Township of Manheim, PA
York County
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[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 1]
This Part shall be known as the "Manheim Township Sewage Permit Ordinance."
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 2; as amended by Ord. 46, 2/5/1998]
All words and phrases used in this Part shall have ascribed to them the meanings and definitions as set forth in § 2 of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, as amended, and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 3; as amended by Ord. 7/7/1977]
No person shall install, construct or request bid proposals for construction or alteration of any individual sewage system or community sewage system or construct or request bid proposals for construction or install or occupy any building or construction of which an individual sewage system is to be installed without first obtaining a permit from the Township of Manheim, York County, Pennsylvania, indicating the site and plans and specification of such system.
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 4; as amended by Ord. 46, 2/5/1998]
The positions of Sewage Enforcement Officer and Assistant Sewage Enforcement Officer are hereby created, which positions shall be filled from time to time by such persons as the Board of Supervisors of Manheim Township shall by resolution appoint. No person shall be appointed as a Sewage Enforcement Officer unless such person shall have been certified as "qualified" by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. It shall be duty of the Sewage Enforcement Officer, and in his absence, the Assistant Sewage Enforcement Officer, to perform the duties and responsibilities imposed upon Manheim Township in connection with the administration and enforcement of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, as amended, and the provisions of this Part.
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 5; as amended by Ord. 46, 2/5/1998]
Applications for sewage permits shall be made in writing to Manheim Township and filed with the Sewage Enforcement Officer. Such application shall be made on the standard form adopted by or prescribed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and/or Manheim Township and shall contain such data as shall from time to time be required by the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, the standards, rules and regulations adopted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and/or Manheim Township. The application shall be accompanied by the applicable application fee or deposit as set forth in § 106, below, which application fee or deposit shall be payable to Manheim Township.
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 6; as amended by Ord. 46, 2/5/1998]
1. 
Application fees shall be the actual costs of administering and processing the application in accordance with the prevailing fee schedule as adopted from time to time by resolution of Manheim Township; provided, however, that an initial deposit shall be paid to Manheim Township when the application is first submitted in accordance with the fees provided.
2. 
Upon completion of the alteration or construction for which the permit has been issued, Manheim Township shall refund to the applicant the amount by which the above deposit exceeds the actual cost, or the applicant shall pay to Manheim Township the amount by which the actual costs exceed applicant's deposit. Final approval of the permit may be withheld until any excess costs are paid by the applicant.
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 7]
It shall be unlawful for any person to permanently cover or cause to be permanently covered any test site, boring or excavation done pursuant to a percolation test or probe hole test in connection with the obtaining of a sewage permit unless and until such test site boring or excavation has been inspected by the Sewage Enforcement Officer and approval has been given to the applicant to cover such site.
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 8]
1. 
In the event the Sewage Enforcement Officer is unavailable or is unable to inspect the test site, boring or excavation done pursuant to a percolation test or a probe hole test and where such excavation shall remain open for a period of 24 hours, the owner or owners of the land on which such site shall be located, shall cover or cause to be covered any and all borings or excavations with materials which may be removed by the Sewage Enforcement Officer to permit inspection. The minimum standard for such covering materials shall be 1/2 inch plywood of four feet by eight feet standard dimensions, which shall be secured in a manner so as to prohibit and prevent children or other unauthorized persons from gaining access to the test site boring or excavation.
2. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any such test site, boring or excavation to remain uncovered with a temporary cover as required in subsection (1) of this Section, for a period in excess of 24 hours.
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 9; as amended by Ord. 46, 2/5/1998]
All of the provisions of Act No. 537, as amended by Act No. 208, as well as such standards, rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, from time to time, as said provisions, standards, rules and regulations apply to Manheim Township, are hereby incorporated by reference as part of this Part, provided, however, that the provisions of said Act and the standards, rules and regulations adopted thereunder shall apply in every case regardless of the size lot or area to be served by the sewage system, and notwithstanding any limitations to the contrary in said acts, standards, rules and regulations.
[Ord. 24, 10/7/1976, § 10; as amended by Ord. 46, 2/5/1998]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.