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Regulations for Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems [12 VAC 5 ‑ 613]
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Chapter Information
Description Regulations implementing 2009 law (Acts of Assembly, ch. 220) by setting performance and horizontal setback requirements for onsite sewage systems, in protection of public health.
State Authority Sec . ,32.1-163.6 as amended by Acts of Assembly, ch . 220 ()2009 .
Federal Authority n/a
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 To implement the law and provide the most reasonable and effective means of regulating onsite sewage systems so that public health and the environment are protected in Virginia.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Dwayne Roadcap  / Director, Div'n of Onsite Sewage, Water Svcs . . .
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7470    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Performance Requirements for Repairs and Voluntary Upgrades of Systems with Direct Dispersal Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 6/28/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Action to Adopt Regulations for Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/7/2011.