62-610.462. Reliability and Operator Staffing  


Effective on Sunday, August 8, 1999
  • 1(1) The following reliability requirements shall apply. Facility reliability shall have a minimum Class I reliability as described in paragraph 2162-610.300(1)(c), 22F.A.C. The Department shall approve alternative levels of treatment facility reliability if the permittee provides reasonable assurances in the engineering report that the facility will provide a level of reliability equivalent to Class I reliability. Class I reliability shall not be required if a permitted alternate treatment or discharge system exists which has sufficient capacity to handle any reclaimed water flows which do not meet the performance criteria established in the operating protocol.

    95(a) Multiple aeration basins shall not be required for an oxidation ditch facility to comply with Class I reliability requirements, if the following conditions are met:

    1211. The construction permit application was approved by the Department before April 5, 1989;

    1352. The treatment facility is not being expanded; and

    1443. All other Class I reliability criteria are met.

    153(2) Except as provided in subsection 15962-610.462(3), 160F.A.C., the wastewater treatment facility shall be staffed by a Class C or higher operator 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The lead/chief operator shall be at minimum Class B, or higher if required by Chapter 62-699, F.A.C.

    200(3) The minimum staffing requirement at the wastewater treatment facility shall be reduced to staffing by a Class C or higher operator 6 hours per day, 7 days per week, unless Chapter 62-699, F.A.C., requires additional operator presence or a higher level of operator. The lead/chief operator shall be at minimum Class C, or higher if required by Chapter 62-699, F.A.C. This minimum staffing requirement shall be allowed only in conjunction with at least one of the following.

    278(a) Diversion of acceptable quality reclaimed water to the reuse system only during periods of operator presence.

    295(b) Other provisions for increased facility reliability.

    302Rulemaking Authority 304403.051, 305403.061, 306403.087 FS. 308Law Implemented 310403.021, 311403.051, 312403.061, 313403.062, 314403.085, 315403.086, 316403.087, 317403.088 FS. 319History–New 4-4-89, Amended 4-2-90, Formerly 17-610.462, Amended 1-9-96, 8-8-99.

     

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