15A ncac 02T .1104       APPLICATION SUBMITTAL

(a)  For new and expanding residuals treatment and storage facilities:

(1)           Site plans.  If required by G.S. 89C, a professional land surveyor shall provide location information on boundaries and physical features not under the purview of other licensed professions.  Site plans or maps shall be provided to the Division by the applicant depicting the location, orientation and relationship of facility components including:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that locating boundaries and physical features, not under the purview of other licensed professions, on maps pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing surveying under G.S. 89C.]

(A)          a scaled map of the site, with topographic contour intervals not exceeding 10 feet or 25 percent of total site relief and showing all facility-related structures and fences within the treatment and storage areas;

(B)          the location of all wells (including usage and construction details if available), streams (ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial), springs, lakes, ponds, and other surface drainage features within 500 feet of all treatment and storage facilities and delineation of the review and compliance boundaries;

(C)          setbacks as required by Rule .1108 of this Section; and

(D)          site property boundaries within 500 feet of all treatment and storage facilities.

(2)           Engineering design documents.  If required by G.S. 89C, a professional engineer shall prepare these documents.  The following documents shall be provided to the Division by the applicant:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that preparation of engineering design documents pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing engineering under G.S. 89C.]

(A)          engineering plans for the facilities and equipment except those previously permitted unless they are directly tied into the new units or are critical to the understanding of the complete process;

(B)          specifications describing materials to be used, methods of construction, and means for ensuring quality and integrity of the finished product including leakage testing; and

(C)          engineering calculations including hydraulic and pollutant loading for each unit, unit sizing criteria, hydraulic profile of the facilities, total dynamic head and system curve analysis for each pump, and buoyancy calculations.

(b)  For new and modified sources of residuals:

(1)           Site maps shall be provided to the Division by the applicant depicting the location of the source.

(2)           A complete analysis of the residuals shall be provided to the Division by the applicant. The analysis may include all pollutants identified in Rule .1105 of this Section, nutrients and micronutrients, hazardous waste characterization tests, and proof of compliance with Rule .1106 and Rule .1107 of this Section if applicable.

(3)           A sampling/monitoring plan that describes how compliance with Rule .1105, Rule .1106, and Rule .1107 of this Section if applicable shall be provided to the Division by the applicant.

(c)  For new and expanding non-dedicated land application sites:

(1)           Buffer maps shall be provided to the Division by the applicant depicting the location, orientation and relationship of land application site features including:

(A)          a scaled map of the land application site, showing all related structures and fences within the land application area;

(B)          the location of all wells, streams (ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial), springs, lakes, ponds, and other surface drainage features within 500 feet of the land application area and delineation of the review and compliance boundaries;

(C)          setbacks as required by Rule .1108 of this Section; and

(D)          property boundaries within 500 feet of the land application site.

(2)           Soils Report.  A soil evaluation of the land application site shall be provided to the Division by the applicant.  This evaluation shall be presented in a report that includes the following.  If required by G.S. 89F, a soil scientist shall prepare this evaluation:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that preparation of soils reports pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing soil science under G.S. 89F.]

(A)          Confirmation of a county soils map, soil evaluation, and verification of the presence or absence of a seasonal high water table within three feet of land surface or establishment of a soil map through field description of soil profile, based on examinations of excavation pits or auger borings, within seven feet of land surface or to bedrock describing the following parameters by individual diagnostic horizons: thickness of the horizon; texture; color and other diagnostic features; structure; internal drainage; depth, thickness, and type of restrictive horizon(s); and presence or absence and depth of evidence of any seasonal high water table (SHWT).

(B)          A representative soils analysis for standard soil fertility and all pollutants listed in Rule .1105(b) of this Section.  The Standard Soil Fertility Analysis shall include the following parameters: acidity; base saturation (by calculation); calcium; cation exchange capacity; copper; exchangeable sodium percentage (by calculation); magnesium; manganese; percent humic matter; pH; phosphorus; potassium; sodium, and zinc.

