Pollution Abatement Facility Operators

Pursuant to 2016, No. 156, §§ 13-14, pollution abatement facility operators are licensed by the Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation (OPR), effective January 1, 2017. This change allows system operators to join other licensed professionals—from accountants to veterinarians—under a unified licensing system with a common interface and common administrative processes. Within a year, OPR professions will be served by a state-of-the-art online licensing system built to make licensing fast, convenient, transparent, and accessible from almost any web-connected device.

Although the agency providing licenses has changed, the qualifications required to obtain and maintain a license of a particular class and grade remain the same. 

All DEC-certified system operators should have applied for and received an OPR license in late 2016.  Any former DEC licensee who has not transitioned is encouraged to contact the Office right away. 


For questions or to contact the board, email or call:

Kara Shangraw

This page was last updated: 2019-12-16