(a)  An Operation and Maintenance Plan shall be maintained for all residuals management programs. The plan shall:

(1)           describe the operation of the program and all associated facilities and equipment in sufficient detail to show what operations are necessary for the program to function and by whom the functions are to be conducted;

(2)           describe anticipated maintenance of facilities and equipment that are associated with the program;

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

(4)           include spill control provisions, including:

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

(B)          contact information for program personnel, emergency responders, and regulatory agencies;

(5)           detail procedures for sampling and monitoring to ensure that the program stays in compliance with this Section and each issued permit; and

(6)           for surface disposal units, detail procedures for post-closure care management.

(b)  The permittee shall ensure that an electronic or physical copy of their permit and the Operation and Maintenance Plan required by Paragraph (a) of this Rule is available when land applying residuals.

(c)  Residuals shall be stored or staged in a manner to prevent runoff of leachate and other wastewaters generated from residuals storage or staging.

(d)  Class A residuals may be staged at the application site for up to 30 days for biological residuals and 60 days for non-biological residuals. Storage or staging that exceeds these limits shall require written approval from the Division.

(e)  Class B residuals shall not be stored or staged at any land application site without prior written approval from the Division.

(f)  The permittee shall perform inspections and maintenance on storage, distribution, and application facilities.

(g)  Class B land application areas shall be clearly marked on each site prior to and during any land application of residuals.


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

Eff. September 1, 2006;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2018.