15A ncac 18d .0105       DEFINITIONS

The following definitions shall apply throughout this Subchapter:

(1)           "Acceptable Experience"  

(a)           For surface grades means at least 50 percent of the duties shall consist of active on‑site performance of operational duties, including on-site water facility laboratory duties, at a surface water treatment facility. This experience shall be based on the use of mathematics, equipment, materials, maintenance, installation and repair techniques, cross-connection-control and other skills necessary for maintaining and operating a surface water treatment facility.  The remaining duties shall be in related fields such as wastewater facility operation, water/wastewater laboratory, water pumping stations, water system design and engineering, wells, distribution systems, or cross-connection-control.  The experience of Division of Environmental Health, Public Water Supply Section personnel shall be acceptable if at least 50 percent of their job duties include inspection or on‑site technical assistance of public water systems.

(b)           For well grades means at least 50 percent of the duties shall consist of active on‑site performance of operational duties for public water systems with chemical treatment having one or more wells. This experience shall be based on the use of mathematics, equipment, materials, maintenance, installation and repair techniques, cross-connection-control and other skills necessary for maintaining and operating a treated well water system.  The remaining duties shall be in related fields such as wastewater facility operation, water/wastewater laboratory, water pumping stations, water system design and engineering, surface facilities, distribution systems, or cross-connection-control.  The experience of Division of Environmental Health, Public Water Supply Section personnel shall be acceptable if at least 50  percent of their job duties include inspection or on‑site technical assistance of public water systems.

(c)           For distribution grades means at least 50 percent of the duties shall consist of active on‑site performance of operational duties for distribution systems within public water systems.  This experience shall be based on the use of mathematics, equipment, materials, maintenance, installation and repair techniques, cross-connection-control and other skills necessary for maintaining and operating a water distribution system.  The remaining duties shall be in related fields such as wastewater facility operation, water/wastewater laboratory, water pumping stations, water system design and engineering, surface facilities, wells, or cross-connection-control.  The experience of Division of Environmental Health, Public Water Supply Section personnel shall be acceptable if at least 50 percent of their job duties include inspection or on‑site technical assistance of public water systems.

(d)           For cross-connection-control grade means the duties shall consist of on‑site performance of cross-connection-control duties for a public water system. This experience shall be based on the use of mathematics, equipment, materials, maintenance, installation and repair techniques, back flow prevention and other skills necessary for maintaining and operating a cross-connection-control program for a public water system.  The remaining duties shall be in related fields such as wastewater facility operation, water/wastewater laboratory, water pumping stations, water system design and engineering, surface facilities, or wells.  The experience of Division of Environmental Health, Public Water Supply Section personnel shall be acceptable if at least 50 percent of their job duties include inspection or on‑site technical assistance of public water systems.

(2)           "Certified Operator" means any holder of a certificate issued by the Board in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 90A‑20 to ‑29.

(3)           "College Graduate" means a graduate of a regionally accredited four‑year institution awarding degrees on the bachelor level.

(4)           "Licensee" means any person who holds a current certificate issued by the Water Treatment Facility Operators Board of Certification.

(5)           "Owner" shall mean the person, political subdivision, firm, corporation, association, partnership or non‑profit corporation formed to operate a public water supply facility.

(6)           "Political Subdivision" means any city, town, county, sanitary district, or other governmental agency or privately owned public water supply operating a water treatment facility.

(7)           "Secretary" shall mean the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

(8)           "Service Connection" means a water tap made to provide a water connection to the water distribution system.

(9)           "Fire Protection System" means dry or wet sprinkler systems or fire hydrant connection to the water distribution system.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90A‑21(c);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 1979;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2006; August 1, 2002; August 1, 1998; August 3, 1992; January 1, 1992; September 1, 1990; June 1, 1988.