(a)  An operation and maintenance plan shall be maintained for all systems. The plan shall:

(1)           describe the operation of the system in sufficient detail to show what operations are necessary for the system to function and by whom the operations are to be conducted;

(2)           describe the anticipated maintenance of the system;

(3)           include provisions for safety measures, including restriction of access to the site and equipment, as appropriate; and

(4)           include spill control provisions, including:

(A)          response to upsets and bypasses, including control, containment, and remediation; and

(B)          contact information for plant personnel, emergency responders, and regulatory agencies.

(b)  Irrigation areas shall have a year-round vegetative cover.

(c)  Irrigation shall not result in ponding or runoff of treated effluent.

(d)  Irrigation and metering equipment shall be tested and calibrated annually or as established by permit.

(e)  Vehicles and heavy machinery shall not be allowed on the irrigation area except during installation or maintenance activities.

(f)  Water level gauges shall be provided for all open-atmosphere treatment lagoons and ponds and open-atmosphere storage units.

(g)  Vegetative cover shall be maintained on all earthen embankments.

(h)  The permittee shall keep a log of maintenance activities that occur at the facility.

(i)  The permittee shall perform inspections and maintenance to ensure proper operation of the facility.


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

Eff. September 1, 2006;

Readoption Eff. September 1, 2018.