Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Testing Children for Elevated Blood-Lead Levels
[12 VAC 5 ‑ 120]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 3/4/2013
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Health is conducting a periodic review of VAC citation: 12 VAC 5--120, title of regulation: Regulations for Tracking Children for Elevated Blood-Lead Levels.
The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2010) (http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Issues/ExecutiveOrders/2010/EO-14.cfm) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia (http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?000+cod+2.2-4007.1).
The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.
The comment period begins March 25, 2013, and ends on April 15, 2013.
Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm. Comments may also be sent to Name: Nancy Vanvoorhis, Title: Director, Lead-Safe Virginia Program, Address: Virginia Department of Health, 109 Governor Street, City: Richmond, State: Virginia, Zip: 23219, Telephone: (804)864-7694, FAX: (804)864-7722, email address: Nancy.Vanvoorhis@vdh.virginia.gov.
Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of the periodic review will be posted on the Town Hall and published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Public Comment Period
Repeal the regulation
Action Implementing the Result
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line