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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-55-825 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A PERMIT IS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO INSTALL AN INDIVIDUAL WASTE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM THE DEPARTMENT IS ONLY REQUIRED TO CONDUCT RANDOM FINAL INSPECTIONS ON THREE PERCENT OF THESE INSTALLED SYSTEM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 9, Chapter 55, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-55-825. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the department has conducted soil suitability testing and has issued a permit for the installation of an individual waste treatment and disposal system, the department is only required to conduct random final inspections on three percent of these installed systems.
(B) The licensing authority of a person who is found to be out of compliance with the installation requirements of an individual waste treatment and disposal system shall:
(1) for a first violation, suspend the person's license for one year;
(2) for a second offense, suspend the person's license for three years; and
(3) for a third offense, permanently revoke the person's license."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect two months after approval by the Governor.
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