A sewage tank cleaner is any person or company engaging in the collection, removal, transportation or disposal of sewage, and any sewage tank cleaner with a home office located in Gilmer County must obtain an operational permit for state-wide activity from Gilmer County Health Department in accordance with W.V. 64 C.S.R. 9 Sewer Systems, Sewage Treatment Systems & Sewage Tank Cleaners. To obtain a permit, sewage tank cleaners must submit a completed Application for Sewage Tank Cleaning Permit with payment of applicable fees to Gilmer County Health Department. Gilmer County Health Department may issue a permit following an initial inspection of equipment and facilities to ensure compliance with W.V. 64 C.S.R. 47.7 Sewage Treatment & Collection Design Standards. Permits must be renewed annually with the permit expiring one year after the date of issuance. For convenience, Gilmer County Health Department will issue permit renewals on July 1st with the proper submission of applications and fees. Sewage tank cleaners are subject to an annual compliance inspection by Gilmer County Health Department.
Permitted sewage tank cleaners must complete logs of all jobs accomplished and submit the logs to Gilmer County Health Department at least quarterly.
Many sewage tank cleaner sewage disposal methods require additional permitting by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.