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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations [18 VAC 160 ‑ 40]
Action General Review 2014
Stage Final
Comment Period Ends 2/22/2017
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1/26/17  4:00 pm
Commenter: JT Walker

18VAC160-40-230. License required.

Does the WWWOOSSP Board have authority to require OSE licensure despite the APELS Board regulation of professional engineers? The proposed text specifies anyone designing onsite systems must hold the onsite soil evaluator license. This language further supports our contention that the OSE license belongs at APELS.

18VAC160-40-230. License required.
A. Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 4 (§ 54.1-400 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia, no
individual shall [ evaluate soils and soil properties for suitability as locations for or design conventional or
alternative onsite sewage systems perform the duties of an onsite soil evaluator ] without possessing a valid
license issued by the board.

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