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Onsite Sewage Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 611]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description These regulations will impose site and soil requirements, design and construction criteria and approval methods for wasterwater systems based on effluent quality. They will replace an existing chapter.
State Authority 32.1-12 and 32.1-164 of the Code of Virginia
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 None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Lance Gregory  / Director, Onsite Sewage and Water Services
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7491    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adopt new performance-based regulations pertaining to locating, designing, constructing and operating onsite sewage systems. NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/07/2016 after the comment period had ended.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adoption of Updated Regulations NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/09/2008 after the comment period had ended.