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Maryland State Government Maryland Department of the Environment


History, Charge and Term:

The Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators was created by statutein 1967 (Chapter 430, Acts of 1967). The Board establishes the education, experience and examination standards which must be satisfied by operators and superintendents of water and wastewater treatment systems in the State, and issues and renews certificates based upon these standards.

The Board consists of eleven members. The Governor appoints eight of the members with the advice of the Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), and the advice and consent of the State Senate. The Secretary of the Environment appoints the other three members.

The members appointed by the Governor serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. The members appointed by the Secretary of MDE serve at the pleasure of the Secretary.

Current Membership:

  1. William Shreve (Chairman) - Wastewater Supervision - (310) 609-5601
  2. Joseph Haxton - Sanitary Commissions - (410) 643-3535
  3. Noelle Anuszkiewicz - County Government - (410) 222-3257
  4. Joseph Johnson - Waterworks Supervision - (410) 750-7116
  5. Russell Kelley - at large Public Member - (443) 885-4470
  6. Nancy Hausrath - Municipal Government - (301) 739-8577 ext. 654
  7. Nancy Reilman - Md. Department of Environment - (410) 537-3710
  8. Hiram Tanner - Agriculture - (202) 264-3861
  9. Dominic Deludos Jr. - Industrial Superintendent - (410) 423-6155
  10. James Stewart - at large Public Member - (410) 479-0714
  11. Jerry Wheeler - Md. Department of Natural Resources - (410) 729-8382

Meeting Schedule:

The Board is scheduled to meet on the third Thursday of each month. All meetings begin at 10:00 am. and usually last for three to four hours.

Meeting Minutes:

Upcoming Vacancies:

Currently there is a vacancy for an “Agricultural Member”.  Interested parties should fill out this Curriculum Vitae sheet.    

MDE Contact:

E. Lee Haskins, MDE, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD 21230,, 410-537-3167, toll free in Maryland (800) 633-6101 ext. 3167 or fax 410-537-3168.

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