Vol. 36 Iss. 7 - November 25, 2019

Chapter 615
Final Regulation

Title of Regulation: 12VAC5-615. Authorized Onsite Soil Evaluator Regulations (repealing 12VAC5-615-10 through 12VAC5-615-470).

Statutory Authority: ยงยง 32.1-163.5 and 32.1-164 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: January 3, 2020.

Agency Contact: Allen Knapp, Director, Office of Environmental Health Services, Virginia Department of Health, 109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 864-7558, FAX (804) 864-7475, or email


Chapter 892 of the 2007 Acts of Assembly transferred implementation, administration, and enforcement of licensing requirements for authorized onsite soil evaluators from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to the Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals, which promulgated regulations for onsite soil evaluators on July 1, 2009 (18VAC160-20). VDH successfully implemented statutory provisions for reports and designs independent of 12VAC5-615, making the chapter no longer necessary. This action repeals 12VAC5-615. There are no changes to the regulatory action from the proposed stage.

Summary of Public Comments and Agency's Response: No public comments were received by the promulgating agency.

VA.R. Doc. No. R13-3127; Filed October 24, 2019, 10:34 a.m.