Published on February 4, 2008
High Falls – Dekalb County: High Falls – Dekalb County “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.” PERMITTING PROCESS –2006 ONSITE SEWAGE AND TREATMENT RULES 420-3-1.11 thru 420-3-1.23 : PERMITTING PROCESS –2006 ONSITE SEWAGE AND TREATMENT RULES 420-3-1.11 thru 420-3-1.23 Training for Environmental Staffs Objectives of New Rules Permitting: Objectives of New Rules Permitting Keep Individual Application Process As Similar As Possible To Current Rules Major Differences will be Site Evaluation or Installation - Related Objectives of New Rules Permitting: Objectives of New Rules Permitting Minimize the “Prove a Subdivision” Emphasize Development Same Process For Review of All Development A Three-Step Review Process Address Site Issues Early; Not After the Fact DefinitionBUILDING DEVELOPMENT: Definition BUILDING DEVELOPMENT An Action That Changes Property To Lead To Human Habitation or Creation of an Establishment TERMS WE USE NOW: “Forget About It”: TERMS WE USE NOW: “Forget About It” System Type : a) conventional b) alternative System Serving: a) residence b) business Development: a) subdivision b) commercial TERMS WE WILL USE:“Remember”: TERMS WE WILL USE: “Remember” System Type : a) Conventional Small-Flow b) Engineered Small-Flow c) Large-Flow (Engineered) System Serving: a) Single Family Dwelling b) Establishment Development: a) Small-Flow b) Large-Flow Definition Small-Flow Development: Definition Small-Flow Development Building Development on Single or Multiple Adjacent Parcels Includes Combined Flows of Applicant 8 or Less Bedrooms 1,200 Gallons Per Day or Less Definition Large-Flow Development: Definition Large-Flow Development Building Development on Single or Multiple Adjacent Parcels 9 Bedrooms or More More Than 1,200 Gallons Per Day System(s) May Be Small-Flow or Large-Flow Large-Flow DevelopmentResidential > 1,200 GPD: Large-Flow Development Residential > 1,200 GPD Subdivisions Bond for Title Sale of Land “Strip Development” Condominiums, Town Houses and Apartments Mobile Home Parks and Campgrounds Multi-Family Dwellings Large-Flow Development Establishments > 1,200 GPD: Large-Flow Development Establishments > 1,200 GPD Food Service Establishments Shopping Centers and Strip Malls Schools Churches Business, Industry and Other Exceptions to Large-Flow Development Rules Process: Exceptions to Large-Flow Development Rules Process Dividing for purpose of bona fide gift Dividing under provisions of will or intestate succession Sale, lease, or rental without building development Dividing under provisions of Title 22-26-7 Division into tracts of 3 acres or Greater Dividing land between immediate family members with no subsequent subdividing Significant Challenges : Significant Challenges Folding Subdividing, Other Development and Large-Flow Systems Into the Same Process Getting Building Industry to Buy Into the Early Planning Process Time Limitations of Old and New Permits: Time Limitations of Old and New Permits Permits to Install Issued Before January 1, 2000, Are Void On 03/19/2006 Permits to Install Issued 01/01/2000 thru 03/19/2006, Are Valid for 5 Years After Rules Adoption, Until 03/19/2011 Permits to Install Issued 3/19/2006 Onward Are Valid for 5 Years from Permit Date Time Limitations of New Permits & Approvals: Time Limitations of New Permits & Approvals State-Issued Performance Permits Valid for Five Years Approval for Use Becomes Invalid After Two Years from Approval Date If Its Never Operational New Permitting Outline: New Permitting Outline CEP-2 Application CEP-3 Application, Parts A & B CEP-4 Permit to Install CEP-4 Approval to Use State-Issued Performance Permit – Review & Issuance by Board Application Form CEP-2:Application for a Permit to Install A One-Step Process: Application Form CEP-2: Application for a Permit to Install A One-Step Process Small-Flow Development (< 9 bdrm) Small-Flow