Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, etc., Board for; licensure exemption. (HB2182)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects; exemption from licensure. Provides an exemption from licensure as an architect or professional engineer for the design of on-site treatment works consisting solely of an anaerobic septic tank treatment system with gravity conveyance to a gravity-distributed subsurface drain field. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078829428
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2007Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2182)
01/30/2007Letter sent to Housing Study Commission


David Burris writes:

This wording indicates that one must have a licence to design an anerobic septic systems (the ubiquitous tank and drainfield) which is not true now! The engineers are trying to grab work which has been done by soil scientists (AOSE's and CPSS's) for years. Namely all the aerobic systems and pump designs. Most of the aerobic systems are package plants approved by the Health Dept. Does one need an engineer to buy an appliance? No, but maybe someone certified to hook it up would be good. Engineers don't know soil and rarely know the voluminous Health Dept. regulations that go with it.