[Rev. 3/27/2014 7:02:22 PM]

 

This chapter of NAC has changes which have been adopted but have not been codified; you can see those changes by viewing the following regulation(s) on the Nevada Register of Administrative Regulations: R128-12, R129-12, R130-12, R131-12, R132-12, R093-13

[NAC-445A Revised Date: 3-12]

CHAPTER 445A - WATER CONTROLS

PERMITS TO CONSTRUCT PIERS, BREAKWATERS OR MOORING BUOYS

445A.028           Definitions.

445A.029           “Breakwater” defined.

445A.030           “Commercial use” defined.

445A.031           “Department” defined.

445A.032           “Director” defined.

445A.033           “Dredging” defined.

445A.034           “Fill” defined.

445A.035           “Floating dock or platform” defined.

445A.036           “Industrial use” defined.

445A.037           “Littoral parcel” defined.

445A.038           “Multiple use” defined.

445A.039           “Navigational structure” defined.

445A.040           “Permit” defined.

445A.041           “Person” defined.

445A.042           “Pier” defined.

445A.043           “Salvage” defined.

445A.044           Application for permit; duration of permit.

445A.045           Purposes for which permits may be issued; types of permits.

445A.046           Procedure upon receipt of application for permit.

445A.047           Factors considered in issuance or denial of permit.

445A.048           Construction of dock, pier or similar structure: Location; warning marker; identifying device.

445A.049           Permit required to repair or alter structure.

445A.050           Cancellation of permit.

445A.051           Renewal of permit.

445A.052           Transfer of permit.

CERTIFICATION OF LABORATORIES TO ANALYZE SUBSTANCES IN WATER

General Provisions

445A.0552         Definitions.

445A.0554         “Accuracy” defined.

445A.0556         “Analyst” defined.

445A.0558         “Analyte” defined.

445A.0562         “Approved method of testing” defined.

445A.0564         “Certified laboratory” defined.

445A.0566         “Commission” defined.

445A.0568         “Director” defined.

445A.0572         “Division” defined.

445A.0574         “Environmental sample” defined.

445A.0576         “Federal Act” defined.

445A.0578         “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference” defined.

445A.0582         “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program” defined.

445A.0584         “Performance-based measurement system” defined.

445A.0588         “Precision” defined.

445A.0592         “Proficiency test sample” defined.

445A.0594         “Proficiency testing program” defined.

445A.0596         “Quality control sample” defined.

445A.0598         “Quality manual” defined.

445A.0602         “Sensitivity” defined.

445A.0604         “Spike” defined.

445A.0606         “Standards” defined.

Guidelines and Procedures

445A.0608         Adoption by reference of National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference-Constitution, Bylaws and Standards.

445A.0612         Adoption by reference of certain publications related to sample collection procedures, analytical methodologies and requirements for certification.

445A.0614         Adoption by reference of Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods, SW-846.

445A.0615         Adoption by reference of Method 1600: Membrane Filter Test Method for Enterococci in Water.

445A.0616         Adoption of certain ASTM standards and other publications related to calibration and testing laboratories, and examination of water and wastewater.

445A.0618         Interpretation of provisions; resolution of conflicting requirements.

445A.0622         Scope of certification.

445A.0624         Categories of analytes for which laboratory may be certified.

445A.0626         Requirements for certification.

445A.0628         Certification by Division or pursuant to National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.

445A.0632         Application for certification.

445A.0634         Participation in proficiency testing program.

445A.0636         Adoption of quality manual by laboratory; contents.

445A.0638         Inspection of laboratory by Division.

445A.0642         Grounds for denial of application for certification, or revocation, suspension or limitation of certification.

445A.0644         Reapplication after denial of application or revocation of certification.

445A.0646         Renewal of certification.

445A.0648         Display of certificate; conditions for surrender of certificate; issuance of document.

445A.0652         Notification of Division of certain changes concerning certified laboratory.

445A.0654         Contractual agreements, records and reports.

Miscellaneous Provisions

445A.066           Fees for certification.

445A.0665         Acceptance of analyses conducted by laboratory located outside State.

445A.067           Review by Commission of publications adopted by reference.

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL

General Provisions

445A.070           Definitions.

445A.071           “A.G.M.” defined.

445A.072           “Act” defined.

445A.073           “Acute toxicity value” defined.

445A.074           “Administrator” defined.

445A.0745         “Annual mean flow” defined.

445A.075           “Aquatic animal production facility” defined.

445A.077           “Commission” defined.

445A.078           “Complete treatment” defined.

445A.079           “Conventional treatment” defined.

445A.080           “Department” defined.

445A.081           “Director” defined.

445A.082           “Discharge” defined.

445A.083           “Disinfection” defined.

445A.084           “Division” defined.

445A.0845         “E. coli” defined.

445A.085           “Effluent limitation” defined.

445A.086           “Filtration” defined.

445A.0865         “Flow weighted annual average concentration” defined.

445A.087           “Individual sewage disposal system” defined.

445A.088           “Industrial user” defined.

445A.089           “Industrial wastes” defined.

445A.090           “Interstate agency” defined.

445A.091           “Law” defined.

445A.092           “Minor discharge” defined.

445A.093           “Municipality” defined.

445A.094           “NPDES” defined.

445A.095           “Natural waters” defined.

445A.096           “New source” defined.

445A.097           “Origin” defined.

445A.098           “Permit” defined.

445A.099           “Person” defined.

445A.100           “Point source” defined.

445A.101           “Pollutant” defined.

445A.102           “Pollution” defined.

445A.103           “Pretreatment program” defined.

445A.104           “Pretreatment standards” defined.

445A.106           “Regional Administrator” defined.

445A.107           “Sewage” defined.

445A.108           “Source” defined.

445A.109           “Standard of performance” defined.

445A.110           “Toxic material” defined.

445A.111           “Treatment or waste treatment” defined.

445A.112           “Treatment works” defined.

445A.113           “Water quality standards or limitations” defined.

445A.114           “Waters of the State” defined.

445A.115           “Zone of mixing” defined.

445A.116           “Zone of passage” defined.

445A.117           Severability.

Standards for Water Quality

445A.11704       Definitions.

445A.11708       “A-Avg.” or “A.A.” defined.

445A.11712       “D” defined.

445A.11716       “D pH” defined.

445A.1172         “D T” defined.

445A.11724       “Geometric mean” defined.

445A.11736       “M.D.B. & M.” defined.

445A.1174         “mg/l” defined.

445A.11744       “No./100ml” defined.

445A.11748       “NTU” defined.

445A.11752       “PCU” defined.

445A.1176         “SAR” defined.

445A.11764       “SU” defined.

445A.11768       “S.V.” defined.

445A.11772       “Trout water” defined.

445A.11776       “³” defined.

445A.1178         “£” defined.

445A.118           Water quality criteria for total ammonia.

445A.120           Applicability.

445A.121           Standards applicable to all surface waters.

445A.122           Standards applicable to beneficial uses.

445A.123           Classification and reclassification of waters.

445A.1233         Cooperation regarding Colorado River; salinity standards.

445A.1236         Standards for toxic materials applicable to designated waters.

445A.1239         Control points: Prescription and applicability of numerical standards for water quality; designation of beneficial uses.

445A.1242         Hydrographic regions.

445A.1252         Northwest Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.1254         Northwest Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.1256         Northwest Region: Boulder Reservoir.

445A.1258         Northwest Region: Blue Lakes.

445A.1262         Northwest Region: Catnip Reservoir.

445A.1264         Northwest Region: Wall Canyon Reservoir.

445A.1266         Northwest Region: Knott Creek Reservoir.

445A.1268         Northwest Region: Onion Valley Reservoir.

445A.1282         Black Rock Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.1284         Black Rock Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.1286         Black Rock Region: Smoke Creek.

445A.1288         Black Rock Region: Squaw Creek Reservoir.

445A.1292         Black Rock Region: Negro Creek.

445A.1294         Black Rock Region: Summit Lake.

445A.1296         Black Rock Region: Mahogany Creek.

445A.1298         Black Rock Region: Leonard Creek.

445A.1302         Black Rock Region: Bilk Creek, upper.

445A.1304         Black Rock Region: Bilk Creek at Bilk Creek Reservoir.

445A.1306         Black Rock Region: Bilk Creek Reservoir.

445A.1308         Black Rock Region: Bottle Creek.

445A.1312         Black Rock Region: Quinn River, East and South Forks.

445A.1316         Black Rock Region: Quinn River (the slough).

445A.1332         Snake Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.1334         Snake Region: Standards.

445A.1336         Snake Region: Goose Creek.

445A.1338         Snake Region: Salmon Falls Creek.

445A.1342         Snake Region: Shoshone Creek.

445A.1344         Snake Region: Jarbidge River, East Fork.

445A.1346         Snake Region: Jarbidge River, above Jarbidge.

445A.1348         Snake Region: Jarbidge River, below Jarbidge.

445A.1352         Snake Region: Bruneau River.

445A.1354         Snake Region: Owyhee River, above Mill Creek.

445A.1356         Snake Region: Owyhee River, below Mill Creek.

445A.1362         Snake Region: Owyhee River, South Fork.

445A.1364         Snake Region: Salmon Falls Creek, North Fork.

445A.1366         Snake Region: Salmon Falls Creek, South Fork.

445A.1368         Snake Region: Camp Creek at the national forest boundary.

445A.1372         Snake Region: Camp Creek at the South Fork of Salmon Falls Creek.

445A.1374         Snake Region: Cottonwood Creek at the national forest boundary.

445A.1376         Snake Region: Cottonwood Creek at the South Fork of Salmon Falls Creek.

445A.1378         Snake Region: Canyon Creek at the national forest boundary.

445A.1382         Snake Region: Canyon Creek at the South Fork of Salmon Falls Creek.

445A.1384         Snake Region: Bear Creek.

445A.1386         Snake Region: 76 Creek.

445A.1388         Snake Region: Owyhee River, East Fork above Wildhorse Reservoir.

445A.1392         Snake Region: Deep Creek.

445A.1394         Snake Region: Penrod Creek, including tributaries.

445A.1396         Snake Region: Hendricks Creek.

445A.1398         Snake Region: Wildhorse Reservoir.

445A.1402         Snake Region: Brown’s Gulch.

445A.1404         Snake Region: Jack Creek.

445A.1406         Snake Region: Harrington Creek.

445A.1408         Snake Region: Bull Run Reservoir.

445A.1412         Snake Region: Wilson Reservoir.

445A.1414         Snake Region: Taylor Canyon Creek.

445A.1416         Snake Region: Trout Creek at Goose Creek.

445A.1418         Snake Region: Trout Creek at Salmon Falls Creek.

445A.1422         Snake Region: Jack Creek at Jarbidge River.

445A.1432         Humboldt Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.1434         Humboldt Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.1436         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River near Osino.

445A.1438         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River at Palisade.

445A.1442         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River at Battle Mountain.

445A.1444         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River at State Highway 789.

445A.1446         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River at Imlay.

445A.1448         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River at Woolsey.

445A.1452         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River at Rodgers Dam.

445A.1454         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River at the Humboldt Sink.

445A.1455         Humboldt Region: The Humboldt Sink.

445A.1456         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River, North Fork and tributaries at the national forest boundary.

445A.1458         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River, North Fork at Beaver Creek.

445A.1462         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River, North Fork at the Humboldt River.

445A.1464         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River, South Fork and tributaries at Lee.

445A.1466         Humboldt Region: Humboldt River, South Fork at the Humboldt River.

445A.1468         Humboldt Region: Little Humboldt River.

445A.1472         Humboldt Region: Little Humboldt River, North Fork at the national forest boundary.

445A.1474         Humboldt Region: Little Humboldt River, North Fork at the South Fork of the Little Humboldt River.

445A.1476         Humboldt Region: Little Humboldt River, South Fork at the Elko-Humboldt county line.

445A.1478         Humboldt Region: Little Humboldt River, South Fork at the North Fork of the Little Humboldt River.

445A.1482         Humboldt Region: Mary’s River, upper.

445A.1484         Humboldt Region: Mary’s River at the Humboldt River.

445A.1486         Humboldt Region: Tabor Creek.

445A.1488         Humboldt Region: Maggie Creek Tributaries.

445A.1492         Humboldt Region: Maggie Creek at Jack Creek.

445A.1494         Humboldt Region: Maggie Creek at Soap Creek.

445A.1496         Humboldt Region: Maggie Creek at the Humboldt River.

445A.1498         Humboldt Region: Secret Creek at the national forest boundary.

445A.1502         Humboldt Region: Secret Creek at the Humboldt River.

445A.1504         Humboldt Region: Lamoille Creek at the gaging station.

445A.1506         Humboldt Region: Lamoille Creek at the Humboldt River.

445A.1508         Humboldt Region: J.D. Ponds.

445A.1512         Humboldt Region: Denay Creek at Tonkin Reservoir.

445A.1514         Humboldt Region: Tonkin Reservoir.

445A.1516         Humboldt Region: Denay Creek below Tonkin Reservoir.

445A.1518         Humboldt Region: Rock Creek at Squaw Valley Ranch.

445A.1522         Humboldt Region: Rock Creek below Squaw Valley Ranch.

445A.1524         Humboldt Region: Willow Creek at Willow Creek Reservoir.

445A.1526         Humboldt Region: Willow Creek Reservoir.

445A.1528         Humboldt Region: Pole Creek.

445A.1532         Humboldt Region: Water Canyon Creek.

445A.1534         Humboldt Region: Martin Creek at the national forest boundary.

445A.1536         Humboldt Region: Martin Creek below the national forest boundary.

445A.1538         Humboldt Region: Dutch John Creek.

445A.1542         Humboldt Region: Huntington Creek at the White Pine-Elko county line.

445A.1544         Humboldt Region: Huntington Creek at Smith Creek.

445A.1546         Humboldt Region: Huntington Creek at the South Fork of the Humboldt River.

445A.1548         Humboldt Region: Green Mountain Creek at the national forest boundary.

445A.1552         Humboldt Region: Green Mountain Creek at Corral Creek.

445A.1554         Humboldt Region: Toyn Creek.

445A.1556         Humboldt Region: Reese Creek at Indian Creek.

445A.1558         Humboldt Region: Reese River at State Route 722.

445A.1562         Humboldt Region: Reese River below State Route 722.

445A.1564         Humboldt Region: San Juan Creek.

445A.1566         Humboldt Region: Big Creek at the forest service campground.

445A.1568         Humboldt Region: Big Creek below the forest service campground.

445A.1572         Humboldt Region: Mill Creek.

445A.1574         Humboldt Region: Lewis Creek.

445A.1576         Humboldt Region: Iowa Canyon Reservoir.

445A.1578         Humboldt Region: Starr Creek.

445A.1612         West Central Region: No designated beneficial uses.

445A.1614         West Central Region: No designated standards.

445A.1622         Truckee Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.1624         Truckee Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.1626         Truckee Region: Lake Tahoe.

445A.1628         Truckee Region: Lake Tahoe Tributaries.

445A.1632         Truckee Region: Incline Creek, East Fork at the ski resort.

445A.1634         Truckee Region: Incline Creek, West Fork at State Highway 431.

445A.1636         Truckee Region: Incline Creek, East Fork; Incline Creek, West Fork; and Incline Creek.

445A.1638         Truckee Region: Third Creek, East Fork at State Highway 431.

445A.1642         Truckee Region: Third Creek, East Fork; Third Creek, West Fork; and Third Creek.

445A.1644         Truckee Region: Wood Creek.

445A.1646         Truckee Region: Second Creek at Second Creek Drive.

445A.1648         Truckee Region: Second Creek at Lakeshore Drive.

445A.1652         Truckee Region: First Creek at Dale and Knotty Pine Drives.

445A.1654         Truckee Region: First Creek at Lakeshore Drive.

445A.1656         Truckee Region: Glenbrook Creek.

445A.1658         Truckee Region: Logan House Creek.

445A.1662         Truckee Region: Eagle Rock Creek.

445A.1664         Truckee Region: Edgewood Creek at Palisades Drive.

445A.1666         Truckee Region: Edgewood Creek at Stateline.

445A.1682         Truckee Region: Truckee River at the state line.

445A.1684         Truckee Region: Truckee River at Idlewild.

445A.1686         Truckee Region: Truckee River at East McCarran.

445A.1688         Truckee Region: Truckee River at Lockwood Bridge.

445A.1692         Truckee Region: Truckee River at Derby Dam.

445A.1694         Truckee Region: Truckee River at the Wadsworth Gage.

445A.16965       Truckee Region: Truckee River at Pyramid Lake.

445A.1698         Truckee Region: Bronco Creek.

445A.1702         Truckee Region: Gray Creek.

445A.1704         Truckee Region: Hunter Creek at Hunter Lake.

445A.1706         Truckee Region: Hunter Lake.

445A.1708         Truckee Region: Hunter Creek at the Truckee River.

445A.1722         Truckee Region: Washoe Lakes.

445A.1724         Truckee Region: Steamboat Creek at the gaging station.

445A.1726         Truckee Region: Steamboat Creek at the Truckee River.

445A.1728         Truckee Region: Franktown Creek, upper.

445A.1732         Truckee Region: Franktown Creek at Washoe Lake.

445A.1734         Truckee Region: Hobart Reservoir and tributaries.

445A.1736         Truckee Region: Ophir Creek at State Route 429.

445A.1738         Truckee Region: Ophir Creek at Washoe Lake.

445A.1742         Truckee Region: Price’s Lakes.

445A.1744         Truckee Region: Davis Lake.

445A.1746         Truckee Region: Galena Creek, upper.

445A.1748         Truckee Region: Galena Creek, middle.

445A.1752         Truckee Region: Galena Creek at Steamboat Creek.

445A.1754         Truckee Region: White’s Creek, upper.

445A.1756         Truckee Region: White’s Creek at Steamboat Ditch.

445A.1758         Truckee Region: White’s Creek at Steamboat Creek.

445A.1762         Truckee Region: Lagomarsino Creek.

445A.1764         Truckee Region: Tracy Pond.

445A.1782         Western Region: No designated beneficial uses.

445A.1784         Western Region: No designated standards.

445A.1792         Carson Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.1794         Carson Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.1796         Carson Region: Carson River, West Fork at the state line.

445A.1798         Carson Region: Bryant Creek near the state line.

445A.1802         Carson Region: Carson River, East Fork at the state line.

445A.1804         Carson Region: Carson River, East Fork at U.S. Highway 395 south of Gardnerville.

445A.1806         Carson Region: Carson River, East Fork at Muller Lane.

445A.1808         Carson Region: Carson River at Genoa Lane.

445A.1812         Carson Region: Carson River at Cradlebaugh Bridge.

445A.1814         Carson Region: Carson River at the Mexican Ditch Gage.

445A.1816         Carson Region: Carson River near New Empire.

445A.1818         Carson Region: Carson River at Dayton Bridge.

445A.1822         Carson Region: Carson River at Weeks.

445A.1824         Carson Region: Carson River at Lahontan Dam.

445A.1826         Carson Region: Lower Carson River.

445A.1828         Carson Region: Daggett Creek.

445A.1832         Carson Region: Genoa Creek.

445A.1834         Carson Region: Sierra Canyon Creek.

445A.1836         Carson Region: Clear Creek at the gaging station.

445A.1838         Carson Region: Clear Creek at the Carson River.

445A.1842         Carson Region: Kings Canyon.

445A.1844         Carson Region: Ash Canyon.

445A.1846         Carson Region: V-Line Canal.

445A.1848         Carson Region: Rattlesnake Reservoir.

445A.1852         Carson Region: Indian Lakes.

445A.1854         Carson Region: Diagonal Drain.

445A.1856         Carson Region: South Carson Lake.

445A.1858         Carson Region: Harmon Reservoir.

445A.1862         Carson Region: Stillwater Marsh east of Westside Road.

445A.1864         Carson Region: Stillwater Marsh west of Westside Road.

445A.1882         Walker Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.1884         Walker Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.1886         Walker Region: Walker River, West Fork at the state line.

445A.1888         Walker Region: Topaz Lake.

445A.1892         Walker Region: Walker River, West Fork near Wellington.

445A.1894         Walker Region: Walker River, West Fork at the East Fork of the Walker River.

445A.1896         Walker Region: Sweetwater Creek.

445A.1898         Walker Region: Walker River, East Fork at the state line.

445A.1902         Walker Region: Walker River, East Fork at Bridge B-1475.

445A.1904         Walker Region: Walker River, East Fork at the West Fork of the Walker River.

445A.1906         Walker Region: Walker River at the inlet to Weber Reservoir.

445A.1908         Walker Region: Walker River at Schurz Bridge.

445A.1914         Walker Region: Walker Lake.

445A.1916         Walker Region: Desert Creek.

445A.1918         Walker Region: Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area - Bass, Crappie and North Ponds and Hinkson Slough.

445A.1922         Walker Region: Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area.

445A.1924         Walker Region: Weber Reservoir.

445A.1926         Walker Region: Cottonwood Creek.

445A.1928         Walker Region: Squaw Creek.

445A.1932         Walker Region: Rose Creek.

445A.1934         Walker Region: Corey Creek.

445A.1952         Central Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.1954         Central Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.1956         Central Region: Chiatovich Creek.

445A.1958         Central Region: Indian Creek.

445A.1962         Central Region: Leidy Creek.

445A.1964         Central Region: Fish Lake.

445A.1966         Central Region: Star Creek.

445A.1968         Central Region: Willow Creek Reservoir.

445A.1972         Central Region: Peavine Creek.

445A.1974         Central Region: Jett Creek.

445A.1976         Central Region: Twin River, South Fork.

445A.1978         Central Region: Twin River, North Fork.

445A.1982         Central Region: Kingston Creek at Groves Lake.

445A.1984         Central Region: Groves Lake.

445A.1986         Central Region: Kingston Creek below Groves Lake.

445A.1988         Central Region: Birch Creek at the national forest boundary.

445A.1992         Central Region: Birch Creek below the national forest boundary.

445A.1994         Central Region: Skull Creek.

445A.1996         Central Region: Steiner Creek.

445A.1998         Central Region: Pine Creek (Nye County).

445A.2002         Central Region: Barley Creek.

445A.2004         Central Region: Mosquito Creek.

445A.2006         Central Region: Stoneberger Creek.

445A.2008         Central Region: Roberts Creek at Roberts Creek Reservoir.

445A.2012         Central Region: Roberts Creek below Roberts Creek Reservoir.

445A.2014         Central Region: Fish Springs Pond.

445A.2016         Central Region: Illipah Reservoir.

445A.2018         Central Region: Ruby Marsh.

445A.2022         Central Region: Angel Lake.

445A.2024         Central Region: Pole Canyon Creek.

445A.2026         Central Region: Goshute Creek.

445A.2028         Central Region: Gleason Creek at State Highway 485.

445A.2032         Central Region: Gleason Creek at Murry Creek.

445A.2034         Central Region: Murry Creek above Crawford Street.

445A.2035         Central Region: Murry Creek below Crawford Street.

445A.2036         Central Region: Comins Reservoir.

445A.2038         Central Region: North Creek.

445A.2042         Central Region: East Creek.

445A.2044         Central Region: Bird Creek.

445A.2046         Central Region: Timber Creek.

445A.2048         Central Region: Berry Creek.

445A.2052         Central Region: Duck Creek.

445A.2054         Central Region: Cleve Creek.

445A.2056         Central Region: Cave Creek.

445A.2058         Central Region: Cave Lake.

445A.2062         Central Region: Pine Creek (White Pine County).

445A.2064         Central Region: Ridge Creek.

445A.2066         Central Region: Currant Creek at the national forest boundary.

445A.2068         Central Region: Currant Creek at Currant.

445A.2092         Great Salt Lake Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.2094         Great Salt Lake Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.2096         Great Salt Lake Region: Snake Creek above the fish hatchery.

445A.2098         Great Salt Lake Region: Snake Creek below the fish hatchery.

445A.2102         Great Salt Lake Region: Baker Creek.

445A.2104         Great Salt Lake Region: Lehman Creek.

445A.2106         Great Salt Lake Region: Silver Creek.

445A.2108         Great Salt Lake Region: Silver Creek Reservoir.

445A.2112         Great Salt Lake Region: Hendry’s Creek.

445A.2132         Escalante Desert Region: No designated beneficial uses.

445A.2134         Escalante Desert Region: No designated standards.

445A.2142         Colorado Region: Designated beneficial uses.

445A.2144         Colorado Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

445A.2146         Colorado Region: Colorado River below Davis Dam.

445A.2148         Colorado Region: Colorado River below Hoover Dam.

445A.2152         Colorado Region: Lake Mead.

445A.2154         Colorado Region: Inner Las Vegas Bay.

445A.2156         Colorado Region: Las Vegas Wash at Telephone Line Road.

445A.2158         Colorado Region: Las Vegas Wash at Lake Mead.

445A.2162         Colorado Region: Virgin River at the state line.

445A.2164         Colorado Region: Virgin River at Mesquite.

445A.2166         Colorado Region: Virgin River at Lake Mead.

445A.2168         Colorado Region: Muddy River at the Glendale Bridge.

445A.2172         Colorado Region: Muddy River at the Wells Siding Diversion.

445A.2174         Colorado Region: Muddy River at Lake Mead.

445A.2176         Colorado Region: Meadow Valley Wash.

445A.2178         Colorado Region: Beaver Dam Wash.

445A.2182         Colorado Region: Schroeder Reservoir.

