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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 481]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend Regulations to Conform to Changes in Federal Regulations
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this proposed action is to amend the current regulations (12VAC5-481) ensuring their compatibility with Title 10, Energy, of the Code of Federal Regulations. Agreement States are required to ensure their regulations are compatible with Title 10 regulations. This revision will ensure that Virginia’s regulations implement revisions that were performed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from 2011 until 2013. These revisions are required to be implemented by the Agreement States within 3 years of implementation by the NRC. One of these regulatory revisions is the creation of 10 CFR Part 37, “Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material”. This new regulation must be in place by March 19, 2016.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006(A)(4)(c) of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [003585]
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
7364 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/25/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Lea Perlas  / Director - Office of Radiological Health
Address: 109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8151    FAX: (804)864-8155    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.