Dear Chairman Hoppin and Members of the Board:

On behalf of the Clean Water Summit partners, thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the proposed revisions to the regulations governing Wastewater Treatment Plant Classification, Operator Certification, and Contract Operator Registration (the “proposed regulations”). The Clean Water Summit is a coalition of regional and statewide associations representing municipal agencies throughout California that provide wastewater collection, treatment, biosolids, renewable energy and recycled water services to millions of Californians.