445A.2184         Colorado Region: White River at the national forest boundary.

445A.2186         Colorado Region: White River at Ellison Creek.

445A.2188         Colorado Region: Dacey Reservoir.

445A.2192         Colorado Region: Sunnyside Creek.

445A.2194         Colorado Region: Adams McGill Reservoir.

445A.2196         Colorado Region: Hay Meadow Reservoir.

445A.2198         Colorado Region: Nesbitt Lake.

445A.2202         Colorado Region: Pahranagat Reservoir.

445A.2204         Colorado Region: Bowman Reservoir.

445A.2206         Colorado Region: Eagle Valley Creek.

445A.2208         Colorado Region: Eagle Valley Reservoir.

445A.2212         Colorado Region: Echo Canyon Reservoir.

445A.2214         Colorado Region: Clover Creek.

445A.2232         Death Valley Region: No designated beneficial uses.

445A.2234         Death Valley Region: No designated standards.

Action Levels for Contaminated Sites

445A.226           Definitions.

445A.22605       “Action level” defined.

445A.2261         “Administrator” defined.

445A.22615       “Aquifer” defined.

445A.2262         “Corrective action” defined.

445A.22625       “Director” defined.

445A.2263         “Division” defined.

445A.22633       “Environmental covenant” defined.

445A.22635       “Groundwater” defined.

445A.2264         “Hazardous substance” defined.

445A.22645       “Hazardous waste” defined.

445A.2265         “Operator” defined.

445A.22655       “Owner” defined.

445A.2266         “Person” defined.

445A.22665       “Regulated substance” defined.

445A.2267         “Release” defined.

445A.22675       “Remediation standard” defined.

445A.2268         “Surface water” defined.

445A.22685       Applicability.

445A.2269         Assessment of conditions at site of facility after notification of release of certain substances; exception.

445A.22691       Assessment of conditions at site of facility: Division may require submission of additional information.

445A.22693       Contamination of soil or groundwater: Management of soil or groundwater.

445A.22695       Immediate action required under certain circumstances; Director may waive certain requirements.

445A.22697       Factors to be considered by Director in determining acceptance of action level or approval of exemption.

445A.227           Contamination of soil: Order by Director for corrective action; factors Director may consider in determining whether corrective action is required or may be terminated.

445A.22705       Contamination of soil: Evaluation of site by owner or operator; review of evaluation by Division.

445A.2271         Contamination of soil: Plan and schedule for completing corrective action.

445A.2272         Contamination of soil: Establishment of action levels.

445A.22725       Contamination of groundwater: Order by Director for corrective action; request for exemption; exception.

445A.2273         Contamination of groundwater: Plan and schedule for completing corrective action.

445A.22735       Contamination of groundwater: Establishment of action levels.

445A.2274         Contamination of groundwater: Remediation standard.

445A.22745       Contamination of groundwater: Conditions for terminating remediation of release; monitoring.

445A.2275         Contamination of surface water.

445A.22755       Public hearings regarding corrective action affecting more than one owner or operator.

Discharge Permits

445A.228           Requirement; exemptions.

445A.229           Issuance of permit prohibited in certain cases.

445A.230           Application for permit.

445A.231           Signatures required on application, reporting forms and discharge monitoring report.

445A.232           Fees.

445A.233           Determination of application prior to public notice.

445A.234           Public notice regarding permit; contents.

445A.235           Notice to other governmental agencies.

445A.236           Fact sheets.

445A.237           Public access to information; confidentiality.

445A.238           Request for public hearing.

445A.239           Notice of public hearings: Contents of notice.

445A.240           Notification of issuance or denial.

445A.241           Duration and reissuance of permits.

445A.242           Transmission of issued permits to Regional Administrator.

445A.243           Establishment of effluent limitation.

445A.244           Schedules of compliance.

445A.245           Verification of water quality.

445A.247           Entry and inspection of premises; sampling; copying of records.

445A.248           Cost of testing and sampling borne by discharger.

445A.249           Procedures to monitor, record and report.

445A.250           Monitoring.

445A.251           Recording of results of monitoring.

445A.252           Periodic reporting of results of monitoring.

445A.253           Disposal of pollutants into wells.

445A.254           Standards for pretreatment; adoption by reference; inspection.

445A.255           Discharge from publicly owned treatment works: Notice to Director.

445A.256           Discharge from publicly owned treatment works capable of administering pretreatment program.

445A.257           Discharge from publicly owned treatment works without pretreatment program.

445A.258           Consistency of discharges with terms and conditions of permit; expansion of facilities, increase in production or modification of process.

445A.259           Maintenance of facilities required.

445A.260           Emergency powers of Director.

445A.261           Modification, suspension or revocation of permit: Grounds.

445A.262           Modification of permit to meet toxic effluent standard.

445A.263           Modification, suspension or revocation of permit: Procedure.

General Permits

445A.266           Issuance of permit; notice of intent to engage in activity; location of facility approved to operate under permit; requirements for discharge.

445A.267           Procedures for issuance, reissuance, denial, modification, suspension or revocation of permit.

445A.268           Application for permit; request to be included in permit; fees.

445A.269           Notice of requirement to obtain individual permit; grant of additional time.

445A.270           Petition for exclusion from permit; application for individual permit.

445A.271           Termination of applicability of permit upon issuance of individual permit.

445A.272           Termination of applicability of individual permit upon inclusion in general permit.

Corrective Action

445A.273           Definitions.

445A.2731         “Corrective action” defined.

445A.2732         “Cost” and “costs” defined.

445A.2733         “Fee” defined.

445A.2734         “Major corrective site” defined.

445A.2735         “Minor corrective action site” defined.

445A.2736         “Operator” defined.

445A.2737         “Owner” defined.

445A.2738         Recovery of costs and fees: Minor sites; federal funding for leaking underground storage tanks; state funding.

445A.2739         Reimbursement of costs and assessment of fees: Major sites.

Use of Treated Effluent

445A.274           Definitions.

445A.2741         “Area of use” defined.

445A.2742         “Buffer zone” defined.

445A.2743         “Graywater” defined.

445A.2744         “Impoundment” defined.

445A.2745         “Spray irrigation” defined.

445A.2746         “Subsurface irrigation” defined.

445A.2747         “Surface irrigation” defined.

445A.2748         “Treated effluent” defined.

445A.2749         Limitation on meaning of “agricultural purposes.”

445A.275           General requirements and restrictions.

445A.2752         Signs: Required placement and contents.

445A.2754         Irrigation: Requirements and restrictions.

445A.2756         Buffer zones: Size; boundaries; restriction.

445A.276           Reuse categories: Requirements for bacteriological quality of effluent.

445A.2762         Reuse category A: Approved uses.

445A.2764         Reuse category B: Approved uses.

445A.2766         Reuse category C: Approved uses.

445A.2768         Reuse category D: Approved uses.

445A.2771         Reuse category E: Approved uses.

445A.279           Determining quality of effluent: Storage reservoirs excluded from treatment process.

445A.280           Waiver or modification of requirements.

 

Treatment Works

445A.283           Permit required to construct, install, expand or modify treatment works.

445A.284           Design and construction of treatment works.

445A.285           Location of treatment works.

445A.286           Plants for sewage treatment: Applicability of provisions.

445A.287           Plants for sewage treatment: Persons required to be certified as operators; application and fees for certification; renewal of certificate.

445A.288           Plants for sewage treatment: Agreement to operate program for certification of operators.

445A.289           Plants for sewage treatment: Schedule for classification.

445A.290           Plants for sewage treatment: Minimum grades of certification for operators.

445A.292           Plants for sewage treatment: Provisional certification of operator.

Zones of Mixing

445A.295           Purpose.

445A.296           Application.

445A.297           Review of application by Director.

445A.298           Establishment by Director.

445A.299           Zone of passage.

445A.300           Periodic review.

445A.301           Termination.

445A.302           Renewal.

Diffuse Sources

445A.305           Definitions.

445A.306           “Best practices” defined.

445A.307           “Conservation district” defined.

445A.308           “Conservation plan” defined.

445A.309           “Diffuse source” defined.

445A.310           “Municipality” defined.

445A.311           “Panel” defined.

445A.312           “Resources management plan” defined.

445A.313           Exemptions.

445A.314           Administration of controls: Delegation of authority to city or county.

445A.315           Administration of controls by municipality: Written request to Director.

445A.316           Administration of controls by municipality: Jurisdiction.

445A.317           Administration of controls by municipality: Determination of water pollution.

445A.318           Administration of controls by municipality: Time to begin after determination is made.

445A.319           Administration of controls by municipality: Inspection of equipment; access to waters; notice.

445A.320           Administration of controls by municipality: Notice of violation; meeting with person responsible.

445A.321           Administration of controls by municipality: Voluntary compliance.

445A.322           Administration of controls by municipality: Involuntary compliance.

445A.323           Administration of controls by municipality: Appeal by person charged with violation.

445A.324           Administration of controls by municipality: Refusal to follow approved plan; order to comply.

445A.325           Determination by Division of new sources of water pollution.

445A.326           New diffuse sources: Applicability of this section and NAC 445A.327 and 445A.328.

445A.327           New diffuse sources: Notice to municipality required.

445A.328           New diffuse sources: Review of notice by municipality; recommendations.

445A.329           Technical assistance.

445A.330           Effect of provisions on Division, municipality.

445A.331           Partial delegation of program to municipality.

445A.332           Evaluation of program: Notification to municipality.

445A.333           Evaluation of program: Remedy of problem; hearing; notice of hearing.

445A.334           Evaluation of program: Appeal.

445A.335           Resumption of administration by Division; return of administration to municipality.

445A.336           State Handbook of Best Management Practices.

445A.337           Local handbooks of best management practices.

445A.338           Memoranda of understanding.

445A.339           Permit to construct or grade.

445A.340           Logging permits and certificates for timberland conversion.

 

Subdivision of Land

445A.342           Fees for review of tentative and final maps.

Notification of Release of Hazardous Substance

445A.345           Definitions.

445A.3451         “Confirmed release from an underground storage tank” defined.

445A.3452         “Facility” defined.

445A.3453         “Groundwater” defined.

445A.3454         “Hazardous substance” defined.

445A.3455         “Other surfaces of land” defined.

445A.34555       “Public water system” defined.

445A.3456         “Release” defined.

445A.3457         “Surface water” defined.

445A.3458         “Underground storage tank” defined.

445A.3459         “Vulnerable resource” defined.

445A.346           Applicability.

445A.347           Notification required within 1 working day.

445A.3473         Notification required as soon as practicable.

445A.3475         Provision of notice.

445A.348           Use of information in criminal prosecution.

MINING FACILITIES

General Provisions

445A.350           Definitions.

445A.351           “Area of review” defined.

445A.352           “As-built drawings” defined.

445A.353           “Beneficiation” defined.

445A.354           “Best engineering judgment” defined.

445A.355           “Commission” defined.

445A.356           “Contaminant” defined.

445A.357           “Degrade” defined.

445A.358           “Department” defined.

445A.359           “Facility” defined.

445A.360           “Fluid management system” defined.

445A.361           “Groundwater” defined.

445A.362           “Liner” defined.

445A.363           “Meteoric waters” defined.

445A.364           “Mining” defined.

445A.365           “Modify materially” defined.

445A.366           “Ore” defined.

445A.367           “Permanent closure” defined.

445A.368           “Permit” defined.

445A.369           “Person” defined.

445A.370           “Pilot facility” and “testing facility” defined.

445A.371           “Placer mining” defined.

445A.372           “Point source” defined.

445A.373           “Pollutant” defined.

445A.374           “Pond” defined.

445A.375           “Process component” defined.

445A.376           “Process fluid” defined.

445A.377           “Small-scale facility” defined.

445A.378           “Source” defined.

445A.379           “Stabilized” defined.

445A.380           “Storm event” defined.

445A.381           “Tailings impoundment” defined.

445A.382           “Temporary closure” defined.

445A.383           “WAD cyanide” defined.

445A.384           “Waters of the State” defined.

445A.385           “Zero discharge” defined.

445A.386           Adoption of publication by reference.

445A.387           Scope; effect of noncompliance.

445A.388           Appeal of action taken by Department.

Permits for Facilities

445A.390           Permit required; operation under existing permit.

445A.391           Application for permit: Preliminary meeting with representative of Department.

445A.392           Application for permit: Construction or modification of process component; abbreviated application.

445A.393           Application for permit: Definition of site conditions, process materials, characteristics of waste and impacts.

445A.394           Application for permit: Submission; contents.

445A.395           Contents of application: Assessment of area of review.

445A.396           Contents of application: Meteorological report; analysis of samples.

445A.397           Contents of application: Engineering design report; specifications for fluid management system.

445A.398           Contents of application: Proposed operating plans.

445A.399           Preparation of plan for seasonal closure of process components.

445A.400           Initial review of application and notification of applicant; failure to provide information; submission of incorrect information.

445A.401           Action by Department upon application.

445A.402           Notice of intent to issue permit or deny application.

445A.403           Request for hearing on application; submission of comments on draft permit.

445A.404           Scheduling of public hearing on application.

445A.405           Notice of hearing: Publication; contents.

445A.406           Submission of testimony at hearing.

445A.407           Issuance of statement responding to comments on draft permit.

445A.408           Action by Director of Department after period for public comment.

445A.409           Issuance and maintenance of permit; maximum term and renewal of permit.

445A.410           Permit for small-scale facility: Contents of application; limitation on holding; applicability of minimum design criteria.

445A.411           Pilot facility or testing facility: Conditions for issuance of permit.

445A.412           Pilot facility or testing facility: Contents of application for permit.

445A.413           Pilot facility or testing facility: Construction of application indicating need to conduct testing beyond 2 years.

445A.414           Permit for facility using physical separation methods.

445A.415           Granting of permit which allows lower level of engineered containment than required by minimum design criteria.

445A.4155         Conditions pursuant to which modification to design of facility with existing permit does not require new public notice; extension of term of existing permit disallowed.

445A.416           Minor modification of existing permit; modification of operating plans.

445A.417           Major modification of existing permit.

445A.418           Fee for modification of permit.

445A.419           Transfer of permit to new owner or operator.

445A.420           Renewal of permit; operation of facility pending issuance of new permit.

Operation and Design of Facilities

445A.424           Limitations on degradation of water; exemptions.

445A.425           Process components in existence on September 1, 1989: Standards; additional monitoring.

445A.426           Notice of intent to commence active operation of process component.

445A.427           Duties of holder of permit upon construction or modification of process component.

445A.428           Level of containment required for placer mining or flotation facilities.

445A.429           Procedures required to prevent release of contaminants; requirements concerning impoundments.

445A.430           Stabilization of spent ore.

445A.431           Stabilization of tailings.

445A.432           Minimum design criteria: Generally.

445A.433           Minimum design criteria: Universal requirements; areas where groundwater is near surface; proximity of new process components to dwellings; liability for degradation of water.

445A.434           Minimum design criteria: Leach pads and other nonimpounding surfaces designed to contain and promote horizontal flow of process fluids.

445A.435           Minimum design criteria: Ponds.

445A.436           Minimum design criteria: Vats, tanks and other containers which confine process fluids.

445A.437           Minimum design criteria: Tailings impoundments.

445A.438           Minimum design criteria: Liners.

445A.439           Program required to control quality of construction of liner systems.

445A.440           Monitoring: Site of facility.

445A.441           Monitoring: Procedure upon variation in parameter or element being monitored.

445A.442           Monitoring: Process components.

445A.443           Monitoring: Beneficiation process.

445A.444           Examples of planned and unplanned temporary closures.

445A.445           Procedure upon unplanned temporary closure of process component.

445A.446           Permanent closure of facility.

445A.447           Plans for permanent closure; sources not classified as process components.

PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS

Water Quality

445A.450           Definitions.

445A.451           Applicability.

445A.452           Construction.

445A.4525         Adoption by reference of certain provisions of federal regulations.

445A.453           Primary standards: Requirements.

445A.454           Primary standards: Monitoring and analysis.

445A.455           Secondary standards: General requirements.

445A.456           Secondary standards: Monitoring; reports; public notice; plan to return water system to compliance.

445A.457           Secondary standards: Analysis.

445A.458           Conduct of analysis.

445A.459           Methods of obtaining samples of water.

445A.4655         Sanitary surveys: Frequency.

445A.4665         Sanitary surveys: Significant deficiencies.

445A.4845         Consumer confidence reports.

445A.485           Notification requirements.

445A.487           Variances: General conditions and procedure for granting.

445A.4872         Variances: Small water systems.

445A.4876         Variances: Application; payment of costs.

445A.488           Variances: Prescription of additional control measures and schedules for compliance.

445A.489           Exemptions: General conditions and procedure for granting.

445A.490           Exemptions: Prescription of control measures and schedules for compliance; additional requirements.

445A.491           Variances and exemptions: Appeals.

445A.492           Severability.

Treatment of Water: Generally

445A.495           Definitions.

445A.4957         “Bin classification” defined.

445A.4963         “Composite correction program” defined.

445A.4965         “Comprehensive performance evaluation” defined.

445A.4967         “Comprehensive technical assistance” defined.

445A.497           “Concentration of residual disinfectant” defined.

445A.498           “Concentration times time” defined.

445A.5065         “Filtered system” defined.

445A.508           “Heterotrophic plate count” defined.

445A.509           “Level of turbidity” defined.

445A.5095         “Microbial toolbox” defined.

445A.510           “Outbreak of waterborne disease” defined.

445A.5135         “Unfiltered system” defined.

445A.514           “Unit of nephelometric turbidity” defined.

445A.516           “Watershed” defined.

445A.517           Applicability.

445A.518           Submission of plan for compliance with requirements; date for final compliance.

445A.519           Procedure for review of actions taken by Division; appeals.

445A.5195         General requirements for monitoring quality of source water to determine bin classification.

445A.520           General requirements for treatment.

445A.521           Filtration: Methods of treatment.

445A.522           Filtration: Efficiencies for removal.

445A.524           Filtration: Use of alternative technology.

445A.525           Filtration: Avoidance of requirements.

445A.526           Standards for disinfection.

445A.5265         Requirements for treatment of Cryptosporidium.

445A.527           Requirements for monitoring.

445A.529           Submission of engineering report for system of treatment installed before November 29, 1990.

445A.530           Submission and approval of engineering report before construction or modification of facility; standards for design.

445A.531           Inclusion of features for reliability in design and construction of plant.

445A.5315         Comprehensive performance evaluations; comprehensive technical assistance.

445A.532           Certification of persons operating facility.

445A.533           Standards for operation of facility for filtration.

445A.5335         Composite correction program.

445A.534           Equipment of facility for disinfection.

445A.535           Requirements for plan of operations.

445A.536           Maintenance of records.

445A.537           Submission of monthly reports and other reporting actions.

445A.538           Notification of certain events.

445A.539           Periodic performance of sanitary survey of watershed; report of survey.

445A.540           Requirements for notification of persons served by system.

Treatment of Water: Groundwater

445A.54022       Applicability.

445A.54024       Prerequisites to commencement of project.

445A.54026       Submission and review of preliminary engineering report before construction or modification of facility.

445A.54028       Application for approval of facility.

445A.5403         Approval of project: Prerequisites; effective period; revocation.

445A.54032       Preparation by engineer of plans, specifications and design reports for facility.

445A.54034       Design of facility to be based upon pilot plant study; approval of treatment technology without pilot study.

445A.54036       Requirements for design of new facility.

445A.54038       Inclusion of features for reliability in design and construction of facility.

445A.5404         Equipment of facility for disinfection.

445A.54042       Standards for disinfection.

445A.54044       Certification of persons operating facility.

445A.54046       Requirements for plan of operations.

445A.54048       Maintenance of records.

445A.5405         Submission of sampling logs.

Certification of Laboratories to Analyze Drinking Water

445A.542           Definitions.

445A.5421         “Accuracy” defined.

445A.54212       “Analyst” defined.

445A.54214       “Analyte” defined.

445A.54216       “Approved method of testing” defined.

445A.54218       “Board” defined.

445A.5422         “Bureau” defined.

445A.54222       “Certified laboratory” defined.

445A.54224       “Director” defined.

445A.54226       “Environmental sample” defined.

445A.54228       “Federal Act” defined.

445A.5423         “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference” defined.

445A.54232       “Performance-based measurement system” defined.

445A.54234       “Point source” defined.

445A.54236       “Precision” defined.

445A.54238       “Proficiency test sample” defined.

445A.5424         “Proficiency testing program” defined.

445A.54242       “Quality control sample” defined.

445A.54244       “Quality manual” defined.

445A.54246       “Sensitivity” defined.

445A.54248       “Spike” defined.

445A.5425         “Standards” defined.

445A.54252       Adoption by reference of National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference-Constitution, Bylaws and Standards.

445A.54254       Adoption by reference of certain publications related to sample collection procedures, analytical methodologies and requirements of certification.

445A.54256       Adoption by reference of certain publications related to methods of testing for certain contaminants.

445A.54258       Adoption of certain ASTM standards and other publications related to calibration and testing laboratories, and examination of water and wastewater.

445A.5426         Review by Board of publications adopted by reference.

445A.54262       Interpretation of provisions; resolution of conflicting requirements.

445A.54264       Scope of certification.

445A.54266       Categories of analytes for which laboratory may be certified.

445A.54268       Requirements for certification in certain areas.

445A.5427         Certification by Bureau or pursuant to National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.

445A.54272       Application for certification.

445A.54274       Acceptance of analysis conducted by laboratory located outside State.

445A.54276       Participation in proficiency testing program.

445A.54278       Adoption of quality manual by laboratory; contents.

445A.5428         Inspection of laboratory by Bureau.

445A.54282       Grounds for denial of application for certification, or revocation, suspension or limitation of certification.

445A.54284       Reapplication after denial of application or revocation of certification.

445A.54286       Renewal of certification.

445A.54288       Display and contents of certificate.

445A.5429         Notification of Bureau of certain changes concerning certified laboratory.

445A.54292       Contractual agreements, records and reports.

445A.54294       Issuance of emergency order.

445A.54296       Fees.

Bottled Water

445A.544           Definitions.

445A.545           Permit required to operate plant.

445A.546           Submission of plans, specifications for approval of construction or remodeling.

445A.5465         Requirements for construction, design and maintenance of plant.

445A.547           Distribution of water bottled outside Nevada: Permit required; application for permit.

445A.548           Quality of water used for bottling; inspections; sampling.

445A.5485         Requirements for flavor added to bottled water.

445A.549           Methods used to determine compliance with standards.

445A.550           Standards for bottled water: Coliform organisms.

445A.551           Standards for bottled water: Physical quality.

445A.552           Standards for bottled water: Chemical and organic substances.

445A.553           Standards for bottled water: Fluoride.

445A.554           Standards for bottled water: Radioactive elements.

445A.555           Analysis required of representative samples.

445A.556           Labeling requirements.

445A.5565         Types of bottled water.

445A.557           Treatment and sampling of water before bottling; inspection of equipment.

445A.558           Storing, cleaning and sanitizing containers and closures.

445A.559           Minimum requirements for sanitization.

445A.560           Testing required for cleaning and sanitizing solutions.

445A.561           Cleaning and sanitizing of facilities and equipment; requirements for tanker vehicles.

445A.562           Identifying code; required records.

445A.563           Inspection of containers and closures; requirements for disposable containers and closures.

445A.564           Separation of bottling rooms from other operations.

445A.565           Prevention of contamination of the water.

445A.566           Ventilation.

445A.567           Washing and sanitizing operations.

445A.568           Separation of certain rooms from those used for domestic purposes.

445A.569           Sources of water used in plants.

445A.570           Suitability of equipment and utensils; construction of surfaces contacting processed water; standards for equipment; requirements for storage tanks.

445A.571           Quality of pressurized air used during processing or which contacts water.

445A.572           Lockers and lunchrooms; storage of personal items.

445A.573           Sewage disposal.

445A.574           Piping and draining.

445A.575           Toilet rooms.

445A.576           Lavatories.

445A.577           Storage, disposal of garbage.

445A.5775         Storage of toxic materials in plant prohibited.

445A.578           Vermin.

445A.579           Flying insects.

445A.580           Animals prohibited in facility.

445A.581           Inspection of surfaces and equipment which contact treated water.

445A.582           Transportation, storage of sanitized containers and equipment.

445A.583           Storage tanks.

445A.5835         Training of employees.

445A.584           Employees with communicable diseases.

445A.585           Employees required to wash their hands.

445A.586           Cleanliness of employees’ outer garments; confinement of employees’ hair.

445A.587           Expectoration, use of tobacco, eating or drinking prohibited; personal cleanliness required.

445A.588           Retention and submission of records, reports and analyses.

445A.589           Fees of Health Division.

445A.5893         Orders for corrective action.

445A.5895         Denial, modification, suspension or revocation of permit: Grounds; written notice.

445A.5898         Procedure for review of actions taken by Health Division; appeals.

445A.590           Severability.

 

Operation of Community Water System or Nontransient Water System

445A.591           Definitions.

445A.5911         “Bureau” defined.

445A.5912         “Community water system” defined.

445A.5913         “Financial capability” defined.

445A.5914         “Health Division” defined.

445A.5915         “Managerial capability” defined.

445A.5916         “Nontransient water system” defined.

445A.5917         “Plan” defined.

445A.5918         “Service connection” defined.

445A.5919         “Supplier of water” defined.

445A.592           “Technical capability” defined.

