As a certified operator I am in agreement with the changes.
A comment is below I have copied a section of the proposed changes. Having had to train engineers on operating our systems, I would treat the below group as the same removing the years of experience. All below have the technical skills and/or ability to train easily.
- Licensed Engineering Practitioners (e.g. Professional Engineers)
- Certified Engineering Technologists or Technicians (with at least 3 years of experience working in the type of drinking water subsystem to be operated) remove
- managers (with at least 5 years of experience)remove - working in the type of drinking water subsystem to be operated
- maintenance or technical support personnel who are employed in drinking water systems (and who have at least 5 years of experience relating to the operation of the subsystem) remove - (e.g. millwright, electrician, instrumentation technician, maintenance mechanic, process control technician or water quality analyst)
- (Add Licensed Engineering Practitioners) Certified Engineering Technologists or Technicians, managers and maintenance or technical support personnel employed as temporary substitute personnel would need to be trained by a certified operator, or a person that previously held an operator’s certificate within the past 5 years, on the operating duties to be performed.
Submitted May 26, 2021 10:52 AM