§ 109.1105. Permit requirements.

 (a)  General permit requirements. A person may not construct, substantially modify or operate corrosion control treatment facilities to comply with this subchapter without having obtained the appropriate permit approvals under Subchapter E (relating to permit requirements) and this section.

 (b)  Construction permits and permit amendments. The water supplier shall submit an application for a public water system construction permit for a newly-created system or an amended construction permit for a currently-permitted system for corrosion control treatment facilities by the applicable deadline established in §  109.1102(b)(2) (relating to action levels and treatment technique requirements), unless the system complies with paragraph (1) or (2) or otherwise qualifies for a minor permit amendment under §  109.503(b) (relating to public water system construction permits). The permit application must comply with §  109.503 and contain the applicable information specified therein. The application must include recommended water quality parameter performance requirements for optimal corrosion control treatment as specified in §  109.1102(b)(5) and other data, information or documentation necessary to enable the Department to consider the application for a permit for construction of the facilities.

   (1)  Community water system minor permit amendments. Until August 18, 2018, a community water supplier may submit a written request for an amended construction permit to the Department if the system satisfies the conditions under subparagraphs (i)—(iv). A request for an amended construction permit under this paragraph must describe the proposed change in sufficient detail to allow the Department to adequately evaluate the proposal.

     (i)   The system is a small water system.

     (ii)   The sources of supply for the system are not surface water sources.

     (iii)   Except for corrosion control treatment, the sources require treatment no greater than disinfection to provide water of a quality that meets the MCLs and treatment technique requirements established under Subchapter B (relating to MCLs, MRDLs or treatment technique requirements).

     (iv)   The proposed corrosion control treatment is limited to alkalinity or pH adjustment, or both.

   (2)  Nontransient noncommunity water system permits. Until August 18, 2018, a nontransient noncommunity water supplier is not required to obtain a construction permit or permit amendment under subsection (b) if the system satisfies the following specifications and conditions:

     (i)   The system is a small water system.

     (ii)   The sources of supply for the system are not surface water sources.

     (iii)   Except for corrosion control treatment, the sources require treatment no greater than disinfection to provide water of a quality that meets the MCLs and treatment technique requirements established under Subchapter B.

     (iv)   The proposed corrosion control treatment is limited to alkalinity or pH adjustment, or both.

     (v)   The water supplier files a brief description of the proposed treatment, including recommended water quality parameter performance requirements for optimal corrosion control treatment as specified in §  109.1102(b)(5), on forms acceptable to the Department. Descriptions of modifications shall be submitted and approved by the Department prior to construction.

   (3)  Beginning August 19, 2018, community water systems and nontransient noncommunity water systems required to install optimal corrosion control treatment in accordance with §  109.1102(b) shall obtain a construction and operation permit.

 (c)  Operation permits. Except for nontransient noncommunity water systems complying with subsection (b)(2), the water supplier shall obtain an operation permit or amended operation permit following completion of construction and prior to initiation of operation of corrosion control treatment facilities. The permit will be issued in accordance with §  109.504 (relating to public water system operation permits). The Department will not issue an operation permit under this subchapter unless the water system complies with the operation and maintenance plan requirements under §  109.1107(b) (relating to system management responsibilities) and the operator certification requirements under §  109.1107(c). The water supplier for a community water system or nontransient noncommunity water system shall submit a request for Department designation of optimal corrosion control treatment performance requirements in accordance with §  109.1102(b)(2) and the Department will issue an amended operation permit designating the performance requirements as specified in §  109.1102(b)(5).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  109.1105 amended under section 4(a) of the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P.S. §  721.4(a)); and section 1920-A(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  510-20(b)).

Source

   The provisions of this 109.1105 amended July 20, 2001, effective July 21, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 3895; amended May 22, 2009, effective May 23, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2661; corrected August 29, 2009, effective August 1, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 5119; amended August 17, 2018, effective August 18, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 4974. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (355094) to (355095).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  109.1102 (relating to action levels and treatment technique requirements); and 25 Pa. Code §  109.1106 (relating to design standards).



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