System (<= 1,200 gpd) Ex: 1 acre single parcel, 4-bedroom home Large-Flow Development (> 8 bdrm) Small-Flow System (<= 1,200 gpd) Ex: Subdivision Lot 1, 4-bedroom home CEP-2 Application for Permit to Install: CEP-2 Application for Permit to Install Application Form Name, address, location, etc. # bedrooms, amount of flow, etc. Site evaluation results/classification Vicinity Map/Written Directions Legal Description/Deed Plot Plan Site Evaluation, Soil Test Results & Certification ESTABLISHMENTS Explanation of Use of Building and Occupancy Floor Plan CEP-2 Application for Permit to Install Plot Plan: CEP-2 Application for Permit to Install Plot Plan Lot Dimensions, Size Locations/Descriptions: Structures Underground Utility Lines Surface Water/Drainage Features/Slopes Dumps, Mining Areas, Caves, Sinkholes, etc. Soil Test Holes/Pits OSS Layout (more on next page) Cut/Fill Areas Evaluation of Impact on Tests/OSS Evaluation Performed by a PSC CEP-2 Application for Permit to Install Plot Plan: CEP-2 Application for Permit to Install Plot Plan Onsite Sewage System Drawing Layout Tanks, Pump Chambers and Pumps Effluent Disposal Field/Replacement EDF Maximum and Minimum Trench Depths Aggregate and Cover Per Cent of Slope and Direction of Slope Relative Ground Elevations 1-Ft. Contours in Areas > 25% Slope Construction Plan for All Engineered Systems: Construction Plan for All Engineered Systems Temporary Bench Mark - Location & Elevation Lot elevations and One-ft. Contours Proposed Effluent Disposal Field Area Within 25 Feet of the EDF Area Detailed Layout to Scale of OSS System Design Calculations Engineering Specifications Recorded Surveyed Plat Written Plan for Protecting EDF/REDF During Lot Development Construction Plan Detailed Layout to Scale of OSS: Construction Plan Detailed Layout to Scale of OSS Treatment Devices Pipe Details Maximum and Minimum Depths (Relative to Temporary Benchmark) Cross Section View of the EDF Profile View of the OSS with Elevations (Relative to Temporary Benchmark) Plumbing Stub-Out - Tank Inlet and Outlet Pipe Inverts - Trench Bottoms Construction Plan System Design Calculations and Engineering Specifications: Construction Plan System Design Calculations and Engineering Specifications Calculations Tank Sizes EDF Sizes Pumps Pipe Sizes Specifications Materials Pump Details Electrical Connections Methods of Construction Engineering Inspection Schedules Operation & Maintenance Procedures Construction PlanRecorded Surveyed Plat: Construction Plan Recorded Surveyed Plat Lot Dimensions with Size in Acres or Square Feet Dwelling(s), Establishment(s), Structure(s) Drawn to Scale Effluent Disposal Field and Replacement EDF Drawn to Scale Shown as Restricted Areas Health Dept. Review of CEP-2 Applications: Health Dept. Review of CEP-2 Applications Complete Review Within 10 Working Days Incomplete Application Notify Applicant Verbally or In Writing Document Notification Incomplete > 90 Days >> Application Denied Complete Application and Favorable Field Review Issue Permit to Install: With or Without Conditions Unfavorable Field Review “Back to Square One!” Re-Submittal/Re-Designed Deny Permit in Writing. Offer Appeals Procedure. Permit To Install/Repair: Permit To Install/Repair “One Thing That Doesn’t Change!” Blue Hole Falls, Elizabethton, TN CEP-3 Application for Large-Flow Development: CEP-3 Application for Large-Flow Development Part A - Site Preparation Plan (3 Phases or Parts) Phase 1 Intent to Develop Phase 2 Field Review Phase 3 (Final) Site Preparation Plan Part B Application for a Large-Flow System Application Form CEP-3 A Three-Step Process: Application Form CEP-3 A Three-Step Process Large-Flow Development Proposed to use Small-Flow Systems Ex: 50 Lot “Typical” Subdivision Completes Part A of CEP-3 Large-Flow Development Ex: 5,000 gpd Mobile Home Park Large-Flow System(s): 2 x 2,500 gpd OSSs Small-Flow Systems Ex: 5 