Onsite sewage systems; designs for treatment works from professional engineers. (HB1080)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Onsite sewage systems. Clarifies that designs for treatment works from individuals licensed as professional engineers shall comply with horizontal setback requirements applicable to public and private drinking water sources, lakes and other impounded waters, streams and rivers, shellfish waters, and karst-related surface features necessary to protect public health and the environment. The bill also provides that effluent and ground water sampling requirements of the Board of Health shall not apply to alternative onsite sewage systems sized at 1,000 gallons per day or smaller unless a Notice of Violation has been issued and that the Board of Health shall not have the authority to regulate, restrict, define, or prohibit any ground modification or improvement techniques associated with standard engineering practice for the purpose of meeting any performance requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102849D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/21/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB1080)
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
02/09/2016Continued to 2017 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
12/01/2016Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions