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CHAPTER 241,Division of Environmental Health,Maine Center for Disease Control Prevention. Department of Health and Human Services,STATE OF MAINE. SUBSURFACE WASTEWATER DISPOSAL RULES, This rule governs the siting design construction and inspection of. subsurface wastewater disposal systems in order to protect the health safety. and welfare of the citizens of Maine Approved procedures design and. siting requirements materials methods and administrative polices are. described in detail,BASIS STATEMENT, These Rules provide minimum State design criteria for. subsurface wastewater disposal to assure environmental. sanitation and safety These Rules are intended to,complement municipal planning zoning and land use.
EFFECTIVE DATE January 18 2011 2014,AUTHORITY 22 M R S 42 3 42 3 B. 30 A M R S 4211 5 4215 4 4211 4452,22 A M R S 205 2. Nondiscrimination Notice, In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by the civil. Rights Restoration Act of 1991 42 U S C 1981 2000e et seq Section 504 of the. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended 29 U S C 794 the Age Discrimination Act. of 1975 as amended 42 U S C 6101 et seq Title II of the Americans with. Disabilities Act of 1990 42 U S C 12101 et seq and Title IX of the Education. Amendments of 1972 the Maine Department of Health and Human Services does. not discriminate on the basis of sex color national origin disability or age in. admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. 10 144 CMR 241,TABLE OF CONTENTS,SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION PAGE. A General 1,B Authorized Designers 1,C Design Requirements 1.
D Department of Environmental Protection 2,E Prohibitions 2. F Floor Drains 3,G Licensed Establishments 3,H Wetlands and Waterbodies 4. I Forms 45,SECTION 2 ADMINISTRATION,A General 6,B Disposal System Permit Requirements 6. C Applicability 7,D Validity 7,E Existing Systems 7. F Repairs and Maintenance 9,G Approved Materials and Equipment 9.
H Advisory Ruling 10,I Department Responsibilities 10. J Municipal Responsibilities 11,K LPI Responsibilities 12. SECTION 3 DISPOSAL SYSTEM PERMITS AND FEES,A Permit Required 13. B Subsurface Disposal System Permits 13,D Municipal Records 15. E Local Ordinance 15,F Approved System Usage 16,G Unorganized Areas 16.
SECTION 4 DESIGN CRITERIA,A Site Evaluation Requirements 17. B Soil Profile Descriptions 18,C Backfill Envelope for Very Permeable Soils 19. D Design Flows 19,E Design Flows for Dwelling Units 20. F Other Facilities 20,G Water Use Data 21,H Adjustments for Effluent Quality 21. I Primitive and Limited Disposal Systems 23,J Primitive Disposal System Requirements 23.
K Limited System Requirements 24,L On site Monitoring of Seasonal High Groundwater. Table Conditions 24,M Alternative Toilets 26,N Composting Toilets 26. O Pit Privies 27,P Grey Waste Water Disposal Systems 27. Q Disposal Fields 28,10 144 CMR 241, SECTION 5 APPLICATION FOR DISPOSAL SYSTEM PERMIT PAGE. A General 36, B Location Depth and Minimum Number of Observation Holes 38.
SECTION 6 APPROVED MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT, A Treatment tanks Dosing Tanks and Grease Interceptors 39. B Septic Tank Required 39,C Septic Tank Construction Materials 39. D Septic Tank Dimensions 39,E Inlet Outlet Connections 40. F Access Openings for all Septic Tanks 40,G Liquid Capacity of Septic Tanks 41. H Tank Installation 42,I Maintenance and Sludge Disposal 42.
J Dosing Tanks 42,K Aerobic Treatment Units 43,L External Grease Interceptors 43. M Piping 44,N Distribution Pipes 46,O Distribution Boxes 47. P Drop Boxes 48,Q Dosing Tanks for Engineered Systems 48. R Specific Requirements for Dosing with Siphons 49. S Specific Requirements for Dosing with Pumps 50,T Venting 50. U Manufactured Disposal Areas 51,V Concrete Disposal Devices 51.
