15A NCAC 08F .0203       DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF AN OPERATOR IN CHARGE

(a)  An Operator in Charge of any animal waste management system shall:

(1)           possess a currently valid certification as an Animal Waste Management System Operator of the appropriate type;

(2)           visit, and inspect each animal waste management system at a frequency sufficient to ensure proper operation of the system; and

(3)           be responsible for the proper application of the animal waste; properly manage, supervise and document daily operation and maintenance of the system; and certify monitoring and reporting information as prescribed in the permit.

(b)  The Operator in Charge or a designated back-up Operator in Charge of a Type A Animal Waste Management System shall:

(1)           ensure that animal waste is applied in accordance with the animal waste management plan and the permit issued for the animal operation;

(2)           inspect, or a person under the supervision of an Operator in Charge or designated back-up Operator in Charge shall inspect, the land application site at least every four hours during the application of animal waste; and

(3)           inspect the land application site within 24 hours of the application of animal waste if the Operator in Charge was not present during the application of animal waste.

(c)  The Operator in Charge or a designated back-up Operator in Charge of a Type B Animal Waste Management System shall:

(1)           ensure that animal waste is applied in accordance with the animal waste management plan and the permit issued for the animal operation;

(2)           inspect, or a person under the supervision of an Operator in Charge or designated back-up Operator in Charge shall inspect, the land application site during the application of animal waste; and

(3)           inspect the land application site within 48 hours of the application of animal waste if the Operator in Charge was not present during the application of animal waste.

(d)  Any certified operator that contracts with an owner to serve as Operator in Charge shall submit an annual report to the Certification Commission in accordance with G.S. 90A-45(c).  This report shall be submitted on or before January 15 of each year and shall include the following information:

(1)           the name of the certified operator, mailing address, phone number, and certificate number(s); and

(2)           the name, mailing address, county, and facility identification number, and type of each animal waste management system for which the certified operator has been designated as Operator in Charge.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-47; 143B-300;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 7, 1997;

Eff. August 1, 1998.