SECTION .0300 - CLASSIFICATION OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL SYSTEMS
15A NCAC 08G .0301 APPLICABILITY
(a) The purpose of this Section is to establish procedures for the classification of water pollution control systems.
(b) Not withstanding the requirements in Rules .0302 through .0307 of this Section, the Commission may modify the classification of a water pollution control system when:
(1) conditions created by system design features, or inherent operational requirements, exist which make normal operation of the system more or less complex;
(2) upgrades or other modifications to a system are completed; or
(3) changes in Commission classification rules are made.
(c) In-plant processes and related water pollution control equipment which are integral parts of direct industrial production, are not considered water pollution control systems for the purpose of this Section.
(d) Water Pollution Control Systems permitted under rules adopted by the Commission for Public Health shall be classified pursuant to Rule .0307 of this Section.
(e) Water Pollution Control Systems permitted under rules adopted by the Environmental Management Commission shall be classified pursuant to Rules .0302 through .0308 of this Section.
(f) Reservoirs, settling ponds and associated pumps and piping which are an integral part of closed-loop water recycle systems for the non-biological and non-toxic treatment of process water at sand, gravel, crushed stone and similar operations shall not be subject to the requirements of these Rules unless the Commission determines that the system is not being properly operated or maintained in accordance with permit conditions.
(g) Any water pollution control system, regardless of type or ownership, may be classified and required to designate an Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) and a Back-up Operator in Responsible Charge (Back-up ORC), in the event that the Commission determines that the system is not being properly operated or maintained.
History Note: Authority G.S. 90A-37;
Eff. April 1, 1999;
Amended Eff. December 1, 2006.