Butte County Individual On-Site Wastewater Ordinance

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Lead Agency
Butte County
Document Title
Butte County Individual On-Site Wastewater Ordinance
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Agricultural area, rural and individual septic systems are the norm for residential housing.

Document Description
Butte County is considering the adoption of a new ordinance covering the regulation of individual on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems in the County (On-Site Wastewater Ordinance). The new ordinance would update and replace existing County regulations in order to be consistent with applicable requirements of the Central Valley regulations in order to be consistent with applicable requirements of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Basin Plan) and to incorporate other changes based on the current state of knowledge and advances in practices and technologies for on-site wastewater treatment and disposal. Notably, the ordinance would: (a) implement more standardized procedures for soil and site evaluations; (b) incorporate new requirements pertaining to the vertical separation between the bottom of dispersal systems and groundwater or restrictive layers; (c) provide a broader range of treatment and dispersal designs; and (d) institute a program to assure ongoing maintenance of certain types of systems. The new proposed On-Site Wastewater ordinance, dated May 28, 2008, has been drafted by the Butte County Public Health Department, Division of Environmental Health, over a two-year period in cooperation with a local stakeholder group ("Wastewater Working Group").

Contact Information
Brad Banner
Butte County Public Health Department
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Phone : (530) 538-6772



Notice of Completion

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Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Water Quality Other Other Issues: Mandatory Findings of Significances
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Loans and Grants California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 California Native American Heritage Commission

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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