For Immediate Release - January 17, 2012

Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Facilities Announces Enforcement Action

BOSTON - January 17, 2012 - The Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Facilities announced today disciplinary action against the following licensee:

John Glaze, Westfield

The Board has accepted the voluntary surrender of the Drinking Water Operator license of Glaze, effective Oct. 31, 2011. Glaze admitted that on or about December 2009, he renewed his Drinking Water Operator license, and acknowledged that in this renewal he attested under pains and penalties of perjury that he completed all continuing education requirements required by Board statutes and regulations. Glaze admitted that he in fact did not complete the continuing education requirements required by Board regulations for licensure renewal. Furthermore, Glaze admitted while practicing as the primary operator at the Warfield House Inn in Charlemont, he failed to submit two Annual Statistical Reports to the Department of Environmental Protection and failed to correct deficiencies within the required timeframe in January 2010 as identified by DEP. Glaze admitted that the conduct described above violates Board regulations at 236 CMR 5.01 and violates G.L. c. 112 §61. Glaze may no longer practice as a drinking water operator in the Commonwealth.

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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 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.