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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  10:20 am
Commenter: ESVA

Soil Texture method is not codified and is very arbitrary

After reading comments, I realized most OSE's and Soil Scientist are still assigning perc rate based on soil texture by the thumb and forefinger method. The procedure for soil texture determination is not written down in any of the regulations that I can find. This procedure is so arbitrary and inaccurate compared to a constant head permeameter test why is this allowed. How is this method protecting the public.

CommentID: 57401