Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
Professional Soil Scientists Regulations [18 VAC 145 ‑ 20]
Transition Soil Scientists from Certification to Licensure
Action 3539 / Stage 6178
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 6/20/2013  11:07 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 5/7/2012    
pdf Attorney General Certification 5/7/2012    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 6/19/2012    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 6/22/2012    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 6/4/2013   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 5/7/2012
Review Completed: 5/7/2012
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 5/7/2012
Review Completed: 6/21/2012
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 8/9/2012
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 6/4/2013
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 6/7/2013
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 7/1/2013    Volume: 29  Issue: 22
Public Hearings

08/07/2013 10:00 AM

Comment Period Ended 8/30/2013
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathleen R. Nosbisch  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8514    FAX: (804)527-4294    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 3539:
Transition Soil Scientists from Certification to Licensure
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (5978) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/09/2011.
Proposed   (6178) Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/30/2013.
Final   (6871) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/01/2015.
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