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 Federal Regulations
Action 4709
General Information
Action Summary Amends the regulations to make them compatible with Title 10, Energy, of the Code of Federal Regulations. Agreement States' regulations must be compatible with Title 10 Regulations. This revision is needed to address comments received from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that were identified in their review of Virginia's Radioactive Materials regulations earlier this year. The NRC's letter, dated September 7, 2016 (attached) requested that changes to specific regulations be made to fully adhere to compatibility requirements.
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 A4c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004897]
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
7757 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/22/2017.
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.