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Senate Bill 0317


Senate Bill 0317

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF SB 317 (Updated March 3, 2000 9:43 PM - DI 69)


Operator certification. Provides that the law concerning water distribution system operator certification applies to nontransient, noncommunity water systems and community water systems. Directs the department of environmental management to adopt regulations to implement certification programs for operators. Provides that a certified water treatment plant operator or water distribution system operator may renew the operator's certification every three years instead of every two years by: (1) paying a renewal fee; and (2) meeting any continuing education requirements established by the department of environmental management. (Provides that a certified wastewater treatment plant operator must still renew the operator's certificate every two years by paying a renewal fee.) Allows the commissioner of the department of environmental management to suspend the certificate of a water treatment plant operator, water distribution system operator, or wastewater treatment plant operator under certain circumstances. Allows the commissioner to issue a water treatment plant operator or water distribution system operator certificate to a person under certain circumstances if the person is an operator in responsible charge of a water treatment plant or water distribution system that was required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to have a certified operator for the first time after February 5, 1999. Allows a water treatment plant or water distribution system that would otherwise not be able to operate to continue operating if the plant or system: (1) meets certain conditions; and (2) applies to the commissioner for certification of the operator in responsible charge of the water treatment plant or water distribution system.
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