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Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification

Purpose
To assure that operators are qualified to operate and maintain wastewater treatment facilities and provide optimum treatment of all wastewaters at these facilities prior to discharge to surface or ground waters.

Applicability
Wastewater treatment plants must be operated only by operators certified by DES according to RSA 485-A:5-a.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 485-A:5-a Water Pollution and Waste Disposal/Operator Certification Required
RSA 485-A:7-a Water Pollution and Waste Disposal/Wastewater Operator Certification/ Application; Special Fund
Env-Ws 901 Regulations Relating to the Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Application
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Application for Renewal of Certification Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Fee
$50 required for application, two-year certificate renewal, or reciprocity requests.

Processing Time
Contact Mary Jane Meier at maryjane.meier@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-5553.

Term/Renewal
Must be renewed every two years after the certification process has been successfully completed and a certificate issued. Two continuing education units (CEUs) are required per renewal period for operator Grades 2 and above. Ten hours of education is equal to 1.0 CEU and one college credit is equal to 1.5 CEUs.

Modification/Amendments
None.

Transferability
Not transferable.

Appeals
Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal the decision to the Water Council in accordance with Env-WC 200.

Status of Current Applications
Contact Mary Jane Meier at maryjane.meier@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-5553.

More Information
Wastewater Operations Certification, Training, and Technical Assistance
Operator Certification
Wastewater Treatment Certification (Fact Sheet WD-WEB-2)
Privately-Owned Wastewater Treatment Facilities (Fact Sheet WD-WEB-3)

Contact Us
Wastewater Engineering Bureau or Mary Jane Meier at maryjane.meier@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-5553.

 

 

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