15A NCAC 18A .1945       AVAILABLE SPACE

(a)  Sites shall have sufficient available space to permit the installation and proper functioning of ground absorption sewage treatment and disposal systems, based upon the square footage of nitrification field required for the long‑term acceptance rate determined in accordance with these Rules.

(b)  Sites shall have sufficient available space for a repair area separate from the area determined in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.  The repair area shall be based upon the area of the nitrification field required to accommodate the installation of a replacement system as specified in Rule .1955, .1956, or .1957 of this Section.  Prior to issuance of the initial Improvement Permit for a site, the local health department shall designate on the permit the original system layout, the repair area, and the type of replacement system.

(c)  The repair area requirement of Paragraph (b) of this Rule shall not apply to a lot or tract of land:

(1)           which is specifically described in a document on file with the local health department on July 1, 1982, or which is specifically described in a recorded deed or a recorded plat on January 1, 1983; and

(2)           which is of insufficient size to satisfy the repair area requirement of Paragraph (b) of this Rule, as determined by the local health department; and

(3)           on which a ground absorption sewage treatment and disposal system with a design daily flow of:

(A)          no more than 480 gallons is to be installed; or

(B)          more than 480 gallons is to be installed if application for an improvement permit which meets the requirements of Rule .1937(c) of this Subchapter is received by the local health department on or before April 1, 1983.

(d)  Although a lot or tract of land is exempted under Paragraph (c) from the repair area requirement of Paragraph (b), the maximum feasible area, as determined by the local health department, shall be allocated for a repair area.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑335(e) and (f);

Eff. July 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1992; July 1, 1983; January 1, 1983.