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28 Pa. Code § 17.134. Training.

§ 17.134. Training.

 (a)  Educational opportunities shall be provided to the public to increase their knowledge and awareness of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. § §  691.1—691.1001), the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. § §  750.1—750.20) and related statutes and regulations. In addition, training programs for water pollution control personnel shall be promoted to improve the operational level of water pollution control facilities and to reduce the incidence of water pollution.

 (b)  Each staff member engaged in the implementation of The Clean Streams Law shall receive training in the areas of water quality criteria, stream surveying, stream modeling and sewage and industrial waste treatment processes and in other areas of water pollution control. Each staff member shall be required to complete a basic water pollution control training course. In addition to initial training for new employes, the following measures should be taken to ensure that the employes will remain current in the field of water pollution control:

   (1)  Water quality staff should attend at least one formal training program every three years.

   (2)  At least one trade journal and one professional journal in the field of water pollution control and relevant textbooks and reference materials should be readily available and accessible to the staff.

 (c)  Each staff member engaged in issuing permits under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act shall successfully complete any training courses that DER may establish in its program of continuing education for Sewage Enforcement Officers.

 (d)  Each staff member engaged in the water pollution control program should participate at least once annually in joint inspections with the member’s supervisor or an appropriate DER staff member.



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