DEFINITIONS. The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of these regulations:
“Administrator” shall mean the person who has been designated by the Board of Health to administer the affairs of the health department.
“Applicant” shall mean any person who has properly and completely filled out an application for permit form requesting authorization to construct, alter, or extend a private sewage disposal system in Union County, Illinois.
“Authorized Representative” shall mean the legally designated Administrator or the Acting Administrator of the Southern Seven Health Department and shall include those persons designated by the Administrator or Acting Administrator to enforce the provisions of these regulations.
“Board of Health” shall mean the Southern Seven Board of Health or its Authorized Representative(s).
“BOD5” shall mean the five day Biochemical Oxidation Demand—A standard test used in assessing the strength of Domestic Sewage as described in “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater,” 14th edition, American Public Health Association, American Water Works Association, American Water Pollution Control Federation, Washington, D.C., 1975.
“Domestic Sewage” means wastewater derived principally from dwellings, business or office buildings, institutions, food-service establishments, chemical toilets, and similar facilities.
“Effluent Reduction System” shall mean any combination of approved pipe and gravel, gravel-less pipe, or chamber systems that are installed to reduce the amount of effluent being discharged from a surface discharging system.
“Health Department” shall mean the Southern Seven Health Department, an agency of the Union County Board.
“Home Owner” means a person who holds legal title to a residential structure which is to be used or is used for his personal single-family residence. This definition shall be inclusive of all leasehold interests, property held under contract for deed, and rental property.
“Home Owner Installed System” means a private sewage disposal system installed by a home owner for his personal single family residence, leasehold interests, property held under contract for deed, and rental property.
“Human Waste” means undigested food and by-products of metabolism which are passed out of the human body.
“Person” means any individual, group of individuals, association, trust, partnership, corporation, person doing business under an assumed name, the State ofIllinois or any Department thereof, or any other entity.
“Personal Single Family Residence” means any single-family dwelling unit which is to be used or is being used by a home owner/applicant as his or her principle residence.
“Permit” shall mean a written permit issued by the Board of Health or its Authorized Representative permitting the construction, alteration or extension of a private sewage disposal system in accordance with the provisions of these regulations.
“Population Equivalent” means an average waste loading, equivalent to that amount of waste produced by one person which is defined as one hundred (100) gallons per day or that amount of waste containing 0.17 pounds BOD5.
“Primary Sewage Treatment Device” means any component part of a private sewage disposal system that results in the removal of a substantial amount of the organic and inorganic settleable solids through the physical process of sedimentation only. A septic tank, primary sedimentation tank, settling chamber, or any similar treatment process or device shall for the purposes of this definition be deemed a primary sewage treatment device.
“Private Sewage Disposal System” means any sewage handling or treatment facility receiving domestic sewage from less than fifteen (15) people or population equivalent and having a ground surface discharge or any sewage handling or treatment facility receiving domestic sewage and having no ground surface discharge.
“Private Sewage Disposal System Installation Contractor” means any person constructing, installing, repairing, modifying, or maintaining private sewage disposal systems.
“Private Sewage Disposal System Pumping Contractor” means any person who cleans or pumps wastes from a private sewage disposal system or hauls or disposes of wastes removed therefrom.
“Private Sewage Disposal System License” shall mean an annual license issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health to all private sewage disposal system installers and pumpers engaged in the installation or servicing of private sewage disposal systems within the State ofIllinois.
“Property” means all or part of a tract of land for which legal title has been recorded.
“Property Owner” means the person in whose name legal title to the real estate is recorded.
“Waste” means either human waste or domestic sewage, or both.
“Waste Loading” shall mean the BOD5, content, usually expressed in pounds per person or population equivalent.