|(a) Prior to discharging any reclaimed water to the
waters in the state, the provider or user shall obtain a permit from
the commission in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 305
of this title (relating to Consolidated Permits) except as provided
for by §210.22(e) of this title (relating to General Requirements).
The application for the required permit authorization to discharge
reclaimed water may be submitted concurrently or after the permit
application to treat and dispose of wastewater in accordance with
the requirements of 30 TAC Chapter 305.
(b) The executive director may require a reclaimed
water user to apply for and obtain a permit to utilize reclaimed water
if the reclaimed water use poses potential or actual adverse impacts
upon human health, soil and ground water resources, or aquatic life.
(c) For purposes of this chapter, no permit issued
pursuant to Chapter 305 of this title (relating to Consolidated Permits)
will be required for additional treatment required to meet the quality
standards of §210.33 of this title (relating to Quality Standards
for Using Reclaimed Water), unless such additional treatment results
in a discharge of wastewater into waters in the state.
(d) A reclaimed water provider or user who accepts
effluent meeting the Type II quality criteria and that must also meet
the Type I quality criteria for a proposed use must provide additional
treatment for the proposed new use. The additional manner of treatment
must be authorized by the executive director. The provider or user
must notify and be granted an authorization from the executive director
prior to engaging in such activity. Examples of such additional treatment
may include processes for disinfection or filtration of the reclaimed
water. Such authorization may be granted by the executive director
after review of the proposed plans and specifications submitted to
the executive director for the additional treatment. This request
for authorization may be submitted to the executive director along
with the notification required by §210.4 of this title (relating
(e) If a provider or user elects to treat reclaimed
water supplied by the provider or producer, respectively, to a quality
better than the minimum standards of this chapter for the same use,
such treatment does not require a permit or other additional authorization
by the executive director.
(f) Any sewage sludge generated as a result of reclaimed
water treatment undertaken pursuant to this section shall be managed
in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 312 of this title (relating
to Sludge Use, Disposal and Transportation).