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Interoffice Memoranda

Contact the Statewide Headquarters of the Onsite Sewage Program

  •  850-245-4250
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    Fax

    850-487-0864
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    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Environmental Health, Onsite Programs 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710 

The following Onsite Sewage Program memos are organized by date of issue.  These memos contain direction for staff working with onsite sewage treatment and disposal system installations and repairs.  Unless otherwise noted, all materials are in the Portable Document Format (PDF) and are less than 5 mb in size.

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.

DCEH 16-010 (PDF, 360kB)

September 29, 2016

Water Softener Discharge into Onsite Systems

DEP/DOH 2016 Letter (PDF, 419kB)

May 27, 2016

Alternatives for Septage Management Guidance

DCEH 16-004 (PDF, 511kB)

April 8, 2016

Implementation of Septage Land Application Prohibition

DCEH 16-001 (PDF, 171kB)

February 10, 2016

ANSI/NSF Standard 40, Class I, Aerobic Treatment Unit (new/updated listing) Fuji Clean USA CE and CEN Series

DCEH 15-006 (PDF, 368kB)

September 22, 2015

Engineering Documents Required To Be Sealed

DCEH15-007 (PDF, 197kB)

September 22, 2015

Riser Standards for Repair Situations

DCEH 13-010 (PDF, 119kB)

September 30, 2013

Existing Onsite Sewage System Decision Trees - 64E-6.001(4), FAC

Onsite Sewage Programs - Amendments (PDF, 1MB)

August 15, 2013

Onsite Sewage Programs - Amendments to Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code, Effective July 16, 2013

DCEH 13-008 (PDF, 1MB)

July 16, 2013

Onsite Sewage Programs - Amendments to Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code, Effective July 16, 2013.

DCEH 13-005 (PDF, 2MB)

July 10, 2013

Implementation of 2013 Legislation - HB 2690

DCEH 13-004 (PDF, 958kB)

July 3, 2013

Implementation of 2013 Legislation - Florida Keys

DCEH 13-003 (PDF, 533kB)

March 13, 2013

Maintenance Entities for Aerobic Treatment Units and Performance Based Treatment Systems

DCEH 13-001 (PDF, 1MB)

January 18, 2013

Alternative Drainfield Product and Low Pressure Dosing Requirement

HSES 12-009 (PDF, 460kB)

December 5, 2012

OSTDS Variance Committee Meetings

DCEH 12-008 (PDF, 550kB)

October 5, 2012

Commercial Onsite Systems Under Pavement

HSES 12-007 (PDF, 585kB)

June 4, 2012

HB 1263 - Onsite Sewage System Evaluation Program

HSES 12-006 (PDF, 532kB)

April 30, 2012

Implementing HB 1263 Onsite Sewage Program Provisions

HSES 12-005 (PDF, 810kB)

March 30, 2012

Guidance on Permitting and Inspections of OSTDS Repairs That Use Alternative Repair Methods

HSES 12-004 (PDF, 696kB)

March 29, 2012

Interagency Coordination Regarding Regulated Establishments DOH/ DBPR / DACS/ APD / AHCA / DCF

HSES 12-003 (PDF, 593kB)

February 29, 2012

Maintenance and Repair of ATU Systems and PBTS

HSES 12-002 (PDF, 496kB)

February 27, 2012

Guidance for DEP/DOH Agreement

HSES 12-001 (PDF, 671kB)

February 2, 2012

Interagency Coordination with DOH/DEP/DACS for the Onsite Wastewater and Onsite Water Systems for Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises

HSES 11-007 (PDF, 579kB)

November 17, 2011

OSTDS Variance Committee Meetings

HSES 11-006 (PDF, 3MB)

September 30, 2011

2011 Update to Surface Water Boundary Determinations

HSES 11-004 (PDF, 539kB)

June 15, 2011

OSTDS Variance Committee Meetings

HSES 11-003 (PDF, 1MB)

May 11, 2011

Interagency Coordination Regarding Regulated Establishments DOH / DBPR / DACS / APD / AHCA / DCF

HSES 11-002 (PDF, 493kB)

January 28, 2011

ANSI/NSF Standard 40, Class I, Aerobic Treatment Unit (new/updated listing)

HSES 11-001 (PDF, 5MB)

January 27, 2011

2011 Onsite Sewage Program Evaluations

HSES 10-013 (PDF, 307kB)

November 30, 2010

OSTDS Variance Committee Meetings

HSES 10-012 (PDF, 413kB)

October 8, 2010

Update to Applicable Sections of the environmental Health Manual 150-4 and Standardization Tools

HSES 10-011 (PDF, 322kB)

September 21, 2010

Updates to the Accelerated Certification Training

HSES 10-010 (PDF, 189kB)

August 9, 2010

2010 Septic Tank Contractor Registration Renewals

HSES 10-009 (PDF, 1MB)

July 21, 2010

ANSI/NSF Standard 40, Class I, Aerobic Treatment Unit (new listing)

HSES 10-008 (PDF, 3MB)

