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secretary Administration
State Board of Elections
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Candidates for Office
Action: Amendments to regulations regarding candidate petitions.
Stage: Final   This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.

 Closes: 12/26/18
1 comments
Last comment: 12/10/18 4:54 pm
secretary Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Regulations Governing Grade "A" Milk
Action: Amendment to lower permissible somatic cell and bacteria counts
Stage: Proposed   This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.

 Closes: 12/30/18
6 comments
Last comment: 11/14/18 12:39 pm
secretary Finance
Department of Taxation
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Virginia Soft Drink Excise Tax Regulations
Action: CH 0390 Amendment of the Soft Drink Regulations to Conform to Law Changes and Existing Procedure
Stage: Fast-Track

 Closes: 1/25/19
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secretary Health and Human Resources
Board of Medical Assistance Services
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DRAFT Transportation Provider Manual for Stakeholder Input  General Notice

 Closes: 12/20/18
1 comments
Last comment: 11/30/18 2:29 pm
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Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rate; Other Types of Care
Action: Pharmacy Fee-for-Service Reimbursement
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 12/28/18
1 comments
Last comment: 11/29/18 6:52 pm
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State Programs  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/18/18
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Medicare-Medicaid Demonstration Waivers  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/18/18
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Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)Plan
Action: FAMIS and FAMIS MOMS Periodic Review
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 12/28/18
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Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
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Protections of Participants in Human Research  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/31/18
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State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Action: Add OTs, OTAs, and editing definitions of QMHP, QMRP, Paraprofessionals per Ch 136 and 418 (2017)
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 2/8/19
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State Board of Social Services
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Permanency Services - Prevention, Foster Care, Adoption, and Independent Living
Action: Amend Permanency Regulation as a Result of 2017 Legislation
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 1/25/19
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Resource, Foster and Adoptive Family Home Approval Standards
Action: Amend Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Regulation 2017
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 12/28/18
1 comments
Last comment: 11/28/18 11:35 am
Board the Blind and Vision Impaired
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Public Participation Guidelines  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/7/19
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Regulations Governing the Sale and Distribution of Good Sand Articles Made By Blind Persons  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/3/19
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Rules and Regulations Governing Vending Facilities in Public Buildings  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/7/19
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Regulations Governing Provisions of Services in Vocational Rehabilitation  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/7/19
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Provision of Services in Rehabilitation Teaching  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/7/19
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Provision of Independent Living Rehabilitation Services  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/7/19
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Regulations Governing Deaf-Blind Services  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/7/19
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Regulations Governing Low Vision  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/7/19
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Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
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Regulations of the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Action: Clarification of permission to embalm and refrigeration of human remains
Stage: Final

 Closes: 12/26/18
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Board of Health Professions
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Regulations Governing Practitioner Self-Referral  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/9/19
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Regulations Governing Certification of Dialysis Technicians  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/9/19
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Department of Health Professions
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Regulations Governing the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program for the Department of Health Professions  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/9/19
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Regulations Governing the Prescription Monitoring Program  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/9/19
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Regulations Governing Emergency Contact Information  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/9/19
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Board of Medicine
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Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic
Action: Supervision and direction for laser hair removal
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 12/28/18
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Board of Nursing
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Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners
Action: Supervision and direction of laser hair removal
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 12/28/18
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Board of Optometry
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Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry
Action: Periodic review
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 12/28/18
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Board of Counseling
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Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling  Petition for Rulemaking

 Closes: 12/21/18
19 comments
Last comment: 12/13/18 10:23 pm
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Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors
Action: Updating and clarifying regulations
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 12/28/18
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Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy  Petition for Rulemaking

 Closes: 1/9/19
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secretary Independent Agencies
Office of the State Inspector General
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Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund Regulation [under development]
Action: Promulgate new regulation concerning Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund
Stage: Proposed

 Closes: 1/25/19
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secretary Natural Resources
Board of Historic Resources
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Evaluation Criteria and Procedures for Designations By the Board of Historic Resources  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/31/18
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Department of Historic Resources
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Evaluation Criteria and Procedures for Nominations of Property to the National Register or for Designation as a National Historic Landmark  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/31/18
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Department of Environmental Quality
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Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects Permit by Rule  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/17/18
5 comments
Last comment: 12/9/18 4:25 pm
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Small Renewable Energy Projects (Combustion) Permit by Rule Regulation  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/17/18
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Virginia Waste Management Board
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Public Participation Guidelines
Action: Fast-track Revisions for Chapter 795 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly
Stage: Fast-Track

 Closes: 12/26/18
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Hazardous Waste Regulations  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/31/18
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Mercury Switch Regulations
Action: Repeal of Mercury Switch Regulations since statutory authority for the regulations has expired
Stage: Fast-Track

 Closes: 12/26/18
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State Water Control Board
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Facility and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Regulation  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/17/18
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Tank Vessel Oil Discharge Contingency Plan and Financial Responsibility Regulation  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/31/18
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Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity
Action: 2019 Amend and Reissue Existing General Permit Regulation
Stage: Proposed   This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.

 Closes: 12/28/18
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Last comment: 11/27/18 9:17 pm
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Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Nonmetallic Mineral Mining
Action: 2019 - Amend and Reissue Existing General Permit Regulation
Stage: Proposed   This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.

 Closes: 12/28/18
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Water Quality Standards
Action: Amending the Chesapeake Bay nutrient criteria to include 2017
Stage: Fast-Track

 Closes: 12/26/18
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Underground Storage Tanks: Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/31/18
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Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Financial Responsibility Requirements  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/31/18
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Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/17/18
1 comments
Last comment: 11/27/18 10:25 pm
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Closure Plans and Demonstration of Financial Capability  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/31/18
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Local and Regional Water Supply Planning  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/17/18
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General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (formerly Part XIV, 4VAC50-60)
Action: Amend and Reissue the Construction Stormwater General Permit
Stage: Proposed   This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.

 Closes: 12/28/18
3 comments
Last comment: 11/27/18 9:35 pm
secretary Public Safety and Homeland Security
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
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Procedural Rules for the Conduct of Hearings Before the Board and Its Hearing Officers and the Adoption or Amendment of Regulations  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/18/18
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Tied-House  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/18/18
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Requirements for Product Approval  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 2/4/19
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Retail Operations  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/2/19
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Manufacturers and Wholesalers Operations  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 12/18/18
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Other Provisions  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/2/19
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Board of Corrections
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Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups
Action: Amend current 6VAC15-40-770 to require that feminine hygiene items be provided to female inmates without charge
Stage: Fast-Track

 Closes: 12/26/18
27 comments
Last comment: 12/13/18 4:56 pm
Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
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Regulations Governing the Certification Process  Periodic Review in progress
 Closes: 1/8/19
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