Notice of Public Comment Period on Proposed Regulations
The Virginia Code Commission seeks comment on proposed revisions to the Regulations of the Virginia Code Commission for Implementing the Virginia Register Act. The purpose of the regulation is to direct and assist state agencies in filing and publishing regulatory actions and in complying with the Virginia Register Act and the provisions of the Administrative Process Act related to the publication of the Virginia Register of Regulations and the Virginia Administrative Code.
The Code Commission has the responsibility of publishing and maintaining the Virginia Administrative Code and publishing the Virginia Register of Regulations as provided for in § 2.2-4031 of the Code of Virginia. The Code Commission's specific authority to adopt regulations is found in § 2.2-4104 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts the regulations from the Administrative Process Act. Additional information on the authority, duties, and responsibilities of the Code Commission and the Registrar is posted at the end of this notice.
The purpose of the action is to update the regulations to reflect changes to the Code of Virginia and current practices for filing and publishing regulatory actions.
The Code Commission approved the proposed amendments on August 19, 2015, for the purpose of soliciting comments from state agencies and other interested parties. A summary of the proposed changes and the text of the proposed regulations with drafting notes are posted following this notice.
Public comment may be submitted through October 13, 2015, to Karen Perrine, Assistant Registrar, Division of Legislative Services, 201 North Ninth Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-3591 x261, or email email@example.com.