Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
Professional Soil Scientists Regulations [18 VAC 145 ‑ 20]
Transition Soil Scientists from Certification to Licensure
Action 3539 / Stage 6871
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 1/7/2015  11:56 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 1/29/2014    
pdf Attorney General Certification 2/21/2014    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/10/2014   

Changes to Text No changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 1/29/2014
Review Completed: 2/21/2014
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 2/21/2014
Review Completed: 3/6/2014
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 6/2/2014
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/10/2014
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/17/2014
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/12/2015    Volume: 31  Issue: 10
Comment Period Ended 2/11/2015
Effective Date 3/1/2015
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathleen R. Nosbisch  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8514    FAX: (804)527-4294    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 3539:
Transition Soil Scientists from Certification to Licensure
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (5978) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/09/2011.
Proposed   (6178) Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/30/2013.
Final   (6871) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/01/2015.
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