- Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification Rule: Effective September 25, 2014
The DEC is proposing to amend its Pollution Abatement Facility Operator Rule, which regulates the classification of certain wastewater treatment facilities and staffing of those facilities. In 2017, the Legislature transferred the licensing of operators of these facilities from the DEC to the Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Responsibility. As a result, DEC proposes to update this rule to remove DEC’s licensing process. The proposed rule amendment also clarifies certain staffing requirements and updates the facility classification tables.
DEC is seeking public comment on the proposed amendment to the Pollution Abatement Facility Operator Rule. Comments may be made during the Public Hearing on March 9, 2021 (link in schedule below), and written comments may be submitted to Amy Polaczyk at email@example.com. The deadline for comments is March 23, 2021.
|Applied to Interagency Committee on Administrative Rules (ICAR)||November 30, 2020|
|Received Interagency Committee on Administrative Rules (ICAR) Approval||December 14, 2020|
|Filed Proposed Rule with Secretary of State||January 26,2021|
|Public Notice Posted Online By Secretary of State||February 3, 2021|
|Newspaper Notice Published By Secretary of State|
Public Hearing (recording available upon request)
|March 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.|
|Public Comments Due||March 23, 2021|
|Filed Final Rule with Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR)||TBD|