Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-416-8 - Requirements for chief operators of wastewater treatment facilities

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) A chief operator may not perform the duties of a chief operator during a single shift at more than one Class IV facility, at more than one Class I or II facility with a design flow greater than 0.20 mgd, or at more than one Class III facility with a design flow greater than 0.15 MGD.
(b) A chief operator may perform the duties of a chief operator at more than one wastewater treatment facility only in accordance with the table below and only with the written approval of the commissioner. To obtain such approval, a chief operator shall submit a detailed operations and maintenance plan demonstrating to the commissioner's satisfaction that such chief operator could properly perform his or her other duties at each of the subject facilities and assure compliance with all pertinent requirements of chapter 446k of the general statutes if the approval sought were granted.

Daytime Shift

Other Than Daytime Shift

Class of facility

Design flow rate (Million Gallons/Day)

Minimum number of hours during which the chief operator shall be present at each facility on each day of a five-day work week

Number of facilities at which chief operator is employed

Number of Class I or II facilities with a design flow rate of [LESS THAN EQUAL TO] 0.20 MGD and/or Class II facilities at which a chief operator may be employed during one non-daytime shift

I

[LESS THAN EQUAL TO] 0.20

2

3

1

II

[LESS THAN EQUAL TO] 0.20

2

3

1

III

[LESS THAN EQUAL TO] 0.15

3

2

1

I,II

[GREATER THAN] 0.20

7*

1

1

III

[GREATER THAN] 0.15

7*

1

1

IV

any

7*

1

1

*The Commissioner may give credit to a chief operator for hours of on-site operations for reasonable time he or she spends in training, conferences, meetings, and other administrative duties related to wastewater treatment, and in activities related to operation and maintenance of the collection system, if the collection system is under the chief operator's supervision.

(c) A chief operator may work at more Class I, Class II, or Class III wastewater treatment facilities, with design flow rates of =0.15 mgd, than allowed under subsection (b) of this section only with the commissioner's written approval. To obtain such approval a chief operator shall demonstrate to the commissioner's satisfaction that such chief operator could properly perform his or her duties at each of the subject facilities and assure compliance with all pertinent requirements of chapter 446k of the general statutes if the approval sought were granted. A request for approval under this subdivision shall include, without limitation, a description of each workday during a workweek, including the times during which the said chief operator is or would be present at each of the subject facilities, and information about the travel times between such facilities.
(d) With the exception of a Class IV chief operator who seeks approval to operate both a Class IV facility during a daytime shift and operating a Class I or II facility with a design flow rate of =0.20 mgd or a Class III facility with a design flow of =0.15 mgd during a non-daytime shift, the commissioner shall not grant approval under subsections (b) or (c) of this section unless the chief operator seeking such approval is certified under section 22a-416-4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies at least one class higher than the highest class of wastewater treatment facility of which he or she is chief operator at the time he or she requests such approval.
(e) The commissioner shall not grant a request for approval under subsections (b) or (c) of this section unless such request is accompanied by a statement, on a form supplied by the commissioner, by the owner of each wastewater treatment facility which is the subject of such request certifying that such owner employs or wants to employ the requester as a chief operator at such facility.
(f) The commissioner shall review any approval under this section at least once every five years and may withdraw such approval at any time if, the chief operator does not properly perform his or her duties at each of the subject facilities or assure compliance with pertinent requirements of chapter 446k of the general statutes.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-416-8
Effective June 25, 1984; Amended June 5, 2000

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