x 1,000 gpd OSSs Completes Part A and B of CEP-3 SITE PREPARATION PLAN (SPP): SITE PREPARATION PLAN (SPP) Required For: Large Systems ( >1,200gpd ) Large-Flow development Phases: 1. Notice of Intent “Office” Visit 2. Site Investigation Field Visit 3. Site Preparation (Final) Plan Reasons For Site Preparation Plan: Reasons For Site Preparation Plan Initiate Early Involvement of Health Dept. Protect the Proposed Effluent Disposal Field and Replacement EDF Areas Aid the Health Dept. in Determining the Suitability of a Site for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Determine the type and location of the onsite sewage system(s) to be installed Avoid costly and untimely delays later on SITE PREPARATION PLAN PHASE 1 NOTICE OF INTENT: SITE PREPARATION PLAN PHASE 1 NOTICE OF INTENT Discussion Between PHE & Developer/Design Team Planned Development Method of Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Method of Site Evaluation Test Site Locations Potential Site Restrictions Lot Sizes (if applicable) Availability of Public Water and/or Sewer SITE PREPARATION PLAN PHASE 1 NOTICE OF INTENT: SITE PREPARATION PLAN PHASE 1 NOTICE OF INTENT Developer Supplies: Intent to Develop Form CEP-3, Part A, Phase I Preliminary Soils Map Requires PSC Developer May But Not Required to Supply: Plat of Property Vicinity Map/Written Directions Topo Map of Property SITE PREPARATION PLAN PHASE 2 FIELD REVIEW: SITE PREPARATION PLAN PHASE 2 FIELD REVIEW Subsequent to Site Evaluation Developer/Tester/PHE at the Site Discussion Agreement or Further Evaluation SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS: SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS Site Evaluation Results Preliminary Plat Soils Map Overlay Topographic Overlay OSS Plans Lot Modification Plans SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS: SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS Site Evaluation Results Soil Mapping, Morphology or Boring Data Perc Rates Restrictive Layers Groundwater / Redox / Chroma 2 Indicators Rock Slope Other Soil and Landscape Issues Flooding Frequencies Preliminary Plat: Preliminary Plat Soils Map Overlay Topographic Overlay Lot and Street Layout Lot Sizes - Easements Soil Tests - Water Lines, Wells Probable Location of Dwellings/ Establishment(s) SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS: SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS Onsite Sewage System Plans OSS options Conventional Engineered Engineered w. Advanced Treatment Large Flow Decentralized SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS: SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS Onsite Sewage System Plans Actions to Protect Effluent Disposal Field and Replacement EDF Areas SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS: SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS Existing/Proposed Lot Modifications Effect on reported soil test results Effect on proposed OSS operation SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS: SPP PHASE 2 DISCUSSION ITEMS Non-Agreement re: Site Evaluation & Field Investigation Additional testing / evaluation PSC visiting / mapping site Other professional evaluation SITE PREPARATION PLAN PHASE 3 FINAL SPP : SITE PREPARATION PLAN PHASE 3 FINAL SPP Develop When Phases 1 & 2 Complete Application Form – CEP-3, Part 3 Site Evaluation – All Test Results and Certification of Results Surveyed Plat w. Legal Description Written Plan to Protect EDF/REDF(s) SPP PHASE 3 SURVEYED PLAT: SPP PHASE 3 SURVEYED PLAT Lot Sizes, Dimensions and Layouts Dwellings, Establishments & Structures Soil Test Sites Soil Test Certification Property Elevations and Slopes 2-ft Maximum Contours Specifically Show Areas with Slope > 25% SPP PHASE 3 - SURVEYED PLAT (Not Specifically in Rules but Needed): SPP PHASE 3 - SURVEYED PLAT (Not Specifically in Rules but Needed) Underground Utility Lines Easement Areas