WPCSOCC (WW) Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission 2022 Quarterly Meetings ~ Open to Public August 12 - Agenda November 4 Know a wastewater operator that demonstrates excellence?2022 WILBUR E. LONG AWARD NOMINATION FORM 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 COMMISSION MEMBERS: NC DENR and works in the field of water pollution control:W. Corey Basinger, Chair, NC DEQ Mooresville Regional Office Commercial water pollution control system operating firm:Steve Barry, AQWA, Inc. Collection system operator or superintendent for a municipality:Ken Stines, Metropolitan Sewerage District Buncombe Co. Four-year college or university whose major field is wastewater treatment:Dr. A. Robert Rubin, N.C. State University Operators of water pollution control systems of a municipality:Arnold E. Allred, City of FranklinvilleMartie Groome, City of Greensboro Managers of a municipality:Marchell Adams-David, City of RaleighJonathan Russell, City of Washington Animal agriculture industry:W. Chester Lowder, Vice-Chair, N.C. Farm Bureau FederationJim Lynch, Goldsboro Milling Company Private industry and responsible for treatment of industrial wastewater:Matthew A. Haynes, Valley Proteins, Inc. 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.