Regional Office Program Rules
Proposed Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules
Onsite wastewater systems are multi-stage systems that collect, treat, and disperse wastewater generated by a home or business. The wastewater is treated and discharged to the soils rather than collected and transported to a wastewater treatment plant. The typical onsite wastewater system consists of a septic tank and some kind of leachfield to disperse the wastewater into the ground.
LICENSED DESIGNER CONTINUING EDUCATION
An affidavit must be submitted to the Office of Professional Regulation every two years confirming completion of 12 Continuing Education credit hours, including at least 4 credit hours of practical soil training. The credit hours for each course or conference must be endorsed by the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division of the DEC. The following tables provide a list of pre-endorsed courses and conferences for 2023.
To be eligible for a designer's license, a person must:
Beginning July 1, 2007, every parcel of land came under the authority of the State's on-site wastewater & potable water supply system program. As a result of this change, a state permit is needed for most repairs, upgrades, and new construction of on-site wastewater treatment and disposal facilities, on-site potable water supplies, and connections to municipal water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
The Regional Office Program reviews projects for compliance and issues permits in the administration of Chapter 1, Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules. Part of the responsibility of the Program is to review and approve projects that have new or replacement water or sewer service connections to municipal water and sewer mains.