H om Es P / Es S O ic pt Se Virginias Onsite Sewage Program ct or s rty e p Pro ers n ow We rill d l l ent ors tors
ra nt co Rea lt fact ure Ope rs ra overnm Local g eb ui ld er s Ma nu ers Dwayne Roadcap Division of Onsite Sewage, Water Services, Environmental Engineering, and Marina Programs H VD Policy Needs and Issues Update GMP #143Peat disposal AOSS implementation manual Revise GMP #147-treatment BMP Policy KSAT manual
Voluntary upgrades Direct Dispersal Policy Emergency Regulations GIS policy Update QA/QC policy Safe, adequate, and proper policy Rescind GMP #122 Revise and update GMP #126.B Errata sheet for SHDR Septic Lagoon Issue 2 Regulation Needs and Issues AOSE Regulation repeal Civil Penalty Regulations Alternative Discharging Regulations Fee Regulations Indemnification Fund Regulations Private Well Regulations Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations Emergency Regulation Implementation AOSS Regulationsrepeal of N 3 Other Needs and Issues SHIFT Process Local ordinances Variances Indemnification Fund cases Conflict ManagementEDRP and Appeals IFFCs Court cases Product reviews and approvals Uranium Mining 4 Current VDH Gravelless Policy VDH regulates gravelless systems under 3 General
Memoranda of Practice (GMPs): GMP 127 General authorization of gravel substitutes installed foot-for-foot with a gravel trench GMP 116 50-ft-long gravelless trench equivalent to 100 ft-long gravel trench GMP 135 75-ft-long gravelless trench equivalent to 100 ft-long gravel trench **subject of legislation** VDH has allowed gravelless drainfield technologies as a replacement for a gravel and pipe trench since 1987. Table 5.4. Area Requirements for Absorption Trenches. Percolation Rate (Minutes/Inch) 12VAC5-610-950. Absorption area design. REVISED Table 5.4 Establishes gravelless sizing based upon percolation rate, similar to gravel Area Required (Ft2/100 Gals) Area Required (Ft2/Bedroom) Gravity Gravity Gravelless Low Pressure Distribution
707 416 1248 1061 624 120 912 775 456 1368 1163 684 Gravelless Drainfield Options Change Trench Number Gravel Per Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations - Primary area footprint = 100 L x 30 W = 3,000 sf - 50% repair area = 3,000 sf x 50% = 1,500 sf - Total onsite system footprint = 4,500 sf 50% Repair Area Primary Area Total Footprint = 4,500 sf
Gravelless System Under New Regulations - Eliminate one trench from gravel design Primary area footprint = 100 L x 21 W = 2,100 sf 50% repair area = 2,100 sf x 50% = 1,050 sf Total onsite system footprint = 3,150 sf Primary Area 50% Repair Area Total Footprint = 3,150 sf Gravelless Drainfield Options Change Trench Length Gravel Per Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations - Primary area footprint = 100 L x 30 W = 3,000 sf - 50% repair area = 3,000 sf x 50% = 1,500 sf - Total onsite system footprint = 4,500 sf Primary Area 50% Repair Area Total Footprint = 4,500 sf Gravelless System Under New Regulations - Change 100 gravel trench length to 75 for gravelless
Primary area footprint = 75 L x 30 W = 2,250 sf 50% repair area = 2,250 sf x 50% = 1,125 sf Total onsite system footprint = 3,375 sf Primary Area 50% Repair Area Total Footprint = 3,375 sf AOSE Regulations: Emergency Regulations expired in 2001 Final Regulations took effect July 1, 2002 Being repealed, no authority SHIFT SHIFT How to maximize private sector participation To the greatest extent possible While providing adequate oversight To protect public health and the environment. SHIFT Meeting #1: Why are we here? Meeting #2: Whats wrong/good now? Meeting #3: What should the future hold? Meeting #4: What are the best ideas? Meeting #5: How can we improve best ideas? Members 13 Builders/realtors
