(a) (1) A person who operates a water treatment plant shall possess a valid, unexpired water treatment operator certificate of appropriate grade in accordance with the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 106910.

(2) A person who is in responsible charge of the water treatment plant shall possess a valid, unexpired water treatment operator certificate equal to or greater than the classification of the water treatment plant.

Terms Used In California Health and Safety Code 106885

  • Operates a water distribution system: means actions or decisions to control the quality or quantity of drinking water in a water distribution system and includes both of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 106876

  • Operates a water treatment plant: means actions or decisions to control the performance of one or more drinking water treatment processes and includes both of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 106876

  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 24942
  • Water distribution operator certificate: means a certificate of competency issued by the state board stating that a person has met the requirements to be certified to operate a water distribution system for a specified grade level. See California Health and Safety Code 106876
  • Water treatment operator certificate: means a certificate of competency issued by the state board stating that a person has met the requirements to be certified to operate a water treatment plant for a specific classification and grade level. See California Health and Safety Code 106876

(b) (1) A person who operates a water distribution system shall possess a valid, unexpired water distribution operator certificate of the appropriate grade in accordance with the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 106910.

(2) A person who is in responsible charge of the water distribution system shall possess a valid, unexpired water distribution operator certificate equal to or greater than the classification of the water distribution system.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 305, Sec. 7. (AB 2890) Effective January 1, 2017.)