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SPS 383.70 SPS 383.70 Purpose.
SPS 383.70(1)(1) To address the desire for an ongoing source of information on the performance of POWTS system designs, the department shall maintain an ongoing performance-monitoring program for the various POWTS methods and technologies. The monitoring program shall be in addition to the periodic inspection and monitoring of POWTS under subch. V. The monitoring program shall be coordinated by the department in conjunction with the ongoing POWTS experimental and research program.
SPS 383.70(2) (2) The purpose of the performance monitoring program is to:
SPS 383.70(2)(a) (a) Provide additional information on the long-term performance of the various POWTS methods and technologies, to confirm their reliability, and to provide data for improvements; and
SPS 383.70(2)(b) (b) Monitor the various methods and technologies relative to long-term compliance with the groundwater standards.
SPS 383.70 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00.
SPS 383.71 SPS 383.71 Department procedures.
SPS 383.71(1) (1) Both currently installed POWTS and newly installed POWTS may be included in the performance monitoring program conducted by the department.
SPS 383.71(2) (2) The department may include both the performance of individual POWTS treatment components as well as the output of components at the edge of the design treatment zone as part of the monitoring program.
SPS 383.71(3) (3) The department shall support the performance-monitoring program from Wisconsin Fund allocations and program revenue funds generated from POWTS plan review and sanitary permits. If funds for this purpose become available from other sources, those funds may be used to support the monitoring program.
SPS 383.71(4) (4) The department shall utilize the technical advisory committee assembled under s. SPS 384.10 (3) (c) 2. to advise the department on the performance-monitoring program. The committee shall advise the department in at least the following areas:
SPS 383.71(4)(a) (a) Development of performance monitoring protocols.
SPS 383.71(4)(b) (b) Selection of the POWTS methods and technologies to be monitored.
SPS 383.71(4)(c) (c) Identification of funding sources.
SPS 383.71(4)(d) (d) The interpretation of the results of the monitoring program.
SPS 383.71(5) (5) The decision by the department on the number, types and locations of methods and technologies to be monitored shall take into consideration at least the following factors:
SPS 383.71(5)(a) (a) The availability of other scientific data on the performance of a specific method or technology.
SPS 383.71(5)(b) (b) The number times of each method or technology may be utilized annually.
SPS 383.71(5)(c) (c) The likelihood that the method or technology will be adapted for soil and site conditions not previously utilized.
SPS 383.71(5)(d) (d) The availability of funds.
SPS 383.71(5)(e) (e) The risk factors associated with public health concerns and groundwater and surface water standards.
SPS 383.71(6) (6) The initial performance monitoring program undertaken by the department shall emphasize at least the following two circumstances:
SPS 383.71(6)(a) (a) Monitoring where there is a high density of systems.
SPS 383.71 Note Note: The initial focus would be on subdivisions with lots of 1.5 acres or less.
SPS 383.71(6)(b) (b) Monitoring where the depth of suitable in situ soil is near the minimum 6 inches specified under s. SPS 383.44 (3) (b) 1.
SPS 383.71(7)(a)(a) The department shall prepare an annual written report of performance-monitoring activities undertaken and the results of those activities.
SPS 383.71(7)(b) (b) The report under par. (b) shall be prepared annually and provided to the groundwater coordinating council assembled under s. 160.50, Stats.
SPS 383.71(7)(c) (c) The department shall prepare the first report no later than December 31, 2001.
SPS 383.71 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00; correction in (4) (intro.), (6) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
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