February 21, 2020
Updated: Public Comments Requested on City's Proposed Rules Governing Private Capping of a Neighbor's Sewer Line
There was no request for a hearing on this proposed administrative rule. Therefore, the hearing scheduled for February 26, 2020 has been cancelled. However, written comments may be submitted through 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Submit comments to Emily Sandy.
February 3, 2020
Public Comments Requested on City's Proposed Rules Governing Private Capping of a Neighbor's Sewer Line
Development Services and Environmental Services request comments from the public on proposed new administrative rules to be jointly adopted and administered by Development Services and Environmental Services. The proposed rules would govern notification requirements applicable to a property owner who wishes to cap a neighbor’s private sewer that crosses the first property owner’s property without a recorded legal easement.
If a property owner has a recorded legal easement for their private sewer to cross their neighbor’s property and the easement meets the requirements specified in the proposed rules, the City will not issue the neighbor a plumbing permit to cap the other property owner’s sewer line. The proposed rules primarily memorialize, and thereby improve transparency of, existing policies and practices.
The proposed rules and a fact sheet about the rule-making are available below. Development Services and Environmental Services will accept public comment on this proposal from 8:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, through 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020. Development Services and Environmental Services will hold a joint public hearing by request only from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Conference Room 4(a) (4th Floor) of the Development Services Center, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201. Development Services and Environmental Services will cancel the tentative hearing if they receive no hearing request by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, and will post a cancellation notice on this page.
Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020.
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