Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
A. A striped bass
or hybrid striped bass aquaculture facility may consist of one or more ponds,
artificial impoundments, closed recirculating systems or a combination of the
B. No pond or impoundment
used for striped bass or hybrid striped bass aquaculture may be constructed or
situated on a natural water course that originates beyond the boundaries of
private land upon which the pond or impoundment is located.
There shall be no direct and unscreened
discharge from any facility to any natural watercourse. Except as provided in
subsection D of this section, outfall from any pond or impoundment shall be
processed according to one of the following systems:
1. The outfall shall pass over a dry ground
percolation system in which ground absorption of the water is sufficient to
prevent the formation of a watercourse which is capable of reaching any natural
watercourse. The outfall shall pass through a screened filter box prior to
entering the percolation area.
The outfall shall pass through a chlorination process and retention pond for
dechlorination. The outfall shall pass through a filter box prior to entering
the chlorination system.
facilities must also comply with regulations of the State Water Control
If the outfall
from an aquaculture facility does not conform to the systems described in
subdivision C 1 or C 2 of this section, then all of the following conditions
shall be required:
1. The aquaculture of
striped bass or hybrid striped bass shall be restricted to the use of cage
culture. Such cages shall be constructed of a vinyl coated wire or high density
polyethylene mesh material sufficient in size to retain the fish, and all cages
must be securely anchored to prevent capsizing. Covers shall be required on all
2. The outfall from the pond
or impoundment shall pass through a screened filter box. Such filter box shall
be constructed of a mesh material sufficient in size to retain the fish and
shall be maintained free of debris and in workable condition at all
3. The outfall from the
screened filter box shall pass into a containment basin lined and filled with
quarry rock or other suitable material to prevent the escapement of the fish
from the basin.
facilities utilizing embankment ponds shall maintain sufficient freeboard above
the spillway to prevent overflow.