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.
CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION BOARD
4VAC50-60. Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit
Regulations (amending 4VAC50-60-10, 4VAC50-60-1200 through 4VAC50-60-1240).
will be held on December 4, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Roanoke, VA and December
6, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Richmond, VA. Written public comments may be submitted
to the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board until 5 p.m. on December
action amends the General Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP)
Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm
Sewer Systems (small MS4s). This action is authorized under the federal
Clean Water Act (33 USC §1251 et seq.) and the Virginia Stormwater
Management Act (§10.1-603.1 et seq. of the Code of Virginia), and
is necessary to update and reissue the general permit, as the current
permit expires on December 9, 2007 (coverage under the current permit
will be administratively continued until the proposed permit becomes
effective provided that current coverage holders submit a registration
statement by December 7, 2007). The proposed amendments serve to advance
water quality protections to the maximum extent practicable, forward
water quality improvements where a wasteload allocation from a TMDL
has been assigned to an MS4 prior to the effective date of the permit
(unless reopened), provide greater clarity to facility operators as
how to administer and improve/advance their MS4 programs, allow for
greater consistency in program application between facility operators,
and specify sampling protocols and necessary reporting requirements
For additional information
please contact David C. Dowling, Policy, Planning, and Budget Director,
Department of Conservation and Recreation, telephone (804) 786-2291, fax
(804) 786-6141, or email email@example.com.
WATER CONTROL BOARD
Aboveground Storage Tank and Pipeline Facility Financial Responsibility
Requirements (amending 9VAC25-640-10, 9VAC25-640-20, 9VAC25-640-30, 9VAC25-640-50,
9VAC25-640-70 through 9VAC25-640-120, 9VAC25-640-150 through 9VAC25-640-190,
9VAC25-640-210, 9VAC25-640-220, 9VAC25-640-230, 9VAC25-640-250, Appendices
I through IX; repealing 9VAC25-640-130).
A public hearing
will be held on November 15, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Department of Environmental
Quality, Richmond, VA. Public comments may be submitted to the State Water
Control Board until 5 p.m. on December 14, 2007.
requires operators of regulated petroleum aboveground storage tanks
(ASTs) and pipeline facilities to demonstrate they have the financial
resources available to pay for the costs of containment and cleanup
in the event of a release from their tanks. The proposed amendments
eliminate the standby trust requirement for third-party mechanisms such
as letters of credit and surety bonds, which would have the effect of
reducing operators’ cost of compliance without affecting the stringency
of the current financial responsibility requirements. Also, several
administrative changes are proposed to the regulation that do not affect
the regulatory requirements.
For additional information
please contact Leslie D. Beckwith, Department of Environmental Quality,
telephone (804) 698-4123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. FINANCE AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Credit Unions (adding 10VAC5-40-5, 10VAC5-40-60).
comments may be submitted to the State Corporation Commission until 5
p.m. on December 14, 2007. A public hearing will be scheduled upon request.
proposed regulation establishes the terms and conditions under which
state-chartered credit unions may invest in or make loans to credit
union service organizations.
additional information please contact George Latham, Deputy Commissioner,
BFI, State Corporation Commission, telephone (804) 371-9698, fax (804)
371-9416, or email email@example.com.
18. PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING
OF SOCIAL WORK
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work (amending 18VAC140-20-10,
18VAC140-20-40, 18VAC140-20-50, 18VAC140-20-60, 18VAC140-20-105, 18VAC140-20-150,
18VAC140-20-160; adding 18VAC140-20-51; repealing 18VAC140-20-140).
hearing will be held on November 14, 2007, at 10 a.m. in Richmond, VA.
Written public comment may be submitted to the Board of Social Work until
5 pm o December 28, 2007.
proposed amendments (i) require registration of supervision by persons
preparing for licensure in social work, regardless of the practice setting,
to allow for group supervision, and specify the professional training
necessary for a licensee to serve as a supervisor; (ii) allow a bachelor’s
degree graduate to take the examination for a licensed social worker
prior to completing 3,000 hours of work experience; and (iii) revise
the standards of professional conduct to update the language, address
conduct seen in disciplinary cases, and provide consistency with other
behavioral health professions.
more information please contact Evelyn B. Brown, Executive Director, Board
of Social Work, telephone (804) 367-4488, fax (804) 527-4435, or email
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