445A.5921         Submission of plan; approval of plan required before issuance of permit.

445A.5922         Contents of plan.

445A.5923         Period for submission of revision of plan; amendment to plan.

445A.5924         Maintenance and availability of plan or amendment to plan.

445A.5925         Inclusion of report or other information in plan.

445A.5926         Procedure for review of actions taken by Health Division.

Permits to Operate Privately Owned Systems

445A.595           Definitions.

445A.596           “Health Division” defined.

445A.597           “Local governing body” defined.

445A.598           “Operator” defined.

445A.599           “Public water system” defined.

445A.600           “State Engineer” defined.

445A.601           “Water system” defined.

445A.602           Requirement for permit.

445A.603           Application for permit: Form; conference with Chief of Bureau of Health Protection Services.

445A.604           Application for permit: Submission; required fee and documents.

445A.605           Application for permit: Required financial information.

445A.606           Application for permit: Solicitation and consideration of written comments.

445A.607           Conditions for issuance of permit: Interpretation of certain statutory terms.

445A.608           Conditions for issuance of permit: Assumption by local governing body of certain responsibilities and duties.

445A.609           Conditions for issuance of permit: Payment of fees.

445A.610           Contents of permit.

445A.611           Notification of limitations or conditions on permit; public inspection of application for permit.

445A.612           Denial, modification, suspension or revocation of permit: Grounds; notice.

445A.613           Request for variance from requirements.

445A.614           Procedure for review of actions taken by Health Division; appeals.

Certification of Operators

445A.617           Definitions.

445A.618           “Advisory Board” defined.

445A.6185         “Disinfection” defined.

445A.6188         “Division” defined.

445A.6195         “Experience in operating” defined.

445A.620           “Groundwater” defined.

445A.621           “Groundwater under the direct influence of surface water” defined.

445A.6225         “Operator” defined.

445A.6226         “Operator experience” defined.

445A.6227         “Postsecondary course of instruction” defined.

445A.6228         “Postsecondary course provider” defined.

445A.623           “Public water system” defined.

445A.624           “Responsible charge” defined.

445A.6243         “Shift operator” defined.

445A.6247         “Supervisor or foreperson” defined.

445A.625           “Surface water” defined.

445A.626           Requirement for certificate.

445A.6267         Minimum certification required; certification of persons making certain decisions.

445A.6275         Requirements for persons in responsible charge; notification of noncompliance.

445A.6285         Approval of conditional staffing.

445A.629           Classification of public water systems.

445A.6293         Minimum age and education of applicants; timetable for certain requirements.

445A.6297         Applicant with disability: Request for special arrangements for taking examination.

445A.630           Examination for certification: Application; submission and applicability of fee; reexamination; scheduling; ascending order of administration; postponement; failure to appear or postpone.

445A.631           Examination for certification: Types; return to examinee; maintenance of analysis.

445A.632           Proctoring, reviewing and grading examinations; passing grade; reviewing qualifications for full certificate.

445A.633           Full certificate: Issuance; required education and experience.

445A.6345         Full, operator-in-training and provisional certificates: Indication of discipline; qualifications; validity; expiration; renewal.

445A.6355         Certification by reciprocity.

445A.639           Continuing education: General requirements.

445A.640           Continuing education: Operator who holds full certificate and certificate as operator-in-training at higher classification than full certificate.

445A.641           Continuing education: Conditions for obtaining credit.

445A.643           Continuing education: Approval of course of training provided by public water system to its employees.

445A.644           Reinstatement and renewal of expired certificate.

445A.646           Denial of application for certificate or suspension or revocation of certificate: Grounds.

445A.647           Denial, suspension or revocation of certificate: Written notice.

445A.651           Fees of Division.

445A.652           Review of actions taken by Division.

Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance

445A.65505       Definitions.

445A.6551         “Absorption field” defined.

445A.65515       “Acknowledgment of water service” defined.

445A.6552         “Air and vacuum valve” defined.

445A.65525       “Air binding” defined.

445A.6553         “Air gap” defined.

445A.65535       “Air release valve” defined.

445A.6554         “Alternative pumping capacity” defined.

445A.65545       “Altitude control valve” defined.

445A.6555         “Annular space” defined.

445A.65555       “Approved backflow testing laboratory” defined.

445A.6556         “Approved check valve” defined.

445A.65565       “Appurtenances” defined.

445A.6557         “Aquifer” defined.

445A.65575       “Atmospheric vacuum breaker” defined.

445A.6558         “Automatic control” defined.

445A.65585       “Auxiliary supply of water” defined.

445A.6559         “Average day demand” defined.

445A.65595       “Backfill” defined.

445A.65605       “Backflow” defined.

445A.6561         “Backpressure” defined.

445A.65615       “Backsiphonage” defined.

445A.6562         “Backwashing” defined.

445A.65625       “Baffles” defined.

445A.6563         “Bag of cement” defined.

445A.65635       “Ball valve” defined.

445A.6564         “Bell-shaped” defined.

445A.65645       “Best available technology” defined.

445A.6565         “Blowoff valve” defined.

445A.65655       “Booster pump” defined.

445A.6566         “Butterfly valve” defined.

445A.65665       “Capacity for the development and treatment of water” defined.

445A.6567         “Casing” defined.

445A.65675       “Cement grout” defined.

445A.6568         “Cement slurry” defined.

445A.65685       “Centrifugal pump” defined.

445A.6569         “Certified backflow prevention assembly tester” defined.

445A.65695       “Check valve” defined.

445A.65705       “Chloramines” defined.

445A.6571         “Chlorination” defined.

445A.65715       “Chlorinator” defined.

445A.6572         “Chlorine residual” defined.

445A.65725       “Class 1 fire sprinkler system” defined.

445A.6573         “Class 2 fire sprinkler system” defined.

445A.65735       “Class 3 fire sprinkler system” defined.

445A.6574         “Class 4 fire sprinkler system” defined.

445A.65745       “Class 5 fire sprinkler system” defined.

445A.6575         “Class 6 fire sprinkler system” defined.

445A.65755       “Clear well” defined.

445A.6576         “Coating” defined.

445A.65765       “Coliform bacteria” defined.

445A.65767       “Commission” defined.

445A.6577         “Commitment for water service” defined.

445A.65775       “Concentric reducer” defined.

445A.6578         “Concrete grout” defined.

445A.65785       “Conductor casing” defined.

445A.6579         “Constant discharge aquifer test” defined.

445A.65795       “Contamination” defined.

445A.65805       “Corporation stop” defined.

445A.6581         “Cross-connection” defined.

445A.65815       “Curb stop” defined.

445A.6582         “Dead end” defined.

445A.65825       “Determined to be compatible with drinking water” defined.

445A.6583         “Disinfection” defined.

445A.65835       “Distribution main” defined.

445A.6584         “Distribution storage” defined.

445A.65845       “Distribution system” defined.

445A.65847       “District board of health” defined.

445A.6585         “Division of Environmental Protection” and “Division” defined.

445A.65855       “Double check detector check assembly” defined.

445A.6586         “Double check valve assembly” defined.

445A.65865       “Drive point water well” defined.

445A.6587         “Dug water well” defined.

445A.65875       “Eccentric reducer” defined.

445A.6588         “Emergency” defined.

445A.65885       “Emergency reserve” defined.

445A.6589         “Engineer” defined.

445A.65895       “Enteric virus” defined.

445A.65905       “EPA” defined.

445A.6591         “Existing public water system” defined.

445A.65915       “Filtration” defined.

445A.6592         “Final map” defined.

445A.65925       “Finished water” defined.

445A.6593         “Fire authority” defined.

445A.65935       “Fire demand” defined.

445A.6594         “Fire flow” defined.

445A.65945       “Fire sprinkler system” defined.

445A.6595         “Flapper valve” defined.

445A.65955       “Flexible coupling” defined.

445A.6596         “Flocculation” defined.

445A.65965       “Flow detector” defined.

445A.6597         “Flow proportional control” defined.

445A.65975       “Fluoridation” defined.

445A.6598         “Foot valve” defined.

445A.65985       “Gate valve” defined.

445A.6599         “Globe valve” defined.

445A.65995       “Gravel pack” defined.

445A.66005       “Gravity sanitary sewer” defined.

445A.6601         “Gravity storm sewer” defined.

445A.66015       “Grid system” defined.

445A.6602         “Ground-level tank” defined.

445A.66025       “Groundwater” defined.

445A.6603         “Groundwater under the direct influence of surface water” defined.

445A.66035       “Grouting” defined.

445A.6604         “Head” defined.

445A.66045       “Head loss” defined.

445A.6605         “Header” defined.

445A.66055       “Health authority” defined.

445A.6606         “Health Division” defined.

445A.66065       “Hydropneumatic system” defined.

445A.6607         “Impeller” defined.

445A.66075       “Isolation valve” defined.

445A.6608         “Jetted water well” defined.

445A.66085       “Lead-free” defined.

445A.6609         “Lineshaft turbine pump” defined.

445A.66095       “Lining” defined.

445A.66105       “Manual of operations and maintenance” defined.

445A.6611         “Maximum day demand” defined.

445A.66115       “Mechanical joint” defined.

445A.6612         “Mechanical seal” defined.

445A.66125       “Mesh” defined.

445A.6613         “Meter box” defined.

445A.66135       “Meter stop” defined.

445A.6614         “mg/l” defined.

445A.66145       “Microscopic particulate analysis” defined.

445A.6615         “Neat cement” defined.

445A.66155       “Network hydraulic analysis” defined.

445A.6616         “New public water system” defined.

445A.66165       “Nominal size” defined.

445A.6617         “Operating storage” defined.

445A.66175       “Overflow rim” defined.

445A.6618         “Packing” defined.

445A.66185       “Peak hour demand” defined.

445A.6619         “Pet cock” defined.

445A.66195       “pH” defined.

445A.66205       “Pipe sleeve” defined.

445A.6621         “Pitless adapter” defined.

445A.66215       “Plunge pool” defined.

445A.6622         “Point-of-entry treatment device” defined.

445A.66225       “Point-of-use treatment device” defined.

445A.6623         “Pollution” defined.

445A.66235       “ppm” defined.

445A.6624         “Pressure regulator” defined.

445A.66245       “Pressure relief valve” defined.

445A.6625         “Pressure vacuum breaker” defined.

445A.66255       “Primary standard” defined.

445A.6626         “Prime mover” defined.

445A.66265       “Priming” defined.

445A.6627         “Prohibited water well” defined.

445A.66275       “Properly certified laboratory” defined.

445A.6628         “psi” defined.

445A.66285       “Public water system” defined.

445A.6629         “PVC” defined.

445A.66295       “Raw water” defined.

445A.66305       “Reaction blocking” defined.

445A.6631         “Reduced pressure detector assembly” defined.

445A.66315       “Reduced pressure principle assembly” defined.

445A.6632         “Reducer” defined.

445A.66325       “Residential equivalent” defined.

445A.6633         “Residual flow control” defined.

445A.66335       “Residual pressure” defined.

445A.6634         “Sanitary seal” defined.

445A.66345       “Sanitary sewer” defined.

445A.6635         “Sanitary survey” defined.

445A.66355       “Seal water” defined.

445A.6636         “Secondary standard” defined.

445A.66365       “Sedimentation” defined.

445A.6637         “Self-priming pump” defined.

445A.66375       “Service connection” defined.

445A.6638         “Service line” defined.

445A.66385       “Set point” defined.

445A.6639         “Sewer line” defined.

445A.66395       “Sewer main” defined.

445A.66405       “Sewer service lateral” defined.

445A.6641         “Silt stop” defined.

445A.66415       “Spool” defined.

445A.6642         “Spring” defined.

445A.66423       “State Board of Health” defined.

445A.66425       “Step drawdown test” defined.

445A.6643         “Stop and waste valve” defined.

445A.66435       “Storage structure” defined.

445A.6644         “Storage tank” defined.

445A.66445       “Storm sewer” defined.

445A.6645         “Stuffing box” defined.

445A.66455       “Subdivision” defined.

445A.6646         “Submersible pump” defined.

445A.66465       “Suction head” defined.

445A.6647         “Suction lift” defined.

445A.66475       “Suction well” defined.

445A.6648         “Supplier of water” defined.

445A.66485       “Surface water” defined.

445A.6649         “Surge arrestor” defined.

445A.66495       “Surge pressure” defined.

445A.66505       “Tentative map” defined.

445A.6651         “Thrust anchor” defined.

445A.66515       “Thrust block” defined.

445A.6652         “Total capacity” defined.

445A.66525       “Treatment facility” defined.

445A.6653         “Tree system” defined.

445A.66535       “Uniform Plumbing Code” defined.

445A.6654         “Union” defined.

445A.66545       “Vacuum breaker” defined.

445A.6655         “Valve box” defined.

445A.66555       “Volute” defined.

445A.6656         “Wastewater” defined.

445A.66565       “Wastewater force main” defined.

445A.6657         “Wastewater lift station” defined.

445A.66575       “Water hammer” defined.

445A.6658         “Water main” defined.

445A.66585       “Water project” defined.

445A.6659         “Water service lateral” defined.

445A.66595       “Water well” defined.

445A.66605       “Well yield” defined.

445A.6661         “Zone of pressure” defined.

445A.66615       Purposes of provisions.

445A.6662         Applicability of provisions.

445A.66625       Severability of provisions.

445A.6663         Adoption of standards and publications by reference.

445A.66633       Adoption of manual by reference.

445A.66635       Payment of prescribed fees required.

445A.6664         Prescribed fees.

445A.66645       Administrative review of action taken by Division or appropriate district board of health.

445A.6665         Special exceptions to provisions.

445A.66655       Responsibilities of supplier of water and customer.

445A.6666         Prerequisites to approval of tentative and final map for proposed subdivision.

445A.66665       Plan for restoration of services in emergency.

445A.6667         Manual of operations and maintenance.

445A.66675       System for control of corrosion.

445A.6668         Program for assessment of sources of groundwater for vulnerability to contamination.

445A.66685       Standards for design and construction of system.

445A.6669         Prerequisites to commencement of water project; waiver of prerequisites; exceptions.

445A.66695       Application for approval of water project.

445A.66705       Preparation of plans, specifications and design reports for water project: Duties of engineer.

445A.6671         Approval of water project: Prerequisites; effective period; revocation.

445A.66715       Performance and inspection of work on water project; certification of substantial compliance with approved plans and specifications.

445A.6672         Existing systems: Minimum capacities; minimum pressure and velocity of water; total capacity of groundwater system; timely completion of water projects.

445A.66725       Existing systems: Determination of total capacity preparation, maintenance and dissemination of certain information, analyses, plans and reports.

445A.6673         Existing systems: Evaluation, justification and design of proposed water project.

445A.66735       New systems: Capacity for development and treatment of water.

445A.6674         Storage capacity.

445A.66745       Operating storage.

445A.6675         Emergency reserve.

445A.66755       Existing systems: Exemption from storage requirements.

445A.6676         Development and treatment of sources of water: General requirements.

445A.66765       Treatment facilities: General requirements; use of point-of-entry or point-of-use treatment devices; prerequisites to selection of design.

445A.6677         Treatment facilities: Prerequisites to use.

445A.66775       Treatment facilities: Selection of site.

445A.6678         Treatment facilities: Determination of necessary amount of redundancy.

445A.66785       Treatment facilities: Design and construction.

445A.6679         Treatment facilities: Designation of piping and valves; schematic diagram for control of processes.

445A.66795       Treatment facilities: Submission of information regarding application of chemicals.

445A.66805       Treatment facilities: Quality of chemicals; labeling of containers for shipping chemicals; storage of chemicals.

445A.6681         Treatment facilities: Safety and efficiency.

445A.66815       Treatment facilities: Disposal of waste.

445A.6682         Fluoridation.

445A.66825       Disinfection of water: General requirements.

445A.6683         Disinfection of water: Chlorination.

445A.66835       Use of gaseous chlorine: Training of personnel; compliance with requirements for safety; ensuring continuous disinfection.

445A.6684         Use of gaseous chlorine: Location, storage and maintenance of equipment.

445A.66845       Use of gaseous chlorine: Chlorine room.

445A.6685         Use of sodium hypochlorite.

445A.66855       Water wells: General requirements.

445A.6686         Water wells: Establishment of redundant capacity for development and treatment of water.

445A.66865       Water wells: Location.

445A.6687         Water wells: Prohibited types.

445A.66875       Water wells: Documentation of right to divert water.

445A.6688         Water wells: Determination and reporting of yield characteristics of well.

445A.66885       Water wells: Prerequisites to use after construction, modification or reconditioning.

445A.6689         Water wells: Casing.

445A.66895       Water wells: Prevention of pollution and contamination.

445A.66905       Water wells: Seals and coatings.

445A.6691         Water wells: Construction near certain other sources of water.

445A.66915       Water wells: Slabs and pedestals; construction with lineshaft turbine pump or submersible pump.

445A.6692         Water wells: Access port or sounding tube; vent.

445A.66925       Water wells: Pumping to system for waste.

445A.6693         Water wells: Sampling tap.

445A.66935       Springs: General requirements.

445A.6694         Springs: Prerequisites to development; reports after development; approval for use.

445A.66945       Springs: Establishment of zone of protection.

445A.6695         Springs: Allowance of source of pollution or contamination within zone of protection.

445A.66955       Springs: Covering of device for collection of water.

445A.6696         Springs: Development.

445A.66965       Pumping facilities: General requirements.

445A.6697         Pumping facilities: Location of pumping stations.

445A.66975       Pumping facilities: Construction of sites for pumping stations.

445A.6698         Pumping facilities: Intakes.

445A.66985       Pumping facilities: Housing of pumping stations.

445A.6699         Pumping facilities: Suction wells and clear wells.

445A.66995       Pumping facilities: Pumps.

445A.67005       Pumping facilities: Priming.

445A.6701         Pumping facilities: Booster pumps.

445A.67015       Pumping facilities: Alarm system.

445A.6702         Pumping facilities: General requirements for piping system.

445A.67025       Pumping facilities: Suction piping.

445A.6703         Pumping facilities: Discharge piping.

445A.67035       Pumping facilities: Gauges and meters.

445A.6704         Pumping facilities: Seal water.

445A.67045       Pumping facilities: Controls.

445A.6705         Pumping facilities: Power.

445A.67055       Pumping facilities: Heating, ventilation and lighting.

445A.6706         Pumping facilities: Hydropneumatic systems.

445A.67065       Storage structures: General requirements.

445A.6707         Storage structures: Clear wells.

445A.67075       Storage structures: Materials.

445A.6708         Storage structures: Design and construction.

445A.67085       Storage structures: Coatings; disinfection.

445A.6709         Storage structures: Security and safety.

445A.67095       Storage structures: Drainage; protection from pollution and contamination.

445A.67105       Distribution system: General requirements.

445A.6711         Distribution system: Pressure.

445A.67115       Distribution system: Design; diameter of water mains; connection to fire hydrant.

445A.6712         Distribution system: Dead ends.

445A.67125       Distribution system: Materials.

445A.6713         Distribution system: Isolation valves.

445A.67135       Distribution system: Release and blowoff valves.

445A.6714         Distribution system: Chambers, vaults, pits and manholes.

445A.67145       Distribution system: Construction.

445A.6715         Separation of lines: Definitions.

445A.67155       Separation of lines: Sewer main parallel to water main or water service lateral.

445A.6716         Separation of lines: Sewer service lateral parallel to water main or water service lateral.

445A.67165       Separation of lines: Sewer main crossing water main.

445A.6717         Separation of lines: Sewer main crossing water service lateral.

445A.67175       Separation of lines: Sewer service lateral crossing water main or water service lateral.

445A.6718         Separation of lines: Lines across surface water.

445A.67185       Cross-connections and backflow: General requirements.

445A.6719         Cross-connections and backflow: Assemblies for prevention of backflow.

445A.67195       Cross-connections and backflow: Minimum types of protection for particular service connections.

445A.67205       Cross-connections and backflow: Minimum types of protection for service connection to auxiliary supply of water or irrigation system.

445A.6721         Cross-connections and backflow: Minimum types of protection for other service connections; resolution of conflicting requirements; imposition of more stringent requirements.

445A.67215       Cross-connections and backflow: Service connection to fire sprinkler system.

445A.6722         Cross-connections and backflow: Design of fire sprinkler system.

445A.67225       Cross-connections and backflow: Conditions to provision of service to certain fire sprinkler systems.

445A.6723         Cross-connections and backflow: Installation of air gap.

445A.67235       Cross-connections and backflow: Installation of reduced pressure principle assembly.

445A.6724         Cross-connections and backflow: Installation of double check valve assembly.

445A.67245       Cross-connections and backflow: Duties of certified backflow prevention assembly tester.

445A.6725         Cross-connections and backflow: Use of vacuum breakers.

445A.67255       Cross-connections and backflow: Restrictions on use of certain valves and piping assemblies.

445A.6726         Disinfection of facility for collection, treatment or distribution of water.

445A.67265       Duties after loss of pressure in distribution system.

445A.6727         Requirements after cleaning or repair of water main.

445A.67275       Water hauling: Definitions.

445A.6728         Water hauling: General requirements.

445A.67285       Water hauling: Sanitation and disinfection.

445A.6729         Water hauling: Log of activities.

445A.67295       Water hauling: Construction of equipment.

445A.67305       Water hauling: Marking of vehicles.

445A.6731         Water hauling: Equipment of vehicles for disinfection and testing.

ACCOUNT FOR THE REVOLVING FUND AND ACCOUNT FOR SET-ASIDE PROGRAMS

General Provisions

445A.6751         Definitions.

445A.67511       “Account for the Revolving Fund” defined.

445A.67512       “Account for Set-Aside Programs” defined.

445A.67513       “Acute health concern” defined.

445A.67514       “Administrator” defined.

445A.67515       “Applicant” defined.

445A.67517       “Board for Financing Water Projects” defined.

445A.67518       “Capability” defined.

445A.67519       “Capitalization grant” defined.

445A.6752         “Categorical exclusion” defined.

445A.67521       “Chronic health concern” defined.

445A.675215     “Commission” defined.

445A.67522       “Community water system” defined.

445A.67523       “Completion of the water project” defined.

445A.67524       “Construction” defined.

445A.67525       “Distribution system” defined.

445A.67526       “Division” defined.

445A.67527       “Emergency situation” defined.

445A.67528       “Environmental assessment” defined.

445A.67529       “Environmental impact statement” defined.

445A.67531       “EPA” defined.

445A.67532       “Finding of no significant impact” defined.

445A.67533       “Intended use plan” defined.

445A.67534       “Long-term loan” defined.

445A.67535       “Maintenance” defined.

445A.67536       “Median household income” defined.

445A.67537       “Mitigation” defined.

445A.67538       “Noncommunity water system” defined.

445A.67539       “Nonprofit” defined.

445A.6754         “Nontransient, noncommunity water system” defined.

445A.67541       “Operation” defined.

445A.67542       “Operation and maintenance” defined.

445A.67543       “Operator” defined.

445A.67544       “Priority list” defined.

445A.67545       “Process of environmental review” defined.

445A.67546       “Professional engineer” defined.

445A.67547       “Public water system” defined.

445A.67548       “Recipient” defined.

445A.67549       “Replacement” defined.

445A.6755         “Safe Drinking Water Act” defined.

445A.67551       “Service connection” defined.

445A.67552       “Short-term loan” defined.

445A.67553       “Significant noncompliance” defined.

445A.67554       “State clearinghouse” defined.

445A.675545     “State median household income” defined.

445A.67555       “Transient water system” defined.

445A.67556       “User charge” defined.

445A.67557       “Water project” defined.

445A.67558       Process for public participation: Notice of workshop; contents of notice.

445A.67559       Procedure for review of actions taken by Division.

445A.6756         Resolution of conflicting requirements; severability of provisions.

Preliminary Procedures for Financing Water Projects and Other Authorized Activities

445A.67561       Eligibility for short-term or long-term loan for certain types and costs of water projects; limitations; extension of long-term loan.

445A.67562       Eligibility for short-term loan for certain costs of water project; incorporation of loans.

445A.67563       Ineligibility for financial assistance for certain costs associated with water project.

445A.67564       Eligibility for money to refinance water project.

445A.67565       Proposal for allotment of money for certain activities; use of money; application for capitalization grant; work plans.

445A.67566       Solicitation and submission of proposals for water projects and requests to remain on priority list; duties following receipt; preapplications.

445A.67567       Priority list: Development; consideration of water projects for funding; revision.

445A.67568       Priority list: Considerations; contents.

445A.67569       Priority list: Criteria for ranking water projects; prioritizing requests for certain financial assistance.

445A.6757         Priority list: Approval required; public review and comment; development of final or revised list; correction of minor errors.

445A.67571       Priority list: Submission for approval; objections to ranking of water projects.

445A.67573       Bypassing water project on priority list.

445A.67574       Intended use plan: Incorporation of priority list; inclusion in application for capitalization grant agreement.

445A.67575       Intended use plan: Preparation; contents.

445A.67576       Intended use plan: Public review and comment; availability of final plan.

445A.67577       Notification of applicant; filing of letter of intent.

445A.67578       Letter of intent: Contents; mailing; effect when intent to proceed with project.

445A.67579       Preapplication conference.

Environmental Review of Proposed Water Projects

445A.6758         Initiation of process of environmental review; preparation of plan for water project; prerequisite to offer of loan contract; changes in water project or environmental conditions.

