North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 90A Sanitarians and Water and Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators

Article 1 - Sanitarians.

Article 2 - Certification of Water Treatment Facility Operators.

  • § 90A-20   Purpose
    It is the purpose of this Article to protect the public health and to conserve and protect the water resources of the State; to protect...
  • § 90A-20.1   Definitions
    In this Article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions apply: (1) "Board" or "Board of Certification" means the Water Treatment Facility Operators...
  • § 90A-21   Water Treatment Facility Operators Board of Certification
    (a) Board Membership. There is hereby established within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources a Water Treatment Facility Operators Board of Certification (hereinafter termed...
  • § 90A-22   Classification of water treatment facilities; notification of users
    (a) On or before July 1, 1982, the Board of Certification, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, shall...
  • § 90A-23   Grades of certificates
    The Board of Certification, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, shall establish grades of certification for water treatment...
  • § 90A-24   Operator qualifications and examination
    The Board of Certification, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources shall establish minimum requirements of education, experience and...
  • § 90A-25   Issuance of certificates
    (a) The Board shall issue a certificate to an applicant who meets the requirements for certification and pays the required fee. The certificate shall state...
  • § 90A-25.1   Renewal of certificate
    A certificate expires on December 31 of the year in which it is issued or renewed. The Board, with the advice and assistance of the...
  • § 90A-26   Revocation or suspension of certificate
    The Board of Certification, in accordance with the procedure set forth in Chapter 150B of the General Statutes of North Carolina, may issue a reprimand...
  • § 90A-27   Application fee
    The Board may establish a schedule of fees for the issuance or renewal of a certificate to cover the costs of administering the certification programs....
  • § 90A-28   Promotion of training and other powers
    The Board of Certification and the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources may take all necessary and appropriate steps in order to effectively and fairly...
  • § 90A-29   Certified operators required
    (a) On and after July 1, 1971, every person, corporation, company, association, partnership, unit of local government, State agency, federal agency, or other legal entity...
  • § 90A-30   Penalties; remedies; contested cases
    (a) Upon the recommendation of the Board of Certification, the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources or a delegated representative may impose an administrative, civil...
  • § 90A-31   Commercial water treatment operation firms
    (a) Every person, corporation, company, association, partnership, unit of local government, State agency, federal agency, or other legal entity owning or having control of a...
  • § 90A-32   Certification of distribution operators
    The Board of Certification shall have the authority to establish certification programs for personnel who operate the distribution portion of a water treatment facility. The...
  • § 90A-33   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 90A-34   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 3 - Certification of Water Pollution Control System Operators and Animal Waste Management System Operators.

