2012/09 September Onsite Wastewater Unit Newsletter
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy to assist the public and regulated community.
Form #: WAT201 Newsletter Revised: 9/1/12
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Onsite Unit, Wastewater Section, Water Quality Division

Suite 400, The Atrium, 1200 N Street,
PO Box 98922
Lincoln NE 68509-8922
Phone (402) 471-4285 - Fax (402) 471-2909
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New Onsite System Registration Forms

As noted in the previous newsletter, all forms have been deleted from the Appendices of Title 124. Submittal requirements are now listed in the body of the regulations or you may use a form provided by NDEE. Included with this newsletter are NDEE registration forms for your use. Please note that these registration forms are system specific and include:
  • Septic System
  • Holding Tank
  • Household Domestic Lagoon
  • Title 124 Permit System
Please get rid of any old registration forms. Please copy the attached forms for your use. You may use these forms or one of your own as long as it meets the requirements found in Chapter 22 of Title 124 (effective date August 11, 2012). The forms are available on the NDEE website or printed copies will be provided on request.

Also included in this newsletter are the system registration instructions. Please take a moment to review the instructions and the new registration forms. Registration forms will be returned if not all required information is provided. Note that the old forms do not have all the required information.

The system registration fee remains at $140 for the registration of a system within 45 days of completion of construction, modification, reconstruction or alteration. Late fees still apply – initial late fee of $150 for a registration 46 to 90 days after completion ($140+$150=$290 total) or final late fee of $450 if registered 91 or more days after completion ($140+$450=$590 total).

As a reminder, for the purposes of registering an onsite system the Department has interpreted “completion of construction” to mean that all onsite wastewater treatment system components have been installed, constructed or modified so that the system piping, treatment devices or other appurtenances that convey, treat or dispose of wastewater are ready to be used. And as a reminder, the Installer is responsible for registering an onsite wastewater treatment system installed under a construction permit.

Did You Get Your Title 124?

A printed copy of Title 124 (effective August 11, 2012) has been mailed to you. If you did not receive your copy or need more copies please contact us. Title 124 can also be viewed or downloaded from the NDEE website.

Onsite Wastewater Program Webpage Updated and New Look

The Onsite Program webpage has been revamped and all forms, guidance documents and related information (nearly 60 documents in all) have been updated. We appreciate your patience as the webpage has been “under construction” the past few weeks. Let us know if you need printed copies of any materials, or go to the NDEE website (see above) or use the webpage URL - http://dee.ne.gov/NDEQProg.nsf/OnWeb/Onsite


UNL recently submitted educational programs which the Department has approved for Onsite Professional Development hours. Each day is worth 6.0 professional development hours as follows:
October 29 & 30 in North Platte;
November 1 & 2 in Grand Island;
November 26 & 27 in Ithaca and
December 6 & 7 in Norfolk.

The first day at each location will cover the changes in Title 124 and the second day Endorsed Mound Design. UNL Extension will be mailing information soon with registration and more specific location information. If you do not receive the UNL mailing by the middle of October please contact UNL Extension at 402.472.9390.