15A NCAC 02T .0304       APPLICATION SUBMITTAL

(a)  Application for permits pursuant to this Section shall be made on forms provided by the Division.

(b)  Applications shall not be submitted unless the Permittee has assured downstream sewer capacity.

(c)  For pressure sewers, vacuum sewers, STEP systems and other alternative sewer systems discharging into a sewer system, the Permittee, by certifying the permit application and receiving an issued permit, agrees to be responsible for all individual pumps, tanks, service laterals and main lines as permitted. The line from a building to the septic or pump tank is excluded from this responsibility. This does not prohibit the Permittee from entering into a service agreement with another entity.  However, the Permittee shall be responsible for correcting any environmental or public health problems with the system.

(d)  For sewer extensions involving gravity sewers, pump stations and force mains or any combination thereof that do not require an Environmental Assessment pursuant to 15A NCAC 01C .0408 (except for low pressure sewers, vacuum sewers and STEP systems discharging to a sewer system), are not funded through the Division's Construction, Grants and Loans Section, and where plans, calculations and specifications and other supporting documents have been sealed by a professional engineer, application may be made according to the fast-track permitting process.

(e)  Projects involving an Environmental Assessment per 15A NCAC 01C .0408 or are funded through the Division's Construction, Grants and Loans Section must be submitted for a full technical review on application forms provided by the Division.  An application for sewers involving an Environmental Assessment shall not be considered complete until either a Finding of No Significant Impact or Record of Decision is issued.

(f)  Where the plans were not prepared by a professional engineer, applications shall be submitted for full technical review on application forms specified by the Division.

(g)  Low pressure sewer systems, vacuum sewer systems and other alternative sewer systems shall be submitted for a full technical review using the official application form for those systems.

(h)  A letter of agreement from the owner or an official, meeting the criteria in Rule .0106 of this Subchapter, of the receiving collection system or treatment works accepting the wastewater is required, if the application is not submitted by the owner of the receiving collection system or treatment works. This letter shall be specific to the project whether or not capacity has been purchased through an intergovernmental agreement or contract. This letter shall also signify that the owner of the receiving collection system or treatment works has adequate capacity to transport and treat the proposed new wastewater.  This shall not negate the need for downstream sewer capacity calculations.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.1; 143-215.3(a); 143-215.67;

Eff. September 1, 2006.