Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
(a) To be a Department recognized method of
inspection, a septic system inspector shall conduct all system inspections for
a transfer of real property in accordance with this section and the protocol
described in chapter Appendix E, incorporated herein by reference.
(b) Septic system inspectors shall follow all
inspection requirements established by the manufacturer of a product used in
lieu of laterals and/or filter material pursuant to 7:9A-9.8, advanced
wastewater pretreatment device used pursuant to 7:9A-8.3, or system integrator
of a drip dispersal system used pursuant to 7:9A-10.8, as applicable, in
addition to the protocol in chapter Appendix E.
(c) The septic system inspector shall
describe all observations as to the condition of a system during an inspection
without the use of the terms "malfunctioning," "failure" or "non-compliant." A
system may only be classified as "malfunctioning," "failure" or "non-compliant"
by the administrative authority or the Department in accordance with
The septic system
inspector shall report the results of inspections to the administrative
authority in accordance with the following:
1. An initial report shall be made within 24
hours after the inspection by telephone, facsimile, e-mail, or another means by
which delivery can be verified when any of the conditions identified in the
"Health Department Reporting" section of chapter Appendix F is observed;
2. The completed chapter
Appendix F Onsite System Inspection Form, incorporated herein by reference,
shall be provided within 10 business days after the system inspection is
addition to the Onsite System Inspection Form in chapter Appendix F, the septic
system inspector shall provide a written analysis of the possible effects of
the precipitation event or snow melt on the results of the inspection when
inspections are conducted within 48 hours after a precipitation event or snow
(f) The Department's
inspection protocol technical manual detailing the methods for conducting an
inspection in accordance with the protocol in chapter Appendix E is available
through the Department at the address listed in N.J.A.C. 7.9A-3.9.
(g) The inspection form in chapter Appendix F
is not applicable to cesspools, privies, outhouses, pit toilets or latrines.
When the septic system inspector identifies such sanitary sewage disposal
units, the presence of the unit shall be reported to the administrative
authority in writing within 48 hours of the inspection. The septic system
inspector shall additionally notify their client of the requirements of