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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 160. Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
Chapter 40. Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations
8/11/2020

18VAC160-40-170. License Required.

Part IV
Onsite Sewage System Operators

A. No individual shall operate a conventional or alternative onsite sewage system without a valid onsite sewage system operator license issued by the board in the appropriate class.

B. An individual cannot simultaneously hold valid master and journeyman onsite sewage system operator licenses in the same class. Issuance of a master onsite sewage system operator license in a specific class shall void the journeyman onsite sewage system operator license in the same class.

C. An individual cannot simultaneously hold valid conventional and alternative master onsite sewage system operator licenses or conventional and alternative journeyman onsite sewage system operator licenses. Issuance of a master alternative onsite sewage system operator license shall void the conventional onsite sewage system operator license.

D. A journeyman onsite sewage system operator must work under the direct supervision of a licensed master onsite sewage system operator with the appropriate class of license. A master onsite sewage system operator is responsible for supervising the operation of the onsite sewage system by any journeyman onsite sewage system operator under his responsibility.

E. Experience used to qualify for licensure cannot be verified by a journeyman onsite sewage system operator.

F. No individual shall act as an alternative onsite sewage system operator of an alternative onsite sewage system that exceeds 10,000 gallons per day design flow without possessing a Class 4 or higher wastewater works operator license in addition to an alternative onsite sewage system operator license.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2301 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2017.

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