15A NCAC 08F .0102       DEFINITIONS

(a)  "Animal waste management system operator" means a person that has been certified by the Certification Commission as a Type A Animal Waste Management System Operator or as a Type B Animal Waste Management System Operator.

(b)  "Appropriate examination" means an examination that has been approved by the Certification Commission.

(c)  "Approved training program" means a training program that has been approved by the Certification Commission in cooperation with the Cooperative Extension Service.

(d)  "Certified operator" means a person who holds a currently valid certification as an animal waste management system operator.

(e)  "Certification Commission" means the Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOCC) created by G.S. 143B-300.  The Certification Commission's mailing address is PO Box 29535, Raleigh, NC 27626-0535.

(f)  "Contract animal waste management system operator" means any certified animal waste operator who contracts with the owner or person in control of an animal operation pursuant to G.S. 90A-47.2(b).

(g)  "Currently valid certification" means that all training and certification requirements pursuant to G.S. 90A- 47.3(b) and G.S. 90A-47.4 have been completed.

(h)  "Emergency circumstances" means any extraordinary meteorological event, natural catastrophe, or equipment failure that threatens the integrity of the animal waste management system.

(i)  "Person under the supervision of an Operator in Charge" means a person who takes directions from the Operator in Charge and who may only land apply animal waste when the Operator in Charge is available for consultation and advice at any time during the application of animal waste.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-35; 90A-43; 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.