Promulgation of APA-exempt Integrated Directional Signing Program (IDSP) Participation Criteria
||The Integrated Directional Signing Program (IDSP) contributes to the public health, safety, and welfare by facilitating motorist awareness and accessibility to historical, cultural, or commercial attractions. It consolidates four specific highway signing programs designed to:
• Specific Travel Services (Logo) Signs: guide motorists to specific gas, food, lodging, camping and attraction locations along Virginia’s interstates and controlled-access highways.
• Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs (TODS): a newly-created program for signs used along roads that do not have limited access, such as most primary and secondary highways, to guide motorists to businesses, services, recreation and other facilities nearby.
• Supplemental Guide Signs: guide motorists traveling from outside the immediate area to specific cultural, recreational, historical, governmental, educational, military and other sites of interest.
• General Motorist Services Logo Signs: use symbols or general terms to let motorists know that services such as hospitals, public phones, gas, food, lodging, or camping are nearby.
In addition, the IDSP incorporates special programs signing criteria for the following programs:
• Civil War Trails;
• Birding and Wildlife Trails;
• Wayfinding Signs;
• Virginia Waterways Signage; and
• State Scenic River Signs
Further, additional criteria and considerations for the integration of the Winery Signage Program are addressed in the IDSP.
The IDSP criteria address issues such as: requirements businesses and other program participants must meet for eligibility, new categories for specific programs, and fee structures that were not previously regulatory actions.
Promulgation of the IDSP criteria will render two programs previously filed as APA-exempt regulations obsolete: the Guidelines for the Logo Program (24 VAC 30-550-10 et seq.) and Terms for Installation and Cost of Supplemental Signing (24 VAC 30-600-10 et seq.). The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has reviewed the IDSP criteria and fees and determined that they are exempt from the Administrative Process Act through § 2.2-4002 B 11 (Traffic signs, markers or control devices) and § 2.2-4006 A 1 (Agency orders or regulations fixing rates or prices).
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is effective upon publication.
§§ 2.2-4002(B)(11) and 2.2-4006(A)(1)
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||Stage withdrawn on 07/19/2006 prior to publication in The Virginia Register.
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Name / Title:
R. M. Burgess
Directional & Service Signing Program Manager
1401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219