15A NCAC 13B .0833       SEPTAGE MANAGEMENT FIRM PERMITS

(a)  Septage management firm names must be distinguishable upon the records of the Division from the name of other septage management firms, limited liability companies, non-profit corporations, business corporations, limited partnerships, sole proprietors, general partners and limited liability partnerships operating in North Carolina.  Naming preference shall be given to companies that are listed as incorporated with the NC Secretary of State's office.

(b)  A person who has not operated a septage management firm during the previous calendar year shall obtain four hours of new operator training from the Division prior to receiving a permit to operate a septage management firm.

(c)  To apply for a permit, a person proposing to operate a septage management firm shall submit the following information to the Division by January 1 of each year:

(1)           Owner's name, address and phone number;

(2)           Business name, address and phone number;

(3)           Operator name, address and phone number, if different from owner;

(4)           Permit number, if existing firm;

(5)           Type(s) of septage handled, and the quantity pumped the previous 12 months, if in operation;

(6)           Number of pumper trucks;

(7)           Capacity and type of septage handled by each pumper truck;

(8)           Vehicle license and serial numbers of each pumper truck;

(9)           Counties in which the firm operates;

(10)         Disposal method(s) for septage;

(11)         Permit number for each septage land application site to be used;

(12)         Permit number for each septage detention and treatment facility to be used;

(13)         Technical information pertinent to the operation of a septage management firm;

(14)         Written authorization on official letterhead or a notarized wastewater treatment plant authorization form shall be submitted from an individual responsible for the operation of each wastewater treatment plant used for disposal indicating:

(A)          Type(s) of septage which can be discharged at the plant;

(B)          Where septage, including grease septage, can be discharged at the plant or in the collection system;

(C)          Geographic area from which septage will be accepted; and

(D)          Duration of authorization.

(15)         The appropriate annual permit fee in accordance with G.S. 130A-291.1(e); and

(16)         The date, location, number of hours, and provider of annual septage management firm training required in accordance with G.S. 130A-291.3(a).

(d)  Persons that operate a septage land application site or a septage treatment and detention facility, but do not pump septage, shall submit the following information to the Division by January 1 of each year to apply for a permit:

(1)           Facility name, address, phone number, and county;

(2)           Owner's name, address and phone number;

(3)           Operator name, address and phone number, if different from owner;

(4)           Permit number, if existing firm;

(5)           Type(s) of septage managed;

(6)           Facility types and their permit numbers;

(7)           The name and permit number of all permitted septage management firms using the facility; 

(8)           The date, location, number of hours, and provider of annual training in accordance with G.S. 130A-291.3(b); and

(9)           The appropriate annual permit fee in accordance with G.S. 130A-291.1(e1).

(e)  A septage management firm permit shall not be issued unless the applicant has submitted to the Division written documentation of authorized access to dispose or otherwise manage septage, or any part of septage, at a wastewater treatment plant, a permitted septage land application site, a permitted septage treatment facility, or other appropriately permitted solid waste management facility.  Documentation from each plant, site, or other facility shall include the types and amount of septage which may be discharged.

(f)  Septage management firm permits shall not be issued until all parts of the application have been completed.

(g)  A septage management firm permit shall not be issued to firms that pump septage until its pumper truck(s) have been inspected and approved.

(h)  Permits are non-transferable.

(i)  Septage management firm permits are issued for up to one calendar year. Permits issued on or after January 1 shall be effective until December 31 of that calendar year. 

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-291.1;

Eff. November 1, 2009.