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Mandate 377

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Administrative Process Act; public participation guidelines (DEQ)
Purpose of legislation
Requires, on or before July 1, 2008, the Department of Planning and Budget, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, to (i) develop model public participation guidelines and (ii) provide these model public participation guidelines to each agency that has the authority to promulgate regulations. By December 1, 2008, each agency shall either (a) adopt the model public participation guidelines or (b) if significant additions or changes are proposed, promulgate the model public participation guidelines with the proposed changes as fast-track regulations pursuant to ยง 2.2-4012.1. Agency action in adopting the model public participation guidelines in accordance with clause (a) shall be exempt from the APA. Any regulatory action commenced on or after January 1, 2009, shall use the model public participation guidelines in the form adopted by an agency. Thereafter, any amendments to an agency's public participation guidelines must be done in accordance with the APA
Legislation mandating a change Chap 321 (2008)
Chap 575 (2008)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 15 - 11 : Public Participation Guidelines
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 2840: Model Public Participation Guidelines Adoption
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 1/1/2009
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