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Board of Certification for Municipal Wastewater

An EGLE staff member standing on a landing at a wastewater treatment plant conducting sampling on a sunny autumn day
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Board of Certification for Municipal Wastewater

The Board consists of five voting members who have expertise in one or more of the following areas, including, but not limited to:

  • One certified municipal wastewater operator certified at the A level
  • One qualified engineer registered in the State of Michigan with knowledge in the operation and maintenance of a treatment works
  • One department representative
  • One municipal official
  • One member of the public at large

Part 41, Sewerage Systems, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended establishes the municipal wastewater operator certification program.  The EGLE director appoints a member to a vacant term for three years or to a shorter term when filling a vacancy created when a member vacates the position before the end of the term.

The administrative rules promulgated pursuant to Part 41, as amended establish the Board of Certification, its duties and responsibilities.  The activities of the board are primarily advisory except that training courses required for continuing education are to be reviewed for approval or disapproval by the Board.  If the Board approves training, then they also categorize such training as "technical", "managerial", or "other" and determine the continuing education training hour value in each category.  The Board also provides review and comment to the department when there is consideration to suspend or revoke a certificate held by a certified wastewater operator.

The Board meets not less than twice each year at designated times and places. 

Alyssa Sarver

Earl Wuestnick

July 11, 2024 at 9:00am
Arthur Iverson conference room in Constitution Hall

October 3, 2024

December 12, 2024