Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Forestry
Department of Forestry
Virginia State Forest Regulations [4 VAC 10 ‑ 30]
State Forest Regulations Fee Establishment
Action 3675
General Information
Action Summary 1) The 2012 Virginia General Assembly passed and the Governor approved an act to amend and reenact §§10.1-1152 [Virginia Acts of Assembly Chapter 484] relating to state forest special use permits, mandating that the Department of Forestry promulgate emergency regulations to implement the provision of the act that established a fee for the special use permit to hunt, trap, fish, ride bikes and horses in a state forest. Pursuant to the act, the regulations are to become effective within 280 days of the enactment of the act. This regulation is not exempt under the provisions of subdivision A. 4 of §2.2-4006. 2) The changes to the existing regulation implements the provisions of the act to amend and reenact §10.1-1152, Virginia Acts of Assembly Chapter 484, requiring minor changes of clarification to 4VAC10-30 sections 40, 120, 200 and 210. These changes clarify that any person who hunts, fishes, traps, rides bikes or rides horses is required to purchase an annual special use permit for a fee of $15.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003185]
Associated Mandates State Forest Regulations Establish Fees
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6166 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
6605 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/14/2014.
6897 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/19/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Amanda Davis  / Policy Planning Manager III
Address: 900 Natural Resources Drive, #800
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Email Address:
Phone: (804)664-7301    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.