Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Forensic Science
Forensic Science Board
Regulations for the Approval of Marijuana Field Tests for Detection of Marijuana Plant Material [6 VAC 40 ‑ 50]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Amendments to Evaluation Process Verbiage and Clarification of Resubmission Procedure
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments seek to change verbiage relating to the Department of Forensic Science’s (DFS or the Department) assessment of marijuana field test kits pursuant to Virginia Code §19.2-188.1 from an "approval" process to an "evaluation" process in an effort to more accurately express the neutrality of the evaluation process. The proposed amendments also clarify the procedure for resubmitting requests for evaluation after disapproval.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [003821]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6698 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/27/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Amy M. Curtis  / Department Counsel
Address: 700 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-6848    FAX: (804)786-6857    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.