  • § 90A-35   Purpose
    It is the purpose of this Article to protect the public health and to conserve and protect the quality of the water resources of the...
  • § 90A-36   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1262, s. 44
  • § 90A-37   Classification of water pollution control systems
    The Commission, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, shall classify all water pollution control systems. In making the...
  • § 90A-38   Grades of certificates
    (a) The Commission, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, shall establish grades and types of certification for water...
  • § 90A-39   Operator qualifications and examination
    The Commission, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, shall establish minimum requirements of education, experience, and knowledge for...
  • § 90A-40   Issuance of certificates
    (a) An applicant, upon meeting satisfactorily the appropriate requirements, shall be issued a suitable certificate by the Commission designating the level of his competency. Once...
  • § 90A-41   Revocation of certificate
    The Commission, in accordance with the procedure set forth in Chapter 150B of the General Statutes, may suspend or revoke a certificate or may issue...
  • § 90A-42   Fees
    (a) The Commission, in establishing procedures for implementing the requirements of this Article, shall impose the following schedule of fees: (1) Examination including Certificate, $85.00;...
  • § 90A-43   Promotion of training and other powers
    The Commission and the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources are authorized to take all necessary and appropriate steps in order to effectively and fairly...
  • § 90A-44   Certified operators required
    No person, firm, or corporation, municipal or private, owning or having control of a water pollution control system for which a certified operator is required...
  • § 90A-45   Commercial water pollution control system operating firms
    (a) Any person, firm, or corporation, municipal or private, owning or having control of a water pollution control system may contract with a responsible commercial...
  • § 90A-46   Definitions
    The following definitions shall apply throughout this Article: (1) "Commercial water pollution control system operating firm" means a person who contracts to operate a water...
  • § 90A-46.1   Expiration and renewal of certificates; continuing education requirements
    A certificate issued under this Part expires on 31 December of the year in which it is issued or renewed. The Commission may establish minimum...
  • § 90A-47   Purpose
    The purpose of this Part is to reduce nonpoint source pollution in order to protect the public health and to conserve and protect the quality...
  • § 90A-47.1   Definitions
    (a) As used in this Part: (1) "Animal waste" means liquid residuals resulting from an animal operation that are collected, treated, stored, or applied to...
  • § 90A-47.2   Certified operator in charge required; qualifications for certification
    (a) No owner or other person in control of an animal operation having an animal waste management system shall allow the system to be operated...
  • § 90A-47.3   Qualifications for certification; training; examination
    (a) The Commission shall develop and administer a certification program for animal waste management system operators in charge that provides for receipt of applications, training...
  • § 90A-47.4   Fees; certificate renewals
    (a) An applicant for certification under this Part shall pay a fee of twenty‑five dollars ($25.00) for the examination and the certificate. (b) The certificate...
  • § 90A-47.5   Suspension; revocation of certificate
    (a) The Commission, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes, may suspend or revoke the certificate of any operator in...
  • § 90A-47.6   Rules
    The Commission shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of this Part. (1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 626, s. 6(b).)
  • § 90A-48   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 90A-49   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 4 - Registrations of Sanitarians.

Article 5 - Certification of On Site Wastewater Contractors and Inspectors.

  • § 90A-70   Purpose
    It is the purpose of this Article to protect the environment and public health, safety, and welfare by ensuring the integrity and competence of on‑site...
  • § 90A-71   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) "Board" means the North Carolina On‑Site Wastewater Contractors and Inspectors Certification Board. (2) "Contractor" means a person...
  • § 90A-72   Certification required; applicability
    (a) Certification Required. No person shall construct, install, or repair or offer to construct, install, or repair an on‑site wastewater system in the State without...
  • § 90A-73   Creation and membership of the Board
    (a) Creation and Appointments. There is created the North Carolina On‑Site Wastewater Contractors and Inspectors Certification Board. The Board shall consist of nine members appointed...
  • § 90A-74   Powers and duties of the Board
    The Board shall have the following general powers and duties: (1) To adopt rules in the manner prescribed by Chapter 150B of the General Statutes...
  • § 90A-75   Expenses and fees
    (a) Expenses. All salaries, compensation, and expenses incurred or allowed for the purposes of carrying out this Article shall be paid by the Board exclusively...
  • § 90A-76   On-Site Wastewater Certification Fund
    The On‑Site Wastewater Certification Fund is created as a nonreverting account within the Department. All fees collected pursuant to this Article shall be credited to...
  • § 90A-77   Certification requirements
    (a) Certification. The Board shall issue a certificate of the appropriate grade level to an applicant who satisfies all of the following conditions: (1) Is...
  • § 90A-78   Certification renewal
    (a) Renewal. All certifications shall expire at intervals determined by the Board unless they are renewed. In no event may the interval determined by the...
  • § 90A-79   Continuing education
    (a) Requirements. The Board shall require continuing education as a condition of certification and renewal. The Board shall determine the number of hours, based on...
  • § 90A-80   Investigation of complaints
    (a) Misconduct. A person may refer to the Board charges of fraud, deceit, negligence, incompetence, or misconduct against any certified contractor or inspector. The charges...
  • § 90A-81   Remedies
    (a) Denial, Suspension, and Revocation of Certification. The Board may deny, suspend, or revoke a certificate under this Article for: (1) A violation of this...