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]
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7/31/23  3:06 pm
Commenter: Brian J. Olson P.Geo, C.E.G.

8VAC145-40, particularly Part III Sections 90-150

As a registered geologist in 4 Canadian Provinces and 5 US States, including VA,  I would like to express support for 18VAC145-40, particularly Part III Sections 90-150 Standards of Practice and Conduct.    It appears relatively consistent with similar statutes in other states and provinces that have recognized, given the current state of climate, the professions importance in collaboration with registered civil engineers in competently mitigating the impact of natural geologic hazards to our life, health, property and built environment.  However, geologic licensure is currently voluntary if I understand correctly?   The can say that the wording of Chapter 40, particularly Part III (Sections 90-150), appears inconsistent with that of a "voluntary" program.

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