W Plastic Disposal Devices 52,X Gravel Less Fabric Wrapped Disposal Tubing 53. Y Geotextile Sand Filters 54,Z Synthetic Aggregate Cylinders 54. AA Pre Treatment Sand Filters 55,BB Septic Tank Filters 55. CC Mechanical Remediation 55,DD Post Septic Tank Effluent Filters 55. EE Under Drained Peat Filters 56,FF Substitution of Proprietary Devices 56.
GG Drip Irrigation Disposal 56,HH New Product Registration 57. SECTION 7 FIRST TIME SYSTEMS, A Setbacks Siting for First Time Disposal Systems 62. B First Time System Variance Requests 63,C Municipal Review by LPI 63. D Criteria Used for Approval 64,E Holding Tanks 64. F Work Adjacent to or within Wetlands Water Bodies 66. SECTION 8 REPLACEMENT SYSTEMS,A General 72, B Setbacks and Siting for Replacement Disposal Systems 72.
C Replacement System Variance Request 73,D LPI s Authority 73. E Disposition of a Variance by the Department 74,10 144 CMR 241. SECTION 8 CONTINUED PAGE,F Time Limit 74,G Owner Applicant s Understanding 74. H Holding Tanks 74,I Application Procedure 75,J LPI Approval 75. K Work Adjacent to or Within Wetlands Water Bodies 75. SECTION 9 EXPANDED SYSTEMS,A Expansion of Existing Disposal Systems 77.
B Installation of Expanded Systems 78,C Design Criteria Ffor Expanded Systems 78. SECTION 10 MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS,A Engineered Systems 79. B Responsibilities 79, C Requirements for Engineered Disposal System Designs 79. D Multiple User Systems Installation Inspection 81. E Experimental Systems 82,F Multiple User Systems 83. G Ownership 83,H Installation Inspection 83,I Peat Systems 84.
SECTION 11 QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL,A Installation 88. B Site Preparation 88,C Excavation 88,D Construction 89. E Backfill Placement for Disposal Areas Including Fill Extensions 89. F Disposal Fields 90,G Final Grading 92,H Curtain Drains 92. I Inspections 93,J Certificate of Approval 93,K Workmanship 94. L Enforcement and Violations 94,M Work Adjacent to Wetlands and Waterbodies 94.
SECTION 12 WORK ADJACENT TO WETLANDS AND WATER BODIES. A Intent and Responsibilities,B Installation Standards. C Erosion Control,SECTION 132 APPEALS,A General 96. B Procedure for Filing an Appeal 96,C Procedure for Hearing 96. D Civil Appeals 97,SECTION 143 DEFINITIONS 98,10 144 CMR 241. APPENDIX A Model Holding Tank Ordinance 114,APPENDIX B Notice of Permit 116.
10 144 CMR 241,INTRODUCTION, 1 Scope These Rules govern the general regulation of all subsurface wastewater systems No person may erect a. structure that requires a subsurface waste water disposal system until documentation has been provided to the. municipal officers that the disposal system may be constructed in compliance with these rules 30 A M R S. 2 Duties and powers of Local Plumbing Inspector The Local Plumbing Inspector hereafter LPI shall enforce all the. provisions of these Rules He or she shall act on any question concerning the method or manner of construction and. the materials to be used in the installation of a system except as may be specifically provided for by other. requirements of these Rules, 3 Application for disposal system permits The LPI shall receive applications for disposal system permits issue. permits for the installation of systems inspect the premises for which such disposal system permits have been. issued and enforce compliance with the provisions of these Rules. 4 Notices and orders The LPI shall issue all necessary notices or orders pertaining to removal of illegal or unsafe. conditions the requirement of necessary safeguards during construction and compliance with all requirements of. these Rules for the safety health and general welfare of the public. 5 Inspections The LPI shall make all the inspections required these Rules The LPI may engage such expert opinions. as may be deemed necessary to report upon unusual technical issues that may arise subject to the approval of the. municipal officers, 6 Credentials The LPI shall carry proper credentials of the office while inspecting any and all systems and premises. in the performance of his or her duties, 7 Annual report At least annually the LPI must submit to the municipal officers of the jurisdiction a written. statement of code enforcement activities in form and content as shall be prescribed by such authority. 8 Contact Information Contact information herein is accurate as of the effective date of these Rules The. Department may be contacted at http www maine gov dhhs eng plumb index htm at 207 287 5689 and at 286. Water Street 3rd Floor Augusta ME 04333,B AUTHORIZED DESIGNERS.
