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Notice of New Rules , Soil Scientist Licensing 08/01/2014

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Notice of New Rules for the Soil Scientist Licensing Program

Pursuant to Tenn. Code. Ann. § 4-3-1306(d), you are receiving this notice because you have elected to receive notification by e-mail of certain changes or potential changes to the law applicable to your profession.

The Tennessee Soil Scientist Licensing Program considered new rules at a Rulemaking Hearing conducted on October 29, 2013. These rules were filed with the Secretary of State on July 25, 2014.  A copy of the new rules is available on the Secretary of State’s website at  These rules will become effective on October 23, 2014.

The rules add a definition for inactive and retired licenses and create a rubric for putting a license in retired or inactive status. The rules address requirements for license renewal and seals. The rules set a code of ethics for soil scientist professionals and authorize civil penalties for violations. Finally, the rules discuss continuing education and reciprocity.

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