(3)           A project evaluation and a land application site management plan (if applicable) with recommendations concerning cover crops and their ability to accept the proposed application rates of liquid, solids, minerals and other constituents of the residuals shall be provided to the Division.

(4)           Unless the land application site is owned by the Permittee, property ownership documentation consisting of a notarized landowner agreement shall be provided to the Division.

(d)  For new and expanding dedicated land application sites:

(1)           Site plans.  If required by G.S. 89C, a professional land surveyor shall provide location information on boundaries and physical features not under the purview of other licensed professions.  Site plans or maps shall be provided to the Division by the applicant depicting the location, orientation and relationship of land application site features including:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that locating boundaries and physical features, not under the purview of other licensed professions, on maps pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing surveying under G.S. 89C.]

(A)          a scaled map of the site, with topographic contour intervals not exceeding 10 feet or 25 percent of total site relief and showing all facility-related structures and fences within the land application area;

(B)          the location of all wells (including usage and construction details if available), streams (ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial), springs, lakes, ponds, and other surface drainage features within 500 feet of the land application site and delineation of the review and compliance boundaries;

(C)          setbacks as required by Rule .1108 of this Section; and

(D)          property boundaries within 500 feet of the land application site.

(2)           Engineering design documents (for land applications sites onto which bulk residuals are applied through fixed irrigation facilities or irrigation facilities fed through a fixed supply system only).  If required by G.S. 89C, a professional engineer shall prepare these documents.  The following documents shall be provided to the Division by the applicant:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that preparation of engineering design documents pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing engineering under G.S. 89C.]

(A)          engineering plans for the facilities and equipment except those previously permitted unless they are directly tied into the new units or are critical to the understanding of the complete process;

(B)          specifications describing materials to be used, methods of construction, and means for ensuring quality and integrity of the finished product including leakage testing; and

(C)          engineering calculations including hydraulic and pollutant loading, sizing criteria, hydraulic profile, total dynamic head and system curve analysis for each pump, and irrigation design.

(3)           Soils Report.  A soil evaluation of the land application site shall be provided.  This evaluation shall be presented to the Division by the applicant in a report that includes the following.  If required by G.S. 89F, a soil scientist shall prepare this evaluation:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that preparation of soils reports pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing soil science under G.S. 89F.]

(A)          Field description of soil profile, based on examinations of excavation pits or auger borings, within seven feet of land surface or to bedrock describing the following parameters by individual diagnostic horizons: thickness of the horizon; texture; color and other diagnostic features; structure; internal drainage; depth, thickness, and type of restrictive horizon(s); and presence or absence and depth of evidence of any seasonal high water table (SHWT).  Applicants shall dig pits if necessary for proper evaluation of the soils at the site.

(B)          Recommendations concerning loading rates of liquids, solids, other residuals constituents and amendments (i.e., for land application sites onto which bulk residuals are applied through fixed irrigation facilities or irrigation facilities fed through a fixed supply system only).  Annual hydraulic loading rates shall be based on in-situ measurement of saturated hydraulic conductivity in the most restrictive horizon for each soil mapping unit.  Maximum irrigation precipitation rates shall be provided for each soil mapping unit. 

(C)          A soil map delineating soil mapping units within the land application site and showing all physical features, location of pits and auger borings, legends, scale, and a north arrow.

(D)          A representative soils analysis for standard soil fertility and all pollutants listed in Rule .1105(b) of this Section.  The Standard Soil Fertility Analysis shall include the following parameters: acidity, base saturation (by calculation), calcium, cation exchange capacity, copper, exchangeable sodium percentage (by calculation), magnesium, manganese, percent humic matter, pH, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.

