Vol. 26 Iss. 22 - July 05, 2010

Chapter 20
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The following regulatory action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 6 of the Code of Virginia, which excludes regulations of the regulatory boards served by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation pursuant to Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia that are limited to reducing fees charged to regulants and applicants. The Board for Professional Soil Scientists and Wetland Professionals will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 18VAC145-20. Professional Soil Scientists Regulations (amending 18VAC145-20-151).

Statutory Authority: § 54.1-2211 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: September 1, 2010.

Agency Contact: Kathleen R. Nosbisch, Executive Director, Board for Professional Soil Scientists and Wetland Professionals, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-8514, FAX (804) 527-4294, or email


The proposed amendments reduce the fees for initial certification, renewal, and reinstatement. The fees are reduced to comply with the provisions of the Callahan Act (§ 54.1-113 of the Code of Virginia).

18VAC145-20-151. Fees.

The fees for certification are listed below. Checks or money orders shall be made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. All fees required by the board are nonrefundable. In the event that a check, money draft, or similar instrument for payment of a fee required by statute or regulation is not honored by the bank or financial institution named, the applicant or regulant shall be required to remit fees sufficient to cover the original fee, plus the an additional processing charge specified below as authorized by § 2.2-614.1 C of the Code of Virginia.

Fee Type

When due

Amount due

New application

with With application

$300 $90

Examination fee

upon Upon approval for exam


Reexamination fee

Upon request to be rescheduled for exam

$75 for each part

Renewal fee

With renewal card

$260 $70

Late renewal fee

30 days after date of expiration


Reinstatement fee

180 days after date of expiration

$300 $90

Dishonored check fee

With replacement check


FORMS (18VAC145-20)

Professional Soil Scientist Certification Application (with instructions), 34CERT (eff. 7/00) 3401CERT (rev. 9/10).

Professional Soil Scientist Experience Log, 34EXP (eff. 7/00) 3401EXP (rev. 9/10).

VA.R. Doc. No. R10-2404; Filed June 14, 2010, 1:38 p.m.