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NDEP - PUBLIC WORKSHOP

02/05/2018
9:00am - 11:00am

Monday February 5, 2018
9:00 AM– 11:00 AM
Bryan Building, 2nd Floor Tahoe Room
901 S. Stewart Street Carson City, Nevada 89701

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Bureau of Water Pollution Control (BWPC) is proposing to adopt regulations (R155-17) amending Chapter 445A of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC). Specifically, sections of NAC 445.286-296, and NAC 445.867.


The proposed regulatory revisions (R155-17) are making changes to the wastewater treatment operator certification program. These changes will delineate ascending educational steps for the certifications levels (Grade I thru Grade IV) and will specify a continuing educational standard on renewal of bi-annual certifications. Additionally, the proposed regulatory changes will include an ethics section similar to NDEP’s Safe Drinking Water Program. In order to cover the certification program costs, the draft regulations also includes fee increases. Finally, a provision for restricted certification will be developed similar to the OIT programs in the Safe Drinking Water Program.
Proposed revisions include: (1) in addition to a high school diploma or GED, requiring wastewater specific education of 60 hours for Grade I, 120 hours for Grade II, 120 hours plus two post-secondary courses for Grade III, and 120 hours plus four post-secondary courses for Grade IV. (2) for certification renewals, a Grade I will need 5 contact hours, a Grade II, 10 contact hours, a Grade III, 15 contact hours, and a Grade IV, 20 contact hours. (3) The fees for initial application for certification will be raised to $140, for biannual renewal the fee will be raised to $ 110, and for reciprocity, the fee will raised to $150.


Also, the Division is modifying NAC 445A.867 (6) in the underground injection control program (UIC) to require all wells within an area of review for a UIC permit have proper corrective actions completed, not just injection wells.

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