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<a href="/GAC/391" title="391">Department 391</a></li> <li>&raquo; <a href="/GAC/391-3" title="391-3">Chapter 391-3</a></li> <li>&raquo; Subject 391-3-31</li> </ul> </div> </div><div id="doc" class="container" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:msxsl="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt" xmlns:nll="uuid:{D3B28627-934D-41bc-8B7A-0549A8802FE4}"> <div id="doc-content" class="content"> <h1><nllsubject>Subject 391-3-31 RULES FOR WATER CONSERVATION BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND CERTIFICATION</nllsubject></h1> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-31-.01" name="391-3-31-.01" title="391-3-31-.01">Rule 391-3-31-.01 Definitions</a></h2> <P>When used in this Chapter:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.01(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Best Management Practices" or "BMPs" means those practices that, when implemented by a facility, result in an efficient use of water.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Car Wash" means a permanent facility car wash such as a self-serve car wash, a conveyor car wash, or a roll over/in bay car wash, generally available for use by the public.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Certification" means the Division has determined a facility is in compliance with the applicable best management practices.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-31-.02" name="391-3-31-.02" title="391-3-31-.02">Rule 391-3-31-.02 Applicability of Rule</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These rules may apply to any facility for which the Division has adopted best management practices, such as a permanent facility car wash.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Car washes, which the Division has certified as meeting best management practices, are not considered to be an outdoor water use for purposes of any outdoor watering restrictions.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-31-.03" name="391-3-31-.03" title="391-3-31-.03">Rule 391-3-31-.03 Carwash Best Management Practices and Certification</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Best Management Practices for car washes: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The facility will have a backflow prevention device installed on the potable water supply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All spray nozzles will be changed annually.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All water leaks will be repaired as they occur.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All hoses and faucets will be attended or shut off. All hoses will utilize an automatic shutoff valve.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All hand-held hoses must have a flow no greater than 3 gallons a minute.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Driveways and impervious surfaces may be washed with high pressure, low volume systems for health/safety purposes only.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If spot-free reverse osmosis water is used, the reverse osmosis reject water shall be reused in the vehicle wash process.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Self-Serve Car Washes, the wash nozzle and pump system will be high-pressure and flow at no greater than 3 gallons per minute.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Conveyor Car Washes, automatic high-level water cut-offs will be installed in all towel and chamois washing machines.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Conveyor Car Washes constructed after January 1, 2000, a minimum of 50% of water utilized will be recycled.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Carwash Certification: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification Program Requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Car washes must be inspected at least annually by a backflow assembly tester, accredited per <a title="391-3-5-.13" href="391-3-5-.13">391-3-5-.13</a> (7), for compliance with the applicable best management practices using an inspection form developed by the Division.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Car washes that fail inspection and do not provide an adequate remedy within 30 days of the inspection failure will have their certifications revoked.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The inspector shall issue an accreditation, which shall have the date of issuance, date for reaccreditation, the name of the car wash, and the name, license or certification number, and signature of the inspector.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The individual car wash must submit a copy of the accreditation and $50.00 for each individual permanent facility car wash to the Division. Such certification and payment of fee must occur annually.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A car wash shall be considered certified when it has been issued a certification by the Division and the certification has not expired.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-31-.03(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to renew a certification shall mean the car wash is considered an outdoor water use for purposes of any outdoor watering restrictions.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-31-.01" name="391-3-31-.01" title="391-3-31-.01">Rule 391-3-31-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-31-.02" name="391-3-31-.02" title="391-3-31-.02">Rule 391-3-31-.02 Applicability of Rule</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-31-.03" name="391-3-31-.03" title="391-3-31-.03">Rule 391-3-31-.03 Carwash Best Management Practices and Certification</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2017 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>