15a ncac 18a .3405       RESCINDING A SWIMMING ADVISORY OR SWIMMING ALERT

(a)  A Tier I swimming area advisory shall be rescinded when two consecutive weekly water samples and the geometric mean meet the bacteriological limits in Rule 18A .3402(a) of this Section.  A swimming alert shall be rescinded within 24 hours of compliance with Rule 18A .3402(a)(2) of this Section.

(b)  A Tier II or Tier III swimming area advisory or alert shall be rescinded after water samples meet the bacteriological standard in Rule 18A .3402(b) or (c) of this Section.

(c)  A swimming advisory resulting from a point source discharge or the discharge of dredge material shall be rescinded 24 hours after the discharge has ceased.

(d)  When a swimming advisory or alert has been rescinded, the Division shall issue a press release to announce the lifting of the advisory or the alert and the sign(s) shall be removed immediately by the Division.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-233.1;

Eff. January 1, 2004.