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Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals Regulations [18 VAC 160 ‑ 20]
Action:
General Review 2014
 
General Information
Action Summary The Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals (Board) will conduct a general review of the regulations. Chapters 892 and 924 of the Acts of the 2007 General Assembly, which were the result of House Bill 3134 and Senate Bill 1270 respectively, required the Board to establish a program for licensing individuals as onsite soil evaluators, onsite sewage system installers and onsite sewage system operators. Said program was incorporated into the regulations which govern waterworks and wastewater works operators. As the regulations have not undergone cumulative review since the inclusion of the onsite sewage program in 2009, a thorough review is necessary to ensure that the regulation complements the current Virginia law, provides minimal burdens on regulants while still protecting the public, and reflects current procedures and policies of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (Department).
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 160-20 Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals Regulations Repeal Entire Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 160 - 30 Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators Licensing Regulations [Under Development] Promulgate New Regulation
  18 VAC 160 - 40 Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations [Under Development] Promulgate New Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004114]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7025 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/31/2014.
7260 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 2/12/2016.
7625 Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 4/1/2017.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Trisha Henshaw  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: waterwasteoper@dpor.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-8595    FAX: (866)350-5354    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.