(9) Required Time
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1 What is the processing duration taken by the Sewerage Certifying Agency (CA) for each submission for sewerage works approval?
A1 For sewerage planning, CA will reply within 14 days of submission acceptance where else for sewerage design, CA will reply within 21 days of submission acceptance. For intermediate inspection and final inspection, reply will be given within 14 days of submission acceptance.
Q2 For approval of extension of time, what are the applicable criteria?
A2 Extension of time will be considered when there are no amendments to the original approval, sewerage development plan and the sewerage catchment plan.
Q3 How long is an extension of time given for any approval?
A3 The maximum extension of time for approval validity is 2 years.
Q4 How many times can an extension of time be approved?
A4 Extension of time can be given depending on the need and justification submitted.
Q5 What is the duration given for resubmission of sewerage planning or sewerage design?
A5 Resubmission must be done within 6 months from the date indicated on the Sewerage Certifying Agency’s feedback letter.
Q6 For the required resubmission cut-off date (within 6 months), will CA send a reminder to the applicant?
A6 It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure resubmission of application is done within the validity period.
Q7 What are the procedures for the application of sewerage works extension of time?
A7 A written request must be submitted to the Sewerage Certifying Agency, 3 months before the expiry of the relevant sewerage works approval.
Q8 If I apply for extension of time 2 months before the expiry of the sewerage works approval, will my application be accepted?
A8 The request for extension of time must be submitted 3 months before the expiry of the relevant sewerage works approval.
Q9 Is it required that the sewerage design be approved within 2 years of the sewerage planning approval?
A9The sewerage design must be submitted and approved within 2 years from the sewerage planning approval date.
Q10 When should the notice for commencement of works submitted?
A10 Notice for commencement of works is to be submitted within the validity period of the sewerage planning approval and 14 days before the commencement of construction.
Q11 If the validity period of the sewerage design approval has expired, am I required to resubmit sewerage planning?
A11 Resubmission of sewerage works (planning and design) must be done if the notice for commencement of works has not been submitted to the Sewerage Certifying Agency within the validity period of the sewerage design approval.