445A.67581       Conduct of new process of environmental review after completion of prior environmental review for water project.

445A.67582       Categorical exclusion: Review of request; determination by Division.

445A.67583       Categorical exclusion: Eligibility of water project.

445A.67584       Categorical exclusion: Public notice; period for public comment.

445A.67585       Categorical exclusion: Criteria for and effect of granting, reviewing and responding to public comments.

445A.67586       Categorical exclusion: Reevaluation of decision by Division to grant exclusion.

445A.67587       Environmental assessment: Preparation; contents; public review and comment; submission.

445A.675875     Draft environmental assessment: Process for public participation; notice of workshop; period for public comment.

445A.67588       Draft environmental assessment: Action following consideration by Division.

445A.67589       Finding of no significant impact: Public notice; period for public comment.

445A.6759         Finding of no significant impact: Criteria for issuance; response to public comments.

445A.67591       Finding of no significant impact: Reevaluation of decision by Division to issue finding.

445A.67592       Execution of loan contract following finding of no significant impact.

445A.67593       Partitioning of water project into discrete components: Request; requirements; determination by Division; restriction on loan contract.

445A.67594       Environmental impact statement: When required.

445A.67595       Environmental impact statement: Public notice; meeting of interested parties; preparation of draft.

445A.67596       Environmental impact statement: Public workshops; additional procedures for ensuring public participation.

445A.67597       Environmental impact statement: Distribution of draft by applicant; public notice of availability of draft; period for public comment.

445A.67598       Environmental impact statement: Issuance of final determination of completion of environmental review; response to public comments.

445A.67599       Environmental impact statement: Fee for copies of documents.

445A.6761         Preparation of final environmental impact statement.

445A.67611       Completion of process of environmental review; compliance with mitigation; prerequisites to execution of loan contract; changes in design or environmental conditions.

445A.67612       Reevaluation of decision by Division regarding final environmental impact statement.

Filing, Review and Approval of Applications for Financial Assistance

445A.67613       Filing and contents of application; submission of additional information.

445A.67614       Initial evaluation of application.

445A.67615       Completion of application; waiver of requirements for certain permits; submission of incomplete application.

445A.67616       Additional documentation required with applications regarding certain water projects.

445A.67617       Rejection of application.

445A.67618       Preparation of written report.

445A.67619       Final review of application; submission of written report and recommendation to Board for Financing Water Projects.

445A.6762         Notification of action taken regarding recommendations.

445A.67621       Submission of final set of plans and specifications for water project; examination by Division.

445A.67622       Loan contract: Conditions for offer.

445A.67623       Loan contract: Conditions for execution; requirements.

Requirements for Water Projects

445A.67624       Submission of certain documentation and information to Division before commencing construction of water project; issuance of notice to proceed.

445A.67625       Provision of certain documentation and reports to Division during construction of water project.

445A.67626       Disbursement of money pursuant to loan: Submission of requests and proof of appropriate distribution by recipient; requirements.

445A.67627       Submission of certain documents and information to Division upon completion of water project; availability of unused amount of loan.

445A.67628       Adoption by reference of certain accounting pronouncements; maintenance of separate accounts for water projects.

445A.67629       Maintenance of records and accounts.

445A.6763         Audit of financial records relating to water project.

445A.67631       Use of value engineering; submission of water project for peer review.

445A.67632       System of user charges.

445A.67633       Use of rate structures for repayment of loan.

445A.67634       Construction contracts for public water system that is publicly owned: Compliance with certain requirements; resolution of disputes related to bidding.

445A.67635       Compliance with federal and state law regarding labor and wages.

445A.67636       Participation by disadvantaged businesses: Generally.

445A.67637       Participation by disadvantaged businesses: Awarding of subcontracts.

445A.67638       Notification of Division: Award of prime construction contract; steps in construction; beginning of operation of project.

445A.67639       Oversight inspections.

445A.6764         Submission to Division of manual of operations and maintenance for water project.

445A.67641       Submission to Division of set of as-built drawings of water project.

445A.67642       Final inspection and certification of performance of water project; corrective action.

445A.67643       Claims arising from or related to water project: Notification of Division; resolution.

445A.67644       Approval required to abandon, discontinue use of or dispose of water project.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS AND POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECTS

General Provisions

445A.685           Definitions.

445A.686           “Act” defined.

445A.687           “Alternative” defined.

445A.688           “Best practicable waste treatment technology” defined.

445A.689           “Building” defined.

445A.690           “Categorical exclusion” defined.

445A.691           “Combined sewer” defined.

445A.692           “Completion” defined.

445A.693           “Construction” defined.

445A.694           “Conventional” defined.

445A.695           “Department” defined.

445A.696           “Director” defined.

445A.697           “Disadvantaged business” defined.

445A.698           “Division” defined.

445A.699           “Enforceable requirements of the Act” defined.

445A.700           “Environmental assessment” defined.

445A.701           “Environmental impact statement” defined.

445A.702           “Excessive infiltration or inflow” defined.

445A.703           “Facility plan” defined.

445A.704           “Finding of no significant impact” defined.

445A.705           “Fund” defined.

445A.706           “Infiltration” defined.

445A.707           “Inflow” defined.

445A.708           “Innovative” defined.

445A.709           “Interceptor sewer” defined.

445A.710           “Maintenance” defined.

445A.711           “Mitigation” defined.

445A.712           “Municipality” defined.

445A.713           “Nonpoint source” defined.

445A.714           “Operation” defined.

445A.715           “Operation and maintenance” defined.

445A.716           “Person” defined.

445A.717           “Pollution” defined.

445A.718           “Pollution control project” defined.

445A.719           “Priority list” defined.

445A.720           “Project” defined.

445A.721           “Recipient” defined.

445A.722           “Replacement” defined.

445A.723           “Sanitary sewer” defined.

445A.724           “Storm sewer” defined.

445A.725           “Treatment works” defined.

445A.726           “User charge” defined.

445A.727           “Wastewater” defined.

445A.728           Purpose and use of revolving fund created pursuant to Clean Water Act.

445A.729           Effect of review or approval of documents by or for Division.

445A.730           Resolution of disputes concerning administration of provisions.

Preliminary Planning of Projects

445A.733           Proposed wastewater treatment works: Contents of facility plan.

445A.734           Proposed wastewater treatment works: Cost-effect analysis.

445A.735           Proposed pollution control projects: Contents of facility plan.

445A.736           Proposed pollution control projects: Cost-effect analysis.

445A.737           Requirements for facility plan.

445A.738           Public hearing before adoption of facility plan.

445A.739           Submission of facility plan to Division.

Environmental Review of Proposed Projects

445A.742           Steps in process of environmental review.

445A.743           Duties of Division.

445A.744           Categorical exclusion: Determination by Division; criteria for granting; request for exclusion of additional categories.

445A.745           Categorical exclusion: Public notice.

445A.746           Categorical exclusion: Review.

445A.747           Commitment of financial assistance.

445A.748           Review of completed facility plan; environmental assessment.

445A.749           Determination of whether to issue finding of no significant impact or to initiate preparation of environmental impact statement.

445A.750           Partitioning of environmental review for components of project.

445A.751           Finding of no significant impact: Issuance; notice.

445A.752           Finding of no significant impact: Review.

445A.753           Provision of financial assistance following finding of no significant impact.

445A.754           Environmental impact statement: When required.

445A.755           Environmental impact statement: Procedure for preparing.

445A.756           Environmental impact statement: Public notice; distribution of draft.

445A.757           Environmental impact statement: Review of draft.

445A.758           Environmental impact statement: Fee for copies of documents.

445A.759           Environmental impact statement: Public hearing.

445A.760           Additional procedures for securing public participation.

445A.761           Preparation of final environmental impact statement.

445A.762           Approval of facility plan: Record of decision; provision of financial assistance.

Awarding of Financial Assistance

445A.764           Intended use plan: Creation; amendment.

445A.7643         Intended use plan: Requirements for final plan.

445A.7647         Intended use plan: Submission with annual capitalization grant agreement or amendment thereto.

445A.765           Priority list: Establishment and use.

445A.7655         Priority list: Notification of ranking of projects; duties of applicant; effect of failure to comply.

445A.766           Establishment of reserves.

445A.767           Use of and requirements for priority system.

445A.7675         Division authorized to bypass project on priority list in certain circumstances; notification; objection.

445A.768           Revision of priority system and priority list; public hearings.

445A.769           Requirements for initial approval of financial assistance.

445A.770           Documents required; agreements for financial assistance; subsequent design reviews.

445A.771           Examination of plans and specifications; submission of documents for review.

445A.772           Submission of agreements regarding projects intended to serve two or more municipalities.

445A.773           Provision of financial assistance to help offset costs.

445A.774           Conditions of financial assistance and repayment.

445A.775           Fee for award of financial assistance.

Requirements for Projects

445A.777           Certification of compliance with requirements of federal law.

445A.778           Consistency of project with water quality management plan.

445A.779           Adoption of accounting standards by reference; maintenance of separate project accounts.

445A.780           Maintenance of records and accounts.

445A.781           Audit of financial records relating to project.

445A.782           Use of value engineering.

445A.783           Projects involving collection system work.

445A.784           Assurance of access to privately owned individual system.

445A.785           Amount of infiltration and inflow into sewer system.

445A.786           Approval of system of user charges or ordinance governing sewer use.

445A.787           Requirements for ordinance governing sewer use.

445A.788           Requirements for system of user charges.

445A.789           Adoption of system of user charges.

445A.790           Effect of system of user charges on inconsistent agreements.

445A.791           Periods for adoption and implementation of sewer use ordinance and system of user charges.

445A.792           Approval of award of contract for construction relating to project; resolution of disputes regarding bidding.

445A.793           Period for award of prime construction contract; extension of period.

445A.794           Compliance with federal and state law regarding labor and wages.

445A.795           Participation by disadvantaged businesses: Generally.

445A.796           Participation by disadvantaged businesses: Awarding of subcontracts.

445A.797           Notification of Division regarding steps in construction and beginning of operation of project.

445A.798           Entry by representative of Division onto site of project.

445A.799           Oversight inspections; final construction inspection.

445A.800           Submission of copies of change orders.

445A.801           Submission and approval of operation and maintenance manual for project.

445A.802           Submission of set of as-built drawings of project.

445A.803           Certification of performance of project; corrective action.

445A.804           Notification of claims arising from or related to project.

445A.805           Approval required to abandon, discontinue use of or dispose of project.

 

 

UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL

Definitions

445A.810           Definitions.

445A.811           “Application” defined.

445A.812           “Aquifer” defined.

445A.813           “Area of review” defined.

445A.814           “Casing” defined.

445A.815           “Catastrophic collapse” defined.

445A.816           “Cementing” defined.

445A.8163         “Cesspool” defined.

445A.8167         “Community water system” defined.

445A.817           “Confining zone” defined.

445A.818           “Contaminant” defined.

445A.819           “Degrade” defined.

445A.8195         “Delineate” defined.

445A.820           “Department” defined.

445A.821           “Director” defined.

445A.8213         “Division” defined.

445A.8217         “Drywell” defined.

445A.822           “Fault” defined.

445A.823           “Fluid” defined.

445A.824           “Formation” defined.

445A.825           “Groundwater” defined.

445A.8255         “Groundwater protection area” defined.

445A.826           “Hazardous waste” defined.

445A.8263         “Improved sinkhole” defined.

445A.8267         “Injection” defined.

445A.827           “Injection well” defined.

445A.828           “Mechanical integrity” defined.

445A.8282         “Motor vehicle waste disposal well” defined.

445A.8285         “Nontransient noncommunity water system” defined.

445A.8287         “Other sensitive groundwater area” defined.

445A.829           “Packer” defined.

445A.830           “Permit” defined.

445A.831           “Person” defined.

445A.832           “Plugging” defined.

445A.833           “Radioactive waste” defined.

445A.8332         “Sanitary waste” defined.

445A.8335         “Septic system” defined.

445A.8337         “Source water assessment and protection program” defined.

445A.834           “Stimulation of a well” defined.

445A.835           “Subsidence” defined.

445A.8355         “Subsurface fluid distribution system” defined.

445A.836           “Total dissolved solids” defined.

445A.837           “Underground source of drinking water” defined.

445A.838           “Well” defined.

445A.839           “Zone for injection” defined.

445A.840           “Zone of endangering influence” defined.

General Provisions

445A.842           Applicability of regulations.

445A.843           Applicable standards of other governmental agencies.

445A.8435         Public access to information concerning locations of groundwater protection areas and other sensitive groundwater areas.

445A.844           Classes of injection wells.

445A.845           Class I wells.

445A.846           Class II wells.

445A.847           Class III wells.

445A.848           Class IV wells.

445A.849           Class V wells.

445A.8491         Motor vehicle waste disposal wells: Requirements for well in operation or under construction on or before April 5, 2000.

445A.8493         Motor vehicle waste disposal wells: Deadlines for owner of well to meet requirements; extension of deadlines; conversion of well.

445A.8495         Motor vehicle waste disposal wells: Application for permit to continue operation of well.

445A.8497         Motor vehicle waste disposal wells: Conditions for granting exemption to owner of well determined to be located in other sensitive groundwater area.

445A.8499         Motor vehicle waste disposal wells: Requirements for owner of well when location is changed by updated local source water assessment.

445A.850           Injection of fluid that degrades quality of aquifer prohibited; exemption of aquifer by Director.

445A.851           Criteria for determining exemption of aquifer.

445A.852           Identification of exempted aquifers.

445A.853           Exemption terminated when well abandoned; exception.

445A.854           List of exempted aquifers.

445A.855           Specific aquifers exempted.

445A.856           Prohibited wells and injections; exceptions.

445A.857           Prohibited wells: Report by owner or operator.

445A.858           Prohibited wells: Abandonment and plugging; monitoring.

445A.8585         Establishment of concentration level for contaminant.

445A.859           Certification of documents submitted to Director.

445A.860           Confidentiality of information submitted to Director.

445A.861           Complaint of violation; investigation.

445A.862           Enforcement of regulations.

Permits for Underground Injection

445A.865           Purpose of issuing permits; no vested right acquired by holder.

445A.866           Effect of permit issued by Environmental Protection Agency.

445A.867           Application for permit.

445A.868           Information required in application for Class II well.

445A.869           Modification of information required in application for Class V well.

445A.870           Information required in application for Class III well that necessitates exemption for aquifer.

445A.871           Bond required.

445A.872           Fees.

445A.873           Notification whether application complete; submission of additional information.

445A.874           Preparation of documents by Director when application is complete.

445A.875           Public notice of tentative action on application for permit.

445A.876           Contents of public notice.

445A.877           Public hearing and comments concerning tentative action on application for permit; notice of hearing.

445A.878           Statement by Director responding to comments concerning tentative action on application for permit.

445A.879           Period for issuance or denial of permit.

445A.880           Expiration of permit.

445A.881           Transfer of permit.

445A.882           Renewal of permit.

445A.883           Permit for certain groups of wells.

445A.884           Single permit for facilities otherwise required to obtain additional permits.

445A.885           Modification, revocation, suspension, cancellation or denial of permit; cessation of activity requiring permit.

445A.886           Submission of information requested by Director.

445A.887           Permit for Class V well may contain less stringent requirements.

445A.888           Inclusion in permit of schedule for compliance.

445A.889           Notice to Director of failure to comply with terms of permit.

445A.890           Issuance of temporary permit.

445A.891           General permits: Eligible types of wells.

445A.8915         General permits: Procedures to request coverage for Class V well.

445A.892           General permits: Description of geographic area.

445A.893           General permits: Regulation of category of wells.

445A.894           General permits: Requiring holder to obtain individual permit; petition for exclusion.

445A.895           General permits: Public notice and opportunity for hearing.

445A.896           General permits: Modification, suspension or revocation.

445A.897           Area of review: Definition.

445A.898           Area of review: Increase or decrease by Director.

445A.899           Identification of known wells and analysis of pressure; plan for corrective action.

445A.900           Action by Director on plan for corrective action.

445A.901           Applicant to report improperly completed, plugged or abandoned well; correction of condition.

445A.902           Minor modifications to permit.

Construction, Operation, Monitoring and Abandonment

445A.905           Construction prohibited without permit.

445A.906           Compliance with permit; minimization or correction of adverse impact on environment.

445A.907           Power of Director to suspend or halt construction or operation.

445A.908           Location and construction of well.

445A.909           Submission and contents of notice of completion; approval or denial of permission to initiate injection.

445A.910           Factors for determining logging and testing requirements for Class II wells.

445A.911           Limitations on location and pressure of injection; authorizing fracturing in zone for injection.

445A.912           Analysis of injected fluid.

445A.913           Frequency of monitoring.

445A.914           Placement of wells for monitoring Class III wells.

445A.915           Analysis of wells for monitoring Class III wells.

445A.916           Tests for mechanical integrity: Frequency.

445A.917           Tests for mechanical integrity: Methods for evaluating absence of leaks.

445A.918           Tests for mechanical integrity: Methods for determining absence of movement of fluid.

445A.919           Tests for mechanical integrity: Alternative methods.

445A.920           Loss of or failure to demonstrate mechanical integrity.

445A.921           Filing reports from monitoring and results of periodic tests.

445A.922           Retention of records from monitoring.

445A.923           Plugging and abandonment: Plan; notice; procedure; certification.

445A.924           When well is deemed abandoned.

445A.925           Plugging of well determined to be abandoned.

ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS

General Provisions

445A.950           Definitions.

445A.9502         “Administrative authority” defined.

445A.9504         “Administrator” defined.

445A.9506         “Advanced wastewater treatment unit” defined.

445A.9508         “Aerobic wastewater treatment unit” defined.

445A.951           “Alternative system” defined.

445A.9512         “Biochemical oxygen demand” defined.

445A.9514         “Capping fill trench” defined.

445A.9516         “Certificate of completion” defined.

445A.9518         “Cesspool” defined.

445A.952           “Cluster system” defined.

445A.9522         “Commercial facility” defined.

445A.9524         “Department” defined.

445A.9526         “Design engineer” defined.

445A.9528         “Director” defined.

445A.953           “Division” defined.

445A.9532         “Domestic sewage” defined.

445A.9534         “Drain media” defined.

445A.9536         “Effluent absorption system” defined.

445A.9538         “Failing system” defined.

445A.954           “Filter media” defined.

445A.9542         “General permit” defined.

445A.9544         “Individual permit” defined.

445A.9546         “Industrial waste” defined.

445A.9548         “Long-term acceptance rate” defined.

445A.955           “Nitrogen management area” defined.

445A.9552         “Nitrogen removal wastewater treatment unit” defined.

445A.9554         “Nitrogen restricted area” defined.

445A.9556         “On-site sewage disposal system” defined.

445A.9558         “Percolation test” defined.

445A.956           “Person” defined.

445A.9562         “Pressure distribution system” defined.

445A.9564         “Projected daily sewage flow” defined.

445A.9566         “Sand filter” defined.

445A.9568         “Sand filter system” defined.

445A.957           “Total suspended solids” defined.

445A.9572         “Treatment unit” defined.

445A.9574         “Vector attraction” defined.

445A.9576         “Waters of the State” defined.

445A.959           Purpose.

445A.9592         Adoption of publications by reference.

445A.9594         Administrative authority may develop its own regulations under certain circumstances.

Permits for Construction, Alteration or Expansion of Systems

445A.960           Division assumes no responsibility for successful operation of system; permit is revocable privilege.

445A.9602         General requirements for system.

445A.9604         Exemptions.

445A.9606         Order limiting or prohibiting construction authorized in certain circumstances; designation of nitrogen management areas by Division.

445A.9608         Letter of approval to construct, alter or expand system: Required provisions.

445A.961           Letter of approval to construct, alter or expand system: Engineering report.

445A.9612         Letter of approval to construct, alter or expand system: Plot plan.

445A.9614         Letter of approval to construct, alter or expand system: Design specifications.

445A.9616         Information that demonstrates any new innovative technologies, materials or designs for system or component of system that achieves equal or greater performance than system that meets general requirements.

445A.9618         Inspection of construction during critical phases by design engineer; certificate of completion.

445A.962           Nature and duration of permit; when system deemed to have failed; prohibited activities.

445A.9622         Modification, revocation, suspension or cancellation of permit.

445A.9624         Request for letter of approval to construct or application for permit to operate system: Denial by Division or other administrative authority.

445A.9626         Request for letter of approval to construct or application for permit to operate system: Procedure for review of actions taken by Division or other administrative authority.

445A.9628         Request to alter design or increase capacity of existing system; request for extension of time to complete construction; issuance of new general permit upon completion of construction.

445A.963           Fees.

445A.9632         Annual reports.

445A.9634         Transfer of permit to new owner or operator of system.

Operation and Monitoring of Systems

445A.965           Setbacks.

445A.9652         Cleanouts.

445A.9654         Treatment of domestic sewage; pretreatment of sewage.

445A.9656         Septic tanks: Minimum capacity determined by projected daily sewage flow.

445A.9658         Septic tanks: General requirements.

445A.966           Aerobic wastewater treatment unit.

445A.9662         Nitrogen removal wastewater treatment unit.

445A.9664         Dosing tanks.

445A.9666         Effluent absorption system.

445A.9668         Performance of percolation test.

445A.967           Determination of soil characteristics using alternative method in lieu of percolation test.

445A.9672         Classification of soil types.

445A.9674         Calculation of required size of effluent absorption area.

445A.9676         Absorption trench system.

445A.9678         Alternative absorption system.

445A.968           Absorption bed.

445A.9682         Stepped network of trenches using relief lines.

445A.9684         Capping fill trench.

445A.9686         Elevated mound system.

445A.9688         Intermittent sand filter system.

445A.969           Pressure distribution system.

445A.9692         Holding tank system.

445A.9694         Cluster system.

Miscellaneous Provisions

445A.970           Operations and maintenance manual; records concerning all operations and maintenance activities.

445A.9702         Decommissioning of system.

445A.9704         Systems in operation before August 26, 2008.

445A.9706         Enforcement action for violation of regulations.

 

PERMITS TO CONSTRUCT PIERS, BREAKWATERS OR MOORING BUOYS

q1w2e3NAC 445A.028  Definitions.

      NAC 445A.028  Definitions.  As used in NAC 445A.028 to 445A.052, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 445A.029 to 445A.043, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.040)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.029  “Breakwater” defined.

      NAC 445A.029  “Breakwater” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Breakwater” means a man-made barrier which diminishes the force of waves.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.2, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.041)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.030  “Commercial use” defined.

      NAC 445A.030  “Commercial use” defined. (NRS 445A.170)

     1.  “Commercial use” means use of a structure or facility which is operated primarily for profit.

     2.  The term does not include use of any publicly owned structure.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.3, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.042)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.031  “Department” defined.

      NAC 445A.031  “Department” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Department” means the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.4, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.043)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.032  “Director” defined.

      NAC 445A.032  “Director” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Director” means the Director of the Department.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.5, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.044)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.033  “Dredging” defined.

      NAC 445A.033  “Dredging” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Dredging” means removing or rearranging material which is located beneath the high water elevation and is in or under the water of Lake Tahoe.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.6, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.045)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.034  “Fill” defined.

      NAC 445A.034  “Fill” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Fill” means any material deposited by humans in Lake Tahoe.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.7, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.046)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.035  “Floating dock or platform” defined.

      NAC 445A.035  “Floating dock or platform” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Floating dock or platform” means any structure designed to float on the water while anchored to the shore or bed of Lake Tahoe.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.8, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.047)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.036  “Industrial use” defined.

      NAC 445A.036  “Industrial use” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Industrial use” means any use which entails removing, transporting or stockpiling any materials or goods being processed.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.9, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.048)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.037  “Littoral parcel” defined.

      NAC 445A.037  “Littoral parcel” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Littoral parcel” means a parcel of land adjoining the bed of Lake Tahoe.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.10, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.049)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.038  “Multiple use” defined.

      NAC 445A.038  “Multiple use” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Multiple use” means use of a facility owned or managed by more than one person for the exclusive benefit of the owners and their families and guests.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.11, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.050)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.039  “Navigational structure” defined.

      NAC 445A.039  “Navigational structure” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Navigational structure” means a device which is maintained primarily for aiding navigation and is approved by the appropriate federal or state agency for that use.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.12, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.051)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.040  “Permit” defined.

      NAC 445A.040  “Permit” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Permit” means a permit issued pursuant to the authority contained in NRS 445A.170.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.13, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.052)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.041  “Person” defined.

      NAC 445A.041  “Person” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Person” includes any governmental entity.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.14, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.053)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.042  “Pier” defined.

      NAC 445A.042  “Pier” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Pier” means a fixed or floating structure or platform which:

     1.  Extends into or over the water of Lake Tahoe;

     2.  Is attached to pillars, piles, rocks or metal or is anchored to the bottom of the Lake; and

     3.  Affords convenient passage to and from watercraft or provides moorage of watercraft.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.15, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.054)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.043  “Salvage” defined.

      NAC 445A.043  “Salvage” defined. (NRS 445A.170)  “Salvage” means removal of any goods or property from beneath the water of Lake Tahoe.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 1.16, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.055)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.044  Application for permit; duration of permit.

      NAC 445A.044  Application for permit; duration of permit. (NRS 445A.170)

     1.  Only a person who is the owner of a littoral parcel may apply for a permit to construct a pier, breakwater, mooring buoy or other structure.

