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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 145. Board For Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, And Geologists
Chapter 20. Professional Soil Scientists Regulations

18VAC145-20-10. Definitions.

Section 54.1-2200 of the Code of Virginia provides definitions of the following terms and phrases as used in this chapter:



Soil evaluation

Soil science

Soil scientist

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Application" means a completed application with the appropriate fee and any other required documentation, including but not limited to references, employment verification, degree verification, and verification of examination and licensure.

"CSSE" means the Council of Soil Science Examiners.

"Field study" means the investigation of a site to secure soils information by means of landscape analysis and soil borings, excavations or test pits which are plotted on a base map or other documents (e.g., aerial photographs, topographic maps, scaled site plans, subdivision plans, or narrative description of the location).

"Soil map" means a map showing distribution of soil types or other soil mapping units in relation to the prominent landforms and cultural features of the earth's surface.

"Soil survey" means a systematic field investigation of the survey area that provides a soil evaluation and a system of uniform definitions of soil characteristics for all the different kinds of soil found within the study area, all of which are incorporated into a soil report which includes a soil map.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR627-02-01 § 1.1, eff. June 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 14, eff. May 5, 1993; Volume 18, Issue 7, eff. January 16, 2002; Volume 31, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2015.

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