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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Mandate 1256

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Amend regulations regarding onsite treatment pump-out systems in accordance with the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act in certain localities
Purpose of legislation
Requires the Department of Health (the Department), effective July 1, 2023, to manage and enforce onsite sewage system pump-out compliance for certain localities. The bill requires licensed operators conducting onsite sewage system pump-outs that are managed by the Department in these localities to provide a report on the results of the site visit using a web-based reporting system developed by the Department. The bill also requires the Board of Health to establish a uniform schedule of civil penalties for violations of onsite treatment system pump-out requirements in localities in which compliance with such requirements is managed and enforced by the Department.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 486 (2022)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 5 - 610 : Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations
12 vac 5 - 611 : Onsite Sewage Regulations
12 vac 5 - 640 : Alternative Discharging Sewage Treatment Regulations for Individual Single Family Dwellings
Associated Regulatory Actions No regulatory action has been filed.
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