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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 570. Commonwealth of Virginia Sanitary Regulations for Marinas and Boat Moorings
4/17/2024

12VAC5-570-190. Sewage dump station.

A. All marinas and other places where boats are moored, regardless of size or number of boat moorings, shall have a proper and adequate receiving station for sewage from portable containers used on boats. Exempt from this subsection are marinas or other places where boats are moored that also qualify for the exemption contained in 12VAC5-570-120 B or C provided that the owner of the sewerage facility consents to the dumping of the contents of portable sewage containers into the sewerage facilities.

B. Where a sewage dump station is required, the owner shall install and maintain it in a serviceable and sanitary condition and in compliance with this chapter. The owner shall make the facilities available to users of the marina or other places where boats are moored. The owner shall locate the sewage dump station in an area convenient for use, and the owner shall use placards or signs to identify its location and restrictions.

C. The purpose of the minimum design criteria is to provide the owner and the department with acceptable methods of discharging sewage from portable containers into a sewage holding tank or a sewerage treatment works. The same criteria set forth in 12VAC5-570-200 A for contents from marine sanitation devices shall apply for sewage dump stations. The sewage dump station receiving unit shall be a minimum of 12 inches in diameter and be equipped with a cover that has a lip of sufficient size to prohibit accidental removal. If the unit is designed to drain, the drain shall be a minimum of four inches in diameter and equipped with a fly tight cover.

D. Marinas and other places where boats are moored that have an operational pump-out facility equipped with a device to pump portable sewage containers are exempt from the requirements of subsection C of this section.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-246 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-17-01 § 2.8, eff. September 1, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1990; Volume 32, Issue 6, eff. December 16, 2015.

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