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 - Definitions
Action 4517
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this proposed action is to amend section 12VAC5-481-10, "Definitions" to be compatible with 10 CFR Part 37. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) promulgated Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 10, Part 37 (10CFR Part37), “Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material” on March 19, 2013. Agreement States are required to implement compatible regulations within three years of this date or the program will be deemed "non-compatible" by the NRC, which may result in the revocation of Virginia’s Agreement State status. Section 12VAC5-481-451 wasamended and is being printed in the February 8th Virginia Register of Regulations. These definitions needed to be added to 12VAC5-481 for use in section 12VAC5-481-451
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  [004630]
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
7446 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/23/2016.
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.