     2.  A permit required by NRS 445A.170 for a pier, breakwater or other structure to be erected after July 1, 1979, may be requested by filing with the Department an application on a form provided by the Department.

     3.  An application form which is not filled out properly will not be accepted.

     4.  The Department will notify the applicant of any deficiency when it returns the application for compliance.

     5.  A permit will be issued for not more than 20 years.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. §§ 2.1, 2.2, 2.5 & 3.17, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.056)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.045  Purposes for which permits may be issued; types of permits.

      NAC 445A.045  Purposes for which permits may be issued; types of permits. (NRS 445A.170)  The Department will issue permits, upon the applicant’s compliance with NAC 445A.028 to 445A.052, inclusive, for the erection of any structure on or in Lake Tahoe or its shore, for the removal of gravel, sand or similar material from the bed of Lake Tahoe, for the alteration of the Lake Tahoe shoreline below the high water elevation or for depositing any fill or deleterious material into Lake Tahoe. The permits will be of the following types:

     1.  Commercial use.

     2.  Dredging use.

     3.  Industrial use.

     4.  Multiple use.

     5.  Private use.

     6.  Use by a public agency.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 2.3, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.057)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.046  Procedure upon receipt of application for permit.

      NAC 445A.046  Procedure upon receipt of application for permit. (NRS 445A.170)

     1.  An application will be stamped with the date and time of filing with the Department.

     2.  Within 10 days after receiving an application, the Department will send notice of the application to:

     (a) Owners of adjacent littoral property;

     (b) Homeowners’ associations and general or special improvement districts which may be affected;

     (c) Governmental bodies which the Department determines should be notified; and

     (d) Persons who have informed the Department of their desire to be so notified.

     3.  The Department will consider objections or comments concerning an application only if they are:

     (a) In writing; and

     (b) Received by the Department within 30 days after the notice of application has been given except that, upon request, the Department may grant an extension of not more than 15 days for submission of objections or comments.

     4.  Within 10 days after the period for considering objections or comments has expired, the Department may set a date and time for a public hearing. The date for the public hearing will be within 55 days after expiration of that period.

     5.  Within 10 days after the expiration of the period for considering objections or comments or within 10 days after the public hearing, whichever is later, the Department will make a final decision on the application.

     6.  If an unforeseen combination of circumstances calls for the Department’s immediate action regarding construction or alteration, the Department will consider the matter on an emergency basis. Construction or alteration may be performed upon oral consent from the Department, to be followed by its written consent.

     7.  The decision by the Department is the final administrative action on an application under NAC 445A.028 to 445A.052, inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. §§ 2.4 & 2.6-2.10, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.058)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.047  Factors considered in issuance or denial of permit.

      NAC 445A.047  Factors considered in issuance or denial of permit. (NRS 445A.170)

     1.  In determining whether to issue a permit, the Director will consider, but his or her consideration will not be limited to, the following factors:

     (a) The location and density of existing piers and other structures;

     (b) The effect of granting the permit upon the stability of the shoreline;

     (c) The overall environmental integrity and recreational quality of the area in which the proposed structure or activity is to be located, including factors such as noise, visual esthetics and recreational potential;

     (d) The private benefit to be obtained versus any loss of public benefit; and

     (e) The economic and social effect upon the area.

     2.  In determining whether to deny a permit on the basis that the quality of the water of Lake Tahoe would be impaired by the structure or activity, the Department will consider any anticipated change in the clarity, temperature, color, taste and odor of the water and will compare those characteristics with federal and state water quality standards.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 3.2, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.059)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.048  Construction of dock, pier or similar structure: Location; warning marker; identifying device.

      NAC 445A.048  Construction of dock, pier or similar structure: Location; warning marker; identifying device. (NRS 445A.170)

     1.  Unless otherwise permitted by the Department, a dock, pier or similar structure:

     (a) Must be constructed as closely to a right angle to the shore as possible; and

     (b) Must be constructed so as not to interfere with existing structures.

     2.  A structure or facility for:

     (a) Commercial or industrial use must not be located closer than 25 feet from each adjacent property line extended lakeward at a right angle to the shore unless the Department has received written consent from the owner of the affected adjacent property.

     (b) Any use other than as a buoy or other than a use specified in subsection 2 must not be located closer than 10 feet from each adjacent property line extended lakeward at a right angle to the shore unless the Department has received written consent from the owner of the affected adjacent property.

     3.  A buoy must not be:

     (a) Placed closer than 50 feet from another buoy.

     (b) Placed in the water at a depth greater than that necessary for safe accommodation of boats normally in use on Lake Tahoe.

     (c) Located closer than 20 feet from each adjacent property line extended lakeward at a right angle to the shore unless the Department has received written consent from the owner of the affected adjacent property.

     4.  Except as provided in this subsection, a dock, pier or similar structure may extend only to a length that will allow access to the water depth necessary for boats customarily in use during a normal period of low water. If extenuating circumstances exist, the Department may allow an increase in the length or size of a dock, pier or similar structure.

     5.  If the Department determines that a structure or facility might not be readily seen or might be a navigational hazard, it may grant a permit for the structure or facility upon the condition that a warning marker, approved by the Department, is installed on the structure or facility.

     6.  A person shall not construct or place below the high water elevation of 6,229.1 feet, any swimming buoy, rope, fence or other barrier which hinders access to state land unless the Department determines that a safety hazard exists or a substantial public benefit will accrue from its construction or placement.

     7.  A structure or facility must be designed and installed so that it will not be damaged by anticipated natural forces.

     8.  The Department will issue an identifying device which must be installed on each permitted structure or facility within 30 days after the permit is issued.

     9.  A public agency which is issued a permit pursuant to NAC 445A.028 to 445A.052, inclusive, shall permanently post at the site for which the permit is issued a statement specifying the public use and the conditions of use for that site.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. §§ 3.3-3.11, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.060)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.049  Permit required to repair or alter structure.

      NAC 445A.049  Permit required to repair or alter structure. (NRS 445A.170)  A permit is required for any repair, reconstruction or alteration of an existing pier, breakwater or other structure which:

     1.  Would increase the size or change the location of the structure; or

     2.  Might impair the quality of the water of Lake Tahoe.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 3.16, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.061)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.050  Cancellation of permit.

      NAC 445A.050  Cancellation of permit. (NRS 445A.170)

     1.  The Department may cancel a permit for failure of the holder to comply with NAC 445A.028 to 445A.052, inclusive, or with any condition under which the permit was granted.

     2.  The Department will not cancel a permit until 30 days after the holder has been informed by certified mail of the Department’s intention to cancel the permit and the reason for the intended cancellation or until a hearing is held if a hearing has been requested in writing. If, within the 30-day period, the holder corrects all the violations which were grounds for the intended cancellation, his or her permit will not be cancelled. If the holder corrects those violations after the 30-day period, his or her permit may be reinstated.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. §§ 3.13 & 3.14, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.062)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.051  Renewal of permit.

      NAC 445A.051  Renewal of permit. (NRS 445A.170)  The Department will renew a valid permit at least 15 days before its expiration date if the holder is in compliance with the applicable statutes and regulations.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 3.15, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.063)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.052  Transfer of permit.

      NAC 445A.052  Transfer of permit. (NRS 445A.170)

     1.  A permit is not transferable as to location.

     2.  With the written concurrence of the Department, a permit may be transferred from the holder to:

     (a) The executor or administrator of the estate of a deceased person;

     (b) The trustee of a trust; or

     (c) Any other person.

     [Dep’t of Conserv. & Nat. Resources, Lake Tahoe Reg. § 3.1, eff. 10-30-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.064)

CERTIFICATION OF LABORATORIES TO ANALYZE SUBSTANCES IN WATER

General Provisions

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0552  Definitions.

      NAC 445A.0552  Definitions. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  As used in NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 445A.0554 to 445A.0606, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0554  “Accuracy” defined.

      NAC 445A.0554  “Accuracy” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Accuracy” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0556  “Analyst” defined.

      NAC 445A.0556  “Analyst” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Analyst” means a chemist, microbiologist, physicist or technician who:

     1.  Is qualified to conduct analyses of environmental samples pursuant to the provisions of the manual specified in paragraph (e) of subsection 1 of NAC 445A.0612; and

     2.  Performs those tests or assists in performing those tests with other qualified employees of a certified laboratory.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0558  “Analyte” defined.

      NAC 445A.0558  “Analyte” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Analyte” means any compound, element, radical, isotope, contaminant organism, species or other substance for which an environmental sample is tested by a laboratory.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0562  “Approved method of testing” defined.

      NAC 445A.0562  “Approved method of testing” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Approved method of testing” means a laboratory procedure specified in subsection 4 of NAC 445A.0622 that is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency or the Division to test an environmental sample.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0564  “Certified laboratory” defined.

      NAC 445A.0564  “Certified laboratory” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Certified laboratory” means a laboratory for which a certificate to conduct analyses of water is issued pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0566  “Commission” defined.

      NAC 445A.0566  “Commission” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Commission” means the State Environmental Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0568  “Director” defined.

      NAC 445A.0568  “Director” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Director” means:

     1.  A person who is qualified to administer any technical or scientific operation of a certified laboratory and supervise the procedures for the testing and reporting of the results of tests pursuant to the provisions of the Standards; or

     2.  A chemist, microbiologist or physicist who is qualified to engage in an activity specified in subsection 1 pursuant to the provisions of the manual specified in paragraph (e) of subsection 1 of NAC 445A.0612.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0572  “Division” defined.

      NAC 445A.0572  “Division” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Division” means the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0574  “Environmental sample” defined.

      NAC 445A.0574  “Environmental sample” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Environmental sample” means a sample of any substance obtained from any natural source or any source that may reasonably be expected to pollute or receive pollution from the atmosphere, supplies of drinking water, groundwater, surface water, soil, sediment or ecosystem biota of this State, including, without limitation:

     1.  Ambient air;

     2.  Emissions of air from point sources;

     3.  Drinking water;

     4.  Receiving waters;

     5.  Soil or sediment;

     6.  Effluents from industrial, municipal or residential sources;

     7.  Samples from facilities used to store or handle chemicals;

     8.  Facilities used to dispose of waste;

     9.  Runoff of surface water; and

     10.  Samples obtained from facilities used to handle or apply substances for the control of weeds or insects.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0576  “Federal Act” defined.

      NAC 445A.0576  “Federal Act” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Federal Act” means the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0578  “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference” defined.

      NAC 445A.0578  “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0582  “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program” defined.

      NAC 445A.0582  “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0584  “Performance-based measurement system” defined.

      NAC 445A.0584  “Performance-based measurement system” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Performance-based measurement system” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0588  “Precision” defined.

      NAC 445A.0588  “Precision” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Precision” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0592  “Proficiency test sample” defined.

      NAC 445A.0592  “Proficiency test sample” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Proficiency test sample” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0594  “Proficiency testing program” defined.

      NAC 445A.0594  “Proficiency testing program” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Proficiency testing program” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0596  “Quality control sample” defined.

      NAC 445A.0596  “Quality control sample” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Quality control sample” means an uncontaminated environmental sample that is spiked with a known analyte and provided to a laboratory for analysis to determine the performance of the laboratory in testing for the presence of that analyte by using a specified method of testing for the analyte.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0598  “Quality manual” defined.

      NAC 445A.0598  “Quality manual” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Quality manual” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0602  “Sensitivity” defined.

      NAC 445A.0602  “Sensitivity” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Sensitivity” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0604  “Spike” defined.

      NAC 445A.0604  “Spike” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Spike” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0606  “Standards” defined.

      NAC 445A.0606  “Standards” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  “Standards” means the Standards of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference adopted by reference pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0608.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

Guidelines and Procedures

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0608  Adoption by reference of National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference-Constitution, Bylaws and Standards.

      NAC 445A.0608  Adoption by reference of National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference-Constitution, Bylaws and Standards. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  The Commission hereby adopts by reference the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference-Constitution, Bylaws and Standards, EPA 600/R-98/151, in the form most recently published by the Environmental Protection Agency, unless the Commission gives notice pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.067 that the most recent publication is not suitable for this State. The publication is available, free of charge, from the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, or from the Environmental Protection Agency at the Internet address http://www.epa.gov/ttn/nelac.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0612  Adoption by reference of certain publications related to sample collection procedures, analytical methodologies and requirements for certification.

      NAC 445A.0612  Adoption by reference of certain publications related to sample collection procedures, analytical methodologies and requirements for certification. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  The Commission hereby adopts by reference the following publications in the forms most recently published, unless the Commission gives notice pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.067 that the most recent publication is not suitable for this State. The publications are available, unless otherwise provided in this section, by mail from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161, or by telephone at (800) 553-6847. The publications may also be obtained from the National Technical Information Service at the Internet address http://www.ntis.gov/ordering.htm. The publications are:

     (a) Consensus Method for Determining Groundwaters Under the Direct Influence of Surface Water Using Microscopic Particulate Analysis (MPA), EPA/910/9-92/029, Order Number PB93-180818, for the price of $37.

     (b) DBP/ICR Analytical Methods Manual, EPA/814/B-96/002, Order Number PB96-157516, for the price of $52.

     (c) ICR Microbial Laboratory Manual, EPA/600/R-95/178, Order Number PB96-157557, for the price of $74.

     (d) ICR Sampling Manual, April 1996, EPA/814/B-96/001, Order Number PB96-157508, for the price of $52.

     (e) Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water: Criteria and Procedures, Quality Assurance, 4th edition, EPA/815/B-97/001, Order Number PB97-171490, for the price of $51.

     (f) Method 100.2: Determination of Asbestos Structures over 10 Micrometers in Length in Drinking Water, June 1994, EPA/600/R-94/134, Order Number PB94-201902, for the price of $33.50.

     (g) Method 1613: Tetra-Through Octa-Chlorinated Dioxins and Furans by Isotope Dilution HRGC/HRMS, Revision B, October 1994, EPA/821/B-94/005B, Order Number PB95-104774, for the price of $39.50.

     (h) Method 1664, Revision A: N-Hexane Extractable Material (HEM; Oil and Grease) and Silica Gel Treated N-Hexane Extractable Material (SGT-HEM; Non-Polar Material) by Extraction and Gravimetry, February 1999, EPA/821/R-98/002, Order Number PB99-121949, for the price of $33.50. The publication is also available, free of charge, from the Environmental Protection Agency at the Internet address http://www.epa.gov/ost/methods/1664f051.html.

     (i) Methods for the Determination of Inorganic Substances in Environmental Samples, August 1993, EPA/600/R-93/100, Order Number PB94-120821, for the price of $52.

     (j) Methods for the Determination of Metals in Environmental Samples, EPA/600/4-91/010, Order Number PB91-231498, for the price of $81.

     (k) Methods for the Determination of Metals in Environmental Samples, Supplement I, EPA/600/R-94/111, Order Number PB95-125472, for the price of $74.

     (l) Methods for the Determination of Nonconventional Pesticides in Municipal and Industrial Wastewater, Volume I, Revision 1, August 1993, EPA/821/R-93/010A, Order Number PB94-121654, for the price of $152.50.

     (m) Methods for the Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water, Supplement 1, EPA/600/4-90/020, Order Number PB91-146027, for the price of $68.50.

     (n) Methods for the Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water, Supplement 2, EPA/600/R-92/129, Order Number PB92-207703, for the price of $74.

     (o) Methods for the Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water, Supplement 3, EPA/600/R-95/131, Order Number PB95-261616, for the price of $117.

     (p) Methods for Measuring the Acute Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Waters to Freshwater and Marine Organisms, 4th edition, EPA/600/4-90/027F, Order Number PB94-114733, for the price of $81.

     (q) Short-Term Methods for Estimating the Chronic Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Water to Freshwater Organisms, 3rd edition, EPA/600/4-91/002, Order Number PB96-141452, for the price of $86.50.

     (r) Short-Term Methods for Estimating the Chronic Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Water to Marine and Estuarine Organisms, 2nd edition, EPA/600/4-91/003, Order Number PB96-141445, for the price of $111.50.

     (s) Technical Notes on Drinking Water Methods, EPA/600/R-94/173, Order Number PB95-104766, for the price of $37.

     (t) Test Methods for “Escherichia Coli” in Drinking Water: EC Medium with Mug Tube Procedure, Nutrient Agar with Mug Membrane Filter Procedure, EPA/600/4-91/016, Order Number PB91-234591, for the price of $17.50.

     (u) USEPA Contract Laboratory Program: Statement of Work for Organics Analysis: Multi-Media, Multi-Concentration, OLM01.0 (Includes Revisions OLM01.1 through OLM01.8), EPA/540/R-94/078, Order Number PB95-963508, for the price of $100. The publication is also available, free of charge, from the Environmental Protection Agency at the Internet address http://www.epa.gov/superfund/programs/clp/organic.htm.

     (v) USEPA Contract Laboratory Program: Statement of Work for Inorganics Analysis: Multi-Media, Multi-Concentration, ILM02.1, EPA/540/R-94/095, Order Number PB95-963514, for the price of $81. The publication is also available, free of charge, from the Environmental Protection Agency at the Internet address http://www.epa.gov/superfund/programs/clp/inorg.htm.

     2.  The Commission hereby adopts by reference the following publications in the forms most recently published, unless the Commission gives notice pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.067 that the most recent publication is not suitable for this State. The publications are available by mail from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161, or by telephone at (800) 553-6847. The publications are:

     (a) Interim Radiochemical Methodology for Drinking Water, EPA/600/4-75-008, Order Number PB253258, for the price of $37.

     (b) Method 100.1: Analytical Method for Determination of Asbestos Fibers in Water, September 1983, EPA/600/4-83-043, Order Number PB83-260471, for the price of $78.50.

     (c) Methods for the Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes, EPA/600/4-79-020, Order Number PB84-128677, for the price of $117.

     (d) Methods for the Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water, Revised July 1991, EPA/600/4-88/039, Order Number PB91-231480, for the price of $89.50.

     (e) Prescribed Procedures for Measurement of Radioactivity in Drinking Water, EPA/600/4-80-032, Order Number PB80-224744, for the price of $47.50.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0614  Adoption by reference of Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods, SW-846.

      NAC 445A.0614  Adoption by reference of Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods, SW-846. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  The Commission hereby adopts by reference Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods, SW-846, 3rd edition, and Updates I, II, IIA, IIB and III, Publication Number 955-001-00000-1, in the form most recently published, unless the Commission gives notice pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.067 that the most recent publication is not suitable for this State. The publication is available by mail from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 979050, St. Louis, Missouri 63197-9000, or by toll-free telephone at (866) 512-1800, for the price of $367. The publication is also available, free of charge, from the Environmental Protection Agency at the Internet address http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/test/main.htm.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0615  Adoption by reference of Method 1600: Membrane Filter Test Method for Enterococci in Water.

      NAC 445A.0615  Adoption by reference of Method 1600: Membrane Filter Test Method for Enterococci in Water. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  The Commission hereby adopts by reference Method 1600: Membrane Filter Test Method for Enterococci in Water, May 1997, EPA-821-R-97-004, in the form most recently published, unless the Commission gives notice pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.067 that the most recent publication is not suitable for this State. The publication is available, free of charge, by mail from the Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Publications and Information, P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242-0419, or by telephone at (800) 490-9198.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R061-04, eff. 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0616  Adoption of certain ASTM standards and other publications related to calibration and testing laboratories, and examination of water and wastewater.

      NAC 445A.0616  Adoption of certain ASTM standards and other publications related to calibration and testing laboratories, and examination of water and wastewater. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  The following publications are hereby adopted by the Commission in the forms most recently published, unless the Environmental Protection Agency fails to publish notice of its approval of the publication in the Federal Register or the Commission gives notice pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.067 that the most recent publication is not suitable for this State:

     1.  Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 5, “Petroleum Products, Lubricants, and Fossil Fuels,” which is available by mail from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959, by telephone at (610) 832-9585 or at the Internet address http://www.astm.org, for the price of $999.

     2.  Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 11, “Water and Environmental Technology,” which is available by mail from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959, by telephone at (610) 832-9585 or at the Internet address http://www.astm.org, for the price of $906.

     3.  ISO/IEC Guide 25, General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories, 1990, which is available by mail from Global Engineering Documents, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, Colorado 80112-5776, by telephone at (800) 854-7179 or at the Internet address http://www.global.ihs.com, for the price of $35.

     4.  Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, Order Number 10079, available by mail from the American Water Works Association, Customer Service, 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80235, by telephone at (800) 926-7337 or at the Internet address http://www.awwa.org/bookstore/ProductList.cfm, for the price of $155 for members and $200 for nonmembers.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0618  Interpretation of provisions; resolution of conflicting requirements.

      NAC 445A.0618  Interpretation of provisions; resolution of conflicting requirements. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  The provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, must not be interpreted to circumvent any of those provisions to make them less effective. If more than one interpretation exists for any of those provisions, the more restrictive interpretation applies.

     2.  If any publication adopted by reference pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0612 to 445A.0616, inclusive, conflicts with any provision of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, or with the Standards, the provision set forth in NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, or the Standards applies.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0622  Scope of certification.

      NAC 445A.0622  Scope of certification. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  A laboratory may obtain certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, to perform analyses for the purposes of NRS 445A.300 to 445A.730, inclusive, to detect the presence of hazardous waste or a regulated substance in soil or water.

     2.  The scientific disciplines for which a laboratory may obtain certification are:

     (a) Chemistry;

     (b) Whole Effluent Toxicity;

     (c) Microbiology; and

     (d) Radiochemistry.

     3.  A laboratory may obtain certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, for any program relating to the analysis of water approved by the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the Federal Act.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, the approved methods of testing for which a laboratory may obtain certification are set forth in:

     (a) Title 40 C.F.R. § 136.3 and Appendices A, C and D to 40 C.F.R. Part 136;

     (b) Appendices A and B to 40 C.F.R. Part 425;

     (c) Title 40 C.F.R. § 434.64;

     (d) Appendices 1 and 2 to 40 C.F.R. Part 435, Subpart A;

     (e) Table 7 to 40 C.F.R. Part 455;

     (f) Title 40 C.F.R. § 465.03(c);

     (g) Title 40 C.F.R. § 503.8; and

     (h) The publications specified in paragraphs (h) to (r), inclusive, of subsection 1 of NAC 445A.0612, NAC 445A.0615 and subsections 1, 2 and 4 of NAC 445A.0616.

     5.  A laboratory may obtain certification to use a performance-based measurement system or any other alternative method of testing if the laboratory:

     (a) Complies with the provisions of subsection 5 of NAC 445A.0626;

     (b) Obtains approval for that method of testing from the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the provisions of 40 C.F.R. § 403.7(b)(2)(v), 403.12(b)(5)(vi) or 403.12(g)(4);

     (c) Complies with the requirements for application set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 136.4; and

     (d) Provides proof and evaluates the performance-based measurement system or other alternative method of testing in accordance with the provisions of:

          (1) Appendix E of chapter 5 of the Standards;

          (2) “Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants: Flexibility in Existing Test Procedures and Streamlined Approach for Approving New Test Methods,” set forth in Volume 62 of the Federal Register at pages 14975 et seq., March 28, 1997; and

          (3) “Performance Based Measurement System,” set forth in Volume 62 of the Federal Register at pages 52098 et seq., October 6, 1997.

     6.  To be certified to conduct an analysis of an analyte using an approved method of testing specified in subsection 4, the analyte must be listed by the Division in the approved method of testing pursuant to that subsection.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0624  Categories of analytes for which laboratory may be certified.

      NAC 445A.0624  Categories of analytes for which laboratory may be certified. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  For the purposes of charging and collecting fees and conducting performance evaluations pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, the Division shall classify each analyte for which a laboratory may be certified into the following categories:

     1.  Asbestos.

     2.  Cyanide.

     3.  Demands.

     4.  Dioxin.

     5.  Herbicides.

     6.  Microbiology.

     7.  Minerals.

     8.  Nutrients.

     9.  Oil and grease.

     10.  Perchlorate.

     11.  Pesticides.

     12.  Phenolics.

     13.  Polyaromatic hydrocarbons.

     14.  Polychlorinated biphenyls in oil.

     15.  Polychlorinated biphenyls in wastewater.

     16.  Radiochemistry.

     17.  Residual chlorine.

     18.  Residue.

     19.  Semivolatile organic chemistry.

     20.  Synthetic Organic Compounds Group 1 (includes semivolatile organic chemistry, pesticides, herbicides and polyaromatic hydrocarbons).

     21.  Toxicity bioassay.

     22.  Trace metals.

     23.  Volatile organic chemistry.

     24.  Any other individual contaminant.

     25.  Any other individual multicontaminant method.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0626  Requirements for certification.

      NAC 445A.0626  Requirements for certification. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  To be certified to conduct laboratory testing, a laboratory must comply with the requirements set forth in sections 1.8.3, 4.1.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.4 and 5.5 of the Standards.

     2.  To be certified in:

     (a) Chemistry, a laboratory must comply with the requirements set forth in section 1.8.5 and Appendix D.1 of chapter 5 of the Standards;

     (b) Whole effluent toxicity, a laboratory must comply with the requirements set forth in section 1.8.6 of the Standards and Appendix D.2 of chapter 5 of the Standards;

     (c) Microbiology, a laboratory must comply with the requirements set forth in section 1.8.7 and Appendix D.3 of chapter 5 of the Standards; or

     (d) Radiochemistry, a laboratory must comply with the requirements set forth in section 1.8.8 and Appendix D.4 of chapter 5 of the Standards.

