscrupulous, or unfit persons engaging in the activities regulated by this chapter. The regulations shall include requirements for (i) initial and renewal certification, (ii) standards of practice for certified NG automobile mechanics and technicians, (iii) grounds for disciplinary actions against persons certified under this chapter, and (iv) records to be kept and maintained by persons certified under this chapter.
2. Charge each applicant for certification and for renewal of certification a nonrefundable fee subject to the provisions of § 54.1-113.
2014, c. 763.