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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
Public Participation Guidelines [18 VAC 145 ‑ 11]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendment of PPGs due to Merger with Board for Geology
General Information
Action Summary After a comprehensive review across state government, Governor McDonnell’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring recommended the merger of the Board for Geology with the Board for Professional Soil Scientists and Wetland Professionals. At its 2012 Session, the General Assembly passed legislation endorsing the proposal to merge the Board for Geology with the Board for Professional Soil Scientists and Wetland Professionals, and Governor McDonnell signed the bills (HB 1291 and SB 678 – Chapter 803 of the Acts of Assembly). By statute, effective July 1, 2012, these two boards will become one. Therefore, the Public Participation Guidelines (PPGs) for the Board for Professional Soil Scientists and Wetland Professionals must be amended to reflect the new board name and will remain in effect for the newly merged board as the PPGs for the Board for Geology will be repealed.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: Subsection A.4.a of Section 2.2-4006 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [003267]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6223 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/15/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathleen R. Nosbisch  / Board Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8514    FAX: (866)465-6206    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.