SSTS Technical Advisory Panel

The Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) was formed as an adjunct committee to the SSTS State Advisory Committee. Its purpose is to provide technical support and recommendations to the MPCA on the Product Registration Process for treatment and distribution products used in septic systems. Members represent different areas of practice (designers, installers), local regulators and educators. The committee meets regularly on an as-needed basis. Proposed dates and locations for TAP meetings are provided below.

TAP members

  • Joe Enfield, Local Unit of Government
  • Tom Espersen, Designer
  • Greg Halling, Engineer
  • Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • Mitch Johnson, Designer
  • Ed Kerzinski, Inspector
  • Jon Olson, Installer
  • Pete Otterness, Advanced Inspector
  • Loren Kohnen, SSTS Advisory Committee
  • Chad Viland, Inspector
  • Bob Whitmyer, Soil Scientist (Chair)
     
  • Note: Aaron Jensen, Brandon Montgomery and Cody Robinson,  MPCA, provide technical and administrative support of the product registration review and listing process.

2017 calendar of meetings

All TAP meetings to be held at the MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul typically from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

  • February 16, 2017
  • April 20, 2017
  • June 15, 2017
  • August 17, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • December 15, 2017

Archived resources

2009 Meetings

2009 TAP Meeting Dates:

  • August 20, 2009 (Thur) 10:00-3:30Minnesota Pollution Control; Board Room West; 520 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul
  • September 24, 2009 (Thur) 10:00-3:30 Minnesota Pollution Control; Room 2-B; 520 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul
  • October 21, 2009 (Wed) 10:00-3:30 Minnesota Pollution Control; Board Room 2-A 520 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul
  • November 19, 2009 (Thur) 10:00-3:30Minnesota Pollution Control; Room 2A; 520 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul
  • December 17, 2009 (Thur) 10:00-3:30Minnesota Pollution Control; Board Room West; 520 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul

2008 Meeting Calendar

  • June 24, 2008 (Tue) 10:00-3:30Minnesota Dept. of Administration; Room 116C; Sherburne and Cedar Streets, St. Paul
  • July 24, 2008 (Thurs) 10:00-3:30 Veterans Service Bldg; 5th Floor Conference Room; 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul
  • Aug 27, 2008 2008 (Wed) 10:00-3:30 Veterans Service Bldg; 5th Floor Conference Room; 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul
  • Sept 25, 2008 (Thur) 10:00-3:30Minnesota Dept. of Administration; Room 116C; Sherburne and Cedar Streets, St. Paul
  • Nov 20, 2008 (Thur) 10:00-3:30 Veterans Service Bldg; 5th Floor Conference Room; 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul