18 AAC 80.210 - Department review; post-approval procedures

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) The department will issue its approval or denial to construct a community water system, non-transient non-community water system, or transient non-community water system within 30 days after the department receives all of the plans and information required by this chapter. If the submittals are deficient, the department will notify the owner that additional information is needed.
(b) Failure of the department to issue an approval or denial to construct within 30 days does not constitute automatic approval of the plans.
(c) If the department grants an approval to construct for a set of plans and specifications, the department will
(1) sign the construction portion of a construction and operation certificate for public water systems;
(2) send a copy of the certificate, as signed under (1) of this subsection, to the owner of the public water system; and
(3) assign the public water system an identification number.
(d) The department will not issue an approval to construct a new community water system or a new non-transient non-community water system if the department determines that the submitted plans, specifications, and information do not meet the requirements of technical, financial, and managerial capacity under 18 AAC 80.207.
(e) The department will issue a final approval to operate for a new water well if raw water analyses submitted under 18 AAC 80.205(c) (2) show that the minimum testing requirements in Table B of that paragraph are met.
(f) A signed construction and operation certificate for public water systems does not relieve the owner of the public water system of the responsibility to
(1) construct, operate, and maintain the system in compliance with this chapter; or
(2) obtain a permit to appropriate water under AS 46.15; or
(3) comply with other state law.
(g) A public water system that has received a department approval to construct may not serve water for public consumption until
(1) construction is complete;
(2) the finished water analyses for coliform bacteria and for any raw water contaminant that exceeded an MCL under 18 AAC 80.300 are complete and approved;
(3) based on the requirements of this subsection, the department grants interim approval to operate under (i) of this section; and
(4) for a new community water system or new non-transient non-community water system, the terms and conditions set by the department regarding financial and managerial capacity under 18 AAC 80.207 have been met.
(h) The well logs for a well intended to serve a public water system, including wells not in operation but that are connected to the public water system on a standby basis for purposes such as fire protection and emergencies, must be submitted to the department within 30 days after the construction of the public water system. The well log must contain the following information as applicable:
(1) the method of construction;
(2) the type of fluids used for drilling;
(3) the location of the well;
(4) an accurate log of the soil and rock formations encountered and the depth at which the formations occur;
(5) the depth of the casing;
(6) the height of the casing above ground;
(7) the depth and type of grouting;
(8) the depth of any screens;
(9) the casing diameter;
(10) the casing material;
(11) the depth of perforation or opening in the casing;
(12) the well development method;
(13) the total depth of the well;
(14) the depth to the static water level;
(15) the anticipated use of the well;
(16) the maximum well yield;
(17) the results of any well yield, aquifer, or drawdown test that was conducted;
(18) if the water well contractor or person who constructs the well installs a pump at the time of construction, the depth of the pump intake and the pump performance data.
(i) If the department grants interim approval to operate under (g) of this section, the department will
(1) sign the interim operation portion of a construction and operation certificate for public water systems; upon the department's signing of the interim operation section of the certificate, operation of the water system for a 90-day interim period is approved;
(2) send a copy of the certificate, as signed under (1) of this subsection, to the owner.
(j) The department will grant final approval to operate if
(1) record drawings, signed and sealed by a registered engineer, are submitted during the interim approval period;
(2) the record drawings submitted under (1) of this subsection confirm that the system meets the requirements of this chapter and provides public health protection;
(3) all written terms and conditions set by the department for the construction are met;
(4) for all new community water systems or new non-transient non-community water systems, the new system meets the technical capacity requirements of 18 AAC 80.207; and
(5) for a new community water system, new non-transient non-community water system, or new transient non-community water system, a summary of information, from the initial construction submittals of plans and information required by this chapter, and from record drawings required in (1) of this subsection, is
(A) completed and signed by the registered engineer who signed and sealed the record drawings; and
(B) submitted on a current form provided, and in a format approved, by the department with the request for final approval to operate.
(k) If the department grants final approval to operate under (j) of this section, the department will
(1) sign the final operation portion of a construction and operation certificate for public water systems; and
(2) send a copy of the certificate, as signed under (1) of this subsection, to the owner.
(l) The department will waive the requirement for submission of record drawings if it makes an onsite inspection and finds that the system was constructed as approved. The owner shall pay the fee required by 18 AAC 80.1910(a) (1) for an onsite inspection conducted under this subsection.

Notes

18 AAC 80.210
Eff. 10/1/99, Register 151; am 1/11/2006, Register 177; am 11/9/2006, Register 180; am 4/24/2009, Register 190; am 7/25/2010, Register 195

Authority:AS 46.03.020

AS 46.03.050

AS 46.03.710

AS 46.03.720

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