3745-7-05 Classification of operator certification.

(A) The following are classifications for which operators may be certified under this chapter:

(1) Public water system operator A (class A water supply operator);

(2) Public water system operator I (class I water supply operator);

(3) Public water system operator II (class II water supply operator);

(4) Public water system operator III (class III water supply operator);

(5) Public water system operator IV (class IV water supply operator);

(6) Water distribution operator I (class I water distribution operator);

(7) Water distribution operator II (class II water distribution operator);

(8) Treatment works operator A (class A wastewater works operator);

(9) Treatment works operator I (class I wastewater works operator);

(10) Treatment works operator II (class II wastewater works operator);

(11) Treatment works operator III (class III wastewater works operator);

(12) Treatment works operator IV (class IV wastewater works operator);

(13) Sewerage system operator I (class I wastewater collection operator); and

(14) Sewerage system operator II (class II wastewater collection operator).

(B) The certification of any individual to operate a particular class of public water system, sewerage system, or treatment works shall also authorize such individual to be the operator of record of any other public water system, sewerage system, or treatment works as indicated in the tables below.

Public water systems: If an operator holds a certification of the level below they may be the operator of record of those public water systems marked with an "X" below:

Classification of system Class A water supply operator Class I water distribution operator Class II water distribution operator Class I water supply operator Class II water supply operator Class III water supply operator Class IV water supply operator
Class A public water system /water distribution X X X X X
Class I water distribution    X X X X X X
Class II water distribution       X    X X X
Class I public water system          X X X X
Class II public water system             X X X
Class III public water system                X X
Class IV public water system                   X

Sewerage systems and treatment works: If an operator holds a certification of the level below they may be the operator of record of those sewerage systems or treatment works with the classifications marked with an "X" below:

Classification of facility Class A wastewater works operator Class I wastewater collection operator Class II wastewater collection operator Class I wastewater works operator Class II wastewater works operator Class III wastewater works operator Class IV wastewater works operator
Class A sewerage system/ treatment works X X X X X
Class I sewerage system    X X X X X X
Class II sewerage system       X    X X X
Class I treatment works          X X X X
Class II treatment works             X X X
Class III treatment works                X X
Class IV treatment works                   X

(C) Operators of record of a public water system, sewerage system, of treatment works, shall display a copy of their certificate for public examination at the treatment plant or principal office of the owner.

Effective: 02/23/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 11/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6111.46 , 6109.04
Rule Amplifies: 6111.46 , 6109.04
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/64, 4/17/86, 1/1/99, 2/12/01, 12/21/06