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AR 229/97 PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 196/2015)

ALBERTA REGULATION 229/97

Safety Codes Act

PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions


                2      Paramountcy

                3      Equipment

                4      Rules

             5.1      Municipal bylaws

Coming into Force

                6      Coming into force

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “Act” means the Safety Codes Act;

                              (b)    “Administrator” means an Administrator appointed pursuant to section 14(1) of the Act with respect to private sewage disposal systems;

                           (b.1)    repealed AR 196/2015 s2;

                               (c)    “sewage” means the composite of liquid and water‑carried wastes associated with the use of water for drinking, food preparation, washing, hygiene, sanitation or other domestic purposes, but does not include wastewater from industrial processes.

AR 229/97 s1;119/99;264/2009;196/2015

Paramountcy

2   If there is a conflict between this Regulation and another regulation under a statute of Alberta, the other regulation prevails over this Regulation.

Equipment

3(1)  No person may manufacture, install, sell or offer for sale any equipment related to private sewage disposal systems to which this Regulation applies for use in Alberta unless it has been

                               (a)    tested and certified by a certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, or

                              (b)    inspected and accepted by a certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, and the equipment bears evidence of having been accepted in the manner authorized by the certification organization.

                               (c)    repealed AR 264/2009 s3.

(2)  If a code, standard or body of rules declared in force under the Act with respect to private sewage disposal systems to which this section applies refers to approved or certified equipment, that equipment must meet the requirements of this section.

AR 229/97 s3;119/99;264/2009

Rules

4(1)  This Regulation applies to private sewage disposal systems.

(2)  The Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice 2015, as amended or replaced from time to time, published by the Safety Codes Council is declared in force with respect to private sewage disposal systems that

                               (a)    serve a single property,

                              (b)    are designed to receive not more than 25m3 of sewage each day, and

                               (c)    are located on the single property that they serve.

(3)  The Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice in force does not apply to two or more systems that serve a single property and, in total, receive more than 25m3 of sewage each day.

(4)  A private sewage disposal system described in subsection (2) that is designed to receive more than 5.7m3 of sewage each day must be designed for its specific site and use by

                               (a)    a professional engineer, as defined in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, or

                              (b)    a person who has qualifications that are acceptable to the Administrator.

(5)  A private sewage disposal system that does not meet the requirements of subsection (2) must meet a standard acceptable to the Administrator.

AR 229/97 s4;119/99;264/2009;170/2012;196/2015

5   Repealed AR 227/2012 s8.

Municipal bylaws

5.1   A municipality may make bylaws restricting the type of systems recognized in the Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice in force that can be constructed or used in new installations of private sewage disposal systems.

AR 196/2015 s4

Coming into Force

Coming into force

6   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 1997.

Schedule   Repealed AR 119/99 s6.