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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 30OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
SUBCHAPTER JWASTEWATER OPERATORS AND OPERATIONS COMPANIES
RULE §30.331Purpose and Applicability

(a) The purpose of this subchapter is to establish qualifications for issuing and renewing licenses and registrations to:

  (1) domestic wastewater treatment facility operators;

  (2) wastewater collection system operators; and

  (3) companies that operate these facilities on a contract basis.

(b) Persons that operate, assist in the operation, or contract to operate domestic wastewater treatment facilities or supervise wastewater collection activities, other than an operator-in-training, must be licensed or registered and meet the qualifications of this subchapter and Subchapter A of this chapter (relating to Administration of Occupational Licenses and Registrations); and must comply with the requirements in Chapter 317 of this title (relating to Design Criteria for Sewerage Systems), and all other applicable rules under the jurisdiction of this commission.

(c) Operators are responsible for performing adequate process control of wastewater treatment and collection facilities.

(d) All Class D and Class I licenses previously issued to operators who do not possess a high school diploma or equivalent, may still be renewed according to §30.342 of this title (relating to Qualifications for License Renewal).

(e) An individual who has an honorary license shall not operate a domestic wastewater treatment facility or supervise a wastewater collection system.

(f) Certificates of competency or registration issued before January 1, 2002, remain in effect until they expire, or are replaced or revoked by the commission.

(g) The holder of a license or registration is not subject to revocation or suspension of a license or registration if the licensed operator or registered company is unable to properly operate the wastewater treatment or collection facility due to:

  (1) the refusal of the permittee to authorize the necessary funds to operate the wastewater treatment or collection facility properly; or

  (2) the failure of the wastewater treatment or collection facility to comply with its wastewater disposal permit resulting from faulty design or construction of the facility.


Source Note: The provisions of this §30.331 adopted to be effective December 17, 2001, 26 TexReg 10330

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