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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.

 

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 the TCEQ 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

  • October 22, 2014

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WUOLAC Members

    • Larry Bell
      TRWA Technical Director
      Huntington
      Term Expires: August 31, 2018

    • Paul "Tony" Bonaventure
      Facility Operations Manager
      Amarillo
      Term Expires: August 31, 2018

    • Tim Crosswhite
      Water Reclamation Superintendent
      Lubbock
      Term Expires: August 31, 2018

    • 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, 2018

    • Kenneth Hutchins
      Utility System Manager
      Tuscola
      Term Expires: August 31, 2018

    • 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

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

    • 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, 2018

    • 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

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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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