July 14, 2010

ANSI/NSF Standard 40, Class I, Aerobic Treatment Unit (new listing)

HSES 10-007 (PDF, 277kB)

June 30, 2010

Implementation of Ch. 2010-205 (SB 550) – Florida Keys

HSES 10-006 (PDF, 454kB)

June 23, 2010

Inspection Procedures for ATUs and PBTS

HSES 10-005 (PDF, 537kB)

June 11, 2010

Surface Water Boundary Determinations

HSES 10-004 (PDF, 268kB)

May 27, 2010

Onsite Sewage Program On-The-Job Trainings Required Prior to Taking the Accelerated Certification Class

HSES 10-003 (PDF, 333kB)

April 23, 2010

Exemption from public record disclosure

HSES 10-002 (PDF, 694kB)

March 30, 2010

Tanks in Traffic Areas

HSES 10-001 (PDF, 123kB)

February 16, 2010

Review of Performance-Based Treatment System Applications

HSES 09-012 (PDF, 47kB)

December 24, 2009

Implementation of Amended Rule 64E-6.003, Florida Administrative Code

HSES 09-011 (PDF, 53kB)

December 10, 2009

OSTDS Variance Committee Meetings

HSES 09-010 (PDF, 77kB)

October 30, 2009

Site Plan Requirements

HSES 09-009 (PDF, 1MB)

August 28, 2009

Tracking of OSTDS Managed Systems

HSES 09-008 (PDF, 409kB)

August 24, 2009

Site Plan Requirements

HSES 09-007 (PDF, 41kB)

August 10, 2009

2009 Septic Tank Contractor Registration Renewals

HSES 09-006 (PDF, 58kB)

June 19, 2009

Surface water boundary documentation

HSES 09-004 (PDF, 640kB)

April 7, 2009

OSTDS Sizing for AHCA and APD-Licensed Group Care Facilities.

HSES 09-005 (PDF, 2MB)

March 27, 2009

Approval to Cut Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. ARC-24 Plastic Leaching Chamber

HSES 09-003 (PDF, 81kB)

February 25, 2009

Permitting Evapotranspiration/Vegetated Submerged Bed

HSES 09-002 (PDF, 455kB)

February 13, 2009

Renewal of Septic Tank Contracting Certificates of Authorization

HSES 09-001 (PDF, 256kB)

February 10, 2009

Onsite Sewage Program Evaluations 2009

HSES 08-007 (PDF, 42kB)

November 18, 2008

ANSI/NSF Standard 40, Class I, Aerobic Treatment Unit (new listing) - JET, Inc. with the Models J-500, J-600, J-750, J-1000, J-1250, and J-1500 Wastewater Treatment System Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU) certification.

HSES 08-004 (PDF, 424kB)

August 11, 2008

Alternative Drainfield Approval-Ring Industrial Group, EZflow 1003-Geo, EZflow 1203-Geo

HSES 08-005/HSEC 08-08 (PDF, 36kB)

May 20, 2008

Sanitary Facilities at Temporary Events

HSES 08-003 (PDF, 237kB)

April 24, 2008

Maintenance and Monitoring Performance Based Treatment Systems

HSES 08-001 (PDF, 867kB)

January 17, 2008

Onsite Sewage Program Evaluations 2008

HSES 08-002 (PDF, 35kB)

January 17, 2008

RE-HOST vs. Carmody Database

HSES 07-013 (PDF, 900kB)

December 10, 2007

Alternative Drainfield Approval-PSA Inc., ARC 24 Plastic Leaching Chamber

HSES 07-012 (PDF, 66kB)

November 19, 2007

OSTDS Variance Committee Meetings

HSES 07-011 (PDF, 233kB)

October 24, 2007

ANSI/NSF Standard 40, Class I, Aerobic Treatment Unit (new listing)

HSES 07-010 (PDF, 244kB)

October 8, 2007

Existing System Evaluations

HSES 07-009 (PDF, 210kB)

September 10, 2007

Amended Chapter 64E-6.030, Fees

HSES 07-008 (PDF, 445kB)

August 10, 2007

2007 Septic Tank Contractor Registration Renewals

HSES 07-007 (PDF, 39kB)

June 29, 2007

Coastal Construction Control Line and OSTDS installation

HSES 07-006 (PDF, 157kB)

April 2, 2007

ANSI/NSF Standard 40, Class I, Aerobic Treatment Unit (new listing)

HSES 07-005 (PDF, 199kB)

March 26, 2007

Interagency Coordination Regarding Regulated Food Establishments DOH/ DBPR / DACS

HSES 07-004 (PDF, 5kB)

March 15, 2007

Tank Baffle Defects

HSES 07-002 (PDF, 41kB)

February 15, 2007

Renewal of Septic Tank Contracting Certificates of Authorization

HSES 07-003 (PDF, 32kB)

February 1, 2007

Maintain the Drain - Video Public Service Announcements

HSES 07-001 (PDF, 381kB)

January 24, 2007

Onsite Sewage Program Evaluations 2007