|According to the Tanana Chiefs' Conference Remote Maintenance Worker (RMW), the utility has a very good level II operator, although, based on the complexity of the system it is the RMW's suggestion that level III certification is needed. While there is no formal inventory control list, the operator maintains good inventory control and has adequate critical spare parts available. The manager spot-checks the utility on a routine basis. The operator checks in with the manager on a regular basis and updates him regarding water consumption, test results and any problems with the utility. The utility does not hold regular safety meetings but the manager provides safety reminders to the operators.
Officially, the utility is currently on the SNC list for a Stage 1 violation of the Disinfect and Disinfectant By-products rule (DDBP) and the Cl2 rule (for not submitting required chlorine residual data); both are new items on the new SNC for 2006. The last Stage 1 violation occurred October 2006, and the earliest the system can return to compliance is October 2007. After speaking with the Department of Environmental Conservation staff assigned to Fort Yukon the system is on track to fall off the SNC list with the next update, which are quarterly. The utility converted to direct filtration and was granted interim approval to operate to allow the system time to demonstrate it can meet the turbidity limits of LT1. Because a turbidity meter was recently installed, the utility is requesting an extension of the interim approval period. We do not have verification that the CCR for 2006 has been submitted yet.