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Water Quality Management Advisory Council

The Water Quality Management Advisory Council (WQMAC) reviews and approves water quality rules and recommends changes to the Environmental Quality Board. The council is made up of twelve members, appointed for three-year terms, representing local government, industry, oil and gas, geology, engineering, agriculture, rural water districts, environmental groups, the general public, private laboratory, operator of a municipal waterworks or wastewater works facility and operator in rural water and sewer district. Four members are appointed each by the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. It typically meets 3 times each calendar year in January, May and October. However, additional meetings are sometimes scheduled in order to address a rule change that does not fit the regular meeting schedule.

This Council reviews and recommends to the Environmental Quality Board rules governing water quality. Currently there are 13 chapters and 1 proposed chapter of rules under the authority of the WQMAC including regulations for public water supply, industrial and municipal wastewater construction, treatment and discharge, pretreatment, biosolids, drinking water state revolving fund, small public and private systems, under ground injection control, and implementation of water quality standards.

MEMBER

APPOINTING OFFICIAL

REPRESENTING

Jon Nelson

Governor

General Public

Jeffrey Short**

Governor

Engineering

Vacant

Governor

Environmental Organization

Brian Duzan

Governor

Private Laboratory

Jim Rodriguez

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Industry

Duane Winegardner*

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Geology

Steve Sowers

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Oil Field Related

Robert Carr

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Operator of a municipal waterworks or wastewater works facility

Terry Wyatt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Agriculture

Vacant

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Local Government

Debbie Wells

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Rural Water District

Mark Matheson

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Operator in Rural Water or Sewer District

* Chair
** Vice-Chair

Meeting Details
(includes meeting dates, locations, links to agendas, minutes, and proposed rules)