Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 481]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend RM Regulation 12VAC5-481 following Amendment of 10 CFR
Action 5931
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this action is to amend 12VAC5-481 to ensure its compatibility with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) revised 10 CFR in 2020, and 2021. Regulatory compatibility is required of NRC Agreement States, of which Virginia is one. Therefore, Virginia’s Radioactive Materials Program revised 12VAC5-481, Radiation Protection Regulations, to make them compatible with the 2020 and 2021 revisions to the 10 CFR that were made by the NRC.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7111]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
10 CFR
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
9922 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/16/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cameron Rose  / Policy Analyst
Address: 109 Governor St
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7090    FAX: (804)864-8155    TDD: ()-