Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Virginia Department of Health
 
GDForum ID: 2331
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) established this guidance document in 2018 pursuant to ยง32.1-248.4 of the Code of Virginia to assist in the transition of onsite sewage system and private well evaluation and design services to the private sector. As part of the guidance document, VDH agreed to conduct an annual assessment of onsite sewage and private well data to determine appropriate changes to the direct addition of work to the private sector. This includes an assessment of the number of private sector service providers working within the Commonwealth. Based on the review of data from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023, VDH determined that onsite sewage system evaluation and design services should be transitioned to the private sector in Highland County. This leaves only 12 localities where VDH finds that owners should qualify for a hardship based on the lack of private sector services providers. From May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023, over 95 percent of all onsite sewage system applications included work from a private sector professional. VDH is also recommending to remove language regarding means testing as that provision ended on July 1, 2023. However, a hardship will remain for any owner to receive VDH evaluation and design services if they qualify for an application fee waiver.
 
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
 
The agency is considering feedback and has not yet made a decision to confirm or delay the proposed changes.
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
GMP 2019-01 GMP 2019-01 Hardship Guidelines pdf Document     pdf Proposed Document
 
Contact Information
 
Name:
Lance Gregory
        Title:
Division Director
 
Email:
lance.gregory@vdh.virginia.gov
 
Address:
109 Governor Street, 5th floor
 
City:
Richmond
State:  
VA
Zip:  
23219
 
Phone:
(804)864-7491
Fax:  
(804)864-7475
 
ORM Review
 
ORM Approved (11/1/2023)
pdf ORM Economic Review Form     posted: 10/23/2023   modified: 10/23/2023       submitted to ORM: 10/23/2023
 
The Virginia Register
 

Publication Date: 12/4/2023    Volume: 40  Issue: 8
The public comment period began upon publication and lasted for 30 days. It ended on 1/3/2024.
There were no comments

Planned Effective Date:  1/4/2024 
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