Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-45-01-.18 - REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

(1) Except where a shorter period is specified in this Chapter, the supplier of water shall report to the Department the results of any test measurement or analysis required by this part within (a) the first ten days following the month in which the result is received or (b) the first ten days following the end of the required monitoring period as stipulated by the Department, which ever of these is shortest.
(2) All systems shall report to the Department within forty-eight (48) hours of the failure to comply with Departmental drinking water regulations or other requirements (including failure to comply with monitoring, maximum contaminant level or treatment technique requirements) set forth in these rules and regulations, and in case of any of the following events shall immediately notify the Department and responsible local officials:
(a) Any major breakdown or failure of equipment in water treatment process which affects the quality or quantity of the water leaving the treatment plant;
(b) Any serious loss of water service due to a failure of transmission or distribution facilities; or
(c) Any situation with the water system which presents or may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to health.
(3) Systems are not required to report analytical results to the Department in cases where a State laboratory performs the analysis and reports the results to the Department.
(4) The public water system, within 10 days of completing the public notification requirements under Rule 0400-45-01-.19 for the initial public notice and any repeat notices, must submit to the department a certification that it has fully complied with the public notification regulations. The public water system must include with this certification a representative copy of each type of notice distributed, published, posted and made available to the persons served by the system and to the media.
(5) The water supply system shall submit to the Department, within the time stated in the request, copies of any records required to be maintained under Rule 0400-45-01-.20 hereof or copies of any documents then in existence which the Department is entitled to inspect pursuant T.C.A. §§ 68-221-701 et seq.
(6) The owner or operator of a community water system or non-transient non-community water system who is required to monitor under unregulated contaminant monitoring and reporting as required by the Environmental Protection Agency shall send a copy of the results of such monitoring and any public notice issued under Rule 0400-45-01-.19 to the Department within 30 days of receipt of the results or issuance of the notice.
(7) The community water system or non-transient non-community water system shall furnish the following information on forms provided by the Department to the Department for each sample analyzed under unregulated contaminant monitoring and reporting as required by the Environmental Protection Agency:
(a) Results of all analytical methods, including negatives,
(b) Name and address of the system that supplied the sample,
(c) Contaminant(s),
(d) Analytical method(s) used,
(e) Date of sample,
(f) Date of analysis.
(8) It shall be a violation of these regulations for any person, public water system, engineer, operator or certified laboratory to:
(a) Record data or information and/or report any inaccurate, misleading, false or information known or that should be known to be false; or
(b) Report any data or information that is inaccurate, misleading or false because the person reporting has not used reasonable care, judgment or the application of his knowledge in the preparation of the report.
(c) Provide inaccurate or false statements to the Department.
(9) Electronic Reporting. A person is required to submit reports and certifications to the Department in order for a person to comply with this rule chapter ( 0400-45-01 ). The Commissioner may make forms available electronically or allow these reports to be submitted electronically and, if submitted electronically, then that electronic submission shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 0400-01-40.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-45-01-.18
Original rule filed August 1, 2012; effective October 30, 2012. Rule was previously numbered 1200-05-01. Amendments filed November 19, 2018; effective 2/17/2019.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-201, et seq. and 68-221-701, et seq.

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