(1) Certification under Tennessee Code
Annotated 68-221-901 et seq., being the "Water Environmental Health Act," is
available to any operator of a water treatment plant, a wastewater treatment
plant, a water distribution system, or a wastewater collection system who meets
the minimum qualifications of a given classification.
(2) Each person in direct charge at a water
treatment plant, a wastewater treatment plant, a water distribution system, or
a wastewater collection system shall hold a certificate in a grade equal to or
higher than the grade of the treatment plant, distribution system, or
collection system he/she operates. The grade of a facility will be established
by the criteria set forth in this chapter of rules.
(3) All operating personnel making process
control/system integrity decisions about water quality or quantity that affect
public health must be certified. A designated certified operator must be
available for each operating shift.
(4) Each water supply system and wastewater
system required to have a certified operator shall, no later than the first day
of August annually, inform the Board, through its designated agents, the
Division of Water Supply for water and distribution operators and the Division
of Water Pollution Control for wastewater and collection operators, in writing
of the name of each person who is a certified operator in direct charge of any
water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, water distribution system or
wastewater collection system it operates. A system shall notify the Division of
Water Supply for water treatment plant and distribution system operators and
the Division of Water Pollution Control for wastewater treatment plant and
collection system operators in writing within thirty (30) days of its loss of
the services of a certified operator in direct charge.
(5) A certified operator shall be responsible
for keeping the Board Secretary informed of his/her current address.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule certified
June 7, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed March 31, 1982; effective July 1, 1982.
Repeal and new rule filed June 9, 1986; effective July 10, 1986. Amendment
filed September 18, 1990; effective December 1, 1990. Amendment filed September
12, 1994; effective December 14, 1994. Amendment Filed April 21, 1998;
effective July 5, 1998. Amendment filed July 31, 2000; October 14,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-101 et seq.,4-5-202,
68-221-903, 68-221-904, 68-221-906, 68-221-907, 68-221-909, and