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Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
Mandate 1391

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Geology; definition of geological mapping, expands definition of practice of geology.
Purpose of legislation
Legislation amends the definition of "practice of geology" to include the performance of any professional service or work wherein the principles and methods of geology are applied, including (i) investigating, evaluating, and consulting; (ii) geological mapping; (iii) describing the natural processes that act upon the earth's materials; (iv) predicting the probable occurrence of natural processes; and (v) inspecting, planning, and performing and supervising geological work in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and the environment. The legislation also defines "geological mapping."
Legislation mandating a change Chap 4 (2024)
Chap 23 (2024)
VAC chapters to be amended
18 vac 145 - 40 : Regulations for the Geology Certification Program
Associated Regulatory Actions No regulatory action has been filed.
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