Site Review Program
The Board of Health conducts site reviews of specific properties to advise property owners whether or not a parcel can be developed utilizing a sewage treatment system. A sanitarian visits the property, reviews information submitted in the Site and Soil Evaluation, verifies the location of the proposed sewage treatment system, identifies potential limitations, and determines if the type of sewage treatment system submitted in the Layout Plan or Design Plan can be utilized on the property. A Site Review Application Form has been made available on this web site. A Site Review Application must be completed for all proposed STS installations. A Site Review Procedures document that explains the site review process for property owners has also been provided. The Site and Soil Evaluation Form that is required to be submitted to our office and a helpful Site and Soil Evaluation instructional document are also available.
Basic off-lot discharging sewage system designs can be approved through an expedited process with simplified submittal requirements. This process requires the submittal of a basic site plan that can be promptly reviewed by the Board of Health. Upon approval, a Recommendation of Coverage letter and a Notice of Intent (NOI) are provided to the property owner.
This information can then be forwarded, along with a check for $200.00 made payable to Treasurer, State of Ohio, to the Ohio EPA to obtain NPDES General Permit coverage for the proposed installation of a discharging sewage system. Site Review details for off-lot system designs are provided in a document titled Site Review Requirements for an HSTS Requiring NPDES Coverage. The address that all NPDES Permit documents must be sent to is:
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Fiscal Administration
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
Once the property owner obtains site review approval, an Application For A Permit To Install A Sewage Treatment System can be submitted to the Board of Health.
If it is determined that the proposed development can not occur utilizing individual sewage treatment systems, the developer may choose to contact the Ohio EPA. for assistance. Likewise, a developer proposing a larger subdivision that will utilize individual sewage treatment systems will be required to contact the Ohio EPA to request an evaluation of the property to determine whether or not the property can be developed utilizing a central wastewater treatment plant or by extending an existing sanitary sewer line in the area. The Ohio EPA can be contacted at:
Northeast District Office
2110 East Aurora Rd.
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Nate McConoughey, RS
(216)201-2000 ext 1239
Colin Johnson, RS, MPH
(216)201-2000 ext 1212