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1 Massachusetts Public Health Inspector Training Wastewater Certificate Program (MA PHIT WW) Session 1: Introduction and Wastewater Recap

2 MAPHIT WW NACCHO Model Practice MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

3 Program Description  Eligibility  Pre-requisites  Recommended credentials  Classroom Training (Level One) 3MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

4 Next Steps  Assessment  Mentoring and Field Training (Level Two) 4MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

5 Classroom Training Overview 1. Introduction and Wastewater Recap 2. Title 5 Permits and Licenses 3. Site Evaluation 4. Design and Plan Review— Conventional Systems (Parts 1 & 2) 5. Design and Plan Review— Non-Conventional Systems 6. Installation Inspections for New Construction 7. Existing Onsite Systems: Inspections and Corrective Action 5MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

6 Session 1 Learning Objectives After completing this session, you will be able to:  Describe the MA PHIT WW program requirements  Name the major components of an onsite wastewater treatment system  Explain why wastewater is regulated  Identify MA wastewater laws and regulations  List the major elements of Title 5 6MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

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8 Why Regulate Wastewater? 8MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

9 Laws & Regulations  PURPOSE & AUTHORITY ̶ Protection of public health and the environment  MA General Laws (MGL) ̶ MGL Ch21A s13 authorizes MassDEP to make regulations related to onsite wastewater systems  Regulations ̶ Title 5 (310 CMR )—Onsite Wastewater System Regulations ̶ Title 1 (310 CMR 11.00)—Administration of Environmental code  Additional MGL ̶ MGL Ch111 s31 authorizes local board of health (LBOH) to develop reasonable regulations 9MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

10 DISCUSSION In pairs or threes, describe any local regulations for wastewater in your community. Discuss the purpose of the local regulation and the local conditions or reasons to exceed Title 5. Assign a reporter to share with the class. MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 110

11 Title 5 is Implemented at Local Level of Government  For flows < 10,000 gallons/day Limited exceptions where Title 5 is implemented at state level: ̶ All facilities with flows between 10-15,000 gpd ̶ State/Federal property ̶ Case-by-case basis 11MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

12 Title 5 is Implemented at Local Level of Government  How does this work in your community?  Board delegates all Title 5 work to Agent  Board reviews and approves all Title 5 plans and certificates  Board only reviews local upgrade approvals  Other? 12MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

13 TITLE 5 Basic Responsibilities #1 Regulation of onsite systems that are:  New  Being upgraded  Failing What does this entail? 13MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

14 TITLE 5 Basic Responsibilities #2 Regulation of existing onsite systems also includes:  Monitoring routine maintenance  Logging inspection reports (310 CMR )  Overseeing corrective actions  Issuing enforcement actions What do you do? breakout 14MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

15 TITLE 5 – Basic premise, cont. Other Activities:  Issuance of licenses and permits  Maintenance of files and  Education for users of onsite systems 15MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

16 TITLE 5 REVISIONS MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 116

17 Additional resources 17MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1

18 Session Recap  Describe the MA PHIT WW program requirements  Name the major components of an onsite wastewater treatment system  Explain why wastewater is regulated  Identify MA wastewater laws and regulations  List the major elements of Title 5 18MA PHIT- Wastewater Certificate Program, Session 1


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