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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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2/16/17  2:21 pm
Commenter: W.F. Sledjeski, LSS, Soil Tech Inc.

Discriminatory Regulation-Licensed Soil Scientists

18VAC 145-20-10 "Field Study" means the investigation of a site to secure soils information by means of landscape analysis and soil borings, excavations or test pits...

18VAC145-20-90  1. Soil evaluation. Conducted at least 20 soil evaluations for specific land uses under the direct guidance of an experienced technical supervisor. Examples of such uses include but are not limited to, onsite wastewater disposal,....

A licensed soil scientiest is not allowed to provide this information  to a regulatory body, individually or with another licensed professional.

The regulation is discrimiinatory by preventing a licensed soil scientist from performing studies which he/she is authorized by by Title 54.1, chapter 22.

18VAC145-20-160. Soil Scientist : Professional Conduct  exceed those required by the 18VAC160-20-140. Discipline.  Professionalism vs. reasonable care.




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