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NR114 code change - wastewater operators

The revised Chapter NR 114, Wisconsin Administrative Code [Exit DNR] took effect on July 1, 2015. Revisions only effect the certification of wastewater treatment plant operators.

NR114 was revised to take into account new treatment technologies and to allow operators more flexibility in obtaining advanced level certification. The new wastewater operator apprenticeship program was also incorporated into these rules, as a way to obtain advanced certification points. Noteworthy changes include revising the wastewater subclasses, the creation of four new subclasses (including collection systems), and the formation of a point system for advanced wastewater certification. Certification categories for both operators and wastewater facilities changed from having Grades 1-4 to having basic and advanced levels. Please refer to the NR114 revisions webpage for more information on these changes.

Veterans Professional Occupational Licensure Fee Waiver Program

Are you or someone else you know a veteran? Veterans may qualify for a one-time fee waiver for an occupational or professional license. Veterans may use this waiver towards the cost of up to 2 operator certification exams, applied for at the same time, in order to obtain their initial operator certification license. In addition, current operators may use the voucher towards the cost of up to 2 exams to add a new subclass to their current certification. Note these vouchers may not be used to pay the cost of renewal fees.

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Veterans must apply for the fee waiver through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The DVA will provide the applicant with an eligibility code that will need to be submitted with the exam application by the postmark deadline. For more information on the fee waiver program, please visit the DVA website [Exit DNR].

Notice to septage businesses

This septage update was included in all business license renewals for 2015.

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As our customer, we want to hear from you on how we're doing. Feel free to send your comments to the Operator Certification Program at DNROpCert@Wisconsin.gov.

Last revised: Monday March 21 2016