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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  6:30 pm
Commenter: James Slusser

18VAC160-40-120. Qualifications for journeyman conventional onsite sewage system installer licenses

Contracting tradesmen have existing prerequisites for entry.  As detailed below, how did the WWWOOSSP Board draft a proposal to exempt testing while ALL other journeymen in the tradesmen category?  WWWOOSSP Board appears to be arbitrarily and capricious in establishing entrance criteria.

               Comparison of "journeymen" entry into specific areas of construction by applicable Board
  WWWOOSSP Contractors Board "Tradesmen" Entrance Options
  Onsite Installer    (1) Onsite Installer (2) Certified Water Well System Provider         A1 A2 "liquid petroleum and natural gas"        A3        A4       A5
Practical Experience (YRS)      0.5       1             3          4        4        2        0       10
Vocational Training (HRS)       0        0             0        240       80        0        0        0
Associates Degree     NO     NO           NO         NO       NO      YES       NO       NO
Bachelors Degree     NO     NO           NO         NO       NO       NO      YES       NO
Exam Required     NO     NO          YES        YES      YES       YES      YES      YES
WWWOOSSP onsite options from 18VAC160-40-120
Contractors Board options from Individual License and Certification Regulations dated January 1, 2016


Please consider revising the proposed regulations to compliment experience, education, and testing required by other boards that regulate existing journeymen.  Three years minimum experience should be required in order to represent any entity while on an active job site.  

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