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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 610]
Amend Regulations to establish requirements for gravelless material and drip dispersal
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 202 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly (HB 1726) requires the Board of Health to promulgate regulations for chamber and bundled expanded polystyrene effluent systems. The Board may promulgate regulations for other distribution technologies. HB1726 specifies that regulations must be effective within 280 days of enactment (on or before December 12, 2013). The Board is using the emergency rulemaking process authorized by the Administrative Process Act to promulgate regulations within 280 days. The Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations (12 VAC 5-610-20 et. seq., the 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 Regulations, as amended, will establish construction, design, and installation requirements for gravelless material and drip dispersal systems.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003665]
Associated Mandates Non-gravel effluent drain systems
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6765 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 09/13/2015 and was extended until 03/14/2016.
6979 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/26/2015.
7480 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/25/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dwayne Roadcap  / Director, Division of Onsite Sewage and Water
Address: 109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7458    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: ()-