PRINTER'S NO. 1489
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1030
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY YAW, BAKER, SCARNATI, GORDNER, PITTMAN, MARTIN,
SCHWANK AND HUTCHINSON, FEBRUARY 3, 2020
REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020
AN ACT
Amending the act of January 24, 1966 (1965 P.L.1535, No.537),
entitled "An act providing for the planning and regulation of
community sewage systems and individual sewage systems;
requiring municipalities to submit plans for systems in their
jurisdiction; authorizing grants; requiring permits for
persons installing such systems; requiring disclosure
statements in certain land sale contracts; authorizing the
Department of Environmental Resources to adopt and administer
rules, regulations, standards and procedures; creating an
advisory committee; providing remedies and prescribing
penalties," further providing for official plans.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 5(c.1) and (c.2) of the act of January
24, 1966 (1965 P.L.1535, No.537), known as the Pennsylvania
Sewage Facilities Act, are amended to read:
Section 5. Official Plans.--* * *
(c.1) When proposing [a plan supplement or plan revision
for] a new land development, the applicant may submit and the
department shall accept, for the purpose of satisfying general
site suitability requirements, any conventional sewage system or
alternate [on-lot] sewage system [permittable by a sewage
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enforcement officer] that meets site conditions present at the
proposed new land development.
[(c.2) (1) Within one hundred eighty days of the effective
date of this subsection, the department shall, in consultation
with the advisory committee, develop scientific, technical and
field testing standards upon which an evaluation of each on-lot
sewage system that has been classified as an alternate system in
accordance with 25 Pa. Code ยง 73.72 (relating to alternate
sewage systems) shall be based.
(2) The department shall, in consultation with the advisory
committee, review the scientific, technical and field testing
data for each individual on-lot sewage system and each community
on-lot sewage system that is classified as an alternate on-lot
sewage system.
(3) If, based on the review specified in paragraph (2), the
department determines that there is sufficient scientific,
technical and field testing data to reclassify an alternate
system as a conventional system, the department shall reclassify
the alternate system as a conventional system.
(4) If, based on the review specified in paragraph (2), the
department determines that there is insufficient or inadequate
scientific, technical or field testing data to continue
classifying the on-lot sewage system as an alternate system, the
department may undertake a rulemaking to remove the system's
classification as an alternate system.]
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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