Sec. 2. (a) Except as otherwise provided, a person who recklessly violates or fails to comply with rules adopted under section 1 of this chapter commits a Class B misdemeanor.
(b) Each day a violation continues constitutes a separate offense.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.24. Amended by P.L.150-1996, SEC.1.
Residential septic systems installed after July 1, 1996; requirements; enforcement
Sec. 3. (a) This section applies only to residential septic systems that are installed after July 1, 1996, and that use a raiser that is more than six (6) inches in diameter and opens to ground level.
(b) Each opening to an underground tank of a residential septic system that allows access from ground level must be covered with a lid or top that is securely fastened.
(c) Below a residential septic system's lid or top described in subsection (b), the tank of the residential septic system must have a cap or plug.
(d) A person who installs a residential septic system after June 30,
1996, commits a Class B infraction if the residential septic system
does not meet the requirements of this section.
(e) Each local health department established within a county under IC 16-20-2-2 shall enforce this section in the county.
As added by P.L.150-1996, SEC.2.
Notice of property located in service district of regional sewage district; onsite soil evaluation
Sec. 4. (a) Before a local health department may act on an application for a residential septic system permit, the local health department shall inform the applicant for a residential septic system permit if the property is located in the service district of a regional sewage district.
(b) An employee of a local health department may conduct an onsite soil evaluation concerning the repair or replacement of a failed residential onsite sewage system (as defined in IC 13-11-2-144.8) if:
(1) the employee was hired by the local health department before January 1, 2013;
(2) the local health board has determined that the employee has the necessary knowledge of the principles of soil science as acquired by professional education;
(3) the employee uses guidelines set forth in the soil manuals, technical bulletins, and handbooks of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture; and
(4) the employee files a written report with the local health department for each onsite soil evaluation conducted by the employee.
As added by P.L.97-2012, SEC.17. Amended by P.L.10-2013, SEC.1.