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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8/16/23  1:37 pm
Commenter: Ron A James, CPG, CEM

In support of Virginia PG Licesnure

I am writing this as a private citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia and a 30-year practicing Geologist in good standing within the Commonwealth of Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama and Louisiana and a Certified Environmnetal Manager (CEM) for the Commonwealth of Nevada. I am highly in favor of requiring licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia (state of my birth) based on the need for geologic services to be provided by credentialed professionals whose role it is to protect human public health, welfare, property and the environment. 

Many of the most signifigant issues facing our society and state today require the input of qualified Certified Geologists including reliable engergy supplies, assessing environmnetal intergrity, contamination remediation and potable water supplies. 

I am fulling in support of the DPOR continuing to certify Professional Geologists in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ron A James, CPG, CEM

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