15A NCAC 18C .1608 REQUIREMENTS FOR AN EXEMPTION
The Secretary may exempt any public water system in the state from any requirement respecting a maximum contaminant level or any treatment technique requirement, or from both, of an applicable rule of this Subchapter upon a finding that:
(1) Due to compelling factors (which may include economic factors), the public water system is unable to comply with such contaminant level or treatment technique requirement;
(2) The public water system was in operation on the effective date of federal promulgation of such contaminant level or treatment technique requirement; and
(3) The granting of the exemption will not result in an unreasonable risk to health.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A‑315; 130A‑321; P.L. 93‑523; 40 C.F.R. 142;
Eff. September 1, 1979;
Amended Eff. December 19, 1979;
Transferred and Recodified from 10 NCAC 10D .2506 Eff. April 4, 1990;
Amended Eff. July 1, 1993;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. November 23, 2015.