(a)  Prior to the operation of any sewer system, treatment works, utilization system, or disposal system for which an individual permit has been issued in accordance with this Subchapter and the application prepared by licensed professional, a certification must be received by the Division from a professional certifying that the sewer system, treatment works, utilization system, or disposal system has been installed in accordance with the rules, any minimum design criteria except as noted, and approved plans and specifications.  The professional certification must be on official forms completely filled out, where applicable, and submitted to the Division.  For facilities with phased construction or where there is a need to operate certain equipment under actual operating conditions prior to certification, additional certification may be needed as follow‑ups to the initial, pre‑operation certification.  The Division may not acknowledge receipt of engineering certifications.  The Permittee and the professional shall track the submittal of certifications. 

(b)  For sewer extensions involving developer donated projects where the developer is the original Permittee, a change of ownership request shall be submitted to the Division on Division forms upon certifying completion of the project.

(c)  All deeds, easements and encroachment agreements necessary for installation and operation and maintenance of the system shall be obtained prior to operation of the system.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.1;

Eff. September 1, 2006.