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Septic Tanks

The regulations for all tanks used in sewage treatment systems (STS) in Ohio is governed by the requirements listed in the Ohio Administrative Code  (OAC) Section  3701-29-12.  As of Jan. 1, 2016 all tanks used in STS shall be approved by the director for use in the state. 

Provided here is the link for the application, application instructions and checklist that needs to be submitted for review and approval to Ohio Department of Health to demonstrate that all the requirements for septic tanks outlined in chapter 3701-29-12 have been met.   

Manufacturers must submit a complete application, and follow the application instructions and checklist to demonstrate that all requirements for the tanks they are seeking approval for are met.  Once those applications are reviewed and approved by the Ohio Department of Health, a list will be generated to show the manufacturer along with all tanks that have been granted approval for use after Jan. 1, 2016.

Here is a list of those tanks that have been approved for use in Ohio after Jan. 1, 2016. 

Approved Septic Tanks 

Unless there is evidence of noncompliance with this rule and when there has been no change in the design or materials used in the manufacture of the tank, the department of health approval shall remain valid and a septic tank shall remain on the list upon verification of the required proof of compliance within the time frame or conditions of the assurance review method submitted by the manufacturer.  When there has been a change in design or materials or a change in the submitted assurance review method, the manufacturer shall reapply in accordance with this paragraph.  If a manufacturer fails to maintain compliance with this rule the department of health shall remove the septic tank model or the manufacturer from the list of approved septic tanks in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Revised Code.        

Page Updated: 12/24/15