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On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Health is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of VAC citation: 12 VAC 5--613, title of regulation: Regulations for Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 17 (2014).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins January 25, 2016, and ends on February 25, 2016.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Name: Dwayne Roadcap, Title: Director, Division of Onsite Sewage, Water Services, Environmental Engineering and Marina Services, Address: Virginia Department of Health, 109 Governor Street, City: Richmond, State: Virginia, Zip: 23219, Telephone: (804)864-7458, FAX: (804)864-7475, email address:

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

CLOSED     Opened on 1/25/2016 and Ended on 2/25/2016

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 Comment Title  Commenter
Federal CWA compliance Wesley B. Lower  2/25/16  11:08 pm
prescriptive versus performance Beau Martin  2/25/16  8:58 pm
LICENSING Unlicensed CONTRACTOR  2/25/16  8:54 pm
shellfish area impacts Alicia Gast, citizen  2/25/16  8:10 pm
EXISTING SAMPLE DATA IN VIRGINIA (AOSS) Thomas Bixler  2/25/16  7:58 pm
Alternative Systems Mary Friedman  2/25/16  7:45 pm
Field Testing Requirements of 12VAC5-613 Jim Bell, Bio-Microbics  2/25/16  4:27 pm
Department of Planning and Budget, regarding economic review Jeff Walker  2/25/16  3:54 pm
Complete Regulation Needed Mike Lynn  2/25/16  2:48 pm
Repeal AOSS Regulations, reconsider nutrient reduction. Jeff Walker  2/25/16  1:59 pm
Elimination of the faux standard (TL-3) Jeff T. Walker, Past President of VAPSS  2/25/16  1:23 pm
Repeal these regulations bob marshall / cloverleaf env. cnslt., inc.  2/25/16  12:28 pm
Product Approval Jeff Walker  2/25/16  11:54 am
Economic Burden James Slusser  2/25/16  11:47 am
Repeal current regulation and develop risk-based design/operation approach incorporating HACCP Colin Bishop, Anua  2/25/16  1:13 am
12VAC5-613-100. Performance requirements; laboratory sampling and monitoring Colin Bishop, Anua  2/25/16  1:10 am
12VAC5-613-80. Performance requirements; general - Comments 6. - 7. Colin Bishop, Anua  2/25/16  1:09 am
12VAC5-613-80. Performance requirements; general - Comments 2. - 5. Colin Bishop, Anua  2/25/16  1:06 am
12VAC5-613-80. Performance requirements; general - Comment 1. Colin Bishop, Anua  2/25/16  1:03 am
12VAC5-613-30. Applicability and scope. Colin Bishop, Anua  2/25/16  12:56 am
12VAC5-613-10. Definitions. Colin Bishop, Anua  2/25/16  12:54 am
TL-3 and General Approval Joel S. Pinnix, PE  2/24/16  6:20 pm
Direct Dispersal to Groundwater Joel S. Pinnix, PE  2/24/16  5:09 pm
Open the AOSS Regs Tom Ashton  2/24/16  12:16 pm
Amend (12 VAC 5 613) Paul Small  2/23/16  9:43 am
Amend [12 VAC 5 ? 613] John Powell / Vowra President 2015-2016  2/23/16  6:39 am
Amend [12 VAC 5 ? 613] John Powell / Vowra President 2015-2016  2/23/16  6:36 am
Conflicts with AOSS regulations Mike Burch  2/22/16  1:42 pm
TL-3 Sean McGuigan  2/18/16  9:21 am
Standards of Practice Trapper Davis  2/17/16  2:26 pm
TL-3 Sean McGuigan  2/15/16  11:51 am
UPDATE and MODIFY SITE CHARACTERIZATION W.F. Sledjeski, LPSS, OSE  2/11/16  11:07 am
AOSS (12VAC5-613) Janet M Swords  2/9/16  1:13 pm

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