A Convenient Guide to Regulatory
Activity in the Commonwealth
Alert is intended to assist General Assembly members as they keep
up with the myriad regulations being proposed by agencies in the
Commonwealth. The goal of this project is to provide a timely, simple,
and accurate summary of the rules that are being proposed by agencies,
boards, and commissions. Highlighting regulations when they are
published as "proposed regulations" gives General Assembly
members notice that the critical public participation phase of the
rulemaking process is well underway. It is during the public participation
process that the questions of an Assembly member or constituent
may be most effectively communicated to the agency and examined
by the individuals crafting the regulatory proposal.
Alert is not intended to be a substitute for the comprehensive information
on agency rulemaking activity that is currently published biweekly
in the Virginia Register of Regulations or the notification
services offered by the Regulatory Town Hall website maintained
by the Department of Planning and Budget. It is hoped that the Legislative
Record will assist all members as they monitor the development,
modification and repeal of administrative rules in the Commonwealth.
Virginia Register of Regulations online at http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/issfiles.htm
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Code Commission staff at (804) 786-3591 for further information.
Open to Public Comment:
TITLE 8. EDUCATION
8 VAC 20-660.
Regulations Governing the Reenrollment of Students Committed to the Department
of Juvenile Justice (adding 8 VAC 20-660-10 through 8 VAC 20-660-40).
A public hearing
will be held on September 21, 2005, at 11 a.m., Department of Education,
Richmond, Virginia. Written public comment may be submitted until October
provides a structured procedure for reenrollment of students into the
public schools when they have been in the custody of the juvenile justice
system and receiving instruction through the Department of Correctional
Education. The regulation would provide for the exchange of educational
information concerning students among the Department of Juvenile Justice,
the Department of Correctional Education and the public school divisions.
By establishing a process for exchange of student records, with procedures,
responsibilities, and timelines delineated, reenrollment and planning
for the student's continued education can take place on a timely basis
prior to a student's release from the juvenile justice system.
For additional information
contact: Dr. Cynthia Cave, Director of Student Services, Department of
Education, (804) 225-2818, or
TITLE 18. PROFESSIONAL
AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING
BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGY
VAC 41-50. Tattooing Regulations (adding 18 VAC 41-50-10 through 18 VAC
hearing will be held on October 17, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the Board for
Barbers and Cosmetology, Richmond, Virginia. Written public comment may
be submitted until October 21, 2005.
proposed regulations establish (i) requirements for obtaining a license
to provide services as a tatooer; (ii) requirements for becoming a tattooing
apprenticeship sponsor; (iii) requirements for obtaining a license to
operate a tattoo parlor; (iv) fees for initial, renewal, and reinstatement
applications for tattooers and tattoo parlors; (v) license renewal requirements;
(vi) sanitation and safety standards for tattoo parlors that address disinfection
and storage of implements, sanitation of equipment, and safety standards
pertaining to the use of chemical products, the proper handling of blood
spills, and client health guidelines; (vii) measures to be taken to ensure
that clients are qualified to receive tattooing services in compliance
with § 18.2-371.3 of the Code of Virginia pertaining to minimum age;
and (viii) requirements for obtaining certain disclosures and maintenance
of records of notification to the client pertaining to risks associated
with receiving tattooing services.
additional information contact: William H. Ferguson, II,
Executive Director, Board for Barbers and Cosmetology, (804) 367-8590,
or e-mail email@example.com.
TITLE 20. PUBLIC
UTILITIES AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
NOTICE: The State Corporation Commission is exempt from the Administrative
Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4002 A 2 of the Code of
Virginia, which exempts courts, any agency of the Supreme Court, and
any agency that by the Constitution is expressly granted any of the
powers of a court of record.
VAC 5-400. Telecommunications (repealing 20 VAC 5-400-80).
VAC 5-427. Rules for Local Exchange Telecommunications Company Service
Quality Standards (adding 20 VAC 5-427-10 through [ 20 VAC 5-427-190 20
VAC 5-427-170 ]).
A public hearing
will be held upon request. Written public comment may be submitted until
September 8, 2005.
for Local Exchange Telecommunications Company Service Quality Standards
(Settlement Rules), 20 VAC 5-427, are now proposed by stipulation to
replace the previously considered Revised Proposed Rules for Local Exchange
Telecommunications Company Service Quality Standards. The Settlement
Rules are considered for replacement of the existing Regulation Governing
Service Standards for Local Exchange Telephone Companies; Penalty, 20
VAC 5-400-80 of the Telecommunications Regulation.
apply to all certificated local exchange carriers and prescribe a minimum
acceptable level of quality of service under normal operating conditions.
The regulations call for the design, construction, maintenance, and
operation of network facilities in compliance with all applicable commission
orders and interconnection requirements under federal and state law.
changes in the Settlement Rules from the previous Revised Proposed Rules
include deletion of the reporting requirements (20 VAC 5-427-40) and
deletion of the Commission Complaint Standard (20 VAC 5-427-170). Service
quality performance standards have been revised (20 VAC 5-427-130).
For more information
contact: Steven C. Bradley, Deputy Director, Division of Communications,
State Corporation Commission, (804) 371-9420, or e-mail steve.bradley@