OAR 340-012-0060
Onsite Sewage Disposal Classification of Violations


Class I:


Performing sewage disposal services without a current license;


Installing or causing to be installed an onsite wastewater treatment system or any part thereof, or repairing or causing to be repaired any part thereof, without first obtaining a permit;


Disposing of septic tank, holding tank, chemical toilet, privy or other treatment facility contents in a manner or location not authorized by DEQ;


Owning, operating or using an onsite wastewater treatment system that is discharging sewage or effluent to the ground surface or into waters of the state; or


Failing to comply with statute, rule, license, permit or order requirements regarding notification of a spill or upset condition, which results in a non-permitted discharge to public waters.


Class II:


Failing to meet the requirements for satisfactory completion within 30 days after written notification or posting of a Correction Notice at the site;


Operating or using a nonwater-carried waste disposal facility without first obtaining a letter of authorization or permit;


Operating or using an onsite wastewater treatment system or part thereof without first obtaining a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion or WPCF permit;


Advertising or representing oneself as being in the business of performing sewage disposal services without a current license;


Placing into service, reconnecting to or changing the use of an onsite wastewater treatment system in a manner that increases the projected daily sewage flow into the system without first obtaining an authorization notice, construction permit, alteration permit, repair permit or WPCF permit;


Failing to connect all plumbing fixtures to, or failing to discharge wastewater or sewage into, a DEQ-approved system, unless failure results in sewage discharging to the ground surface or to waters of the state;


Allowing, by a licensed sewage disposal business, an uncertified installer to supervise or be responsible for the construction or installation of a system or part thereof;


Failing to submit an annual maintenance report by a service provider of alternative treatment technologies;


Failing to report that a required operation and maintenance contract has been terminated, by a service provider of alternative treatment technologies;


Exceeding an effluent limit concentration in a WPCF permit for discharge to a soil absorption system;


Exceeding the maximum daily flow limits in a WPCF permit to an onsite system;


Failing to collect monitoring data required in Schedule B of a WPCF permit;


Making unauthorized changes, modifications, repairs or alterations to a facility operating under a WPCF permit;


Violating any management, monitoring or operational plan established pursuant to a WPCF permit unless otherwise classified; or


Failing to timely submit a report or plan as required by rule, permit or license unless otherwise classified.


Class III:


Failing to obtain an operation and maintenance contract from a certified service provider, by an owner of an alternative treatment technology, recirculating gravel filter or commercial sand filter; or


Placing an existing onsite wastewater treatment system into service or changing the dwelling or type of commercial facility, without first obtaining an authorization notice, where the design flow of the system is not exceeded.

Source: Rule 340-012-0060 — Onsite Sewage Disposal Classification of Violations, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=340-012-0060.

Scope of Applicability
Warning Letters, Pre-Enforcement Notices, and Notices of Permit Violation
Formal Enforcement Actions
Civil Penalty Determination Procedure
Classification of Violations that Apply to all Programs
Air Quality Classification of Violations
Water Quality Classification of Violations
Onsite Sewage Disposal Classification of Violations
Solid Waste Management Classification of Violations
Solid Waste Tire Management Classification of Violations
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Classification of Violations
Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal Classification of Violations
Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Classification of Violations
Used Oil Management Classification of Violations
Environmental Cleanup Classification of Violations
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Cleanup Classification of Violations
Heating Oil Tank (HOT) Classification of Violations
Oil and Hazardous Material Spill and Release Classification of Violations
Contingency Planning Classification of Violations
Ballast Water Management Classification of Violations
Dry Cleaning Classification of Violations
Determination of Violation Magnitude
Selected Magnitude Categories
Determination of Base Penalty
Determination of Aggravating or Mitigating Factors
Determination of Economic Benefit
Additional or Alternate Civil Penalties
DEQ Discretion Regarding Penalty Assessment
Inability to Pay the Penalty
Stipulated Penalties
Compromise or Settlement of Civil Penalty by DEQ
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 340-012-0060’s source at or​.us