Pollution Abatement Facility Operators

Pursuant to 2016, No. 156, §§ 13-14, pollution abatement facility operators will be 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.

OPR’s goal is to ensure a smooth transition in a manner that is minimally disruptive. 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 must obtain an OPR license before the end of 2016. Applicants will receive OPR licenses, at no charge, valid through the expiration date assigned by DEC. The first OPR license is available at no charge and will be valid at least through the expiry date assigned to the DEC certification. 

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This page was last updated: 2017-04-05