Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
Guidance Document Information
Title Safe, Adequate, and Proper Reviews
Document ID ENV-2017-03
Summary This policy identifies the minimum review and paperwork needed to process a request from a local building official pursuant to Va. Code § 32.1-165. The referenced Code section requires building officials to seek and obtain authorization from local health departments prior to issuing a building permit. Authorization to issue those permits rests upon a health department determination the existing or proposed onsite sewage system is safe, adequate, and proper for the subject building designed for human occupancy. Exceptions to this policy will require approval and consultation with the Office of Environmental Health Services (OEHS).
Effective Date 11/16/2017
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Explanation or Citations This policy establishes the procedure for processing a building official request for safe, adequate, and proper determination pursuant to Va. Code § 32.1-165.

This document applies to the following chapters
[12 VAC 5-610] Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations
[12 VAC 5-640] Alternative Discharging Sewage Treatment Regulations for Individual Single Family Dwellings

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