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]
General Review of Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations
Action 5961
General Information
Action Summary The Board intends to undertake a general regulatory review of the Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations. The regulation establishes (i) the entry requirements for licensure as an onsite sewage system installer, onsite sewage system operator, and onsite soil evaluator, including requirements specific to those who work with conventional and alternative types of onsite sewage systems; (ii) requirements for maintaining and renewing licenses; (iii) standards of conduct and practice; and (iv) requirements for approval of training courses.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7122]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9624 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/21/2022.
10281 Proposed DPB review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cameron Parris  / Regulatory Operations Administrator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-9183    FAX: (866)350-5354    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.