     3.  To be certified pursuant to the program specified in subsection 3 of NAC 445A.0622, a laboratory must comply with:

     (a) The provisions concerning method detection limits, sample containers, holding times and preservation set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 136.3(e) and Appendix B to that part;

     (b) The provisions of 40 C.F.R. §§ 403.7(b)(2), 403.12(b)(5) and 403.12(g)(4), if applicable;

     (c) The provisions concerning the methods set forth in 40 C.F.R. § 455.50, if the laboratory conducts tests for active ingredients in pesticides; and

     (d) The provisions concerning the collection of representative samples and the methods set forth in 40 C.F.R. §§ 501.15(b)(10)(iv) and 503.8, if the laboratory conducts tests of sewage sludge.

     4.  To be certified for an approved method of testing, a laboratory must comply with the requirements for using that approved method of testing specified in subsection 4 of NAC 445A.0622 and the Standards. If a conflict occurs between a provision specified in that subsection and the Standards concerning an approved method of testing, the Standards apply. If a manufacturer provides instructions for maintaining any equipment used for testing or for ensuring the performance of any test or demonstrating the performance of any system of measurement, the laboratory shall comply with those instructions. If a conflict occurs between a provision of those instructions and a provision specified in subsection 4 of NAC 445A.0622 or the Standards, the provisions specified in that section or the Standards apply.

     5.  If a laboratory intends to use a performance-based measurement system or any other alternative method of testing, the laboratory shall, before the Division conducts an inspection of the laboratory pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0638, submit to the Division a written statement setting forth the performance-based measurement system or other alternative method of testing it intends to use. The Division may approve the performance-based measurement system or alternative method of testing if, as determined by the Division:

     (a) The system or method is equivalent to or exceeds the approved method of testing for accuracy, precision, completeness and comparability relating to determining compliance with the regulatory concentration levels or system conditions;

     (b) An approved method of testing is not available for use by the laboratory to determine the presence of an analyte for which the laboratory requests certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive; or

     (c) The laboratory obtains approval for the system or method from the Environmental Protection Agency.

     6.  To be certified to test for a specific analyte using an approved method of testing, a laboratory must comply with the requirements established by the Division for the approved method of testing and the standards for initial and continuing calibrations of test equipment and demonstrations by analysts of precision, accuracy, sensitivity and low system background for each analyte. If a conflict occurs between the requirements established by the Division and the Standards, the Standards apply.

     7.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Holding times” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (b) “Limit of detection” means the smallest amount or concentration of an analyte that can be reliably detected in a given sample by a specific measurement process.

     (c) “Low system background” means an analysis of a method blank that does not yield contamination at a concentration that is greater than the method detection limit or the limit of detection, whichever is applicable to the particular analyte.

     (d) “Method blank” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (e) “Method detection limit” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0628  Certification by Division or pursuant to National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.

      NAC 445A.0628  Certification by Division or pursuant to National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  A laboratory may apply for certification by the Division or certification pursuant to the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.

     2.  To obtain certification by the Division, a laboratory must comply with the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive.

     3.  A laboratory that is certified by the Division may provide analytical data for an environmental sample originating in this State for each analyte for which the laboratory is certified.

     4.  To obtain certification pursuant to the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, a laboratory must:

     (a) Comply with the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive;

     (b) Before obtaining certification pursuant to the Program and every 2 years after obtaining that certification, submit to an assessment of the laboratory conducted at the laboratory under the direction of a person who is approved pursuant to the Program; and

     (c) Specify in its application for certification at least one approved method of testing an analyte pursuant to the provisions of subsections 4 and 6 of NAC 445A.0622.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0632  Application for certification.

      NAC 445A.0632  Application for certification. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  To apply for certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, the director of the laboratory for which certification is requested must submit an application to the Division on a form approved by the Division. The application must be accompanied by the fees prescribed in NAC 445A.066 and include the information specified in sections 4.1.7 and 4.1.9 of the Standards.

     2.  The provisions of this section do not require an application and certificate for each building or other portion of a certified laboratory that:

     (a) Is operated by the same management, quality manual and quality assurance officer as the certified laboratory;

     (b) Uses only methods for which the laboratory is certified;

     (c) Does not issue reports directly but forwards data to the certified laboratory for reporting purposes; and

     (d) The Division determines is used to analyze the same environmental samples as the certified laboratory.

Ê As used in this subsection, “quality assurance officer” means the quality assurance officer specified in section 5.4.2 of the Standards.

     3.  The Division shall not consider an application for certification submitted pursuant to this section to be complete unless:

     (a) The laboratory specifies in the application the approved methods of testing in accordance with the provisions of NAC 445A.0622;

     (b) The laboratory satisfactorily analyzes proficiency test samples in accordance with the provisions of NAC 445A.0634;

     (c) The laboratory adopts a quality manual and submits the manual to the Division pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0636;

     (d) Except for a laboratory that complies with the provisions of NAC 445A.0665, the Division conducts an inspection of the laboratory for the approved methods of testing analytes for which the laboratory requests certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0638;

     (e) If the report of an inspection of the laboratory conducted by the Division includes any deficiency that must be corrected, the laboratory submits to the Division a written plan to correct the deficiency in accordance with the provisions of subsection 7 of NAC 445A.0638;

     (f) The director of the laboratory is qualified for that position pursuant to the provisions of subsection 4.1 of chapter 4 of the Standards; and

     (g) The applicable fees prescribed in NAC 445A.066 have been paid.

     4.  An application for certification shall be deemed withdrawn by the applicant if it is not completed pursuant to the provisions of this section within 1 year after the Division receives the application. The Division may extend the period in which an application must be completed pursuant to this subsection if the applicant submits to the Division a written request for an extension setting forth the reasons for the request.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0634  Participation in proficiency testing program.

      NAC 445A.0634  Participation in proficiency testing program. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  Each laboratory for which an application for certification is submitted and each certified laboratory must participate in a proficiency testing program. The laboratory must:

     (a) Obtain single-blind proficiency test samples from a provider approved by a Proficiency Testing Oversight Body/Proficiency Testing Provider Accreditor;

     (b) Analyze the proficiency test samples, if available, for each category of certification and analyte that is included in the program; and

     (c) Report the results of the analysis to the provider specified in paragraph (a).

Ê If the laboratory is a certified laboratory and if a test will be conducted for each category of certification and analyte for which the laboratory is certified, the certified laboratory must analyze a proficiency test sample pursuant to the program not less than once every 6 months.

     2.  Each laboratory specified in subsection 1 shall pay the costs of subscribing to a program specified in that subsection.

     3.  Each laboratory specified in subsection 1 must satisfactorily analyze each analyte that is included in the program specified in subsection 3 of NAC 445A.0622 on two of the most recent three rounds of testing. Each laboratory shall, before obtaining a proficiency test sample pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1, authorize the provider of the proficiency test sample to submit to the Division the results of any test taken pursuant to the provisions of this section. If the laboratory fails to provide that authorization, the Division may refuse to consider the results of any test taken pursuant to those provisions.

     4.  The Division shall consider the results of any test taken pursuant to this section to be satisfactory if the results are within the limits of acceptance established by the provider of the proficiency test samples in accordance with the provisions of Appendix C of chapter 2 of the Standards.

     5.  If the Division determines that the results of a test are satisfactory, the laboratory may be certified to use any approved method of testing for each analyte that is satisfactorily analyzed by the laboratory if, as determined by the Division, data sufficient to validate the use of that method of testing on an annual basis are available. If such data are not available, the Division shall deny or revoke certification for that method of testing. As used in this subsection, “data sufficient to validate” means performance of an initial demonstration of capability as defined in section 7.2.8 of the manual specified in paragraph (e) of subsection 1 of NAC 445A.0612.

     6.  If a certified laboratory fails:

     (a) Two rounds of testing pursuant to subsection 3, the Division shall suspend the certification of that laboratory for each analyte the laboratory failed to analyze during those rounds; or

     (b) Three rounds of testing pursuant to that subsection, the Division shall revoke the certification of that laboratory for each analyte the laboratory failed to analyze during those rounds.

     7.  If the Division suspends the certification of a certified laboratory pursuant to subsection 6 because the laboratory failed two nonconsecutive rounds of testing, the Division shall reinstate the certification of that laboratory for the method of testing an analyte for which the certification was suspended if the certified laboratory satisfactorily analyzes the analyte in a proficiency test sample that is approved by the Division.

     8.  If the Division suspends the certification of a certified laboratory pursuant to subsection 6 because the laboratory failed to analyze an analyte on two consecutive rounds of testing, the laboratory must satisfactorily analyze the analyte during each of two consecutive rounds of testing conducted after the Division suspends the certification.

     9.  If the Division revokes the certification of a certified laboratory pursuant to subsection 6, the laboratory must:

     (a) Analyze satisfactorily the analyte for which the certification was revoked during each of two consecutive rounds of testing conducted after the Division revoked the certification; and

     (b) Reapply for certification and pay the applicable fees pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive.

Ê If a certified laboratory complies with the provisions of this subsection and is otherwise qualified for certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, the Division shall reinstate the certification of the laboratory for each method of testing and analyte for which the laboratory was certified.

     10.  Each certified laboratory must comply with the requirements concerning enrollment, testing, conduct and participation in the program specified in subsection 1 pursuant to the provisions of sections 2.4, 2.5 and 2.7 of the Standards.

     11.  As used in this section, “Proficiency Testing Oversight Body/Proficiency Testing Provider Accreditor” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0636  Adoption of quality manual by laboratory; contents.

      NAC 445A.0636  Adoption of quality manual by laboratory; contents. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  Each laboratory that applies for certification pursuant to NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, shall adopt a quality manual and comply with the provisions of that manual. The director of the laboratory shall submit the manual to the Division before the Division conducts an inspection of the laboratory.

     2.  Each quality manual specified in subsection 1 must be adopted in accordance with the provisions of section 5.5 of the Standards and include, without limitation:

     (a) A statement setting forth the requirements of the laboratory for sensitivity, precision and accuracy for each method of testing or analyte for which the laboratory requests certification;

     (b) The policy of the laboratory concerning any unauthorized use of data or fraudulent activity that occurs at the laboratory; and

     (c) The policy of the laboratory concerning the collection of samples for the purpose of determining compliance with the Federal Act. The policy must provide that:

          (1) A person taking a sample shall sign and date an attestation indicating the validity and authenticity of the sample; and

          (2) Tampering with or intentionally mislabeling the location, date, time or collection of a sample may be considered grounds for the denial of an application for certification or the revocation, suspension or limitation of certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0642.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0638  Inspection of laboratory by Division.

      NAC 445A.0638  Inspection of laboratory by Division. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  Unless a laboratory satisfies the provisions of paragraph (c) of subsection 2 of NAC 445A.0665, the Division shall conduct an inspection of the premises and operation of each certified laboratory or laboratory for which an application for certification is submitted pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0632. An inspection conducted pursuant to this section must be conducted in accordance with the provisions of sections 3.4 to 3.7, inclusive, of the Standards. If a certified laboratory conducts analyses of water, the laboratory must be inspected in accordance with the manual adopted by reference pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (e) of subsection 1 of NAC 445A.0612. A certified laboratory shall analyze a quality control sample for each method of testing an analyte for which it is certified:

     (a) At least once every 3 months; and

     (b) Each time a new calibration curve is generated.

     2.  The Division shall conduct an inspection specified in subsection 1:

     (a) Not less than once every 2 years, if the laboratory is a certified laboratory; or

     (b) If the laboratory submits an application for certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0632, not more than 30 days after the Division determines that the laboratory has complied with the provisions of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection 3 of that section.

     3.  The Division may conduct an inspection of a laboratory more than once every 2 years pursuant to this section if:

     (a) The Division receives a complaint concerning the quality of the laboratory from a member of the general public or any public agency;

     (b) The Division has reasonable cause to believe the laboratory is engaging in fraudulent activity;

     (c) The Division identifies deficiencies in the operation of the laboratory after conducting an inspection of the laboratory pursuant to this section;

     (d) The laboratory notifies the Division pursuant to NAC 445A.0652 of any changes specified in that section; or

     (e) Any circumstance specified in section 3.3 of the Standards occurs.

     4.  An inspection conducted pursuant to the provisions of this section may include, without limitation:

     (a) Requiring the laboratory to conduct an analysis of a proficiency test sample; and

     (b) Photocopying, photographing or videotaping:

          (1) Any part of the laboratory that is used for analyzing samples of water pursuant to the Federal Act;

          (2) Any equipment, activity, environmental sample, records or results of any test relating to the analysis of water pursuant to the Federal Act;

          (3) Any data concerning the control of the quality of any analysis conducted by the laboratory pursuant to the Federal Act; or

          (4) Any other information required by the Division to ensure compliance with the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive.

     5.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Division shall announce each inspection conducted pursuant to the provisions of this section. The Division may conduct an unannounced inspection of a laboratory if the Division determines that such an inspection is required to ensure compliance by the laboratory with the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive. In determining whether to conduct an unannounced inspection, the Division shall consider:

     (a) The laboratory’s record of compliance with the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive;

     (b) The results of any proficiency test taken by the laboratory;

     (c) The performance of any analyst or other employee of the laboratory in conducting an analysis of an environmental sample pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive;

     (d) Any complaints concerning the laboratory that the Division has received from members of the general public or any public agency; and

     (e) The performance of the laboratory in conducting analyses pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive.

     6.  If the Division conducts an inspection of a laboratory pursuant to the provisions of this section, the laboratory shall:

     (a) Ensure that any record or other information which relates to compliance by the laboratory with the Federal Act or NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, and which is required by the Division to conduct the inspection is available for review, including, without limitation:

          (1) The quality manual adopted pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0636;

          (2) Any information concerning the methods of testing used by the laboratory;

          (3) Any data concerning the control of the quality of an analysis conducted by the laboratory; and

          (4) Any information concerning any proficiency test taken by the laboratory; and

     (b) Allow the Division to:

          (1) Examine any records of the laboratory concerning the operation or certification of the laboratory that relate to compliance by the laboratory with the Federal Act or NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive;

          (2) Observe the operation, facilities and equipment of the laboratory that relate to compliance with the Federal Act or NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive;

          (3) Interview any employee of the laboratory who performs duties relating to compliance by the laboratory with the Federal Act or NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive; and

          (4) Engage in any activity which is necessary and appropriate for determining compliance by the laboratory with the Federal Act or NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, and which is required by the Division.

     7.  If the Division conducts an inspection of a laboratory, it shall, within 30 days after it conducts the inspection, provide to the laboratory a copy of the report of the inspection. The report must include any deficiency the Division discovers during its inspection of the laboratory. The laboratory shall prepare a plan to correct the deficiency specified in the report. The plan must:

     (a) Be submitted to the Division not more than 30 days after the laboratory receives the report from the Division;

     (b) Be submitted on a form approved by the Division; and

     (c) Include, without limitation:

          (1) The signature of the person who prepared the plan; and

          (2) The proposed date by which the laboratory will correct the deficiency.

     8.  If, after reviewing the plan submitted pursuant to subsection 7, the Division determines that the plan is insufficient to correct the deficiency, the Division shall notify the laboratory of that fact in writing. Upon receipt of the written notice, the laboratory shall, not more than 30 days after receiving the notice, submit a revised plan to the Division. If, after reviewing the revised plan, the Division determines that the revised plan is insufficient to correct the deficiency, or if the Division conducts an inspection of the laboratory and determines that the deficiency has not been corrected, the Division shall deny the laboratory’s application for certification or revoke its certification.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0642  Grounds for denial of application for certification, or revocation, suspension or limitation of certification.

      NAC 445A.0642  Grounds for denial of application for certification, or revocation, suspension or limitation of certification. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  The Division may deny an application for certification of a laboratory or revoke, suspend or limit the certification of a certified laboratory if the laboratory:

     (a) Makes a false statement in:

          (1) An application for certification;

          (2) A report concerning the analysis of an environmental sample; or

          (3) Any other document relating to certification in violation of the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive;

     (b) Falsifies any results of laboratory testing or misrepresents any information obtained from laboratory testing in violation of the provisions of NAC 445A.0626 or 445A.0654;

     (c) Fails to maintain the facilities or equipment of the laboratory in accordance with the quality manual or quality system of the laboratory;

     (d) Fails to participate satisfactorily in a proficiency testing program, if the program is available, in violation of the provisions of NAC 445A.0634;

     (e) Falsely claims certification for a method of testing or an analyte for which the laboratory is not certified in violation of the provisions of NAC 445A.0654;

     (f) Fails to prepare a plan of correction or to correct any deficiency specified by the Division within the period specified in the plan in violation of the provisions of NAC 445A.0638;

     (g) Fails to pay any fees or expenses of the Division in violation of the provisions of NAC 445A.066;

     (h) Fails to notify the Division of any changes specified in NAC 445A.0652;

     (i) Authorizes a person who is not qualified to perform an analysis in violation of the provisions of NAC 445A.0626;

     (j) Communicates with or receives a communication concerning the results of a proficiency test sample from a laboratory on or before the date established for submitting the results of that sample to the provider of the sample pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0634;

     (k) Knowingly receives a proficiency test sample from a laboratory or provides a proficiency test sample to a laboratory on or before the date specified in paragraph (j);

     (l) Prohibits an employee of the Division from conducting an inspection of the laboratory in violation of the provisions of NAC 445A.0638;

     (m) Fails to provide to the Division any information required by the Division to determine whether a laboratory is operated in compliance with the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive;

     (n) Misrepresents any material fact to obtain or maintain certification pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive;

     (o) Engages in any activity that is a ground for the denial of an application for certification or for the suspension or revocation of the certification of a laboratory set forth in section 4.1.4(d) or 4.4 of the Standards; or

     (p) Knowingly employs, directly or indirectly, a person who has violated a provision of NRS 445A.300 to 445A.730, inclusive, or NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive.

     2.  In determining whether to deny an application for certification or to revoke, suspend or limit the certification of a laboratory pursuant to this section, the Division shall consider:

     (a) The gravity of the violation;

     (b) The harm to the health and safety of the members of the general public;

     (c) The intent of the person who committed the violation;

     (d) The extent of the violation; and

     (e) Any proposed correction of the violation.

     3.  As used in this section, “quality system” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0644  Reapplication after denial of application or revocation of certification.

      NAC 445A.0644  Reapplication after denial of application or revocation of certification. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  If the Division denies an application for certification submitted by a laboratory or revokes the certification of a certified laboratory, the laboratory may, after the period specified in section 4.4 of the Standards expires, reapply for certification in the manner prescribed in NAC 445A.0632.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0646  Renewal of certification.

      NAC 445A.0646  Renewal of certification. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  The Division may renew the certificate of a certified laboratory if:

     (a) The laboratory pays the applicable fee to renew the certificate;

     (b) The laboratory submits a statement on a form approved by the Division indicating that it is in compliance with the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, concerning each category of testing, method of testing and analyte for which it is certified;

     (c) The laboratory submits a report to the Division indicating that it has received satisfactory proficiency test results for each category of testing and analyte for which it is certified; and

     (d) The Division determines that the laboratory is in compliance with the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive.

     2.  A certificate issued to a laboratory pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, expires on July 31 of each year. If the certificate of a certified laboratory expires, the laboratory may apply for certification in the manner prescribed in NAC 445A.0632.

     3.  The Division shall make available to each certified laboratory a notice for the renewal of the certificate and a form to provide a statement of compliance specified in paragraph (b) of subsection 1.

     4.  Each certified laboratory shall maintain any record specified in section 4.3.3 of the Standards in accordance with the provisions of that section.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0648  Display of certificate; conditions for surrender of certificate; issuance of document.

      NAC 445A.0648  Display of certificate; conditions for surrender of certificate; issuance of document. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  The director of the laboratory shall display the certificate issued by the Division in a conspicuous place in the laboratory to which the members of the general public have access.

     2.  The certificate is the property of the Division and must be surrendered to the Division if:

     (a) The Division revokes the certificate;

     (b) The laboratory for which the certificate is issued ceases to conduct analyses of water for which a certificate is required; or

     (c) The Division ceases to be an accrediting authority approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. As used in this paragraph, “accrediting authority” has the meaning ascribed to it in Appendix A of chapter 1 of the Standards.

     3.  In addition to issuing a certificate to each certified laboratory, the Division shall provide to each certified laboratory a document which indicates each category of testing an analyte for which the laboratory is certified. If, after the Division provides the document to the laboratory, the Division certifies the laboratory for an additional analyte or the Division revokes, suspends or limits the certification of the laboratory for a category of testing or analyte, the Division shall revise the document to include the additional analyte for which the laboratory is certified or the category of testing or analyte that is revoked, suspended or limited by the Division.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0652  Notification of Division of certain changes concerning certified laboratory.

      NAC 445A.0652  Notification of Division of certain changes concerning certified laboratory. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  If, as determined by the Division, a change concerning a certified laboratory occurs that substantially affects the ability of the laboratory to perform any analysis for which the laboratory is certified, the director of the laboratory shall, not more than 30 days after the change occurs, notify the Division of the change in writing. For the purposes of this section, a change includes, without limitation, a change in the name, ownership, location or personnel of a laboratory or any other change specified in sections 4.1.8 and 4.3.2 of the Standards.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0654  Contractual agreements, records and reports.

      NAC 445A.0654  Contractual agreements, records and reports. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  A certified laboratory shall ensure that each analysis it performs complies with the provisions of Appendix D of chapter 5 of the Standards.

     2.  A certified laboratory shall maintain any document or other information required by the provisions of section 4.3.3 of the Standards in accordance with the provisions of that section.

     3.  If a certified laboratory prepares a report of any test conducted pursuant to the provisions of this section, the report must be prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 5.13 of the Standards.

     4.  If a certified laboratory is not certified to conduct a test in a category of testing or to use a method of testing or test for an analyte pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, the director of the laboratory may contract with a certified laboratory to perform that test if:

     (a) Before entering into the contract, the director notifies in writing the person for whom the test will be conducted of his or her intent to enter into the contract; and

     (b) The laboratory complies with the requirements specified in section 5.14 of the Standards.

     5.  If a certified laboratory contracts with another certified laboratory pursuant to the provisions of this section, the director of the certified laboratory shall ensure that the certified laboratory that will conduct the test is certified pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive. If the certified laboratory that offered the contract maintains any record of the contract or of any test conducted pursuant to the contract, it shall include in that record:

     (a) Any report submitted by the certified laboratory that conducted the test concerning the results of the test; and

     (b) The certification number of the certified laboratory that conducted the test.

     6.  If the certified laboratory that offered the contract prepares a report concerning the results of any test conducted pursuant to the contract, it shall specify in the report that the results of that test were obtained by contract pursuant to the provisions of this section.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R070-99, eff. 5-26-2000; A by R061-04, 10-7-2004)

Miscellaneous Provisions

q1w2e3NAC 445A.066  Fees for certification.

      NAC 445A.066  Fees for certification. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a laboratory must submit an annual fee of $500 with each application for certification.

     2.  A laboratory which only performs analysis for microbiology is not required to pay the fee provided pursuant to subsection 1.

     3.  In addition to the fee required pursuant to the provisions of subsections 1 and 4, a laboratory must submit an annual certification fee for each category of contaminant for which certification is requested. The categories of contaminants and annual fees are:

 

CATEGORY OF CONTAMINANT

ANNUAL FEE

 

 

Asbestos.................................................................................................................

            $400

Cyanide..................................................................................................................

              250

Demands.................................................................................................................

              350

Dioxin.....................................................................................................................

              545

Herbicides...............................................................................................................

            $545

Microbiology...........................................................................................................

              400

Minerals..................................................................................................................

              400

Nutrients.................................................................................................................

              250

Oil and grease.........................................................................................................

              250

Perchlorate..............................................................................................................

              250

Pesticides................................................................................................................

              545

Phenolics.................................................................................................................

              250

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons.....................................................................................

              545

Polychlorinated biphenyls in oil.................................................................................

              545

Polychlorinated biphenyls in wastewater...................................................................

              545

Radiochemistry........................................................................................................

              545

Residual chlorine.....................................................................................................

              125

Residue...................................................................................................................

              350

Semivolatile organic chemistry..................................................................................

              545

Synthetic Organic Compounds Group 1 (includes semivolatile organic chemistry, pesticides, herbicides and polyaromatic hydrocarbons)........................................

           1,500

Toxicity bioassay.....................................................................................................

              400

Trace metals............................................................................................................

              545

Volatile organic chemistry........................................................................................

              545

Any other individual contaminant..............................................................................

              200

Any other individual multicontaminant method...........................................................

              400

 

     4.  In addition to the fees required pursuant to the provisions of subsections 1 and 3, if a laboratory applies for certification for a contaminant in more than two of the approved methods of testing for that contaminant, the laboratory must submit a fee of $200 for each additional approved method of testing.

     5.  If a laboratory applies for certification for additional contaminants after the laboratory has been issued a certification for an annual period of certification, the fee for certification for each additional contaminant is the fee provided for that contaminant pursuant to the provisions of subsection 3. The fee must be prorated pursuant to subsection 6 if the provisions of that subsection otherwise apply. If the Division conducts an evaluation for certification at the laboratory, the laboratory must pay, at the rate provided for state officers and employees generally, the actual travel and per diem expenses of the Division. If the laboratory is located outside of this State, the expenses must be paid pursuant to the provisions of subsection 7.

