|(a) Prior to the disposal of solid waste in any cell, or on any area, excavation, or unprotected surface, a soil liner evaluation report and a geomembrane liner evaluation report shall be submitted to the executive director. If the approved design does not require a synthetic liner, a geomembrane liner evaluation report is not required. (b) Each soil liner evaluation report and geomembrane liner evaluation report shall be submitted in triplicate (including all attachments) to the executive director and shall be prepared in accordance with the methods and procedures contained in the approved liner quality control plan. If the executive director provides no response, either written or verbal, within 14 days of receipt, the owner or operator may continue facility construction or operation. (c) If the executive director determines that a report is incomplete or that the test data provided are insufficient to support the evaluation conclusions, additional test data or other information may be required, and use of the cell or disposal area will not be allowed until such additional data are received, reviewed, and accepted. Each report must be signed and, where applicable, sealed by the individual performing the evaluation and counter-signed by the facility operator or an authorized representative. (d) The surface of a constructed soil liner should be covered or otherwise protected within a period of six months to mitigate the effects of dessication, surface erosion, and rutting due to traffic. Liner surfaces not covered within six months shall be checked by the soil liner evaluation report evaluator, who shall then submit a letter report on the findings to the executive director. Any required repairs shall be performed promptly. A new report shall be submitted on the new construction for all liners that need repair due to damage.