Mike Toalson Builders/realtors Tyler Craddock Builders/realtors Neil Williamson Environmental interest Dan Holmes Environmental interest Ed Dunn Homeowners/citizens Larry Wallace Homeowners/citizens Bill Timmins Local government officials Erik Johnston CEO, Home Builders Association of Virginia VA Manufactured and Modular Housing Association Governmental Affairs Director, Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors Piedmont Environmental Council Virginia Environmental Health
Association Virginia State Program Manager, SERCAP VDH Sewage Handling & Disposal Advisory Committee Director of Government Affairs, Virginia Association of Counties Members Local government officials (planners, building officials, administrators) Jeff Gore Manufacturers Dave Lentz Onsite sewage system professionals Onsite sewage system professionals Onsite sewage system professionals Onsite sewage system professionals Jim Slusser Legislative Liaison, Loudoun County Regulatory Director, Infiltrator Systems Inc. AOSE; President, VA Association of AOSEs Tony Bible
AOSE Curtis Moore AOSE/VOWRA Representative Tim Reynolds Reynolds-Clark Development Members 15 Installers Sandra Gentry Manager, Gentry Septic Tank Service/Secretary, VOWRA/VDH Sewage Handling and Disposal Appeals Review Board Installers John Powell Powell's Plumbing/VOWRA BOD Installers John Ewing Onsite sewage system professionals Joel Pinnix
President, Obsidian Inc. Onsite sewage system professionals Jeff Walker President Elect, VAPSS Onsite sewage system professionals Bill Sledjeski CPSS/AOSE Members Vincent Day Sewage Handling and Disposal Advisory Committee/Chairman, Virginia Assn. of American Geologists VDH staff Jim Bowles Environmental Health Coordinator, VDH Office of Environmental Health Services VDH staff Charles Devine, M.D. Health Director, Lord Fairfax Health District VDH staff
Scott Honaker Environmental Health Manager, Mt. Rogers Health District Advisory Committee Chairman Members Jimmy Bundick Bundick Well & Pump Co./VA Well Water Assoc. VP Dwayne Roadcap Division Director, Onsite Sewage and Water Services Division, VDH Resource Members Allen Knapp Director, Office of Environmental Health Services, VDH Resource Members Mark Courtney Resource Members Larry Getzler IEN Frank Dukes
IEN Tanya Denckla Cobb IEN Kelly Wilder IEN Jason Knickmeyer Well Drillers Resource Members Senior Director for Licensing and Regulation, DPOR Chief Economic Analyst, DPB The Institute for Environmental Negotiation The Institute for Environmental Negotiation The Institute for Environmental Negotiation The Institute for Environmental Negotiation Data Requests Cooperative agreements Local ordinances Backlog data Belief by some that VDH taking longer to process supporting work Staffing levels and workload AOSS and O&M data Indemnification fund data Agreements: VDH oversight and education role
New construction, existing systems, and wells Consistency: policy, interpretations, work product HBAV, VAR, and VACO Private sector charges would rise Cost, Quality, Time, and Access (competition & choice) Disagreements: VDH fees VDH performing AOSS or COSS work Conflicts of interest and ethics *****Without agreement, what is the likely fall back position? Cost Benefit Analysis Changing Benefits 1. Movement toward your interests 1. You know what you got. and positions 2. Reduce programmatic conflict 1. New and different expectations (training & oversight) Costs Not Changing 2. Unintended consequences 3. Costs will likely rise 2. No need to compromise 1. Winners and Losers 2. No Peace in the Valley malaise continues 3. Regulator/Service Provider Model Entrenched
Opportunities for Change Fees Work Product Expectations Setting a roadmap for orderly transition 22 Levels of Controversy 23 Subdivision lots Certification Letters Subdivisions with prior work Certification letters with prior work Voluntary Upgrades Safe, Adequate and Proper Reviews Construction permits pump to gravity Repairs & Emergencies
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