NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT REVISED SMALL WASTEWATER
SYSTEM REGULATIONS AND CHAPTER 25
OF THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WATER
QUALITY RULES AND REGULATIONS TO GOVERN SMALL WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
IN PARK COUNTY, WYOMING
The Park County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on October 20, 2020 at 9:35a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room # 105 (Original Courthouse) to consider adopting new regulations to govern small wastewater systems in Park County, Wyoming.
County small wastewater system rules, regulations and standards are necessary to comply with the Delegation Agreement between the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Park County, and to conform to Chapter 25 of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Rules and Regulations that provide design and construction standards for wastewater systems to protect the environment, public health, safety and welfare. The proposed regulations meet the minimum substantive state statutory requirements and include applicable requirements of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 25. The existing Park County Small Wastewater Systems Regulations were reformatted for easier reading and navigation; grammatical and typographical errors were corrected; the Administration and Definitions sections were expanded upon, including clarifications throughout; and minimum requirements for both standard and non-standard wastewater systems are expanded and more clearly defined and explained.
To protect the health, safety and welfare of Park County residents, the proposed regulations exceed minimum substantive state statutory requirements by addressing Presby system considerations, soil exploration pit requirements, requirements for systems not entirely contained within a property served by a system, holding tank requirements, requirements for system repairs or failure, requirements for chemical toilets and portable toilets, requirements for wastes to be disposed of at approved facilities, sizing of greywater systems, and clarification on composting toilet and incinerating toilet allowances.
If adopted, the proposed Park County Small Wastewater System Regulations shall replace the Park County Small Wastewater Systems Regulations Adopted by the Park County Board of Commissioners December 19th, 2017.
A copy of the proposed, Park County, Wyoming, Small Wastewater System Regulations, as revised, in addition to the assessment required by W.S. § 9-5-304, is available in the Planning & Zoning Department at 1002 Sheridan Ave., Suite 109, Cody, WY 82414, as well as on Park County’s website (www.parkcounty.us). Interested persons may submit data, views or arguments on this intended action orally at the public hearing or in writing to the Park County Planning & Zoning Department by no later than 24 hours in advance of the hearing.
First Publ., Tues., Sept. 1, 2020
Second Publ., Tues., Oct. 6, 2020