     6.  The fees are effective for 12 months beginning on August 1 of each year. If an application for certification to test for an analyte is submitted during that period, the fees for that certification must be prorated using the following formula:

 

Fee X .083 X the number of months remaining in the period of certification.

 

For the purpose of prorating fees, an application for certification to test for an analyte shall be deemed to have been submitted at the beginning of a month regardless of the date of the application. The prorated fee must be rounded to the next highest dollar. The fee provided pursuant to the provisions of subsection 1 must not be prorated.

     7.  If an evaluation for certification of a laboratory that is located outside of this State is conducted, the laboratory must pay the actual travel and per diem expenses of the employee of the Division who conducts the evaluation.

     8.  The fee for certification to test for a specific analyte must be paid before a certificate for that analyte may be issued.

     9.  Any fee paid pursuant to the provisions of this section is nonrefundable.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 9-13-91; A 10-3-96; R070-99, 5-26-2000; R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0665  Acceptance of analyses conducted by laboratory located outside State.

      NAC 445A.0665  Acceptance of analyses conducted by laboratory located outside State. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  The Division shall accept data relating to the analysis of contaminants regulated pursuant to NRS 445A.300 to 445A.730, inclusive, that are submitted from a laboratory located outside of this State if:

     1.  The laboratory has otherwise complied with the requirements set forth in NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.0665, inclusive;

     2.  The:

     (a) Laboratory is certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency;

     (b) Division determines that the state where the laboratory is located:

          (1) Has adopted a program for certifying laboratories for the analysis of water that is equivalent to the program for certifying those laboratories adopted by the Division; and

          (2) Accepts the results of evaluations conducted pursuant to the program adopted by the Division; or

     (c) Laboratory:

          (1) Is located in a state that has established an agreement with this State concerning certification of laboratories by reciprocity; or

          (2) Is certified pursuant to the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program; and

     3.  The laboratory submits to the Division a copy of an acceptable report relating to the most recent evaluation conducted at the laboratory by:

     (a) The state where the laboratory is certified;

     (b) An independent organization that is approved by the Division to certify laboratories for the analysis of water; or

     (c) The United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Ê The evaluation to which the report relates must be conducted within the 2 years immediately preceding the date of the application of the laboratory for certification.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 9-13-91; A 10-3-96; 10-29-97; A by R070-99, 5-26-2000; R061-04, 10-7-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.067  Review by Commission of publications adopted by reference.

      NAC 445A.067  Review by Commission of publications adopted by reference. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.428)  If any publication adopted by reference pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive, is revised, the Commission may review the revision to determine its suitability for this State. If the Commission determines that the revision is not suitable for this State, it will hold a public hearing to review its determination and give notice of that hearing within 6 months after the date of the publication of the revision. If, after the hearing, the Commission does not revise its determination, the Commission will give notice that the revision is not suitable for this State within 30 days after the hearing. If the Commission does not give such notice, the revision becomes part of the publication adopted by reference pursuant to the provisions of NAC 445A.0552 to 445A.067, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 10-3-96; A by R070-99, 5-26-2000; R061-04, 10-7-2004)

 

 

 

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL

General Provisions

q1w2e3NAC 445A.070  Definitions.

      NAC 445A.070  Definitions. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  As used in NAC 445A.070 to 445A.348, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 445A.071 to 445A.116, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. part Art. 1, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(NAC A 7-22-87; 9-20-90; 9-13-91; 5-27-92; 10-3-96; R017-99, 9-27-99; R129-01, 1-18-2002; R099-02, 12-17-2002; R083-08, 8-26-2008)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.071  “A.G.M.” defined.

      NAC 445A.071  “A.G.M.” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “A.G.M.” means the annual geometric mean.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 12-3-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.0705)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.072  “Act” defined.

      NAC 445A.072  “Act” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Act” means the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.1, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.071)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.073  “Acute toxicity value” defined.

      NAC 445A.073  “Acute toxicity value” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Acute toxicity value” means the concentration that is lethal to 50 percent of the test organisms within 96 hours.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. Art. 1 § a, eff. 7-2-80]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.072)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.074  “Administrator” defined.

      NAC 445A.074  “Administrator” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Administrator” means the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.2, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.073)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0745  “Annual mean flow” defined.

      NAC 445A.0745  “Annual mean flow” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Annual mean flow” means a value calculated by:

     1.  Determining the rate of flow of water at or near the location at which a sample of water is taken not more than once each day during a 365-day period;

     2.  Summing the amounts determined pursuant to subsection 1 during the 365-day period; and

     3.  Dividing the sum determined pursuant to subsection 2 by the total number of days the rate of flow of water is measured pursuant to subsection 1 during the 365-day period.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R017-99, eff. 9-27-99)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.075  “Aquatic animal production facility” defined.

      NAC 445A.075  “Aquatic animal production facility” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Aquatic animal production facility” means a hatchery, fish farm or other facility which contains, grows or holds:

     1.  Fish or other aquatic animals in ponds, raceways or other similar structures for purposes of production and from which there is a discharge on any 30 days or more per year, but does not include:

     (a) Closed ponds which discharge only during periods of excess runoff; or

     (b) Facilities which produce less than 20,000 pounds of aquatic animals per year.

     2.  Any species of fish or other animal life (other than carp (Cyprinum carpio), goldfish (Carrasius auratus) or brown trout (Salmo trutta)) nonnative to the United States as defined in “Special Publication No. 6” of the American Fisheries Society entitled “A List of Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada” and from which there is a discharge at any time.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. §§ 1.3-1.3.1.2, eff. 5-2-78; § 1.3.2, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.074)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.077  “Commission” defined.

      NAC 445A.077  “Commission” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Commission” means the State Environmental Commission.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.5, eff. 5-2-78; A and renumbered as § 1.4, 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.075)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.078  “Complete treatment” defined.

      NAC 445A.078  “Complete treatment” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Complete treatment” means that degree of treatment which is required to continuously produce water which meets the standards for drinking water of the State Board of Health.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.6, eff. 5-2-78; A and renumbered as § 1.5, 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.076)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.079  “Conventional treatment” defined.

      NAC 445A.079  “Conventional treatment” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Conventional treatment” means processes such as coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. The term does not include desalting techniques.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.7, eff. 5-2-78; A and renumbered as § 1.6, 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.077)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.080  “Department” defined.

      NAC 445A.080  “Department” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Department” means the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.8, eff. 5-2-78; A and renumbered as § 1.7, 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.078)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.081  “Director” defined.

      NAC 445A.081  “Director” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Director” means the Director of the Department or the Director’s designee.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.9, eff. 5-2-78; A and renumbered as § 1.8, 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.079)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.082  “Discharge” defined.

      NAC 445A.082  “Discharge” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Discharge” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.345.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.10, eff. 5-2-78; A and renumbered as § 1.9, 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.080)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.083  “Disinfection” defined.

      NAC 445A.083  “Disinfection” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Disinfection” means the destruction or inactivation of disease-producing organisms.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.11 eff. 5-2-78; A and renumbered as § 1.10, 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.081)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.084  “Division” defined.

      NAC 445A.084  “Division” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Division” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.350.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.11, eff. 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.082)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0845  “E. coli” defined.

      NAC 445A.0845  “E. coli” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “E. coli” means Escherichia coli.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R099-02, eff. 12-17-2002)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.085  “Effluent limitation” defined.

      NAC 445A.085  “Effluent limitation” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Effluent limitation” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.355.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.12, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.083)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.086  “Filtration” defined.

      NAC 445A.086  “Filtration” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Filtration” means a physical-chemical process for removing suspended and colloidal impurities from water by passage through a porous medium by the following mechanisms: Absorption, flocculation, sedimentation and straining.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.13, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.084)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.0865  “Flow weighted annual average concentration” defined.

      NAC 445A.0865  “Flow weighted annual average concentration” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Flow weighted annual average concentration” means a value calculated by:

     1.  Multiplying, not more than once each day during a 365-day period, the concentration of pollutants present in a sample of water by the rate of flow of the water at the location and time at which the sample is taken;

     2.  Summing the amounts determined pursuant to subsection 1 during a 365-day period;

     3.  Dividing the sum determined pursuant to subsection 2 by the total number of days the concentration of pollutants is measured pursuant to subsection 1 during a 365-day period; and

     4.  Dividing the amount determined pursuant to subsection 3 by the annual mean flow.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R017-99, eff. 9-27-99)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.087  “Individual sewage disposal system” defined.

      NAC 445A.087  “Individual sewage disposal system” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Individual sewage disposal system” means a system of sewage treatment tanks or tank and effluent absorption or percolation facilities serving a single dwelling or structure.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.14, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.085)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.088  “Industrial user” defined.

      NAC 445A.088  “Industrial user” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Industrial user” means any industry identified in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, published by the United States Bureau of the Budget, under the category “Division D-Manufacturing” and the other classes of significant waste producers as, by regulation, the Director or the Commission deems appropriate.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.42, eff. 10-26-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.086)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.089  “Industrial wastes” defined.

      NAC 445A.089  “Industrial wastes” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Industrial wastes” means wastes resulting from any process of industry, manufacturing, trade or business, or from the development or recovery of any natural resources.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.15, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.087)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.090  “Interstate agency” defined.

      NAC 445A.090  “Interstate agency” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Interstate agency” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.370.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. §§ 1.16-1.16.2, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.088)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.091  “Law” defined.

      NAC 445A.091  “Law” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Law” means NRS 445A.300 to 445A.730, inclusive.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.17, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.089)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.092  “Minor discharge” defined.

      NAC 445A.092  “Minor discharge” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Minor discharge” means any discharge which:

     1.  Has a total volume of less than 50,000 gallons on every day of the year;

     2.  Does not affect the waters of any other state; and

     3.  Is not identified by the Director, the Regional Administrator or the Administrator as a discharge which is not a minor discharge.

Ê If there is more than one discharge from a facility and the sum of the volumes of all discharges from the facility exceeds 50,000 gallons on any day of the year, then no discharge from the facility is a minor discharge as defined in this section.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.18, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.090)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.093  “Municipality” defined.

      NAC 445A.093  “Municipality” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Municipality” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.375.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. §§ 1.19-1.19.2, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.091)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.094  “NPDES” defined.

      NAC 445A.094  “NPDES” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “NPDES” means the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, which is the national system for the issuance of permits under section 402 of the Act.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.20, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.092)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.095  “Natural waters” defined.

      NAC 445A.095  “Natural waters” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Natural waters” means waters which have not been degraded or enhanced by actions attributable to humans.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.21, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.093)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.096  “New source” defined.

      NAC 445A.096  “New source” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “New source” means any source, the construction of which is commenced after the publication of proposed regulations prescribing a standard of performance under section 306 of the Act which will be applicable to the source if the standard is thereafter promulgated in accordance with section 306 of the Act.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.22, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.094)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.097  “Origin” defined.

      NAC 445A.097  “Origin” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Origin” means all waters tributary to those waters being classified and are considered a part of the waters being classified unless otherwise designated.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.23, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.095)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.098  “Permit” defined.

      NAC 445A.098  “Permit” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Permit” means a written authorization to discharge pollutants into the waters of the State in accordance with the Act, the law and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.24, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.096)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.099  “Person” defined.

      NAC 445A.099  “Person” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Person” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.390.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. §§ 1.25-1.25.2, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.097)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.100  “Point source” defined.

      NAC 445A.100  “Point source” defined. (NRS 445A.425)

     1.  “Point source” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.395.

     2.  The term includes wheeled, track, stationary or floating equipment used for earth-moving activity from which pollutants are or may be discharged.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.26, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(NAC A by R096-01, 1-18-2002)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.101  “Pollutant” defined.

      NAC 445A.101  “Pollutant” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Pollutant” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.400.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. §§ 1.27-1.27.2, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.099)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.102  “Pollution” defined.

      NAC 445A.102  “Pollution” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Pollution” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.405.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.28, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.100)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.103  “Pretreatment program” defined.

      NAC 445A.103  “Pretreatment program” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Pretreatment program” means the general pretreatment regulations for existing and new sources of pollution as set forth in 40 C.F.R. §§ 403 et seq.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.43, eff. 10-26-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.101)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.104  “Pretreatment standards” defined.

      NAC 445A.104  “Pretreatment standards” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Pretreatment standards” means the standards promulgated under section 307(b) of the Act.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.29, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.102)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.106  “Regional Administrator” defined.

      NAC 445A.106  “Regional Administrator” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Regional Administrator” means the Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.31, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.104)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.107  “Sewage” defined.

      NAC 445A.107  “Sewage” defined. (NRS 445A.425)

     1.  “Sewage” means the water-carried human or animal waste from residences, buildings, industrial establishments, feedlots or other places, together with such groundwater infiltration and surface water as may be present.

     2.  The term includes the mixture of sewage with wastes or industrial wastes.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.32, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.105)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.108  “Source” defined.

      NAC 445A.108  “Source” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Source” means any building, structure, facility or installation from which there is or may be the discharge of pollutants.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.33, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.106)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.109  “Standard of performance” defined.

      NAC 445A.109  “Standard of performance” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Standard of performance” means a standard for the control of the discharge of pollutants which reflects the greatest degree of effluent reduction which the Administrator determines to be achievable through application of the best available demonstrated control technology, processes, operating methods or other alternatives, including, where practicable, a standard permitting no discharge of pollutants.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.34, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.107)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.110  “Toxic material” defined.

      NAC 445A.110  “Toxic material” defined. (NRS 445A.425)

     1.  “Toxic material” means any pollutant or combination of pollutants which will, on the basis of information available to the Administrator, cause an organism or its offspring to die or to suffer any:

     (a) Disease;

     (b) Behavioral abnormality;

     (c) Cancer;

     (d) Genetic mutation;

     (e) Physiological malfunction, including a malfunction in reproduction; or

     (f) Physical deformation,

Ê if that pollutant or combination of pollutants is discharged and exposed to or assimilated by the organism, whether directly from the environment or indirectly through food chains.

     2.  The term includes any disease-causing agent having the characteristics described in subsection 1.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.35, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(NAC A 9-26-90)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.108)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.111  “Treatment or waste treatment” defined.

      NAC 445A.111  “Treatment or waste treatment” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Treatment or waste treatment” means the stabilization or alteration of the quality of wastewaters by physical, biological or chemical means or a combination thereof, for the purpose of reducing or eliminating adverse effects on water quality, such that the tendency of the wastes to cause any degradation in water quality or other environmental conditions is reduced or eliminated.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.36, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.109)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.112  “Treatment works” defined.

      NAC 445A.112  “Treatment works” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Treatment works” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.410.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. §§ 1.37-1.37.5, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.110)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.113  “Water quality standards or limitations” defined.

      NAC 445A.113  “Water quality standards or limitations” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Water quality standards or limitations” means any applicable state or federal water quality standards or limitations, including but not limited to water quality criteria, water use classifications, implementation plans and compliance schedules, effluent standards and limitations, prohibitions, standards of performance and pretreatment standards.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.38, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.111)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.114  “Waters of the State” defined.

      NAC 445A.114  “Waters of the State” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Waters of the State” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.415.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.39, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.112)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.115  “Zone of mixing” defined.

      NAC 445A.115  “Zone of mixing” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Zone of mixing” means the volume of water near the point of waste discharge within which the waste immediately mixes with the receiving water due to the momentum of the waste discharge and the difference in density between the waste and the receiving water.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.40, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.113)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.116  “Zone of passage” defined.

      NAC 445A.116  “Zone of passage” defined. (NRS 445A.425)  “Zone of passage” means a continuous water route of the volume, cross-sectional area and quality necessary to allow passage of aquatic life without any significant effect produced on the aquatic life.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 1.41, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79; renumbered as Art. 1 § b, 7-2-80]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.114)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.117  Severability.

      NAC 445A.117  Severability. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  If any of the provisions of NAC 445A.070 to 445A.340, inclusive, or any application thereof to any person, thing or circumstance is held invalid, it is intended that the invalidity not affect the remaining provisions or their application that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. Art. 5, eff. 5-2-78]—(NAC A 10-3-96; R083-08, 8-26-2008)

Standards for Water Quality

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11704  Definitions.

      NAC 445A.11704  Definitions. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  As used in NAC 445A.11704 to 445A.2234, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms and symbols defined in NAC 445A.11708 to 445A.1178, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84; A 11-9-95; R226-03, 4-23-2004; R160-06 & R083-08, 8-26-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.128)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11708  “A-Avg.” or “A.A.” defined.

      NAC 445A.11708  “A-Avg.” or “A.A.” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “A-Avg.” or “A.A.” means annual average.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.129)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11712  “(” defined.

      NAC 445A.11712  D” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  D” means the difference between two points.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.130)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11716  “( pH” defined.

      NAC 445A.11716  D pH” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  D pH” means the change in pH.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.131)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1172  “( T” defined.

      NAC 445A.1172  D T” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  D T” means the change in temperature.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.132)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11724  “Geometric mean” defined.

      NAC 445A.11724  “Geometric mean” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “Geometric mean” means the mean of n positive numbers obtained by taking the nth root of the product of the numbers.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.133)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11736  “M.D.B. & M.” defined.

      NAC 445A.11736  “M.D.B. & M.” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “M.D.B. & M.” means Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R226-03, eff. 4-23-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1174  “mg/l” defined.

      NAC 445A.1174  “mg/l” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “mg/l” means the concentration of a substance, in milligrams, present in one liter of the water.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.134)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11744  “No./100ml” defined.

      NAC 445A.11744  “No./100ml” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “No./100ml” means the number of organisms present in 100 milliliters of the water.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.135)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11748  “NTU” defined.

      NAC 445A.11748  “NTU” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “NTU” means nephelometric turbidity units, a measure of turbidity.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.136)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11752  “PCU” defined.

      NAC 445A.11752  “PCU” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “PCU” means platinum cobalt unit, a measure of color.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.137)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1176  “SAR” defined.

      NAC 445A.1176  “SAR” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “SAR” means sodium adsorption ratio.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.139)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11764  “SU” defined.

      NAC 445A.11764  “SU” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “SU” means standard pH units.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R226-03, eff. 4-23-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11768  “S.V.” defined.

      NAC 445A.11768  “S.V.” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “S.V.” means single value.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.140)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11772  “Trout water” defined.

      NAC 445A.11772  “Trout water” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  “Trout water” means a reach of water that the Commission determines is suitable as a habitat for trout.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R226-03, eff. 4-23-2004)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.11776  “(” defined.

      NAC 445A.11776  ³” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  ³” means greater than or equal to.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.141)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1178  “(” defined.

      NAC 445A.1178  £” defined. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  £” means less than or equal to.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 6-29-84)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.142)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.118  Water quality criteria for total ammonia.

      NAC 445A.118  Water quality criteria for total ammonia. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)

     1.  The acute criteria of water quality with regard to the concentration of total ammonia are subject to the following:

     (a) The 1-hour average concentration of total ammonia, in milligrams of nitrogen per liter, for the protection of freshwater aquatic life is shown in Table 1.

     (b) For cold-water fisheries, the concentration of total ammonia, in milligrams of nitrogen per liter, must not exceed the applicable acute criterion listed under “Cold-Water Fisheries” set forth in Table 1, more than once every 3 years on average.

     (c) For warm-water fisheries, the concentration of total ammonia, in milligrams of nitrogen per liter, must not exceed the applicable acute criterion listed under “Warm-Water Fisheries” set forth in Table 1, more than once every 3 years on average.

     2.  The chronic criteria of water quality with regard to the concentration of total ammonia are subject to the following:

     (a) The 30-day average concentration of total ammonia, in milligrams of nitrogen per liter, for the protection of freshwater aquatic life is shown in Tables 2 and 3.

     (b) The concentration of total ammonia, in milligrams of nitrogen per liter, expressed as a 30-day average must not exceed the applicable chronic criterion listed in Tables 2 and 3 more than once every 3 years on average, and the highest 4-day average within the 30-day period must not exceed 2.5 times the applicable chronic criterion.

     (c) Table 3 must not be used unless the Division receives acceptable documentation of the absence of freshwater fish in early life stages.

 

TABLE 1: ACUTE WATER QUALITY CRITERIA FOR TOTAL AMMONIA

FOR FRESHWATER AQUATIC LIFE

(mg nitrogen/l)

                      pH

        Cold-Water Fisheries1

       Warm-Water Fisheries2

6.5

32.6

48.8

6.6

31.3

46.8

6.7

29.8

44.6

6.8

28.1

42.0

6.9

26.2

39.1

7.0

24.1

36.1

7.1

22.0

32.8

7.2

19.7

29.5

7.3

17.5

26.2

7.4

15.4

23.0

7.5

13.3

19.9

7.6

11.4

17.0

7.7

9.65

14.4

7.8

8.11

12.1

7.9

6.77

10.1

8.0

5.62

8.40

8.1

4.64

6.95

8.2

3.83

5.72

8.3

3.15

4.71

8.4

2.59

3.88

8.5

2.14

3.20

8.6

1.77

2.65

8.7

1.47

2.20

8.8

1.23

1.84

8.9

1.04

1.56

9.0

0.885

1.32

1 The acute water quality criteria for total ammonia for cold-water fisheries were calculated using the following equation, which may also be used to calculate unlisted values:

      Acute water quality criteria for ammonia (cold-water fisheries) =

 

 

2 The acute water quality criteria for total ammonia for warm-water fisheries were calculated using the following equation, which may also be used to calculate unlisted values:

      Acute water quality criteria for ammonia (warm-water fisheries) =

 

 

TABLE 2: CHRONIC WATER QUALITY CRITERIA FOR TOTAL AMMONIA FOR

WATERS WHERE FRESHWATER FISH IN EARLY LIFE STAGES MAY BE PRESENT

(mg nitrogen/l)1

 

   pH

Temperature (°C)

     0

   14

   16

   18

   20

   22

   24

   26

   28

   30

6.5

6.67

6.67

6.06

5.33

4.68

4.12

3.62

3.18

2.80

2.46

6.6

6.57

6.57

5.97

5.25

4.61

4.05

3.56

3.13

2.75

2.42

6.7

6.44

6.44

5.86

5.15

4.52

3.98

3.50

3.07

2.70

2.37

6.8

6.29

6.29

5.72

5.03

4.42

3.89

3.42

3.00

2.64

2.32

6.9

6.12

6.12

5.56

4.89

4.30

3.78

3.32

2.92

2.57

2.25

7.0

5.91

5.91

5.37

4.72

4.15

3.65

3.21

2.82

2.48

2.18

7.1

5.67

5.67

5.15

4.53

3.98

3.50

3.08

2.70

2.38

2.09

7.2

5.39

5.39

4.90

4.31

3.78

3.33

2.92

2.57

2.26

1.99

7.3

5.08

5.08

4.61

4.06

3.57

3.13

2.76

2.42

2.13

1.87

7.4

4.73

4.73

4.30

3.78

3.32

2.92

2.57

2.26

1.98

1.74

7.5

4.36

4.36

3.97

3.49

3.06

2.69

2.37

2.08

1.83

1.61

7.6

3.98

3.98

3.61

3.18

2.79

2.45

2.16

1.90

1.67

1.47

7.7

3.58

3.58

3.25

2.86

2.51

2.21

1.94

1.71

1.50

1.32

7.8

3.18

3.18

2.89

2.54

2.23

1.96

1.73

1.52

1.33

1.17

7.9

2.80

2.80

2.54

2.24

1.96

1.73

1.52

1.33

1.17

1.03

8.0

2.43

2.43

2.21

1.94

1.71

1.50

1.32

1.16

1.02

0.897

8.1

2.10

2.10

1.91

1.68

1.47

1.29

1.14

1.00

0.879

0.773

8.2

1.79

1.79

1.63

1.43

1.26

1.11

0.973

0.855

0.752

0.661

8.3

1.52

1.52

1.39

1.22

1.07

0.941

0.827

0.727

0.639

0.562

8.4

1.29

1.29

1.17

1.03

0.906

0.796

0.700

0.615

0.541

0.475

8.5

1.09

1.09

0.990

0.870

0.765

0.672

0.591

0.520

0.457

0.401

8.6

0.920

0.920

0.836

0.735

0.646

0.568

0.499

0.439

0.386

0.339

8.7

0.778

0.778

0.707

0.622

0.547

0.480

0.422

0.371

0.326

0.287

8.8

0.661

0.661

0.601

0.528

0.464

0.408

0.359

0.315

0.277

0.244

8.9

0.565

0.565

0.513

0.451

0.397

0.349

0.306

0.269

0.237

0.208

9.0

0.486

0.486

0.442

0.389

0.342

0.300

0.264

0.232

0.204

0.179

 

1 The chronic water quality criteria for total ammonia for waters where freshwater fish in early life stages may be present were calculated using the following equation, which may also be used to calculate unlisted values:

      Chronic water quality criteria for ammonia (fish in early life stages present) =

where:

 

 

T=°C

x means multiplication

MIN means the lesser of the two values separated by the comma

 

TABLE 3: CHRONIC WATER QUALITY CRITERIA FOR TOTAL AMMONIA FOR

WATERS WHERE FRESHWATER FISH IN EARLY LIFE STAGES ARE ABSENT

(mg nitrogen/l)1

 

   pH

Temperature (°C)

0-7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

152

162

   6.5

10.8

10.1

9.51

8.92

8.36

7.84

7.35

6.89

6.46

6.06

   6.6

10.7

9.99

9.37

8.79

8.24

7.72

7.24

6.79

6.36

5.97

   6.7

10.5

9.81

9.20

8.62

8.08

7.58

7.11

6.66

6.25

5.86

   6.8

10.2

9.58

8.98

8.42

7.90

7.40

6.94

6.51

6.10

5.72

   6.9

9.93

9.31

8.73

8.19

7.68

7.20

6.75

6.33

5.93

5.56

   7.0

9.60

9.00

8.43

7.91

7.41

6.95

6.52

6.11

5.73

5.37

   7.1

9.20

8.63

8.09

7.58

7.11

6.67

6.25

5.86

5.49

5.15

   7.2

8.75

8.20

7.69

7.21

6.76

6.34

5.94

5.57

5.22

4.90

   7.3

8.24

7.73

7.25

6.79

6.37

5.97

5.60

5.25

4.92

4.61

   7.4

7.69

7.21

6.76

6.33

5.94

5.57

5.22

4.89

4.59

4.30

   7.5

7.09

6.64

6.23

5.84

5.48

5.13

4.81

4.51

4.23

3.97

   7.6

6.46

6.05

5.67

5.32

4.99

4.68

4.38

4.11

3.85

3.61

   7.7

5.81

5.45

5.11

4.79

4.49

4.21

3.95

3.70

3.47

3.25

   7.8

5.17

4.84

4.54

4.26

3.99

3.74

3.51

3.29

3.09

2.89

   7.9

4.54

4.26

3.99

3.74

3.51

3.29

3.09

2.89

2.71

2.54

   8.0

3.95

3.70

3.47

3.26

3.05

2.86

2.68

2.52

2.36

2.21

   8.1

3.41

3.19

2.99

2.81

2.63

2.47

2.31

2.17

2.03

1.91

   8.2

2.91

2.73

2.56

2.40

2.25

2.11

1.98

1.85

1.74

1.63

   8.3

2.47

2.32

2.18

2.04

1.91

1.79

1.68

1.58

1.48

1.39

   8.4

2.09

1.96

1.84

1.73

1.62

1.52

1.42

1.33

1.25

1.17

   8.5

1.77

1.66

1.55

1.46

1.37

1.28

1.20

1.13

1.06

0.990

   8.6

1.49

1.40

1.31

1.23

1.15

1.08

1.01

0.951

0.892

0.836

   8.7

1.26

1.18

1.11

1.04

0.976

0.915

0.858

0.805

0.754

0.707

   8.8

1.07

1.01

0.944

0.885

0.829

0.778

0.729

0.684

0.641

0.601

   8.9

0.917

0.860

0.806

0.756

0.709

0.664

0.623

0.584

0.548

0.513

   9.0

0.790

0.740

0.694

0.651

0.610

0.572

0.536

0.503

0.471

0.442

 

1 The chronic water quality criteria for total ammonia for waters where freshwater fish in early life stages are absent were calculated using the following equation, which may also be used to calculate unlisted values:

      Chronic water quality criteria for ammonia (fish in early life stages absent) =

 

where:

T=°C

x means multiplication

MAX means the greater of the two values separated by the comma

 

2 At 15°C and above, the criteria for waters where freshwater fish in early life stages are absent is the same as the criteria for waters where freshwater fish in early life stages may be present.

