An Act To Protect Public Health through Septic Tank Inspections
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §4216, as repealed and replaced by PL 2007, c. 568, §2, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §4217 is enacted to read:
§ 4217. Transfer of property on which subsurface wastewater disposal system is located
Sec. 3. 33 MRSA §173, sub-§3, ¶K, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 476, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 38 MRSA §424-A, sub-§3, ¶C, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 568, §8, is amended to read:
(1) Submit to the department results of an inspection by a certified inspector that has occurred within the last 12 months pursuant to requirements in Title 30-A, section 4216 4217;
(2) Provide evidence to the department that the system was installed or repaired within the last 12 months; or
(3) Provide for an inspection by a certified inspector. The property owner shall notify the department of the results of the inspection on a form provided by the department and signed by the certified inspector. The inspection must be conducted at a time of year when the system is operating under representative conditions of use for the property. If representative conditions of use will not occur within the period specified by the department, such as if the residence is seasonal and not currently in use, the property owner may request an extension from the department during the inspection period and the department may grant an extension.
This bill amends existing law requiring the inspection of a subsurface wastewater disposal system on a property located within the shoreland area of the State that is to be transferred and expands these requirements to apply to the transfer of any property in the State on which a subsurface wastewater disposal system is located. The bill also amends other provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes as necessary to incorporate these changes.