NEBRASKA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Title 124 - Rules And Regulations For The Design, Operation And Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
Chapter 22 - Registration of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

001 On or after January 1, 2004, any onsite wastewater treatment system constructed, reconstructed, altered, modified, or otherwise changed by a certified professional, professional engineer, or registered environmental health specialist shall be registered with the Department by the certified professional, professional engineer, or registered environmental health specialist within 45 days of completion of the construction, reconstruction, alteration, modification, or other change, except that a certified professional, professional engineer, or registered environmental health specialist inspecting, pumping, or performing repair, as defined by Chapter 1, to a system is not required to register the system. The registration requirement does not apply to a private onsite wastewater treatment system at an electric generation facility site owned by a district organized under Nebraska Revised Statutes, Chapter 70, article 6.

002 The certified professional, professional engineer, or registered environmental health specialist shall submit the required system registration information with the non-refundable system registration fee, and shall include the non-refundable initial late or final late system registration fee for any registration received by the Department more than 45 days after completion. The system registration information shall include, at a minimum, the following in accordance with this Chapter or on a form provided by the Director. Additional requirements are as noted in 003 below for endorsed mound system registration. All information shall be typed or legibly printed except as indicated:

002.01 The words “System Registration for Onsite Wastewater Treatment System”;

002.02 The owner’s full name (first name, middle initial, and last name), mailing address, and phone number. If the system is for a business or legal entity, include the name of the business or legal entity. If the system is at a different address than the owner, include the physical address of the system;

002.03 The legal description (quarter section, quarter section, section, township, and range) or geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude to four decimal points) including the county of location;

002.04 Specify if the registration is for a dwelling or non-dwelling;

002.05 Specify the system design flow in gallons per day;

002.06 Specify if the registration is for a new system, a system inspection, or for the modification, reconstruction, or alteration of an existing system. If available, include the previous system registration number;

002.07 Specify the type of system such as one of following: holding tank, septic system, household domestic lagoon, endorsed mound system, or a permit system. For an endorsed mound system include the information identified in 003 below. For a permit system identify the Department issued construction permit number;

002.08 For a septic system specify the following:

002.08A Depth to seasonal high groundwater in feet;

002.08B Percolation rate in minutes per inch;

002.08C Septic tank capacity in gallons;

002.08D The details of the soil absorption system to include the number of trenches, total trench length in feet, actual width of trenches in inches, and total effective trench bottom area in square feet;

002.08E Specify whether or not filter material was used and, if so, provide a description of the filter material;

002.08F A description of the soil absorption system to include the type of distribution system (gravelless chambers without filter material, gravelless chambers with filter material, pipe with filter material, gravelless pipe without filter material, gravelless pipe with filter material, bundled expanded polystyrene synthetic aggregate without filter material, bundled expanded polystyrene synthetic aggregate with filter material, or a specific description if not one of these). For systems with no filter material include the inside bottom width of the gravelless chamber, diameter of the gravelless pipe, or the bundle diameter that was used in inches.

002.09 For a holding tank, the tank capacity in gallons;

002.10 For a lagoon, the surface area at the maximum operating depth in square feet and the seepage rate of the liner in inches per day.

002.11 The statement “I swear or affirm that the system complies with Title 124 requirements and that the registration information and documentation submitted are true, complete, and accurate”; and

002.12 The first name, middle initial, and last name of the Master or Journeyman Installer, Professional Engineer, or Registered Environmental Health Specialist under whose direct supervision the work on the system was done, that person’s certification number or, for a P.E. or REHS, professional license number, and that person’s signature with the date of inspection or completion of construction for the modification, reconstruction, or alteration.

003 The following information is required to be submitted by the endorsed Master Installer, Professional Engineer, or Registered Environmental Health Specialist as part of the system registration for an endorsed mound system in addition to the information required in 002 above:

003.01 Maximum ground slope in percent;

003.02 Pump tank capacity in gallons;

003.03 Pump off, pump on, and high water alarm levels in inches measured from the bottom of the pump tank;

003.04 Dose pump manufacturer, make, and model number; and

003.05 Force main length in feet;

004 The system registration fee, initial late registration fee, and final late registration fee shall be as prescribed in the fee schedule of Appendix A.

004.01 The initial late fee is required for any registration received by the Department 46 to 90 days after completion of the system and is in addition to the system registration fee.

004.02 The final late registration fee is required for any registration received by the Department 91 or more days after completion of the system and is in addition to the system registration fee.

005 The certified professional, professional engineer, or registered environmental health specialist shall provide a copy of the system registration form to the system owner.

Enabling Legislation: Neb. Rev. Stat. §81-15,244; 81-15,247; 81-15,248; & 81-15,252.

Legal Citation: Title 124, Ch. 22, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.