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Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 610]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulations protect public health and the ground and surface waters of the Commonwealth by establishing effective and appropriate minimum standards for the safe and sanitary collection, transport, treatment and disposal of wastewater, as such activities relate to sewage disposal on private, residential parcels of land and other places.
State Authority 32.1-164
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Whether the regulations continue to protect public health and the ground and surface waters of the Commonwealth by establishing effective and appropriate minimum standards for the safe and sanitary collection, transport, treatment and disposal of wastewater, as such activities relate to sewage disposal on private, residential parcels of land and other places.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Dwayne Roadcap  / Director, Onsite Sewage and Water Services
Address:
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: dwayne.roadcap@vdh.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)864-7470    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Regulations to establish requirements for gravelless material and drip dispersal Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/14/2014 and expires on 9/13/2015.
Amend Regulations to incorporate Statutory Changes from HB1231 of 2012 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/22/2012.
Adopt new performance-based regulations pertaining to locating, designing, constructing and operating onsite sewage systems. NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/12/2008.
Comprehensively amend the regulations in order to protect public health and groundwater. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adoption of Updated Regulations NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 4/9/2008 after the comment period had ended.
Amend to specify a minimum footprint. Proposed Stage withdrawn before DPB completed its review.
Amend the regulations for mass sewage systems and allowable rock content of soils Proposed Stage withdrawn on 4/10/2007 after the comment period had ended.