No current rulemakings.
Permanent rule amendments requiring an examination to be certified as the operator of a small water system.
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division (OHA) permanently amended Oregon Administrative Rule 333-061-0228 related to the training and certification of individuals as small water system operators. This change requires operators to pass an examination to earn this certification, beginning on August 1, 2022. The amendments were necessary to be consistent with federal guidelines and thereby preserve federal grant funding, because federal guidelines require an examination before operator certification is granted.
Small water system certification is required at community and non-transient non-community public water systems serving 150 service connections or less, and that use only groundwater sources or where finished water is purchased from another public water system. Visit the Small Water System Operator page
for more information.
Specific amendments and proposed rule language are identified in the documents available below, which include: