Environmental Quality - Water Quality - Approvals and Permits for a Water Reuse Project

Published: 2008-02-04

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R317. Environmental Quality, Water Quality.

R317-13. Approvals and Permits for a Water Reuse Project.

R317-13-1. Definitions.

1.1 "Director" means the Director Division of Water Quality.

1.2 "Domestic wastewater" means a combination of the liquid or water-carried wastes from structures with installed plumbing facilities and industrial establishments, and any groundwater, surface water, and storm water that is present with the waste.

1.3 "POTW" means a publicly owned treatment works as defined by Utah Code Annotated Section 19-5-102.

1.4 "Public agency" means a public agency as defined by Utah Code Annotated Section 11-13-103 that:

A. owns or operates a POTW;

B. collects and transports domestic wastewater;

C. holds legal title to a water right;

D. is delegated the right to the beneficial use or reuse of water by the legal title holder of the water right;

E. is a water supplier; or

F. sells wholesale or retail water.

1.5 "Reuse water" means domestic wastewater treated to a standard acceptable under rules made by the Water Quality Board under Utah Code Annotated Section 19-5-104.

1.6 "Water reuse project" means a project for the reuse of treated domestic wastewater that requires approval by the Utah Water Quality Board in accordance with Utah Code Annotated Sections 19-5-104 and 73-3c-301, and the state engineer under Section 73-3c-302.

1.7 "Water supplier" means an entity engaged in the delivery of water for municipal purposes.

R317-13-2. Administrative Requirements.

2.1 General. This rule is issued for water reuse projects.

2.2 Authority. This rule is issued pursuant to the provisions of Utah Code Annotated Sections 19-5-104(3)(f) and Utah Code Annotated Section 73-3c-301. Violation of a construction permit, operating permit, or approval including compliance with the conditions thereof, or beginning of construction, or modification without the Director's approval, is subject to the penalties provided in Utah Code Annotated Section 19-5-115.

2.3 Applicability. This rule applies to public agencies that propose a water reuse project.

2.4 Approvals and Permits Required.

A. Approval of Water Reuse Projects. The Director may approve, approve in part, approve with conditions or deny, in writing, an application for the reuse of treated domestic wastewater.

B. Construction Permit Requirements. Water reuse projects involving the construction, installation, modification or operation of any collection system, treatment works, reuse water distribution system or part thereof, or any extension or addition thereto shall obtain a construction permit in accordance with this section and the requirements of R317-3, "Design Requirements for Wastewater Collection, Treatment and Disposal Systems", prior to construction.

C. Operating Permit for a water reuse project. If a water reuse project is approved, the Director shall issue an operating permit consistent with any construction permit and the rules of the Board.

D. Limitations. The issuance of an approval, construction permit, or operating permit does not relieve the public agency of the obligation to obtain other approvals and permits, i.e., ground water discharge permit or permits and approvals from other agencies which may have jurisdiction over the project.

R317-13-3. Reuse Project Application and Technical Requirements.

3.1 Specific application requirements for a water reuse project. If a public agency intends to reuse or provide for the reuse of treated domestic wastewater for any purpose, application shall be made to the Director as required in this rule and R317-3-11, prior to construction or operation of the water reuse project.

3.2 Technical requirements for a water reuse project. The design and operation of any water reuse utilizing treated domestic wastewater shall be in accordance with the applicable requirements of R317-3-11.

KEY: water pollution, waste disposal, industrial waste, effluent standards

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: February 4, 2008

Notice of Continuation: January 24, 2018

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 19-5