Skip all navigation Skip to page navigation

DHHS Home | Assistance | Divisions | About DHHS | DHHS Contacts

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Commission for Public Health
N.C. Public Health Home

15A NCAC 18E: Wastewater Treatment and Dispersal Systems

  • Proposed for Adoption: 15A NCAC 18E .0101-.1713: Wastewater Treatment and Dispersal Systems
  • Proposed for Repeal: 15A NCAC 18A .1934-.1935, .1937-.1962, .1964-.1971

The on-site wastewater treatment system rules (15A NCAC 18A .1900) have not been updated as a complete package since 1990. In the intervening 27 years, the industry has seen many technological advances, terminology has been standardized and practical knowledge has been enhanced. The proposed rules incorporate current rule interpretations and existing knowledge of advanced technologies, include previously excluded products, updated and simplified terminology, and reflect significant improvement in consistency and clarity.

Most of the changes in the proposed rules are a re-organization of the current code and clarification of current language as part of an effort to simplify and streamline the current rules.  Interpretations that have been in place for many years have been clarified and the rules now better match the many options now available in technology, system design, data collection, and operation, maintenance, and management of on-site wastewater treatment systems.

A public hearing was held on October 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cardinal Room, located at 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

In addition to the public hearing, the following two listening sessions were open to the public.

Wednesday September 20, 2017
Pitt County Cooperative Extension
Agricultural Auditorium
403 Government Circle
Greenville, NC  27834

Wednesday October 4, 2017
AB Tech Asheville
Ferguson Auditorium
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC  28801

Proposed Rules: Adoption:
15A NCAC 18E
(Notice Date: 09/01/17)
15A NCAC 18A .1934-.1935, .1937-.1962,.1964-.1971
Fiscal Note: Fiscal Note for Proposed Permanent Rules 15A NCAC 18E
Federal Certification: N/A
Adopted Rule: N/A

Public Comments

The public comment period was from September 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017. Comments for this rule will not be accepted after October 31, 2017.

Additional Links

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review