EPA Publishes Operator Certification Compendium

PLEASE NOTE:  Since the original September 3 posting for this information, Idaho, Washington, Montana, North Dakota and Puerto Rico have all verified or updated their information.  The attached document now reflects these changes.

Our colleagues on the EPA OGWDW Sustainable Systems Team have prepared an updated compendium of state drinking water operator certification programs.  As you know, Section 1419(b) of the 1996 SDWA Amendments describes the conditions under which EPA would institute capitalization grant withholding unless the state adopts and implements an operator certification program.  This compendium is designed to serve as a reference tool for making comparisons among state programs for certifying operators of community water systems (CWSs) and nontransient noncommunity water systems (NTNCWSs). The attached document has two principal sections:

  • State Summaries of Existing Operator Certification programs (a detailed look at each state’s program)
  • Summary Table of Existing Operator Certification programs (a quick reference for comparison among state programs)

Please note that all state program information has been verified by the state Operator Certification Coordinator (current at time of publication), with the exception of the following states and one territory: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Washington and Puerto Rico.

Questions?  Please contact Matt Reed at EPA:  reed.matthew@epa.gov.


DRAFT Summary of State Operator Certification Programs v1.1 (15Sep15)



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