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Advisory Committee for Water Utility Operator Licensing

Advisory committee that advises the TCEQ on matters related to training and licensing of water and waste water utility operators.

Members of the Water Utility Operator Licensing Advisory Committee (WUOLAC) advise and assist the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on matters related to training and licensing of water and wastewater operators.

New InformationThe Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is extending the deadline until September 30, 2013 for nominations to serve on the Water Utility Operator Licensing Advisory Committee. The TCEQ is seeking two individuals to serve on the Committee from February 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014 and four individuals to serve on the Committee from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2018. Individuals may request to serve on either or both of these terms. To apply please complete and submit the nomination form.

 

About the WUOLAC

The Water Utility Operator Licensing Advisory Committee (WUOLAC) is composed of 13 members who are appointed by the commission. The committee membership represents various geographic areas of the state, ethnicity, businesses, governments, associations, and industries. The authority for the committee is found in Title 30 TAC, exit.gif Chapter 5. Committee members serve staggered terms.

 

The objectives of the committee are:

  • To review training and educational material to promote quality education and training;
  • To advise and assist regarding licensing requirements and to review Job Analysis exam validation;
  • To assist with the review of rules, regulations, guidance documents, and policy statements; and
  • To represent a diverse community and to promote interaction with outside organizations.

For further information, call the TCEQ Operator Licensing Section at 1-512-239-6300, or e-mail licenses@tceq.texas.gov.

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Tentative Future WUOLAC Meeting Dates

  • November 7, 2013

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WUOLAC Members

    • Ray Gooden
      Owner, Rago Training
      Waller
      Term Expires: August 31, 2016

 

    • L. Russell Hamilton
      Executive Director, Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA)
      Austin
      Term Expires: August 31, 2014

 

    • Ginger C. Laird
      Training Specialist, City of Fort Worth
      Fort Worth
      Term Expires: August 31, 2016

 

    • Leonard Leinfelder
      Public Works Director, City of Port Aransas
      Port Aransas
      Term Expires: August 31, 2016

 

    • Adrian Montemayor
      Manager, City of Laredo
      Laredo
      Term Expires: August 31, 2014

 

    • Mark Rich
      Meter Service Trainer, City of Arlington
      Arlington
      Term Expires: August 31, 2016

 

    • Bobby Russell
      Instructor, Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA)
      Albany
      Term Expires: August 31, 2014

 

    • Allen P. Schreiber
      Supervisor - Field Services, Fort Bend County WC & ID #2
      Stafford
      Term Expires: August 31, 2014

 

    • Gary Sober
      Technical Adviser, Byo-Gen, Inc.
      Athens
      Term Expires: August 31, 2016

 

    • Roy E. Staggs
      Assistant Director of Utilities/Field Services, City of Odessa
      Odessa
      Term Expires: August 31, 2014

 

    • Robb Starr
      Operations Manager, Lumberton Municipal Utility District
      Kountze
      Term Expires: August 31, 2016

 

    • Michael Urrutia
      Adjunct Instructor, TEEX
      San Antonio
      Term Expires: August 31, 2016

 

    • Larry West
      Water Production Superintendent, City of Amarillo
      Amarillo
      Term Expires: August 31, 2014

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WUOLAC Meeting Notes

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

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WUOLAC Meeting Agendas

Agendas are available as PDF files. (Help with PDF.)

 

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WUOLAC Meeting Minutes

Minutes are available as PDF files. (Help with PDF.)

 

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