(a)  Applications for permits pursuant to this Section shall be made on forms provided by the Division which may be found at https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-permits/wastewater-branch/collection-systems/sewer-extension-permitting.

(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, shall maintain in operable condition all pumps, tanks, service laterals, and main lines as permitted, excluding the line from a building to the septic or pump tank.

(d)  For sewer extensions that have been designed in accordance with all applicable rules and design criteria, and if plans, calculations, specifications, and other supporting documents have been sealed by a professional engineer, application may be made according to the fast-track permitting process.

(e)  An application for sewers involving an Environmental Assessment shall not be considered complete until either a Finding of No Significant Impact or an Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision has been issued.

(f)  Sewer systems for which the design criteria has not been developed or that do not meet all applicable rules and design criteria shall be submitted for a full technical review using the official application form for those systems which may be found at https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-permits/wastewater-branch/collection- systems/sewer-extension-permitting.

(g)  If the application is not submitted by the owner of the receiving collection system or treatment works, the application shall include a letter of agreement from the owner or an official of the receiving collection system or treatment works that accepts the wastewater and that meets the criteria if Rule .0106 of this Subchapter. In addition, this letter shall:

(1)           specifically refer to the project, regardless whether capacity has been purchased through an intergovernmental agreement of contract;

(2)           signify that the owner of the receiving collection system or treatment works has adequate capacity to transport and treat the proposed new wastewater; and

(3)           shall be dated within 12 months from the date of submitting the application.

This letter shall not obviate the need for the downstream sewer capacity calculations.


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

Eff. September 1, 2006;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2018.