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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 450. Rules and Regulations Governing Campgrounds

12VAC5-450-30. Approval of plans required.

A. In order to ensure the provision of adequate, properly designed sanitation facilities at campgrounds, any person planning construction, renovation, or addition to any campground shall, prior to the initiation of any such construction, submit to the local health department in the locality in which the proposed project is located, complete plans or statements that show the following, as applicable:

1. The proposed method and location of the sewage disposal system.

2. The proposed sources and location of the water supply.

3. The number, location, and dimensions of all campsites.

4. The number, description, and location of all proposed sanitary facilities and dump stations, sewer lines, etc.

5. The name and address of the person applying to be the permit holder, and a designation of whether that person is the owner or the intended operator of the campground.

6. The location, boundaries, and dimensions of the proposed project.

7. Such other pertinent information as the Health Commissioner may deem necessary.

B. When, upon review of the plans, the Health Commissioner is satisfied that the proposed plans, if executed, will meet the requirements of this chapter and other pertinent laws and regulations designed to protect the public health, written approval shall be issued by the Health Commissioner.

C. When upon review of the plans, the Health Commissioner determines that the proposed plans prevent a safe, sanitary operation, the plans shall be disapproved and the applicant shall be notified in writing of any deficiency in the plans that constitute the basis for disapproval. The applicant shall be notified of the opportunity for administrative process as provided by the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

D. No person shall begin construction, renovation, or addition to a campground until written approval has been granted by the Health Commissioner.

E. If construction is not begun within one year from the date of the approval of the plans, such approval shall be null and void.

F. All construction, renovation, or additions shall be done in accordance with and limited to work covered by the plans and recorded changes that have been approved by the Health Commissioner.

G. Any person whose plans have been disapproved may request and shall be granted an appeal as described by the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

H. Owners or operators of temporary campgrounds shall submit complete plans as described in subsection A of this section as a part of the permit application. No written approval of the plans is required separate from the campground permit.

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-17 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-35-04 § 1, eff. July 21, 1971; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 5, eff. November 28, 2018.

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