Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
chapter
Regulations for the Geology Certification Program [18 VAC 145 ‑ 40]
Action:
General Review of Regulations for the Geology Certification Program
Action 6300
 
General Information
Action Summary The Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists (“the Board”) intends to undertake a general regulatory review of the General Review of Regulations for the Geology Certification Program. The regulation provides for the certification of professional geologists. The goals of the action include: 1. Review of discretionary requirements imposed on regulated parties to determine whether such requirements impose burdens that are not necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; or are not necessary to effectively administer the licensure program, in accordance with the regulatory reduction goal of Executive Directive Number One (2022); 2. Review to ensure the regulation compliments current Virginia law and meets applicable federal requirements, if any; 3. Review to ensure the regulation is organized, clear, and understandable; and 4. Review to ensure the regulation provides minimal burdens on regulants while still protecting the public. In addition, the review will ensure the regulation reflects current DPOR procedures and policies, along with any other changes determined to be necessary and appropriate.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7617]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
10098 NOIRA Governor's office review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathleen R. Nosbisch  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: soilscientist@dpor.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-8514    FAX: (866)465-6206    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.