Register September 2023 No. 813
Chapter SPS 383
Subchapter I — Scope and Application
SPS 383.01   Purpose.
SPS 383.02   Scope.
SPS 383.03   Application.
SPS 383.04   Implementation.
SPS 383.05   Installation and inspection training.
Subchapter II — Administration and Enforcement
SPS 383.20   Purpose.
SPS 383.21   Sanitary permits.
SPS 383.22   Plan review and approval.
SPS 383.23   Review agent status.
SPS 383.24   Petitions for variance.
SPS 383.25   Governmental programs.
SPS 383.255   Governmental inventory and maintenance program.
SPS 383.26   Inspections and testing.
SPS 383.27   Experiments.
SPS 383.28   Penalties.
SPS 383.29   Range of responses.
Subchapter III — General Requirements
SPS 383.30   Purpose.
SPS 383.31   Principles.
SPS 383.32   Prohibitions and limitations.
SPS 383.33   Abandonment.
Subchapter IV — Design and Installation
SPS 383.40   Purpose.
SPS 383.41   Principles.
SPS 383.42   Application.
SPS 383.43   General requirements.
SPS 383.44   Parameters for POWTS components consisting of in situ soil.
SPS 383.45   Installation.
Subchapter V — Management
SPS 383.50   Purpose.
SPS 383.51   Principles.
SPS 383.52   Responsibilities.
SPS 383.53   General.
SPS 383.54   Management requirements.
SPS 383.55   Reporting requirements.
Subchapter VI — Recognized Methods and Technologies
SPS 383.60   Purpose.
SPS 383.61   Parameters for using acceptable methods and technologies.
Subchapter VII — Department Performance Monitoring
SPS 383.70   Purpose.
SPS 383.71   Department procedures.
Ch. SPS 383 Note Note: Chapter H 63 was created as an emergency rule effective 6-21-80; section H 62.20 as it existed on June 30, 1983 was renumbered to chapter ILHR 83. Chapter ILHR 83 was renumbered chapter Comm 83 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, February, 1997, No. 494. Chapter Comm 83 as it existed on June 30, 2000 was repealed and a new chapter Comm 83 was created, Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00. Chapter Comm 83 was renumbered chapter SPS 383 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. I of ch. SPS 383 Subchapter I — Scope and Application
SPS 383.01 SPS 383.01Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish uniform standards and criteria for the design, installation, inspection and management of a private onsite wastewater treatment system, POWTS, so that the system is safe and will protect public health and the waters of the state.
SPS 383.01 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00; CR 02-129: am. Register January 2004 No. 577, eff. 2-1-04.
SPS 383.02 SPS 383.02Scope.
SPS 383.02(1)(1)Wastewater generation. Except as delineated in sub. (2), this chapter applies to all of the following:
SPS 383.02(1)(a) (a) A situation where domestic wastewater is collected and conducted by means of plumbing drain systems and is not conveyed to a wastewater treatment facility regulated by the department of natural resources.
SPS 383.02(1)(b) (b) A POWTS where domestic wastewater is treated and dispersed to the subsurface.
SPS 383.02(1)(c) (c) A holding tank that is utilized as a POWTS or as part of a POWTS to collect and hold domestic wastewater for transport and treatment elsewhere.
SPS 383.02 Note Note: Section SPS 382.10 (2) (d) states that where plumbing fixtures exist in a building which is not connected to a public sewer system, suitable provision shall be made for treating, recycling, dispersing, or holding the wastewater in a manner satisfactory to the department.
SPS 383.02 Note Note: The department of natural resources is responsible for establishing, administering and enforcing standards relative to domestic wastewater treatment systems which either disperse to the surface or to surface waters. The department of natural resources also establishes effluent limitations and monitoring requirements where the design daily influent wastewater flow to a POWTS exceeds 12,000 gallons per day for the purpose of fulfilling WPDES permit requirements under ch. 283, Stats.
SPS 383.02 Note Note: Pursuant to s. 281.17 (5), Stats., the department of natural resources may also restrict or specify the type of wastewater treatment necessary.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.