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The mission of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s Water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

The State Water Board adopted regulations to define the experience and training requirements necessary to meet the minimum levels of competence to administer this responsibility, the State Water Board established the Office of Operator Certification in the Division of Financial Assistance.

Effective July 1, 2014, the responsibility for California's operator certification program for operators of public water systems was transferred from the CDPH to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board). The transfer was accomplished by means of the addition of new Section 116271 to the Health and Safety Code. However, no changes were made to the operator certification program statutes or regulations.

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