Amendments to operator training requirements

The MPCA has made a minor amendment to Minn. R. pt. 7048.1000 to reduce the number of training hours required to renew a Type IV operator certificate.

Operators of facilities where sewage sludge, biosolids and industrial by-products are applied to the land for treatment and disposal (Type IV facilities) are required to be trained and certified by the MPCA. (Minn. R. ch. 7048) After completing initial training, operators formerly had to complete nine hours of additional training every three years to maintain their certification. The MPCA has reduced the required re-certification training hours to six hours every three years.

Schedule and opportunities to participate

Documents for this rulemaking are posted on the web site of the state Office of the Revisor of Statutes: Waste Facility Operator Certification (R-0466)

Tasks Dates
Publish request for comments Nov. 13, 2018
Publish notice Jan. 14, 2019
Notice of adoption April 29, 2019

Staff contacts

Sheryl Bock, sheryl.bock@state.mn.us