Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Forensic Science
Forensic Science Board
Regulations for the Approval of Field Tests for Detection of Drugs [6 VAC 40 ‑ 30]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Amendments to Evaluation Process Verbiage and to Require Manufacturers to Pay Certain Costs
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments accomplish three important goals. First, the amendments seek to change verbiage relating to the Department of Forensic Science’s (DFS or the Department) assessment of field test kits pursuant to Virginia Code §19.2-188.1 from an "approval" process to an "evaluation" process in an effort to more accurately express the neutrality of the evaluation process. Second, the proposed amendments also clarify the procedure for resubmitting requests for evaluation after disapproval and, finally, require manufacturers submitting field test kits for evaluation to pay the actual costs of the “street drug preparations” used in the evaluation process.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [003798]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 7/18/2012
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6681 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/03/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Amy Jenkins  / Department Counsel
Address: 700 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-6848    FAX: (804)786-6857    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.