SECTION .0200 - APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

15A NCAC 02U .0201       APPLICATION SUBMITTAL – CONJUNCTIVE SYSTEMS

(a)  The requirements in this Rule apply to all new and expanding conjunctive facilities, as applicable.

(b)  A soil evaluation of the utilization site where the reclaimed water is applied to the land surface or otherwise used in a ground absorption manner shall be provided to the Division by the applicant.  Evaluations shall include recommended loading rates of liquids, solids, and other constituents.  For systems that utilize reclaimed water through irrigation, the evaluation shall also include recommended maximum irrigation precipitation rates.  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.]

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

(1)           engineering plans for the entire system, including treatment, storage, application, and utilization facilities and equipment except those previously permitted unless those previously permitted are directly tied into the new units or are critical to the understanding of the complete process;

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

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

[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.  In addition, the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors has determined that design of residential reclaimed irrigations systems owned by the property owner does not constitute engineering under G.S. 89C.]

(d)  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.  The applicant shall provide site plans or maps for treatment and storage facilities and where the reclaimed water is applied to the land surface or otherwise used in a ground absorption manner, except where reclaimed water is utilized for irrigation to single-family residential lots, showing the location, orientation and relationship of facility components including:

(1)           a scaled map of the site showing all facility-related structures and fences within the treatment, storage, and utilization areas;

(2)           for land application sites and other ground absorption uses, the site map shall include topography; and

(3)           to the extent needed to determine compliance with setbacks, the location of all features included in Rule .0701 of this Subchapter.

[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.]

(e)  The applicant shall provide property ownership documentation to the Division consisting of:

(1)           legal documentation of ownership (e.g., contract, deed or article of incorporation);

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

(3)           an easement running with the land indicating the intended use of the property and meeting the condition of 15A NCAC 02L .0107(f); or

(4)           written notarized lease agreement signed by both parties, indicating the intended use of the property, as well as a plat or survey map.  When this Subparagraph is utilized to document property ownership, groundwater standards must be met across the entire site and a compliance boundary need not be provided.

(f)  Public utilities shall submit a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity or a letter from the NC Utilities Commission to the Division stating that a franchise application has been received.

(g)  The applicant shall provide a complete chemical analysis of the typical reclaimed water to be utilized for industrial waste. The analysis shall include:

(1)           Total Organic Carbon;

(2)           5-day Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5);

(3)           Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD);

(4)           Nitrate Nitrogen (NO3-N);

(5)           Ammonia Nitrogen (NH3-N);

(6)           Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN);

(7)           pH;

(8)           Chloride;

(9)           Total Phosphorus;

(10)         Phenol;

(11)         Total Volatile Organic Compounds;

(12)         Escherichia coli (E.coli) or Fecal Coliform;

(13)         Coliphage (Type 2 reclaimed water only);

(14)         Clostridium perfringens (Type 2 reclaimed water only);

(15)         Calcium;

(16)         Sodium;

(17)         Magnesium;

(18)         Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR);

(19)         Total Trihalomethanes;

(20)         Toxicity Test Parameters; and

(21)         Total Dissolved Solids.

(h)  For irrigation sites, the applicant shall provide to the Division a project evaluation and a receiver site agronomic management plan and recommendations concerning cover crops and their ability to accept the proposed application rates of liquid, solids, minerals and other constituents of the wastewater.

 

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

Eff. June 18, 2011.