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15A NCAC 18E and 18A .1900 – Wastewater Treatment and Dispersal Systems

The North Carolina Commission for Public Health (CPH) is proposing to adopt rules 15A NCAC 18E .0101-.0105, .0201-.0207, .0301-.0305, .0401-.0403, .0501-.0510, .0601, .0602, .0701-.0703, .0801-.0805, .0901-.0911, .1001, .1002, .1101-.1106, .1201-.1206, .1301-.1307, .1401-.1406, .1501-.1505, .1601-.1603, .1701-.1713 and repeal rules 15A NCAC 18A .1934, .1935, .1937-.1962, and .1964-.1971.

The on-site wastewater treatment system rules have not been updated as a complete package since 1990. In the intervening 31 years, the industry has seen many technological advances, terminology has been standardized, and practical knowledge has been enhanced. For that reason, this rulemaking effort proposes to repeal the existing rules in 15A NCAC 18A Section .1900 and replace them with a new set of rules to be codified in 15A NCAC 18E. The new proposed rules update, clarify, and align the state’s on-site wastewater rules with current practice and law, facilitate innovation, standardize terminology, and improve organization and consistency of application across the state.

A public hearing will be held on April 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. In an abundance of caution and to address protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the public hearing will be held by teleconference. You may participate in the public hearing by dialing 919-715-0769 (no access code).

Proposed Permanent Rules: 15A NCAC 18E (Adoptions)
15A NCAC 18A .1900 (Repeals)
Notice: Notification of Proposed Rule Actions: 15A NCAC 18E and 18A .1900
Fiscal Note: Fiscal Note for Proposed Rule Actions: 15A NCAC 18E and 18A .1900
Federal Certification: N/A

Public Comments

The public comment period runs from March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021. Comments will also be accepted at the public hearing.

Written comments can be mailed to:

Virginia Niehaus
Rulemaking Coordinator
1931 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1931

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Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review






Updated: February 26, 2021