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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
3/1/2024

12VAC5-570-80. Certificate to operate.

A. Upon completion of construction of the sewerage facilities, sewerage systems, and treatment works at marinas, other places where boats are moored, or boating access facilities, the owner or his duly authorized representative shall notify the local health department so that it may inspect the construction. When the division, in consultation with the local health department, has determined that construction is in compliance with the approved plan, it shall issue a certificate to operate to the owner of the marina, other place where boats are moored, or boating access facility. The certificate to operate shall remain valid in accordance with this section.

B. The owner shall post the certificate to operate in a place where it is readily observable by members of the public who transact business with the facility.

C. All marinas, other places where boats are moored, and boating access facilities shall be subject to a five-year, renewable certificate to operate. The owner of the marina, other place where boats are moored, and boating access facility shall request a new certificate to operate at least 90 days prior to the expiration date of the existing certificate to operate. The division shall issue the new certificate to operate provided the sewerage facilities, sewerage system, and treatment works meet or satisfy the minimum requirements of this chapter and § 32.1-246 of the Code of Virginia.

D. If the commissioner grants a variance, or the division approves any exception to this chapter, then the certificate to operate shall contain that information. The owner of the marina, other place where boats are moored, or boating access facility shall follow any condition or requirement listed on the certificate to operate.

E. As a condition of the certificate to operate, owners of marinas, other places where boats are moored, or boating access facilities shall allow the department to perform one or more inspections per year of the sewerage facilities, sewerage systems, and treatment works to ensure compliance with this chapter and § 32.1-246 of the Code of Virginia. The division may revoke the certificate to operate pursuant to 12VAC5-570-100.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-246 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-17-01 § 1.8, 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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