15A NCAC 13B .0834       PERMIT FEES

(a)  Every septage management firm shall pay an annual permit fee by January 1 of each year in accordance with G.S. 130A-291.1(e) or (e1), unless the firm notifies the Division prior to January 1 that the firm will not operate during the next year.  Fees shall be paid to the Division of Waste Management, Solid Waste Section, 1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1646.  This fee may be paid by check or money order made payable to the Division of Waste Management.

(b)  Annual fees are not pro-rated and shall not be refunded or credited to a subsequent year.

(c)  Failure to apply for permit renewal or failure to pay the permit fee by January 1 shall result in assessment of a late fee in accordance with G.S. 130A-291.1(e2).  Failure to pay the appropriate fees within 45 days after January 1 shall result in an additional administrative penalty pursuant to G.S. 130A-22(a) of ten dollars ($10.00) per day for each day thereafter that the fees are not paid.

(d)  Annual permit renewal, including fee payment, shall be the responsibility of the operator of the septage management firm. If the operator did not receive annual permit renewal forms, it shall not be a defense to assessment of late fees.

(e)  A food service facility that is permitted to operate a septage detention facility in accordance with Rules .0836 and .0833 of this Section and that has paid the fee specified in G.S. 130A-291.1(e1) shall be allowed to empty their own grease interceptors, separators, traps, or other appurtenances used for the purpose of removing cooking oils, fats, grease, and food debris from the waste flow generated from food handling, preparation, and cleanup, that have a volume of 25 gallons or less, into the permitted detention facility.  The permitted facility shall be constructed and located in accordance with the requirements of Rule .0841 of this Section and emptied at least quarterly by a permitted septage management firm.

 

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

Eff. October 1, 2009.