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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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2/2/17  8:15 pm
Commenter: D Alexander

160-40- 490 Licensee responsibility. (Signature and seal)

I applaud the inclusion of the requirement of signature(s), dates, and license number to final work products as a safeguard to the safety, health, and welfare of the public.

Has the Board considered what assurance the public or another professional has regarding articals of service.  It remains a widespread conclusion of all design practices that without a regulated seal any number of faux seals are in widespread distribution and may be attached to certify a document which serves to confuse issues of responsibility or authenticity. 

Did the Board intend to create a Christmas tree of red tape for the public to sort out in finding responsible party?

B.The licensee shall sign, date, and include his license number on all final work products prepared or reviewed and approved by the licensee. For work products performed by a journeyman licensee, the master licensee providing direct supervision shall sign, date, and include his license number, along with the journeyman's signature, date, and license number on the final work product. A journeyman licensee shall not submit a work project as final without the applicable master licensee's signature, date, and license number.

Confusion remains over which pages of a document should bear a symbol of authenticity; where must a seal be affixed (e.g. every page, cover sheet, the site plan, survey plat signature block).

CommentID: 56259