(a)  Any supplier of water or other person subject to drinking water regulations shall, at any time, allow the Secretary, or a designated representative, upon presenting appropriate credentials and a written notice of inspection, to enter any establishment, facility or other property of such supplier or other person to determine whether such supplier or other person has acted or is acting in compliance with the requirements of the North Carolina Drinking Water Act (G.S. 130A‑311 through 130A‑328) or the rules of 15A NCAC 18C.  Such inspection may include inspection, at reasonable times, of records, files, papers, processes, controls and facilities, or testing of any feature of a public water system, including its raw water source.

(b)  If entry is refused, then the Secretary or designated representative may obtain an administrative search warrant pursuant to the requirements of G.S. 15‑27.2.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑22(f);

Eff. December 19, 1979;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. November 23, 2015.