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