Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
Regulations for the Geology Certification Program [18 VAC 145 ‑ 40]
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
8/2/23  4:47 pm
Commenter: Michelle Wharton

Professional Geologist License

Geologists provide an essential service to human health and the environment.  Their role includes determining appropriate levels of clean up of contaminated sites for redevelopment, as well as risk management to users to obtain a comfort level for contaminated site reuse.  This is a safe way to keep contaminated sites profitable/economical.  The current voluntary program should change to making licensure of geologists mandatory.  

CommentID: 218338