To assure all tanks are watertight, accessible, and capable of being cleaned on a regular basis. The inlet and outlet connections must be designed and constructed to prevent leaks, spills, or other releases from the tank. The tank installation must comply with required setbacks from abutters, water bodies, wells, and other sensitive receptors; and the aggregate volume of the septage holding tank(s) at any one facility, land application site, or permitted hauler’s property must not exceed 20,000 gallons.
Any septage hauler who wishes to temporarily hold septage in a tank must obtain a permit-by-notification before any septage is put into the holding tank. This permit-by-notification does not apply to transfer/storage tanks that are to hold more than 20,000 gallons of septage from a single hauler, or any amount from multiple haulers; which will require a septage transfer/storage permit.
Septage Holding Tank Permit-By-Notification Form
$200 for each permit-by-notification application, modification or renewal. Municipalities are exempt.
Within 90 days after the application is deemed complete.
Term is 10 years. Permits are renewed by submitting an updated Septage Holding Tank Permit-By-Notification Form, and the application fee. A complete renewal application must be received no later than 15 days prior to the permit expiration date.
Permit holders must submit a Septage Permit Modification Applicationif septage holding tanks are to be replaced or upgraded. An inspection will be scheduled to verify setback distances and tank integrity.
Required transfer information, found in Env-Wq 1603.10, must be approved by the Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Residual Management Section.
Status of Current Applications
Contact Alex Rastorguyeff at [email protected] or (603) 271-7888.
Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Residual Management Section or (603) 271-3908.
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