Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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.
[This forum has been finalized.]
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
Document ID Document Title Current Document Proposed Document
GMP 2019-01 GMP 2019-01 Hardship Guidelines pdf Document     pdf Proposed Document Posted with original changes on 03/06/2024
Contact Information
Lance Gregory
Division Director
109 Governor Street, 5th floor
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.
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Effective Date:  1/4/2024   
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