March 26, 2008

The Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities (" Board ") is conducting a 100% rolling audit of all licensees' training contact hours. Completion of training contact hours or continuing education units is a requirement of license renewal and is an important part of a Drinking Water Operator's profession. Constant training and education creates a more skilled workforce, thereby ensuring a safe public drinking water supply for all Massachusetts residents. The audited resulted in the following enforcement actions.

The following individuals were revoked for failing to answer the Board's allegations:

Operator City or Town
Dana McGovernTempleton
Bernard ScannellArlington
Daniel TeagueCanton
Charles StraderShutesbury
Thomas DevlinBlackstone
David CorcoranWest Boylston
Dennis DillonHull
David ArmstrongHopkinton
Richard DibonaBrockton
Joseph MartinelliMilton
Eugene FlahertyWinthrop
Kevin HardingEssex
Peter JeanRowley
Dennis PlaceSutton
David SavoyWaltham

The following individuals voluntarily surrendered their licenses to the Board for failing to complete the required continuing education requirements:

Operator City or Town
Jonathan ArmsBrewster
Arthur DavisVero Beach, FL
Edward FaheyHinsdale
Robert FoleyWoburn
Peter GavinQuincy
George HawksleyWolfeboro Falls
Robert KabatWilliamsburg
Robert MeichsnerPlymouth
Roger MundellBrookfield
John QuinnWilmington
Dante SavastanoLawrence
Linda SoucyMerrimac
Michael J. VincentGreat Barrington
Robert WeberSarasota, FL

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website and select the check a license option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 30 boards of registration.