Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools [12 VAC 5 ‑ 460]
Amend Regulations following Periodic Review
Action 5493
[Withdrawn 4/7/2022]
General Information
Action Summary The Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools (hereafter, “Regulations”) were intended to protect the health and safety of patrons using water recreation facilities at Virginia’s tourist establishment facilities. Environmental Health staff inspect these facilities for water quality and safe operation during hotel, campground, and summer camp annual inspections. On October 14, 2016, the agency completed a Periodic Review of the Regulations, and concluded that they required amendment. On October 17, 2019, fast track amendments to the Regulations addressed legal conflicts with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. However, the chapter requires further revision.. This regulatory action intends to update the Regulations with modern standards for health and safety at water recreation facilities.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006474]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 10/14/2016
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
8910 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/07/2022 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director of Food and Gen Env Services
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23235
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.