MILLE LACS COUNTY
THE MILLE LACS COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 3, PUBLIC HEALTH AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE 3, SUBSURFACE SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS, PORTIONS OF DIVISION THREE
ORDINANCE NO.: LSO 2014-01
New language underlined, language to be deleted struck through.
DIVISION 3 LICENSING AND PERMITS
Sec. 3-112 Permit Requirements
(1) Permit Application Requirements
Permit application shall be made on forms provided by the Land Services Office (LSO), and signed by the property owner/property owners agent. Permit applications shall be accompanied by the fee set by the County Board, an Operating Permit where applicable, Management Plan, and Abandonment Certificate. In addition, the following requirements must be met: Amended April 2, 2013
a. The design must be developed using design sheets approved by the LSO. A list of acceptable design sheets will be posted to the LSO Septic System page on the Countys website annually. Amended April 2, 2013
b. The design must be accompanied by the Mille Lacs County Coversheet. This sheet has an area for the designer and the property owner to sign and it must have both signatures before it will be accepted.
c. The design must be accompanied by a management plan meeting the requirements of MR 7082.0600 Sub part 1, B. This shall include a mitigation or corrective action plan. Amended April 2, 2013
d. Sizing of systems should be the actual number of rooms designed or used for sleeping bedrooms as identified and certified to by the homeowner and designer. The County cover sheet which accompanies all designs will include a certification statement regarding the number of bedrooms in the dwelling; both the homeowner and designer are required to sign the cover sheet. A bedroom is defined by MR 7080.100 Subpart 9B as a room or area of a dwelling that has a minimum floor area of 70 square feet with access gained from the living area or living area hallway. This provision shall exclude those areas typically not associated as sleeping quarters such as a utility, living, laundry, dining rooms, and loft areas open to the first level. This provision shall include dens, libraries, offices, lofts, play rooms and other such spaces meeting the definition of a bedroom. Amended April 2, 2013
a. In the case of a full basement with undesignated spaces meeting the bedroom definition, the system shall be sized with a plus one (+1). In the event that a bedroom is added which utilizes the plus one (+1), the homeowner is not required to expand the system until such time that the design size is exceeded by adding bedrooms. Amended April 2, 2013
e. If there is a change in size due to a change in the home design, the changed design forms must be submitted to and approved by LSO office prior to installation. A revised set of home plans must also be submitted for the office prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance.
f. Other (Type III) systems designed for sites with less than twelve (12) inches of unsaturated soil are required to be designed with three (3) feet of sand.
g. For new construction, two (2) soil borings are required per treatment area site (two (2) for the primary, two (2) for the alternate site), or one (1) pit per treatment area site (one (1) for the primary, one (1) for the alternate site).
For replacement systems, two (2) soil borings or one pit is required per treatment area.
Percolation tests are required only for soil borings.
h. If the system location changes, soils will have to be verified by the LSO for the new location. Verification of soils at the new location will require payment of the re-inspection fee payable before or at the time of verification.
Passed and approved this 4th day of March, 2014 by the Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners.
COUNTY OF MILLE LACS
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Phil Peterson, Chair
Roxy Traxler, Administrator
Mille Lacs County
Land Services Office
635 2nd Street SE
Milaca, MN 56353
Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
March 13, 2014
Ordinance No. LSO
MILLE LACS COUNTY