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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Chapter 21A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 13 the following section:-

Section 13A. A system inspector of on-site sewage disposal systems, approved by the department of environmental protection, who performs an on-site inspection sewage disposal system under the provisions of the state environmental code, shall not recommend a specific disposal system installer, including himself, to perform any work related to the replacement, repair, alteration or design of said system; provided, however, that all system inspectors shall, at the time of inspection, provide to the property owner a list prepared by the local board of health of local disposal system installers who are approved to perform such work. Each board of health shall prepare and make available a list containing the name, address, and phone number for at least five such installers who request to be included on such list. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit a system inspector from distributing such list on which his own name shall appear; provided, however, that such inspector shall in no way distinguish his name from others on such list.

A violation of this act shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.

Approved February 6, 1998.