Vol. 30 Iss. 11 - January 27, 2014

Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Board of Health intends to consider amending 12VAC5-610, Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations. Chapter 202 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly requires the board to promulgate regulations for chamber and bundled expanded polystyrene effluent distribution systems. The board may promulgate regulations for other distribution technologies. The Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations contain construction, design, and installation requirements for gravel and pipe effluent absorption trench, low pressure distribution, elevated sand mound, and sand-on-sand systems. The amendments will establish construction, design, and installation requirements for gravelless material and drip dispersal systems.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-164 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: February 26, 2014.

Agency Contact: Allen Knapp, Director, Office of Environmental Health Services, Department of Health, 109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 864-7458, FAX (804) 864-7475, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R14-3665; Filed January 2, 2014, 3:45 p.m.