TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-65
Board of Certification of Operators of Public Water Supply Facilities

SECTION 23-65-2


§ 23-65-2 Board of certification of operators of water supply treatment and distribution facilities.

(a)(1) There is hereby created within the department of health, a board of certification of operators of public water supply treatment and transmission and distribution facilities to insure the proper management, operation and maintenance of water supply treatment and distribution facilities.

(2) The board shall be comprised of seven (7) persons, including the director of the department of health, or his or her designee and six (6) members appointed by the governor. Of the appointed members, one shall be a registered professional engineer engaged in the practice of water supply engineering, one shall be from a list of qualified operators of a publicly owned water supply treatment facility in the state which has been recommended by the executive committee of the Rhode Island water works association, one shall be from a list of qualified directors of a water supply facility who has general supervisory authority for a water supply facility which has been recommended by the executive committee of the Rhode Island water works association, one shall be a representative of a labor union, one shall be a representative of business or industry, and one shall be a residential consumer of water.

(b) Each member of the board shall serve for a term of four (4) years, provided, however, that of the initial members appointed to the board by the governor, two (2) shall be appointed for terms of two (2) years, two (2) shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years, and two (2) shall be appointed for terms of four (4) years. As the term of office of a member of the board expires, his or her successor shall be appointed in like manner for a term of four (4) years provided that a member shall continue to serve until an appointment is made by the governor. Any vacancy shall be filled by the governor for the unexpired term.

(c) Any member of the board may be removed from office by the governor for good cause.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 190, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 201, § 1.)