WPCSOCC (WW)

Water Pollution Control Systems Operator Certification Commission

2021 QUARTERLY MEETINGS:
Open to the public ~ Attendance is encouraged

May 14

August 13

November 5

The purpose of the Certification Commission is to protect the public's investment in water pollution control facilities through the training and certification of operators of water pollution control systems.

  • protect the public health of the citizens of the State
  • conserve, protect, and maintain the quality of the water resources of the State as assigned by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission
  • protect the public investment in water pollution control systems
  • provide for the classification of water pollution control systems
  • establish the procedures for the examination and certification of operators of water pollution control systems
     

MEMBERS

EMPLOYEE/FACULTY OF:
W. Corey Basinger, Chair
NC DENR Mooresville Regional Office
NC DENR and works in the field of water pollution control
W. Chester Lowder, Vice Chair
NC Farm Bureau Federation
Commercial water pollution control system operating firm
Ken Stines
Metropolitan Sewerage District Buncombe Co.
Collection system operator or superintendent for a municipality
Dr. A. Robert Rubin
N.C. State University
Four-year college or university whose major field is wastewater treatment

Arnold E. Allred
City of Franklinville

Martie Groome
City of Greensboro

Operators of water pollution control systems of a municipality

Marchell Adams-David
City of Raleigh

Jonathan Russell
City of Washington

Managers of a municipality

VACANT

Jim Lynch
Goldsboro Milling Company

Animal agriculture industry

Matthew A. Haynes
Valley Proteins, Inc.

Private industry and responsible for treatment of industrial wastewater

HISTORY
  • Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1969.
  • Originally called the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Board of Certification.
  • Seven member board appointed by the Assistant Director of the Department of Water and Air Resources (currently known as the Department of Environmental Quality) with the approval of the Board of Water and Air Resources (currently known as the Environmental Management Commission.)
  • In 1993, duties of the Certification Commission expanded to include the training and certification of operators of wastewater collection systems, spray irrigation systems, subsurface treatment and dispersal systems, and land application of residuals sites.
  • Added two new members with experience in these fields.
  • In 1996, added the training and certification of operators of animal wastewater pollution control systems to the duties of the Certification Commission. Two new members were appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture to represent the animal agriculture industry.