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Public Participation Guidelines [13 VAC 5 ‑ 11]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Each agency shall develope, adopt and utilize public participation guidelines for soliciting the input of interested parties in the formation and development of its regulations. The guidelines shall set out any methods the agency intends to use for the identification and notification of interested parties, and any specific means of seeking input from interested persons. The guidelines shall set out a general policy for the use of standing or ad hoc advisory panels and consultation with groups and individuals registering interest in working with the agency. The agency shall afford interested persons an opportunity to submit data, views, and arguments, either orally or in writing. However, the agency may, begin drafting the proposed regulation prior to any opportunities provided to the public to submit input.
State Authority ยงยง 2.2-4007.02 and 36-137 of the Code of Virginia of the Code of Virginia.
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Kyle Flanders  / Senior Policy Analyst
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-6761    FAX: (804)371-7090    TDD: (804)371-7089
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update after periodic review to conform to statute Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 12/25/2019.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Model Public Participation Guidelines
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/26/2008.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
2/7/2019 Amend