Renewal of SSTS proprietary products

The MPCA registers both treatment products (i.e.: aerobic treatment units) and distribution media products (i.e.: chambers) used in subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS). These are systems installed outside homes or other establishments that treat and disperse effluent into suitable soils. The products are registered in Minnesota for up to three years; thereafter the products need to be renewed by the product’s manufacturer.

The next round of registered SSTS products up for renewal is in December 31, 2018. The manufacturer of each product is required to submit a renewal application, along with an affidavit, to renew their product for use in Minnesota (both of the required forms are on the SSTS Product Registration site under Forms for Treatment and Distribution Products). This renewal requirement is part of the feedback loop on product performance and to document whether the product has changed or not.

As part of product renewal, the MPCA is required to:

  1. Request field assessment comments from local units of government, no later than October 31, 2018, and
  2. Discuss any comments received on product performance with the SSTS Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) before the product is renewed for three years.

The list of SSTS products subject to renewal in December 2018 include 14 treatment products by nine different product manufacturers. In addition, four distribution products from one product manufacturer are up for renewal this year. These products include the following:

Manufacturer name

Product name

Type of product

Bio-Microbics

MicroFAST 3.0 to 9.0

Treatment product

Bio-Microbics

HighStrength FAST

Treatment product

Bio-Microbics

NitriFAST and ABC-N

Treatment product

Clarus Environmental

Fusion

Treatment product

Clearstream Wastewater Systems Inc.

Model G

Treatment product

Consolidated Treatment Systems Enviro-guard Treatment product
Consolidated Treatment Systems Nayadic Treatment product
Consolidated Treatment Systems Multi-Flo Treatment product
Infiltrator Systems Arc Chambers Distribution Media
Infiltrator Systems EZ Flow Distribution Media
Infiltrator Systems Quick4 Chambers Distribution Media
AquaTest (Nibbler) Nibbler Treatment product
SludgeHammer Group SludgeHammer Treatment product
AK/HA Manufacturing Hydro-Action Treatment product
Infiltrator Systems BioDiffuser Chambers Distribution Media
Eljen Corporation Eljen GSF Treatment product
E-Z Treat Residential Models 600 & 1200 Treatment producd

If you have any questions about the renewal process for septic system products, please contact Cody Robinson at 651-757-2535 or by email at cody.robinson@state.mn.us.