PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed Actions to 15A NCAC 02T Waste Not Discharged to Surface Waters Rules and 15A NCAC 02U Reclaimed Water Rules

Event Description

Public Comment Period: Proposed Readoptions, Adoptions, and Repeals to 15A NCAC 02T Waste Not Discharged to Surface Waters Rules and 15A NCAC 02U Reclaimed Water Rules

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) is seeking public comment on 15A NCAC 02T Waste Not Discharged to Surface Waters rules and 15A NCAC 02U Reclaimed Water rules. All persons interested and/or potentially affected by the proposed actions to these rules are encouraged to read the full announcement available for download below and make comments at a public hearing and/or via email or postal mail to the North Carolina Division of Water Resources by the closing date of Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. All comments will be considered in the final recommendation regarding the proposed actions to the rules. Subject areas covered by these rules are listed below:

15A NCAC 02T – Waste Not Discharged to Surface Waters

.0100 - General Requirements
.0200 - Wastewater Pump and Haul Systems
.0300 - Sewer Extensions
.0400 - System-Wide Collection System Permitting
.0500 - Wastewater Irrigation Systems
.0600 - Single-Family Residence Wastewater Irrigation Systems
.0700 - High Rate Infiltration Systems
.0800 - Other Non-Discharge Wastewater Systems
.1000 - Closed-Loop Recycle Systems
.1100 - Residuals Management
.1200 - Coal Combustion Products Management
.1300 - Animal Waste Management Systems
.1400 - Manure Hauler Operations
.1600 - Groundwater Remediation Systems

15A NCAC 02U – Reclaimed Water

.0100 - General Requirements
.0200 - Application Requirements
.0300 - Effluent Standards
.0400 - Design Standards
.0500 - General Utilization Requirements
.0600 - Bulk Distribution of Reclaimed Water
.0700 - Setbacks
.0800 - Operational Plans
.0900 - Local Program Approval
.1100 - Wetlands Augmentation
.1400 - Irrigation to Food Chain Crops

Public Hearings

Oct. 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Battleship North Carolina Auditorium
1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28402

Oct. 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Northview Middle School Auditorium
302 28th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601

Oct. 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Archdale Building
Ground Floor Hearing Room
512 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

Submit Written Comments
Written comments on the proposed actions to the rules in 15A NCAC 02T and 15A NCAC 02U and/or associated regulatory impact analyses are encouraged to be submitted electronically to:
Comments may also be mailed to:
Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Resources
Attn: 2T 2U Rule Comments
Water Planning Section
1611 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1611

Associated Files
Public Hearings Announcement
Rules Readoption Timeline
The timeline document includes links to:

  • Proposed Rules for Public Comment 15A NCAC 02T – Waste Not Discharged to Surface Waters
  • Proposed Rules for Public Comment 15A NCAC 02U – Reclaimed Water
  • Regulatory Impact Analyses

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review: If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Commission will receive written objections until 5 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.


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