The AHJ shall make all of the required and voluntary inspections, or shall accept reports of inspection by approved agencies or individuals. All reports of such inspections shall be in writing and be certified by a responsible officer of such approved agency or by the responsible individual. The AHJ is authorized to engage such expert opinion as deemed necessary to report on unusual technical issues that arise, subject to the approval of the Town Board; an application for an OWTS permit shall include a section requiring consent by the parcel owner to permit the AHJ to enter upon the premises without a search warrant to inspect the work, which is the subject matter of the permit application.
Access and administrative search warrant. The owner or agent shall make such arrangements as will enable the AHJ to safely inspect all parts of the system when an OWTS is ready. The owner or agent shall provide the proper apparatus and equipment for conducting the inspection and furnish such assistance as is necessary to conduct the inspection. If a parcel owner fails to complete an inspection required by this chapter or to allow access to the parcel for the required inspection, the AHJ shall apply to a Court of competent jurisdiction for an administrative search warrant.
Approval required. The AHJ, upon notification, shall make the required inspections and shall either indicate to the owner or agent that the OWTS or portion thereof is satisfactory or fails to comply with an applicable provision of this chapter or other law. Any OWTS or portion thereof that does not comply shall be corrected in a workmanlike manner and shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the AHJ.
Construal. An inspection by the AHJ shall not be construed as a guarantee that the OWTS will function satisfactorily nor shall it in any way restrict action of the AHJ in the enforcement of any law or regulation.
Covering of work. An OWTS or part thereof shall not be backfilled until such system has been inspected and approved. Any system that has been covered before being inspected and approved shall be uncovered as required by the AHJ.
Minimum notice. The owner or agent shall provide at least 48 hours' notice for scheduling any required inspection with the AHJ. Required or voluntary inspections shall be scheduled during normal business hours unless approved otherwise by the AHJ.
Owner or agent to be present. The owner or agent scheduling a required or voluntary inspection shall be present for such inspection.
Report of findings. Upon completion of an inspection, the AHJ shall document all procedures and furnish the owner or agent with a report of findings.
Scheduling inspections. It shall be the duty of the owner or agent to schedule any required inspection with the AHJ when an OWTS or portion thereof is ready for inspection.
Winter inspections. The AHJ has the right to only conduct inspections when the area is free of snow and frozen ground. A partial inspection of the septic tank and exposed components may be conducted by the AHJ for conveyance of real property inspections and a conditional acceptance issued; provided, however, that a full inspection is completed when weather conditions permit.
Where there is insufficient evidence of compliance with any applicable provision of this chapter or other law, or evidence that a material or method does not conform to any applicable provision of this chapter or other law, the AHJ shall have the authority to require testing as evidence of compliance at no expense to the Town.
Test methods. Test methods shall be as specified by recognized and accepted test standards. In the absence of recognized and accepted test methods, the AHJ shall approve the testing procedures.
Testing agency. Tests shall be performed by an approved agency.
Test reports. Reports of tests shall be retained by the AHJ for the period required for retention of public records.
Apparatus, instruments, material and labor required for inspecting and/or testing an OWTS or portion thereof shall be furnished by the owner or agent.
An OTN system inspection information request form shall be completed by the owner or agent, and submitted to the AHJ prior to scheduling an inspection of an OWTS.
The AHJ shall conduct inspections of an OWTS involved in a conveyance of real property as prescribed in the KWIC Policies and Procedures Manual. A record of all such inspections shall be maintained by the AHJ.
The AHJ shall conduct inspections as prescribed in the KWIC Policies and Procedures Manual during and upon completion of the work for which an OWTS permit has been issued. A record of all such inspections shall be maintained by the AHJ.
The owner of an OWTS has the right to request an inspection of such system by the AHJ.
An OTN system inspection information request form may be required to be completed by the owner or agent, and submitted to the AHJ prior to scheduling an inspection of an OWTS.
The AHJ shall conduct voluntary inspections of an OWTS as prescribed in the KWIC Policies and Procedures Manual. A record of all such inspections shall be maintained by the AHJ.