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Mandate 1405

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Water facilities; staffing of licensed operators.
Purpose of legislation
Requires sewage treatment works, classified waterworks, and classified water treatment facilities to employ a licensed operator. The bill establishes a protocol for responding to an unexpected vacancy of the licensed operator position. The bill also permits remote monitoring of the facility by the licensed operator upon a demonstration of sufficient technology for the remote operator to adequately monitor the waterworks or treatment facility and manage onsite operators
Legislation mandating a change Chap 178 (2024)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 25 - 31 : Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation
9 vac 25 - 32 : Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation
9 vac 25 - 790 : Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6514: Amendments to licensed operator requirements in response to Chapter 178 of the 2024 Virginia Acts of Assembly
Latest Stage: Final
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