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Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
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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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2/21/17  8:38 pm
Commenter: James Slusser

18VAC160-40-170. License required
 

18VAC160-40-170. License required

A. No individual shall operate an conventional or alternative onsite sewage system without a valid [ master ]
onsite sewage system operator license issued by the board [ in the appropriate class ].


B. An individual cannot simultaneously hold valid master and [ journeyman ] onsite sewage system operator
licenses in the same class. Issuance of a master onsite sewage system operator license in a specific class shall
void the journeyman onsite sewage system operator license in the same class.


C. An individual cannot simultaneously hold valid conventional and alternative [ master ] onsite sewage system
operator licenses or conventional and alternative journeyman onsite sewage system operator licenses. Issuance of a master alternative onsite sewage system operator license shall void the conventional onsite sewage system operator license.


D. A journeyman onsite sewage system trainee operator must work under the direct supervision of a licensed master onsite sewage system operator [ with the appropriate class of license ]. [ An A master ] onsite sewage system operator is responsible for supervising the operation of the onsite sewage system by any journeyman onsite sewage system operator trainee under his responsibility.


E. Experience used to qualify for licensure cannot be verified by a journeyman onsite sewage system operator.


[ F. No individual shall act as an alternative onsite sewage system operator of an alternative onsite sewage
system that exceeds 10,000 gallons per day design flow without possessing a Class 4 or higher wastewater
works operator license in addition to an alternative onsite sewage system operator license. ]

 

suggestion:  remove any directives for the establishment of a "journeymen" license until statutory authority is granted by the General Assembly to create such a class.  Insert trainee

 

CommentID: 57338