AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATED TO SMALL-SCALE PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FROM WASTEWATER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 2/22/11 and 3/30/11. Enacted April 19, 2011. Effective April 19, 2011.
Summary date: Apr 20 2011 - View summary
Bill H 162 (2011-2012)Summary date: Mar 30 2011 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Adds a definition of agricultural products as horticultural, viticultural, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee, and any farm products. Adds the requirement that wastewater not be generated by an animal waste management system to the conditions that must be met in order for a permit to not be required for a wastewater management system for the treatment and disposal of wastewater produced from activities related to the processing of agricultural products.
Bill H 162 (2011-2012)Summary date: Feb 22 2011 - View summary
Enacts new subsection (a5) to GS 143-215.1 to provide that a permit will not be required for a wastewater management system for the treatment and disposal of wastewater produced from activities related to processing agricultural products, provided all of the following conditions are met: (1) the activities are carried out by the owner of the agricultural products, (2) the activities produce no more than 1,000 gallons of wastewater per day, (3) the wastewater is disposed of by land application, (4) no wastewater is discharged to surface waters, and (5) the wastewater disposal does not violate any surface water or groundwater standards.