SECTION .0200 - DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

15A NCAC 08G .0201      RESPONSIBILITY OF SYSTEM OWNERS TO DESIGNATE CERTIFIED OPERATORS

Owners of classified water pollution control systems must designate operators, certified by the Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOCC), of the appropriate type and grade for the system, and, for each classification must:

(1)           designate one Operator In Responsible Charge (ORC) who possesses a valid certificate of the type and grade at least equivalent to the type and grade of the system;

(2)           designate one or more Back-up Operator(s) in Responsible Charge (Back-up ORCs) who possesses a  valid certificate of the type of the system and no more than one grade less than the grade of the system, with the exception of  no backup operator in responsible charge is required for systems whose minimum visitation requirements are twice per year; and

(3)           submit a signed completed "Water Pollution Control System Operator Designation Form" to the Commission (or to the local health department for owners of subsurface systems) countersigned by the designated certified operators, designating the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) and the Back-up Operator in Responsible Charge (Back-up ORC):

(a)           60 calendar days prior to wastewater or residuals being introduced into a new system; or

(b)           within 120 calendar days following:

(i)            receiving notification of a change in the classification of the system requiring the designation of a new Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) and Back-up Operator in Responsible Charge (Back-up ORC) of the proper type and grade; or

(ii)           a vacancy in the position of Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) or Back-up Operator in Responsible Charge (Back-up ORC).

(c)           within seven calendar days of vacancies in both ORC and Back-up ORC positions replacing or designating at least one of the responsibilities.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A-37; 90A-38; 90A-39; 90A-40; 90A-41; 90A-42; 90A-43; 90A-44; 90A-45;

Eff. April 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2006.