1 Non engineered systems A site evaluator licensed in Maine shall design non engineered systems. 2 Engineered systems A site evaluator licensed in Maine shall provide observation hole logs and soil profile. descriptions as described in Section 10 C 4 for engineered systems A professional engineer licensed in Maine. shall design engineered systems and may consult with the site evaluator. C DESIGN REQUIREMENTS, 1 All systems In designing any system the site evaluator and or professional engineer shall consider lot size and. configuration slope surface drainage soil characteristics the presence and depth of limiting horizons within the. soil soil permeability type and organic loading rates of wastes BOD and TSS and the projected design flow. 2 Types of wastes Systems must be designed to receive all wastewater from the structure served except in the. following cases,Section 1 10 144 CMR 241 Page 1, a Black or grey wastewaters only Separate systems may be designed to receive only grey wastewater or only. black wastewater as allowed in Section 4, b Laundry wastes Laundry wastes from a single family dwelling may be discharged into a separate laundry. disposal field See Section 4 P, c Hot tubs Hot tubs must not discharge into any disposal system utilized for any other wastewater but may be. discharged into a grey water disposal system,D DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
1 License Not Required In accordance with 38 M R S 413 a waste discharge license is not required for the. installation operation or maintenance of a subsurface wastewater disposal system for the subsurface disposal of. domestic wastewater or other wastewater from commercial industrial or residential sources which is of a similar. quality constituents and strength or of a lesser pollutant load strength to that of domestic wastewater provided it. has been designed and installed in conformance with these Rules This includes but is not limited to wastewater. normally associated with hospitals restaurants nursing homes schools hotels motels and medical dental. veterinary facilities and backwash from water treatment systems provided all pollutants including but not limited. to radionuclides will be appropriately and adequately treated and similar types of wastewater. 2 License Required In accordance with 38 MRS 413 a waste discharge license is required for the installation. operation or maintenance of a subsurface wastewater disposal system for the subsurface disposal of wastewater from. commercial industrial or residential sources which has constituents unlike that of or of significantly higher. strength than that of domestic wastewater and is therefore beyond the jurisdiction of these Rules This includes. but is not limited to wastewater normally associated with abattoirs commercial car washes egg washing facilities. and industrial processes, 3 Wetland jurisdiction The Army Corps of Engineers makes jurisdictional determinations and issues wetland permits. for filling dredging and other construction in certain wetlands under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of. 1899 The Army Corps of Engineers provides the same function under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for all. other wetlands with program oversight by the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA With the combination. of these two Acts all wetlands regardless of size are regulated by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers The. Maine Department of Environmental Protection MDEP regulates activities in or adjacent to coastal or freshwater. wetlands as defined in Chapter 2 under the Natural Resources Protection Act NRPA at 38 M R S 480 A et seq. 4 Permit by Rule The installation or repair of a system does not require a NRPA permit from the MDEP provided all. Sections of these Rules are met The requirements contained in these Rules are designed to meet the same. requirements contained in MDEP s Permit by Rule program for soil disturbance adjacent to or within a protected. natural resource associated with a wetland and or other MDEP regulated NRPA natural resources. E PROHIBITIONS, 1 The use of system cleaners that contain restricted chemical materials is deemed a discharge of industrial wastes and. is prohibited, 2 Chemicals other than normal amounts of household cleaners must not be disposed of in the disposal field. Examples of prohibited chemicals include but are not limited to pesticides oil based paints or stains paint. remover paint thinner acids gasoline solvents glues and adhesives pool chemicals paint paint thinner. commercial grease and oil darkroom chemicals and medications. 3 Roof drains and foundation drains Roof drains and foundation drains must not be connected to systems. 4 The use of septic tank cleaners and degreasers prohibited The Department does not recognize any additive as being. STATE OF MAINE SUBSURFACE WASTEWATER DISPOSAL RULES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH amp HUMAN SERVICES MAINE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL amp PREVENTION DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 11 STATE HOUSE STATION AUGUSTA MAINE 04333 EFFECTIVE DATE January 18 2011 2014 Appropriation 014 10A 2426 012 2658 10 144 CMR 241 10 144 CHAPTER 241 Division of Environmental Health Maine Center for Disease Control

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