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Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 51]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Action 4527 / Stage 8098
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 9/11/2018  1:52 pm  
pdf Agency Statement 10/24/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/24/2017    

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 10/24/2017
Review Completed: 10/24/2017
Result: Certified
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/9/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 4/30/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 18
Comment Period Ended 6/29/2018
Suspended This stage has been suspended on 7/16/18
Reason: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to ยง 2.2-4007.06 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Housing and Community Development is suspending the final Statewide Fire Prevention Code (13VAC5-51) published in 34:18 V.A.R. on April 30, 2018 and is soliciting additional comments on changes made between publication of the proposed regulations and publication of the final regulations.

Publication Date: 8/6/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 25

Ended 9/5/2018
Readoption Decision: Further amendments to the proposed regulation will be made in a new Final stage.
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
This person is the primary contact for this agency.

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Action 4527:
Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (7490) Stage complete. Comment period ended 5/18/2016.
Proposed   (7820) Stage complete. Comment period ended 5/26/2017.
Final   (8098) StageComplete: After suspension, the rulemaking entity elected to make changes in a new Final stage.
Final   (8381) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/16/2018.
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