310 CMR 15.00: Current Regulations

  • 310 CMR 15.00: Septic Systems pdf format of 310 CMR 15.00: Septic Systems

    This version of the regulation was last amended in January 2014. 

  • 310 CMR 15.00 - Sections

    SUBPART A: GENERAL PROVISIONS AND ENFORCEMENT
    15.001: Purpose, Authority and Related Provisions
    15.002: Definitions
    15.003: Coordination with Local Approving Authorities
    15.004: Applicability
    15.006: Facilities Where the Total Design Flow Generated on the Facility Equals 10,000 gpd or Greater but Less than 15,000 gpd
    15.007: Campgrounds
    15.010: Division and Aggregation of Facilities
    15.011: Criteria to Assess Whether Facilities are in Separate Ownership or Control
    15.017: Approval of Soil Evaluators
    15.018: Function of Soil Evaluators
    15.019: Disposal System Installer's Permit
    15.020: Disposal System Construction Permits
    15.021: Certificates of Compliance
    15.022: Duty of Compliance
    15.023: Approving Authority Access
    15.024: Violations of 310 CMR 15.000
    15.025: Enforcement by Approving Authorities
    15.026: Orders
    15.027: Prohibition of Septic System Additives
    15.028: Soil Absorption System Restoration
    15.029: Construction of Wells Near Existing Systems
    15.030: Records
    15.040: Advisory Committee
    15.050: Severability

    SUBPART B: SITING OF SYSTEMS
    15.100: General Provisions
    15.101: Site Evaluation Criteria
    15.102: Deep Observation Hole Test
    15.103: Soil Profile
    15.104: Percolation Testing
    15.105: Procedure for Performing a Percolation Test
    15.106: Landscape Position
    15.107: Hydrogeologic Properties

    SUBPART C: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT OF ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
    15.201: Type of System
    15.202: Use of Recirculating Sand Filters
    15.203: System Sewage Flow Design Criteria
    15.204: Increases in Design Flow to System
    15.211: Minimum Setback Distances
    15.212: Depth to Groundwater
    15.213: Construction in Velocity Zones and Floodways
    15.214: Nitrogen Loading Limitations
    15.215: Designation of Nitrogen Sensitive Areas
    15.216: Aggregate Determinations of Flows and Nitrogen Loadings
    15.217: Systems with Enhanced Nitrogen Removal
    15.220: Preparation of Plans and Specifications
    15.221: General Construction Requirements for All System Components
    15.222: Building Sewers
    15.223: Septic Tanks
    15.224: Multiple Compartment Tanks
    15.225: Tanks in Series
    15.226: Construction of Septic Tanks
    15.227: Placement and Construction of Tees
    15.228: Placement and Accessibility of Septic Tank
    15.229: Pumping to Septic Tanks
    15.230: Pretreatment Units - Grease Traps
    15.231: Dosing Chambers and Pumps
    15.232: Distribution Boxes
    15.233: Siphons
    15.240: Soil Absorption Systems
    15.241: System Venting
    15.242: LTAR - Effluent Loading Rates
    15.243: Types of Soil Textural Classes
    15.244: Types of Soils
    15.245: Soil Absorption System Siting Requirements
    15.246: Excavation and Flagging of Soil Absorption System
    15.247: Aggregate
    15.248: Reserve Area
    15.249: Design Criteria for Soil Absorption Systems
    15.251: Trenches
    15.252: Beds or Fields
    15.253: Pits, Galleries, or Chambers
    15.254: Pressure Dosing and Pressure Distribution
    15.255: Construction in Fill
    15.260: Tight Tanks
    15.262: Greywater Systems
    15.280: Approval of Alternative Systems
    15.281: Purpose
    15.282: Types of Alternative Systems
    15.283: Process for Review of Alternative System Proposals
    15.284: Approval for Remedial Use
    15.285: Approval for Piloting
    15.286: Provisional Approval of Alternative System
    15.287: General Conditions for Use of Alternative Systems Pursuant to 310 CMR 15.284 through 15.286
    15.288: Certification of Alternative Systems for General Use
    15.289: Humus/Composting Toilets
    15.290: Shared Systems
    15.291: Division of a Facility and Upgrades Using Shared Systems
    15.292: New Construction or Increased Flow to Existing Systems and Division of a Facility Using Shared Systems
    15.293: Department Approval of Shared Systems

    SUBPART D: INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEMS
    15.300: Purpose and General Provisions
    15.301: System Inspection
    15.302: Criteria for Inspection
    15.303: Systems Failing to Protect Public Health and Safety and the Environment
    15.304: Large Systems which Fail to Protect or which Threaten Public Health and Safety and the Environment
    15.305: Deadlines for Completion of Upgrades
    15.340: Approval of System Inspectors
    15.351: System Pumping and Routine Maintenance
    15.353: Emergency Repair
    15.354: Abandonment of Systems

    SUBPART E: PROCEDURES FOR SEEKING AND RECEIVING LOCAL UPGRADE APPROVALS AND VARIANCES FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARTS B AND C OF 310 CMR 15.000
    15.401: General Provisions
    15.402: Use of Local Upgrade Approvals or Variances
    15.403: Local Upgrade Approvals
    15.404: Maximum Feasible Compliance - Approvals for Upgrades
    15.405: Contents of Local Upgrade Approval
    15.410: Variances - Standard of Review
    15.411: Process for Seeking a Variance From Local Approving Authorities
    15.412: Review of Variances by the Department
    15.413: Conditioning of Variances
    15.414: Variances for Increased Flow to Existing System
    15.415: Provisions From Which No Variance May be Granted
    15.416: Variances for Schools
    15.421: Appeals From Determinations by Local Approving Authority
    15.422: Appeals of Departmental Determinations

    SUBPART F: TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL OF SEPTAGE
    15.500: Purpose
    15.501: Regional Abatement Districts
    15.502: Transportation
    15.503: Transfer Locations
    15.504: Disposal
    15.505: Equipment

    Appendix 1: Model Grant of Title 5, 310 CMR 15.000, Covenant and Easement

310 CMR 15.00: Proposed Amendments & Public Comment

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