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Certification and Training Program

The Certification and Training (C&T) Program oversees the certification of public water system operators, wastewater treatment works operators, backflow prevention assembly inspectors/testers, water well drillers and pump installers in West Virginia.  C&T also provides the training and testing for monitoring well drillers in cooperation with the WV Department of Environmental Protection.

The WV certification requirements for these professionals are based on public health protection.  Please direct any questions to C&T program staff.

National Drinking water standards can be found on the EPA's Ground Water and Drinking Water homepage.

 

***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***

 

OEHS is reviewing and drafting proposed revisions to both 64CSR4 Public Water Systems Operator Regulations (2007) and 64CSR5 Wastewater Treatment Works and Operators (1995).  These changes to both certifications will ultimately enhance public health protection. 

 

Water & Wastewater Operator Regulations Presentation by Dawn Newell - 9/14/2011

A PDF version of the presentation is available for download.

 

To assist with this important endeavor, a stakeholder committee has been identified with the following members:

1.    WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Ed Burdette (Edward.A.Burdette@wv.gov) 304-926-0499.

2.    WV Rural Water Association (RWA) Debbie Britt (debbiebritt@citynet.net) 304-201-1689.

3.    WV Environmental Training Center (ETC) and Wastewater Exam Review Committee (WWERC) Rich Weigand (rweigand@wvetc.org) 304-372-7878.

4.    WV Public Service Commission (PSC) Jonathan Fowler (jfowler@psc.state.wv.us) 304-340-0491.

5.    WV American Water Works Association (AWWA) Wayne Morgan (Wayne.Morgan@amwater.com) 304-340-2000 and Billie Suder (Billie.Suder@amwater.com) 304-269-2006x4.

6.    WV Water Environment Association (WEA) Chet Williamson (cwilliamson@suddenlinkmail.com) 304-925-6997 and Ron Byrnside (rbernie@suddenlinkmail.com) 304-766-0209. 

7.    Drinking Water Exam Review Committee (DWERC) Eric Bumgardner (Eric.Bumgardner@pubwv.com) 304-424-8535.

It is OEHS hope these stakeholders would not only bring ideas from their own operating/industry experience, but also serve as a contact to funnel in additional ideas from operators and public to be discussed at these meetings.  Additional OEHS staff will also be actively involved in this endeavor.   

 

The intent is to meet with the above stakeholders several times over the next couple months at the Central Office in Charleston, WV (conference call also an option) to assist in drafting proposed changes to both state laws by March 2011.  The proposed draft will then be submitted to the Secretary of State for public notice by July 2011 and in spring 2012 to the Legislature for rule revision consideration. 

 

At any time anyone is welcome to submit comments or suggestions in writing to any stakeholder listed above or Dawn Newell, Certification and Training Program Manager (dawn.a.newell@wv.gov), for consideration.  The proposed committee revisions will then be reviewed and approved by WV DHHR.

 

OEHS requests each committee member to submit ideas in writing via email to dawn.a.newell@wv.gov at least 2 days prior to each meeting to help draft a tentative agenda.  As the committee makes progress, proposed draft revisions will be posted in PDF format below for review. 

Draft of proposed changes to the rule 64 CSR 04

Draft of proposed changes to the rule 64 CSR 05


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