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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Mandate 1305

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
An Act to direct the Department of Health to take steps to eliminate evaluation and design services for onsite sewage systems and private wells provided by the Department.
Purpose of legislation
Chapter 831 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly directed VDH to eliminate evaluation and design services provided by the local health departments for onsite sewage systems and private wells. Beginning July 1, 2019, all applicants were required to submit private sector evaluations and designs for onsite sewage systems unless the owner met the means testing requirements established in Chapter 831 (2018) or the hardship guidelines established by VDH.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 831 (2018)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 5 - 620 : Regulations Governing Application Fees for Construction Permits for Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems and Private Wells
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6210: State Budget Addition of Fees for Repairs, Voluntary Upgrades, and Safe, Adequate, and Proper Evaluations
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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