 

NOTES FOR TABLES 1, 2 AND 3:

      - pH and temperature are field measurements that must be taken at the same time and location as the water sample destined for the laboratory analysis of ammonia.

      - If the field-measured pH or the temperature values, or both, fall between the tabular values set forth in this section, the field-measured values or temperature values, as appropriate, must be rounded according to standard rounding procedures to the nearest tabular value to determine the applicable ammonia standard, or the equations provided in this section may be used to calculate unlisted values.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R099-02, eff. 12-17-2002)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.120  Applicability.

      NAC 445A.120  Applicability. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)

     1.  NAC 445A.070 to 445A.2234, inclusive, apply to all natural streams and lakes, reservoirs or impoundments on natural streams and other specified waterways, unless excepted on the basis of existing irreparable conditions which preclude such use. Man-made waterways, unless otherwise specified, must be protected for public health and the use for which the waterways were developed.

     2.  The quality of any waters receiving waste discharges must be such that no impairment of the beneficial usage of water occurs as the result of the discharge. Natural water conditions may, on occasion, be outside the limits established by standards. The standards adopted in NAC 445A.070 to 445A.2234, inclusive, relate to the condition of waters as affected by discharges relating to human activities.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 4.1, eff. 5-2-78]—(NAC A 12-3-84; R017-99, 9-27-99; R160-06 & R083-08, 8-26-2008)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.121  Standards applicable to all surface waters.

      NAC 445A.121  Standards applicable to all surface waters. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  The following standards are applicable to all surface waters of the State:

     1.  Waters must be free from substances attributable to domestic or industrial waste or other controllable sources that will settle to form sludge or bottom deposits in amounts sufficient to be unsightly, putrescent or odorous or in amounts sufficient to interfere with any beneficial use of the water.

     2.  Waters must be free from floating debris, oil, grease, scum and other floating materials attributable to domestic or industrial waste or other controllable sources in amounts sufficient to be unsightly or in amounts sufficient to interfere with any beneficial use of the water.

     3.  Waters must be free from materials attributable to domestic or industrial waste or other controllable sources in amounts sufficient to produce taste or odor in the water or detectable off-flavor in the flesh of fish or in amounts sufficient to change the existing color, turbidity or other conditions in the receiving stream to such a degree as to create a public nuisance or in amounts sufficient to interfere with any beneficial use of the water.

     4.  Waters must be free from high temperature, biocides, organisms pathogenic to human beings, toxic, corrosive or other deleterious substances attributable to domestic or industrial waste or other controllable sources at levels or combinations sufficient to be toxic to human, animal, plant or aquatic life or in amounts sufficient to interfere with any beneficial use of the water. Compliance with the provisions of this subsection may be determined in accordance with methods of testing prescribed by the Department. If used as an indicator, survival of test organisms must not be significantly less in test water than in control water.

     5.  If toxic materials are known or suspected by the Department to be present in a water, testing for toxicity may be required to determine compliance with the provisions of this section and effluent limitations. The Department may specify the method of testing to be used. The failure to determine the presence of toxic materials by testing does not preclude a determination by the Department, on the basis of other criteria or methods, that excessive levels of toxic materials are present.

     6.  Radioactive materials attributable to municipal, industrial or other controllable sources must be the minimum concentrations that are physically and economically feasible to achieve. In no case must materials exceed the limits established in the 1962 Public Health Service Drinking Water Standards (or later amendments) or 1/30th of the MPC values given for continuous occupational exposure in the “National Bureau of Standards Handbook No. 69.” The concentrations in water must not result in accumulation of radioactivity in plants or animals that result in a hazard to humans or harm to aquatic life.

     7.  Wastes from municipal, industrial or other controllable sources containing arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, cyanide, fluoride, lead, selenium, silver, copper and zinc that are reasonably amenable to treatment or control must not be discharged untreated or uncontrolled into the waters of Nevada. In addition, the limits for concentrations of the chemical constituents must provide water quality consistent with the mandatory requirements of the 1962 Public Health Service Drinking Water Standards.

     8.  The specified standards are not considered violated when the natural conditions of the receiving water are outside the established limits, including periods of extreme high or low flow. Where effluents are discharged to such waters, the discharges are not considered a contributor to substandard conditions provided maximum treatment in compliance with permit requirements is maintained.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 4.1.2 subsecs. a-g, eff. 5-2-78]—(NAC A 9-26-90; R017-99, 9-27-99)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.122  Standards applicable to beneficial uses.

      NAC 445A.122  Standards applicable to beneficial uses. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)

     1.  The following standards are intended to protect both existing and designated beneficial uses and must not be used to prohibit the use of the water as authorized under title 48 of NRS:

     (a) Watering of livestock. The water must be suitable for the watering of livestock without treatment.

     (b) Irrigation. The water must be suitable for irrigation without treatment.

     (c) Aquatic life. The water must be suitable as a habitat for fish and other aquatic life existing in a body of water. This does not preclude the reestablishment of other fish or aquatic life.

     (d) Recreation involving contact with the water. There must be no evidence of man-made pollution, floating debris, sludge accumulation or similar pollutants.

     (e) Recreation not involving contact with the water. The water must be free from:

          (1) Visible floating, suspended or settled solids arising from human activities;

          (2) Sludge banks;

          (3) Slime infestation;

          (4) Heavy growth of attached plants, blooms or high concentrations of plankton, discoloration or excessive acidity or alkalinity that leads to corrosion of boats and docks;

          (5) Surfactants that foam when the water is agitated or aerated; and

          (6) Excessive water temperatures.

     (f) Municipal or domestic supply. The water must be capable of being treated by conventional methods of water treatment in order to comply with Nevada’s drinking water standards.

     (g) Industrial supply. The water must be treatable to provide a quality of water which is suitable for the intended use.

     (h) Propagation of wildlife. The water must be suitable for the propagation of wildlife and waterfowl without treatment.

     (i) Waters of extraordinary ecological or aesthetic value. The unique ecological or aesthetic value of the water must be maintained.

     (j) Enhancement of water quality. The water must support natural enhancement or improvement of water quality in any water which is downstream.

     2.  This section does not entitle an appropriator to require that the source meet his or her particular requirements for water quality.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 4.1.1, eff. 5-2-78]—(NAC A 11-22-82; 12-3-84; 11-9-95)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.123  Classification and reclassification of waters.

      NAC 445A.123  Classification and reclassification of waters. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)

     1.  Stream standards and classifications in NAC 445A.123 to 445A.2234, inclusive, do not preclude the Commission from establishing standards and classifications for additional public waters nor reclassifying the waters covered by those sections.

     2.  The Commission will consider classification of a body of public water not contained in NAC 445A.123 to 445A.2234, inclusive, upon a request for a permit to discharge into that body of water.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 4.2, eff. 5-2-78]—(NAC A 12-3-84; R160-06, 8-26-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445.121)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1233  Cooperation regarding Colorado River; salinity standards.

      NAC 445A.1233  Cooperation regarding Colorado River; salinity standards. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)

     1.  The State of Nevada will cooperate with the other Colorado River Basin states and the Federal Government to support and carry out the conclusions and recommendations adopted April 27, 1972, by the Reconvened 7th Session of the Conference in the Matter of Pollution of the Interstate Waters of the Colorado River and its Tributaries.

     2.  Pursuant to the “2008 Review - Water Quality Standards for Salinity, Colorado River System,” as adopted by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum, the flow weighted annual average concentrations for the calendar year for total dissolved solids in mg/l at the three lower main stem stations of the Colorado River are as follows:

 

Below Hoover Dam.................................................................................................

              723

Below Parker Dam..................................................................................................

              747

Imperial Dam...........................................................................................................

              879

 

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. Appendix B, eff. 5-2-78]—(NAC A 12-3-84; R017-99, 9-27-99; R159-06, 9-18-2006; R130-10, 12-16-2010)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.143)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1236  Standards for toxic materials applicable to designated waters.

      NAC 445A.1236  Standards for toxic materials applicable to designated waters. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)

      1.  Except for waters which have site-specific standards for toxic materials or as otherwise provided in this section, the standards for toxic materials prescribed in subsection 2 are applicable to the waters specified in NAC 445A.123 to 445A.2234, inclusive. The following criteria apply to this section:

     (a) If the standards are exceeded at a site and are not economically controllable, the Commission will review and may adjust the standards for the site.

     (b) If a standard does not exist for each designated beneficial use, a person who plans to discharge waste must demonstrate that no adverse effect will occur to a designated beneficial use. If the discharge of a substance will lower the quality of the water, a person who plans to discharge waste must meet the requirements of NRS 445A.565.

     (c) If a criterion is less than the detection limit of a method that is acceptable to the Division, laboratory results which show that the substance was not detected shall be deemed to show compliance with the standard unless other information indicates that the substance may be present.

     2.  The standards for toxic materials are:

 

 

Municipal or

 

 

Watering of

Chemical

Domestic Supply(1)

Aquatic Life(1,2)

Irrigation(1)

Livestock(1)

 

(mg/l)

(mg/l)

(mg/l)

(mg/l)

 

 

 

 

 

INORGANIC CHEMICALS(3)

 

 

 

 

Antimony

        146a

-

-

-

Arsenic

        50b

-

100c

200d

        1-hour average

        -

340g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

150g,h

-

-

Barium

        2,000b

-

-

-

Beryllium

        0a

-

100c

-

        hardness   <75 mg/l

        -

-

-

-

        hardness  >= 75 mg/l

        -

-

-

-

Boron

        -

-

750a

5,000d

Cadmium

        5b

-

10d

50d

        1-hour average

        -

(1.136672-{ln(hardness)(0.041838)})*

e (1.0166{ln(hardness)} - 3.924) g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

(1.101672-{ln(hardness)(0.041838)})*e (0.7409{ln(hardness)} - 4.719) g,h

-

-

Chromium (total)

        100b

-

100d

1,000d

Chromium (VI)

        -

-

-

-

        1-hour average

        -

16g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

11g,h

-

-

Chromium (III)

        -

-

-

-

        1-hour average

        -

(0.316) * e (0.8190{ln(hardness)} + 3.7256) g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

(0.860) * e (0.8190{ln(hardness)} + 0.6848) g,h

-

-

Copper

        -

-

200d

500d

        1-hour average

        -

(0.960) * e (0.9422{ln(hardness)} - 1.700) g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

(0.960) * e (0.8545{ln(hardness)} - 1.702) g,h

-

-

Cyanide

        200a

-

-

-

        1-hour average

        -

22h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

5.2h

-

-

Fluoride

        -

-

1,000d

2,000d

Iron

       

 

5,000d

 

        96-hour average

        -

1,000h

 

-

Lead

        50a,b

-

5,000d

100d

        1-hour average

        -

(1.46203-{ln(hardness)(0.145712)})*

e (1.273{ln(hardness)} - 1.460) g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

(1.46203-{ln(hardness)(0.145712)})*

e (1.273{ln(hardness)} - 4.705) g,h

-

-

Manganese

        -

-

200d

-

Mercury

        2b

-

-

10d

        1-hour average

        -

1.4g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

0.77g,h

-

-

Molybdenum

        -

 

-

-

        1-hour average

        -

6,160e

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

1,650e

-

-

Nickel

        13.4a

-

200d

-

        1-hour average

        -

(0.998) * e (0.8460{ln(hardness)} + 2.255) g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

(0.997) * e (0.8460{ln(hardness)} + 0.0584) g,h

-

-

Selenium

        50b

-

20d

50d

        1-hour average

        -

20a

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

5.0h

-

-

Silver

 

 

 

 

        1-hour average

        -

(0.85) * e (1.72{ln(hardness)} - 6.59) g,h

-

-

Sulfide (undissociated hydrogen sulfide)

 

 

 

 

        96-hour average

        -

2.0h

-

-

Thallium

        13a

-

-

-

Zinc

        -

-

2,000d

25,000d

        1-hour average

        -

(0.978) * e (0.8473{ln(hardness)} + 0.884) g,h

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

(0.986) * e (0.8473{ln(hardness)} + 0.884) g,h

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIC CHEMICALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrolein

        320a

-

-

-

Aldrin

        0a

3a

-

-

Chlordane

        0a

2.4a

-

-

        24-hour average

        -

0.0043a

-

-

2,4-D

        100a,b

-

-

-

DDT & metabolites

        0a

1.1a

-

-

        24-hour average

        -

0.0010a

-

-

Demeton

        -

0.1a

-

-

Dieldrin

        0a

2.5a

-

-

        24-hour average

        -

0.0019a

-

-

Endosulfan

        75a

0.22a

-

-

        24-hour average

        -

0.056a

-

-

Endrin

        0.2b

0.18a

-

-

        24-hour average

        -

0.0023a

-

-

Guthion

        -

0.01a

-

-

Heptachlor

        -

0.52a

-

-

        24-hour average

        -

0.0038a

-

-

Lindane

        4b

2.0a

-

-

        24-hour average

        -

0.080a

-

-

Malathion

        -

0.1a

-

-

Methoxychlor

        100a,b

0.03a

-

-

Mirex

        0a

0.001a

-

-

Parathion

        -

-

-

-

        1-hour average

        -

0.065a

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

0.013a

-

-

Silvex (2,4,5-TP)

        10a,b

-

-

-

Toxaphene

        5b

-

-

-

        1-hour average

        -

0.73a

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

0.0002a

-

-

Benzene

        5b

-

-

-

Monochlorobenzene

        488a

-

-

-

m-dichlorobenzene

        400a

-

-

-

o-dichlorobenzene

        400a

-

-

-

p-dichlorobenzene

        75b

-

-

-

Ethylbenzene

        1,400a

-

-

-

Nitrobenzene

        19,800a

-

-

-

1,2-dichloroethane

        5b

-

-

-

1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA)

        200b

-

-

-

Bis (2-chloroisopropyl) ether

        34.7a

-

-

-

Chloroethylene

        2b

-

-

-

        (vinyl chloride)

       

 

 

 

1,1-dichloroethylene

        7b

-

-

-

Trichloroethylene (TCE)

        5b

-

-

-

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

        206a

-

-

-

Isophorone

        5,200a

-

-

-

Trihalomethanes (total)f

        100b

-

-

-

Tetrachloromethane

        5b

-

-

-

        (carbon tetrachloride)

       

 

 

 

Phenol

        3,500a

-

-

-

2,4-dichlorophenol

        3,090a

-

-

-

Pentachlorophenol

        1,010a

-

-

-

        1-hour average

        -

exp{1.005 (pH)-4.830}a

-

-

        96-hour average

        -

exp{1.005 (pH)-5.290}a

-

-

Dinitrophenols

        70a

-

-

-

4,6-dinitro-2-methylphenol

        13.4a

-

-

-

Dibutyl phthalate

        34,000a

-

-

-

Diethyl phthalate

        350,000a

-

-

-

Dimethyl phthalate

        313,000a

-

-

-

Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate

        15,000a

-

-

-

Polychlorinated biphenyls

 

 

 

 

        (PCBs)

        0a

-

-

-

        24-hour average

        -

0.014a

-

-

Fluoranthene

        42a

-

-

-

        (polynuclear aromatic

       

 

 

 

        hydrocarbon)

       

 

 

 

Dichloropropenes

        87a

-

-

-

Toluene

        14,300a

-

-

-

 

Footnotes:

(1)  Single concentration limits and 24-hour average concentration limits must not be exceeded. One-hour average and 96-hour average concentration limits may be exceeded only once every 3 years. See reference a.

(2)  Aquatic life standards apply to surface waters only; “hardness” is expressed as mg/L CaCO3; and “e” refers to the base of the natural logarithm whose value is 2.718.

(3)  The standards for metals are expressed as total recoverable, unless otherwise noted.

 

References:

a.   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pub. No. EPA 440/5-86-001, Quality Criteria for Water (Gold Book) (1986).

b.   Federal Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), 40 C.F.R. §§ 141.11, 141.61 and 141.62 (1992).

c.   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pub. No. EPA 440/9-76-023, Quality Criteria for Water (Red Book) (1976).

d.   National Academy of Sciences, Water Quality Criteria (Blue Book) (1972).

e.   Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria for Molybdenum, Tetra Tech, Inc., (June 2008).

f.    The criteria for trihalomethanes (total) is the sum of the concentrations of bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, tribromomethane (bromoform) and trichloromethane (chloroform). See reference b.

g.   This standard applies to the dissolved fraction.

h.   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Recommended Water Quality Criteria, May 2005.

 

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n, eff. 9-13-85; A 9-25-90; 7-5-94; 11-29-95; R158-06, 9-18-2006; R160-06, 8-26-2008; R186-08, 12-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.144)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1239  Control points: Prescription and applicability of numerical standards for water quality; designation of beneficial uses.

      NAC 445A.1239  Control points: Prescription and applicability of numerical standards for water quality; designation of beneficial uses. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)

     1.  Control points are locations where water quality criteria are specified. Criteria so specified apply to all surface waters of Nevada in the watershed upstream from the control point or to the next upstream control point or to the next water named in NAC 445A.123 to 445A.2234, inclusive.

     2.  If there are no control points downstream from a particular control point, the criteria for that control point also apply to all surface waters of Nevada in the watershed downstream of the control point or to the next water named in NAC 445A.123 to 445A.2234, inclusive.

     3.  Each standard is set to protect the beneficial use which is most sensitive with respect to that particular standard.

     4.  NAC 445A.1242 to 445A.2234, inclusive, prescribe numerical standards for water quality and designate beneficial uses at particular control points.

     [Environmental Comm’n, Water Pollution Control Reg. § 4.2.5, eff. 5-2-78; A 1-25-79; 8-28-79; 1-25-80; 12-3-80]—(NAC A 11-22-82; 9-25-90; R160-06, 8-26-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 445A.145)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1242  Hydrographic regions.

      NAC 445A.1242  Hydrographic regions. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  The designated beneficial uses and water quality standards for select bodies of water within the 14 hydrographic regions of Nevada, as established by the Division of Water Resources of the Department and the United States Geological Survey in 1968, are set forth in the following table for each region as follows:

 

Region No.

Hydrographic Region

NAC Reference for:

 

 

Beneficial Uses

Water Quality Standards

1

Northwest Region

NAC 445A.1252

NAC 445A.1254 to 445A.1268, inclusive

2

Black Rock Region

NAC 445A.1282

NAC 445A.1284 to 445A.1316, inclusive

3

Snake Region

NAC 445A.1332

NAC 445A.1334 to 445A.1412, inclusive

4

Humboldt Region

NAC 445A.1432

NAC 445A.1434 to 445A.1578, inclusive

5

West Central Region

NAC 445A.1612

NAC 445A.1614

6

Truckee Region

NAC 445A.1622

NAC 445A.1624 to 445A.1764, inclusive

7

Western Region

NAC 445A.1782

NAC 445A.1784

8

Carson Region

NAC 445A.1792

NAC 445A.1794 to 445A.1864, inclusive

9

Walker Region

NAC 445A.1882

NAC 445A.1884 to 445A.1934, inclusive

10

Central Region

NAC 445A.1952

NAC 445A.1954 to 445A.2068, inclusive

11

Great Salt Lake Region

NAC 445A.2092

NAC 445A.2094 to 445A.2112, inclusive

12

Escalante Desert Region

NAC 445A.2132

NAC 445A.2134

13

Colorado Region

NAC 445A.2142

NAC 445A.2144 to 445A.2214, inclusive

14

Death Valley Region

NAC 445A.2232

NAC 445A.2234

 

 

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R160-06, eff. 8-26-2008)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1252  Northwest Region: Designated beneficial uses.

      NAC 445A.1252  Northwest Region: Designated beneficial uses. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  The designated beneficial uses for select bodies of water within the Northwest Region are prescribed in this section:

 

Water Body Name

Segment Description

Beneficial Uses

Aquatic Life

Species of

Concern

Water Quality

Standard NAC

Reference

Livestock

Irrigation

Aquatic

Contact

Noncontact

Municipal

Industrial

Wildlife

Aesthetic

Enhance

Marsh

Boulder Reservoir

The entire reservoir.

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

NAC 445A.1256

Blue Lakes

The entire area.

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

NAC 445A.1258

Catnip Reservoir

The entire reservoir.

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

NAC 445A.1262

Wall Canyon Reservoir

The entire reservoir.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Trout

NAC 445A.1264

Knott Creek Reservoir

The entire reservoir.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Trout

NAC 445A.1266

Onion Valley Reservoir

The entire reservoir.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Trout

NAC 445A.1268

 

Livestock

Watering of livestock

Irrigation

Irrigation

Aquatic

Propagation of aquatic life

Contact

Recreation involving contact with the water

Noncontact

Recreation not involving contact with the water

Municipal

Municipal or domestic supply, or both

Industrial

Industrial supply

Wildlife

Propagation of wildlife

Aesthetic

Waters of extraordinary ecological or aesthetic value

Enhance

Enhancement of water quality

Marsh

Maintenance of a freshwater marsh

 

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R160-06, eff. 8-26-2008)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1254  Northwest Region: Standards for select bodies of water.

      NAC 445A.1254  Northwest Region: Standards for select bodies of water. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  The standards for water quality for select bodies of water within the Northwest Region are prescribed in NAC 445A.1254 to 445A.1268, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Environmental Comm’n by R160-06, eff. 8-26-2008)

q1w2e3NAC 445A.1256  Northwest Region: Boulder Reservoir.

      NAC 445A.1256  Northwest Region: Boulder Reservoir. (NRS 445A.425, 445A.520)  The limits of this table apply to the entire body of water known as Boulder Reservoir. Boulder Reservoir is located in Washoe County.

 

STANDARDS OF WATER QUALITY

Boulder Reservoir

PARAMETER

REQUIREMENTS

TO MAINTAIN

EXISTING HIGHER

QUALITY

WATER QUALITY

STANDARDS FOR

BENEFICIAL USES

Beneficial Usea

Livestock

Irrigation

Aquatic

Contact

Noncontact

Municipal

Industrial

Wildlife

Aesthetic

Enhance

Marsh

Beneficial Uses

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

Aquatic Life Species of Concern

 

Temperature - °C

ΔTb - °C

 

 

S.V.

DT

≤ 20

= 0

 

 

*

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pH - SU

 

 

S.V.

6.5 - 9.0

X