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Wastewater Operator Certification: WPCSOCC

  Water Pollution Control Systems Operator Certification Commission 
Water Pollution Control Systems Operator Certification Commission

    QUARTERLY MEETING DATES:
    10:00 a.m. Archdale Building - Ground Floor Hearing Rm
    512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27604
    Open to the public ~ Attendance is encouraged
    November 13, 2018 ~ Special Call In Meeting 919-212-5733 (AGENDA)
    February 8, 2019

    May 10, 2019
    August 9, 2019
    November 1, 2019

         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
        Tim Bannister, Vice Chair
        TCW Wastewater Management, Inc.
        Commercial water pollution control system operating firm
        Troy Perkins
        Greenville Utilities Commission
        Collection system operator or superintendent for a municipality
        VACANT 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

        VACANT

        Managers of a municipality

        W. Chester Lowder
        NC Farm Bureau Federation

        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.