Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Locality Groupings [22 VAC 40 ‑ 293]
Review 1037
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 5/10/2011
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order Number 14 (2010), the Department of Social Services is currently reviewing the below listed regulation to determine if it should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. The review will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order Number 14 (2010) and in the department’s Plan for Review of Existing Agency Regulations.

The department seeks public comment regarding the regulation’s interference in private enterprise and life, essential need for the regulation, less burdensome and intrusive alternatives to the regulation, specific and measurable goals that the regulation is intended to achieve, and whether the regulation are is clearly written and easily understandable.

The regulation is 22 VAC 40-293, Locality Groupings. This regulation provides rules for local departments of social services seeking to change locality groupings, including the data to be provided, the requirement that funds be available as determined by the Commissioner, and the ability to change data sources upon agreement of the Board.

Contact: Christine Raines, Economic Assistance and Employment Consultant, (804) 726-7387, FAX (804) 726-7357,

Written comments may be submitted until June 27, 2011, in care of the above listed contact at 801 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, by facsimile to the above listed number, and by email at the above listed address.

Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 6/6/2011
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 6/27/2011

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (8/22/2011)
Attorney General Certification
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