(4)           A hydrogeologic description prepared by a Licensed Geologist, License Soil Scientist, or Professional Engineer if required by Chapters 89E, 89F, or 89C respectively of the subsurface to a depth of 20 feet or bedrock, whichever is less, shall be provided to the Division by the applicant.  A greater depth of investigation is required if the respective depth is used in predictive calculations.  This evaluation shall be based on borings for which the numbers, locations, and depths are sufficient to define the components of the hydrogeologic evaluation.  In addition to borings, other techniques may be used to investigate the subsurface conditions at the site.  These techniques may include geophysical well logs, surface geophysical surveys, and tracer studies.  This evaluation shall be presented in a report that includes the following components:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board for Licensing of Geologists, via letter dated April 6, 2006, North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists, via letter dated December 1, 2005, and North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, via letter dated December 1, 2005, have determined that preparation of hydrogeologic description documents pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing geology under G.S. 89E, soil science under G.S. 89F, or engineering under G.S. 89C.]

(A)          a description of the regional and local geology and hydrogeology;

(B)          a description, based on field observations of the land application site, of the land application site topographic setting, streams, springs and other groundwater discharge features, drainage features, existing and abandoned wells, rock outcrops, and other features that may affect the movement of the contaminant plume and treated wastewater;

(C)          changes in lithology underlying the land application site;

(D)          depth to bedrock and occurrence of any rock outcrops;

(E)           the hydraulic conductivity and transmissivity of the affected aquifer(s);

(F)           depth to the seasonal high water table;

(G)          a discussion of the relationship between the affected aquifers of the land application site to local and regional geologic and hydrogeologic features;

(H)          a discussion of the groundwater flow regime of the land application  site prior to operation of the proposed site and post operation of the proposed site focusing on the relationship of the site to groundwater receptors, groundwater discharge features, and groundwater flow media; and

(I)            if residuals are applied through fixed irrigation facilities or irrigation facilities fed through a fixed supply system only and if the SHWT is within six feet of the surface, a mounding analysis to predict the level of the SHWT after residuals land application.

(5)           For land application sites onto which bulk residuals are applied through fixed irrigation facilities or irrigation facilities fed through a fixed supply system only, a water balance shall be provided to the Division by the applicant that determines required residuals storage based upon the most limiting factor of the hydraulic loading based on either the most restrictive horizon or groundwater mounding analysis; or nutrient management based on either agronomic rates for the specified cover crop or crop management requirements.

(6)           A project evaluation and a receiver site management plan (if applicable) with recommendations concerning cover crops and their ability to accept the proposed application rates of liquid, solids, minerals and other constituents of the residuals shall be provided to the Division by the applicant.

(7)           Property Ownership Documentation shall be provided to the Division by the applicant consisting of:

(A)          legal documentation of ownership (i.e., contract, deed or article of incorporation);

(B)          written notarized intent to purchase agreement signed by both parties, accompanied by a plat or survey map; or

(C)          written notarized lease agreement signed by both parties, specifically indicating the intended use of the property, as well as a plat or survey map.  Lease agreements shall adhere to the requirements of 15A NCAC 02L .0107.

(e)  For new and expanding surface disposal units:

(1)           Site plans.  If required by G.S. 89C, a professional land surveyor shall provide location information on boundaries and physical features not under the purview of other licensed professions.  Site plans or maps shall be provided to the Division by the applicant depicting the location, orientation and relationship of the surface disposal unit features including:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that locating boundaries and physical features, not under the purview of other licensed professions, on maps pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing surveying under G.S. 89C.]

(A)          a scaled map of the surface disposal unit, with topographic contour intervals not exceeding 10 feet or 25 percent of total site relief and showing all surface disposal unit-related structures and fences within the surface disposal unit;

(B)          the location of all wells (including usage and construction details if available), streams (ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial), springs, lakes, ponds, and other surface drainage features within 500 feet of the surface disposal unit and delineation of the review and compliance boundaries;

(C)          setbacks as required by Rule .1108 of this Section; and

(D)          site property boundaries within 500 feet of the surface disposal unit.

