15A NCAC 02T .0403       PERMITTING BY REGULATION

(a)  Collection systems having an actual, permitted or Division approved average daily flow less than 200,000 gallons per day are deemed permitted pursuant to Rule .0113 of this Subchapter provided the system meets the criteria in Rule .0113 of this Subchapter and all specific criteria required in this Rule:

(1)           The sewer system is effectively maintained and operated at all times to prevent discharge to land or surface waters, and to prevent any contravention of groundwater standards or surface water standards.

(2)           A map of the sewer system has been developed and is actively maintained.

(3)           An operation and maintenance plan including pump station inspection frequency, preventative maintenance schedule, spare parts inventory and overflow response has been developed and implemented.

(4)           Pump stations that are not connected to a telemetry system (i.e., remote alarm system) are inspected by the permittee or its representative every day (i.e., 365 days per year).  Pump stations that are connected to a telemetry system are inspected at least once per week.

(5)           High-priority sewers are inspected by the permittee or its representative at least once every six-months and inspections are documented.

(6)           A general observation by the permittee or its representative of the entire sewer system is conducted at least once per year.

(7)           Overflows and bypasses are reported to the appropriate Division regional office in accordance with 15A NCAC 02B .0506(a), and public notice is provided as required by G.S. 143-215.1C.

(8)           A Grease Control Program is in place as follows:

(A)          For publicly owned collection systems, the Grease Control Program shall include at least bi-annual distribution of educational materials for both commercial and residential users and the legal means to require grease interceptors for new construction and retrofit, if necessary, of grease interceptors at existing establishments. The plan shall also include legal means for inspections of the grease interceptors, enforcement for violators and the legal means to control grease entering the system from other public and private satellite sewer systems. 

(B)          For privately owned collection systems, the Grease Control Program shall include at least bi-annual distribution of grease education materials to users of the collection system by the permittee or its representative.

(C)          Grease education materials shall be distributed more often than required in Parts (A) and (B) of this Subparagraph if necessary to prevent grease-related sanitary sewer overflows. 

(9)           Right-of-ways and easements are maintained in the full easement width for personnel and equipment accessibility.

(10)         Documentation shall be kept for Subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(9) of this Rule for a minimum of three years with exception of the map, which shall be maintained for the life of the system.

(b)  Private collection systems on a single property serving an industrial facility where the domestic wastewater contribution is less than 200,000 gallons per day shall be deemed permitted.

(c)  The Director may determine that a collection system should not be deemed to be permitted in accordance with this Rule and Rule .0113 of this Subchapter.  This determination shall be made in accordance with Rule .0113(e) of this Subchapter. 

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.1(a); 143-215.3(a); 143-215.9B;

Eff. September 1, 2006.