SUBCHAPTER 08F - CERTIFICATION OF OPERATORS OF ANIMAL WASTEMANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
SECTION .0100 - GENERAL PURPOSE/DEFINITIONS
15A NCAC 08F .0101 PURPOSE
(a) The purpose of these Rules is to reduce nonpoint source pollution in order to protect the public health and to conserve and protect the quality of the State's water resources, to encourage the development and improvement of the State's agricultural land for the production of food and other agricultural products, and to require the examination of animal waste management system operators and certification of their competency to operate or supervise the operation of those systems.
(b) These Rules apply to all operators of animal waste management systems that are required to designate an operator in charge as specified by G.S. 90A-47.2(a). These animal waste management systems include those systems that are designed to serve an animal operation as defined by G.S. 143B-215.10B(1).
(c) The Certification Commission shall classify animal waste management systems based on the types of structures and nonstructural practices serving a feedlot that provide for the collection, treatment, storage, or land application of animal waste.
(d) The Certification Commission shall establish certifications for each type of animal waste management system so that persons holding these certificates shall be affirmed competent to operate a specific type of animal waste management system.
History Note: Authority G.S. 90A-37; 90A-38; 90A-47; 143B-300;
Temporary Adoption Eff. January 7, 1997;
Eff. August 1, 1998;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 26, 2015.