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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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2/22/17  1:27 am
Commenter: James Slusser

18VAC160-40-250. Qualifications for master conventional onsite soil evaluator licenses.

Two ] years of full-time experience evaluating site and soil conditions and designing conventional onsite sewage
systems verified by one or more of the following: an authorized onsite soil evaluator [ certified by VDH before July 1, 2009 ], a professional engineer, or an onsite soil evaluator


suggestion:  Strike TWO and replace with FOUR (4).  DPOR arbitrarily reduced the former standard of four (4) years experience as required under the VDH AOSE program (see 12VAC5-615-230).  By reducing  practical experience time, people are acquiring a license who do not possess the minimum skills necessary to practice.  Evidence exists in site plans of VDH records.  A large portion of site plans are  free hand  and should not constitute the work product of a licensed professional.

Also, please keep in mind that the OSE license already receives an inherent reduction of education and testing while being exempt from becoming a licensed professional engineer.       

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