10.16.06.37

.37 Sewage Disposal.

A. Except as provided in §§B, C, and D of this regulation, an operator shall ensure that:

(1) A facility for sewage disposal is maintained in good working order and is:

(a) Connected to a community sewerage system when a community system is available; or

(b) If a community sewerage system is not available, installed, operated, and maintained in compliance with COMAR 26.04.02 and local code requirements;

(2) As evidenced by written documentation from the local or State plumbing inspector or a master plumber licensed by the State, waste plumbing connections and fixtures are installed and maintained in accordance with:

(a) Local plumbing code requirements; and

(b) COMAR 09.20.01; and

(3) The disposal of wastewater from under taps and fountains is by a method that:

(a) Prevents stagnant water on the ground surface; and

(b) Does not contaminate the ground water.

B. An operator shall ensure that a privy:

(1) Is constructed and maintained so that it:

(a) Is fly-proof;

(b) Is rodent-proof; and

(c) Conforms to COMAR 26.04.02 and Environment Article, §9-223(d)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(2) Is maintained in good working order;

(3) Is not located closer than 100 feet to a housing unit or a facility where food is prepared or served;

(4) Has natural ventilation or a mechanically exhausted vent stack adequate to remove fumes and odors from the vault;

(5) Is treated with calcium oxide, also known as lime, to reduce odors and eliminate a fly infestation; and

(6) Is emptied:

(a) Of solid and liquid contents when the privy is filled to capacity; and

(b) In conformance with COMAR 26.04.02 and COMAR 26.04.06.

C. An operator may provide written documentation from the building owner that there are no outstanding sewage disposal and plumbing violations for a building used or to be used as a youth camp facility that is:

(1) Owned by the State or a local government and used by the public more than 170 calendar days per year; or

(2) Owned and operated as a nonpublic school and used as a school for more than 170 calendar days per year.

D. An operator shall ensure that a sewage disposal procedure at a primitive camp:

(1) Does not pollute the environment;

(2) Does not create a nuisance or public health hazard; and

(3) Complies with applicable federal, State, and local statutes, regulations, and ordinances.