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Regulations for authorized onsite soil evaluators [12 VAC 5 ‑ 615]    (Repealed)
Repeal of Authorized Onsite Soil Evaluator Regulations
Action 3981 / Stage 6592
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/14/2013  2:20 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 5/14/2013   (modified 7/19/2013)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 5/15/2013    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 6/21/2013    
pdf Agency Response to EIA (modified 6/24/2013)    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 7/15/2013   

Objections Filed 10 or more objections have been filed (9/12/13)
The Board of Health received 28 comments objecting to the fast-track process. Commenters expressed concern about the following topics: (1) whether adequate and enforceable standards would exist without 12VAC-615, including the ability of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to enforce, by policy, technical and procedural requirements, roles and responsibilities, standards of practice, and other work product from licensees of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR); (2) whether certain portions of 12VAC5-615 should be retained in other regulations administered by VDH or DPOR before rescinding, including ethical requirements, certain definitions (e.g., backlogs), and application requirements; and (3) whether VDH could implement a consistent, predictable, and enforceable program without 12VAC5-615; for example, VDH has different requirements between public and private sector licensees.
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Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 5/14/2013
Review Completed: 5/15/2013
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 5/15/2013
Review Completed: 6/21/2013
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 7/12/2013
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 7/15/2013
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 7/16/2013
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 8/12/2013    Volume: 29  Issue: 25
Comment Period Ended 9/11/2013
Effective Date 9/30/2013
Contact Information
Name / Title: Allen Knapp  / Director, Office of Environmental Health Services
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7558    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: ()-


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Action 3981:
Repeal of Authorized Onsite Soil Evaluator Regulations
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (6592) Comment period complete, but objections were filed.
Proposed   (7481) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/16/2018.
Final   (8652) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/03/2020.
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