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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

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WUOLAC Members

  • Tanny Busby
    Operations Manager, Enviro Service, Inc.
    Houston
    Term Expires: August 31, 2020
  • Rey Davila
    Chief Operator, North Texas MWD
    Mesquite
    Term Expires: August 31, 2020
  • Celia Eaves
    TRWA Professional Development and Training Director
    Austin
    Term Expires: August 31, 2022
  • David Garza
    McAllen, Director of Wastewater Systems
    Pharr
    Term Expires: August 31, 2020
  • L. Russell Hamilton
    Executive Director, Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA)
    Austin
    Term Expires: August 31, 2022
  • Kenneth Hutchins
    Utility System Manager
    City of Abilene
    Term Expires: August 31, 2022
  • Paul Kite
    Asst. Director of Utilities
    Plainview
    Term Expires: August 31, 2022
  • Leonard Leinfelder
    General Manager, Kingsland Water Supply Corporation
    Kingsland
    Term Expires: August 31, 2020
  • Joseph McDaniel
    Field Supervisor for Aqua Texas,  Inc.
    Kerrville
    Term Expires: August 31, 2022
  • Cory Moose
    Superintendent for the City of Midland
    Midland
    Term Expires: August 31, 2022
  • Donald Reese
    Deputy Director of Public Works, City of Victoria
    Victoria
    Term Expires: August 31, 2020
  • Gary Sober
    Operations Specialist, Gyogon, USA
    Athens
    Term Expires: August 31, 2020
  • Robb Starr
    Operations Manager, Lumberton Municipal Utility District
    Kountze
    Term Expires: August 31, 2020

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WUOLAC Meeting Agendas

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

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WUOLAC Meeting Summaries

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

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