Public Chapter 293

HOUSE BILL NO. 671

By Representative Ferguson

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1120

By Senator Davis

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 221, Part 4, relative to subsurface sewage disposal systems.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-221-406, is amended by designating the existing language as subsection (a) and by adding the following new subsection (b):

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of this part to the contrary, if the department is unable to inspect a subsurface sewage disposal system which requires repair within four (4) business days of notification to the department that a repair is necessary, then the person notifying the department may proceed with such repair as though the department had made its inspection and approved the repair. The department shall give priority in inspection of subsurface sewage disposal systems to repair of such systems over issuance of permits for new construction for installation of such systems.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.