The Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP), which certifies Operators in water facilities for water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, etc. has elected four new board members.

Peter Coxon, Brian Dean, Jim McQuarrie and Maurice Valcourt have been elected. Kalpna Solanki, chief executive officer of EOCP, said, “All four of our newest board directors bring energy and passion for water and wastewater management and will provide a great deal of expertise to the Environmental Operators Certification Program as it focuses on its role of operator certification and facility classification in British Columbia and Yukon.”

The EOCP has a stated mission “to protect human health, the environment, and the investment in facilities through increased knowledge, skill, and proficiency… in all matters relating to water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection, treatment, reuse, and disposal.”

Peter Coxon is a professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in water system planning, supply, treatment, design, and construction management.
Peter Coxon is a professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in water system planning, supply, treatment, design, and construction management.
Brian Dean is the president of Dean Environmental Inc., which operates out of rural Summerland B.C.
Brian Dean is the president of Dean Environmental Inc., which operates out of rural Summerland B.C.
Jim McQuarrie has worked with metro Vancouver in the wastewater treatment division for more than thirty years.
Jim McQuarrie has worked with metro Vancouver in the wastewater treatment division for more than thirty years.
Maurice Valcourt is the vice-president of Big White Ski Resort and has more than twenty-four years of experience in the utilities arena.
Maurice Valcourt is the vice-president of Big White Ski Resort and has more than twenty-four years of experience in the utilities arena.

The operator certification and facility classification system has as its aim to match the qualification levels of operators with the complexity of the facilities. EOCP certification also ensures that personnel carrying out operating duties at water or wastewater facilities are appropriately certified for their responsibilities and the facility they operate. And the EOCP also accommodates entry-level operators with an operator-in-training examination and certification.

The full list of board members is:

  • Pat Miller, chair
  • Rob Fleming, chair-elect
  • Darryl Bjorgaard, treasurer
  • Maurice Valcourt, secretary
  • Mike Gosselin, past-chair
  • Peter Coxon, director
  • Brian Dean, director
  • John Kalinczuk, director
  • Jim McQuarrie, director
  • Bob Smith, director

For more details, visit EOCP at their website.

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