Lot Sizes Not Including Easements Such as Water Storage Easements SPP PHASE 3 SURVEYED PLAT: SPP PHASE 3 SURVEYED PLAT Locate On Property & Within 100’ EDFs/REDFs Proposed and Existing Surface Waters (Swamps, Marshes, Wetlands, Springs, etc.) Frequently flooded areas Hydric soils Drainage features Proposed and Existing Storm Water Retention Areas In-Ground Swimming Pools Wells Proposed and Existing SPP PHASE 3 SURVEYED PLAT: SPP PHASE 3 SURVEYED PLAT Locate On Property & Within 300 Ft. Landfills, Open / Covered Dumps Surface Mining Operations Caves Sinkholes Locate on Property & Within 500 Ft. Sanitary Sewer Systems Public Water Sources Water Lines SPP PHASE 3 WRITTEN PLAN: SPP PHASE 3 WRITTEN PLAN Describe and Give Reasons For Existing or Proposed Lot Modifications of the Developer Existing or Proposed Cut Areas Existing or Proposed Fill Areas SPP PHASE 3 WRITTEN PLAN: SPP PHASE 3 WRITTEN PLAN Areas That Have or Will Have Extensive Grading or Modification Within EDF or REDF or Within Setback Buffer Zones (Typically 25 Ft or Less from EDF/REDF Detailed Evaluation by a Professional Soils Classifier of the Effect of Modifications on the placement and operation of the EDF or REDF SPP PHASE 3 WRITTEN PLAN: SPP PHASE 3 WRITTEN PLAN Modifying Property by the “Cut and Fill” Method Accepted Design Manual Provisions of 420-3-1-.67 Design with Advanced Treatment SPP PHASE 3 WRITTEN PLAN: SPP PHASE 3 WRITTEN PLAN Protecting the EDF and REDF(s) Staked and Flagged For Identification For Protection Other Protective Measures as Planned Site or Lot Modifications Not In Approved Plan May: Result In Approval Revocation Require Detailed Professional Evaluation Health Dept. Action on SPP PHASE 3: Health Dept. Action on SPP PHASE 3 SPP & Surveyed Plat Approval [w/conditions] Disapproval [w/reasons; appeal process] Approval Withheld [state pending actions to be accomplished or information to be supplied] Document All in Writing! REVOCATION OF SPP APPROVAL: REVOCATION OF SPP APPROVAL Site/Lot Improperly Classified Site/Lot Developed or Altered Inconsistent with Plan SPP APPROVAL: SPP APPROVAL Recording of a Final Subdivision Plat Covenants, Restrictions Areas Reserved for EDF and REDF Copy to Local Health Department Statement Affixed to Plat (See Sxn. 100) Valid Unless Change in Conditions Note: All other items on surveyed plat do not have to be on recorded plat Large-Flow Developments with Small-Flow Systems(Subdivisions): Large-Flow Developments with Small-Flow Systems (Subdivisions) Site Preparation Plan Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 CEP-3, Part A Applicant: Developer Applications* for Small-Flow Development CEP-2s ... But Refer to the Development’s SPP * Applicant: Buyer/Property Owner SUBDIVISION LOTS: SUBDIVISION LOTS Developer Must Complete SPP Buyer Must Develop in Accordance with Approved SPP Buyer Must Receive Approval from LHD Prior to Diverting from SPP Failure to Follow SPP: Revocation / New evaluation / New submittal Owner Submits Application to Install Large Flow Developments With Large Flow System(s): Large Flow Developments With Large Flow System(s) Site Preparation Plan Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 CEP-3, Part A Application Requirements CEP-3, Part B State-Issued Performance Permit Large Flow Developments With Large Flow System(s) Application Requirements: Large Flow Developments With Large Flow System(s) Application Requirements Complete Part B of CEP-3 Application Submit Plans and Specifications Large Flow Developments With Large Flow System(s) Plans and Specifications : Large Flow Developments With Large Flow System(s) Plans and Specifications Surveyed Plat Site Evaluation Results Detailed Layout of the OSS and Sewer Collection System (ie, Construction Plan) Specs on System Sizing and Design Treatment Contingency Plan Operation and Maintenance Manual Be Constant. Be At Peace. : Be Constant. Be At Peace.