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Public Participation Guidelines [24 VAC 30 ‑ 11]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation establishes the manner in which the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will solicit input in the development of regulations promulgated under the Administrative Process Act (APA). This regulatory action is required by Chapters 321 (HB 1167) and 575 (SB 734) of the 2008 Acts of Assembly. This legislation required the Department of Planning and Budget (DPB), in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, to develop model public participation guidelines and provide these model public participation guidelines to each agency that has the authority to promulgate regulations. Any regulatory action subject to the APA commenced on or after January 1, 2009, shall use the model public participation guidelines in the form adopted by the promulgating agency. The public participation guidelines promulgated pursuant to this action (24 VAC 30-11) will replace VDOT’s existing public participation guidelines (24 VAC 30-10), which will be repealed pursuant to this action.
State Authority Chapters 321 (HB 1167) and 575 (SB 734) of the 2008 Acts of Assembly.
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation - To provide a fair process for the promulgation of regulations;
- To ensure the public is informed of any new regulations or amendments to exisiting regulations and has opportunity to participate in the regulatory process;
- To comply with statutory and procedural requirements concerning public participation; and
- To protect the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth
- To provide a regulation that is clearly written and understandable.

Contact Information
Name / Title: JoAnne P. Maxwell  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Governance and Legislative Affairs Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-1830    FAX: (804)225-4700    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Commissioner title in connection with legislative action
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/23/2011.
CH 11 Model Public Participation Guidelines -