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PDFWAC 246-292-055

Minimum requirements for contract operators.

(1) A contract operator must:
(a) Be certified, at a minimum, as a CCS and a WDM 1;
(b) Be certified at a level determined by the highest classification of the water treatment plant or distribution system operated as required in WAC 246-292-050 in Tables 3 and 4;
(c) For each public water system under contract with the operator:
(i) Be available on-site or able to be contacted immediately by telephone or other electronic communication twenty-four hours per day, every day; and
(ii) Be able to initiate appropriate action within two hours of contact, as required for certified operators in responsible charge under WAC 246-292-032(2), for every public water system that the contract operator is under contract;
(d) Submit one copy of each public water system operations contract to the department within thirty days of the effective date of the contract. An operations contract must include the following:
(i) Contract operator name and certification number;
(ii) List of the duties that must be performed;
(iii) Duration of the contract term;
(iv) Signature of the public water system representative;
(v) Signature of the contract operator; and
(vi) Effective date of the contract.
(e) Notify the department within thirty days when starting operation of a public water system, or ending operation of a public water system.
(2) A contract operator who is an approved SMA shall comply with chapter 246-295 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119.050 and chapter 70.119 RCW. WSR 14-01-003, § 246-292-055, filed 12/4/13, effective 1/4/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119 RCW and Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Law 104-182; 64 F.R. 5916 - 5921. WSR 01-02-070, § 246-292-055, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.119 RCW. WSR 94-04-004, § 246-292-055, filed 1/20/94, effective 2/20/94.]
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