(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 shall 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, all minimum design criteria except as noted, and approved plans and specifications. The professional certification shall be on Division-approved forms completely filled out, where applicable, and submitted to the Division. For facilities with phased construction or if there is a need to operate certain equipment under actual operating conditions prior to certification, additional certification shall be required 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)  To transfer ownership of a sewer extension, a change of ownership request shall be submitted on Division-approved forms after certifying completion of the project.

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

(d)  The permittee shall maintain a copy of the individual permit and a set of final record drawings for the life of the facility.


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

Eff. September 1, 2006;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2018.