The TCP Committee will be holding a meeting at AC10 in Sacramento, CA. The agenda will include an update of the CSM revalidation status and future program projects, a discussion about the local sections TCP chair job roles, and also announce the incoming TCP Executive Committee along with new nominations for vacant positions. Please come and join the discussion. Continental breakfast will be provided. [Read more]
At the end of 2009, 12 Collection System Maintenance volunteer vocationalists teamed up with CWEA’s certification staff to begin the long process of revalidating the collection maintenance tests. The group consisting of CWEA certificate holders of all grade levels, from different agency sizes formed to review and revise the test content areas (essential duties) to reflect the current job practice of today’s sewer worker.
As the group approaches the last step of revising the test areas, feedback from all CWEA CSM certificate holders will be needed to review and rate each essential duty. A survey will be sent by email to all CSM certificate holders to help weigh the essential duty by importance and frequency.
Ultimately, the essential duties are what will guide the project volunteers and CWEA staff in validating the relevancy of the test questions that will be in each of the certification grade level. If you are a sewer worker, don’t miss this opportunity to share your insight with CWEA on how you perform your day-to-day duties. The survey should land in your inbox by March 2010.
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2010; 6 pm
Location: LACSD Biosolids Dewatering Maintenance Building, 24000 Block of Figueroa Street, Carson, CA 90745
Description: Come watch the LA Wrecking Crew demonstrate the skill and teamwork that have brought them several national awards! After the demonstration, join us for dinner at the Alpine Village Restaurant in Torrance and, if you work in Operations or Maintenance, have a free beer on us. During dinner, Debra Bogdanoff of LACSD and CWEA will give a brief presentation about LABS & the California Water Environment Association.
Contact: Pat McDaniel; firstname.lastname@example.org; (214) 244-8692
Nancy Stoner joined EPA’s Office of Water as Deputy Assistant Administrator. This will be Ms. Stoner’s second tenure with EPA, as she directed the Office of Planning and Policy Analysis in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance from 1997 to 1999. More recently, she was the co-director for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Water Program. Prior to that, she served as project director and attorney for the Clean Water Project for nearly ten years.
From This Week in Washington from WEF
A Dear Colleague letter was signed on January 26 by 30 Senators to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging Senate leadership to provide funding to Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds in any jobs bill. WIN worked the halls on Congress to drum-up support/signers for this letter. The letter requests that as the leadership pursues a package of investments designed to spur job creation and growth in the economy at large, that it includes a significant investment for water and wastewater infrastructure at least on par with overall funding levels included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA provided $3 billion for the Clean Water SRF and $3 billion for the Drinking Water SRF.