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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

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, - time to be determined

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018, - time to be determined

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WUOLAC Members

        • Larry Bell
          TRWA Technical Director
          Huntington
          Term Expires: August 31, 2018
        • Paul "Tony" Bonaventure
          Facility Operations Manager
          The Woodland
          Term Expires: August 31, 2018
        • Tanny Busby
          Operations Manager, Enviro Service, Inc.
          Houston
          Term Expires: August 31, 2020

 

        • Tim Crosswhite
          Water Reclamation Superintendent
          Lubbock
          Term Expires: August 31, 2018
        • Rey Davila
          Chief Operator, North Texas MWD
          Mesquite
          Term Expires: August 31, 2020
        • L. Russell Hamilton
          Executive Director, Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA)
          Austin
          Term Expires: August 31, 2018
        • Kenneth Hutchins
          Utility System Manager
          City of Abilene
          Term Expires: August 31, 2018
        • Leonard Leinfelder
          General Manager, Kingsland Water Supply Corporation
          Kingsland
          Term Expires: August 31, 2020
        • Tony Moreno
          Water Treatment Superintendent, City of Laredo
          Laredo
          Term Expires: August 31, 2020
        • 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
        • Roy E. Staggs
          Water and Wastewater Consultant
          Midland
          Term Expires: August 31, 2018
        • 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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