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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  5:57 pm
Commenter: James Slusser

18VAC160-40-470. Prohibited acts

15. Failing to act in providing professional services in a manner that safeguards the interests of the public.

Many OSE's have been routinely preparing designs for onsite sewage systems that do not comply with existing health rules and conditions.  VDH 930 waivers often allow an owner to recieve a design wherein partially or untreated sewage is disposed of in unconfined aquifers. 

Would designing an onsite sewage disposal system that doesn't meet the prescriptive VDH regulations constitute practicing engineering beyond the statutory scope authorized by law?   

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