(2)           Engineering design documents.  If required by G.S. 89C, a professional engineer shall prepare these documents.  The following documents shall be provided to the Division by the applicant:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that preparation of engineering design documents pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing engineering under G.S. 89C.]

(A)          engineering plans for the surface disposal unit and equipment except those previously permitted unless they are directly tied into the new units or are critical to the understanding of the complete process;

(B)          specifications describing materials to be used, methods of construction, and means for ensuring quality and integrity of the finished product including leakage testing; and

(C)          engineering calculations including hydraulic and pollutant loading, sizing criteria, hydraulic profile, and total dynamic head and system curve analysis for each pump.

(3)           Soils Report.  A soil evaluation of the surface disposal unit site shall be provided to the Division by the applicant in a report that includes the following.  If required by G.S. 89F, a soil scientist shall prepare this evaluation:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists has determined, via letter dated December 1, 2005, that preparation of soils reports pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing soil science under G.S. 89F.]

(A)          Field description of soil profile, based on examinations of excavation pits or auger borings, within seven feet of land surface or to bedrock describing the following parameters by individual diagnostic horizons: thickness of the horizon; texture; color and other diagnostic features; structure; internal drainage; depth, thickness, and type of restrictive horizon(s); and presence or absence and depth of evidence of any seasonal high water table (SHWT).  Applicants may be required to dig pits when necessary for proper evaluation of the soils at the site.

(B)          A soil map delineating major soil mapping units within the surface disposal unit site and showing all physical features, location of pits and auger borings, legends, scale, and a north arrow.

(4)           A hydrogeologic description prepared by a Licensed Geologist, License Soil Scientist, or Professional Engineer if required by Chapters 89E, 89F, or 89C respectively of the subsurface to a depth of 20 feet or bedrock, whichever is less, shall be provided to the Division by the applicant.  A greater depth of investigation is required if the respective depth is used in predictive calculations.  This evaluation shall be based on borings for which the numbers, locations, and depths are sufficient to define the components of the hydrogeologic evaluation.  In addition to borings, other techniques may be used to investigate the subsurface conditions at the site.  These techniques include geophysical well logs, surface geophysical surveys, and tracer studies.  This evaluation shall be presented in a report that includes the following components:

                [Note:  The North Carolina Board for Licensing of Geologists, via letter dated April 6, 2006, North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists, via letter dated December 1, 2005, and North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, via letter dated December 1, 2005, have determined that preparation of hydrogeologic description documents pursuant to this Paragraph constitutes practicing geology under G.S. 89E, soil science under G.S. 89F, or engineering under G.S. 89C.]

(A)          a description of the regional and local geology and hydrogeology;

(B)          a description, based on field observations of the site, of the site topographic setting, streams, springs and other groundwater discharge features, drainage features, existing and abandoned wells, rock outcrops, and other features that may affect the movement of the contaminant plume and treated wastewater;

(C)          changes in lithology underlying the site;

(D)          depth to bedrock and occurrence of any rock outcrops;

(E)           the hydraulic conductivity and transmissivity of the affected aquifer(s);

(F)           depth to the seasonal high water table;

(G)          a discussion of the relationship between the affected aquifers of the site to local and regional geologic and hydrogeologic features; and

(H)          a discussion of the groundwater flow regime of the site prior to operation of the proposed unit and post operation of the proposed unit focusing on the relationship of the unit to groundwater receptors, groundwater discharge features, and groundwater flow media.

(5)           Property Ownership Documentation shall be provided to the Division by the applicant consisting of:

(A)          legal documentation of ownership (i.e., contract, deed or article of incorporation);

(B)          written notarized intent to purchase agreement signed by both parties, accompanied by a plat or survey map; or

(C)          written notarized lease agreement signed by both parties, specifically indicating the intended use of the property, as well as a plat or survey map.  Lease agreements shall adhere to the requirements of 15A NCAC 02L .0107.

 

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

Eff. September 1, 2006.