Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Public Participation Guidelines [22 VAC 40 ‑ 12]
Review 1581
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 5/2/2017
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Social Services is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of VAC citation: 22 VAC 40-12,Public Participation Guidelines.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 17 (2014).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins 5/29/2017 and ends on 6/19/2017.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to: Karin Clark, Regulatory Coordinator, 801 E. Main Street, Richmond VA 23219, Telephone: 804-726-7017,

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 5/29/2017
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 6/19/2017

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Amend the regulation
TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (not yet submitted)
Action Implementing the Result
Action ID #4837: Amend Public Participation Guidelines
Attorney General Certification
Submitted to OAG: 5/2/2017
Attorney General review in progress.