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Public Participation Guidelines [19 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Each agency shall develop, adopt and utilize public participation guidelines for soliciting the input of interested parties in the formation and development of its regulations. The guidelines shall set out any methods the agency intends to use for the identification and notification of interested parties, and any specific means of seeking input from interested persons. The guidelines shall set out a general policy for the use of standing or ad hoc advisory panels and consultation with groups and individuals registering interest in working with the agency. The agency shall afford interested persons an opportunity to submit data, views, and arguments, either orally or in writing. However, the agency may, begin drafting the proposed regulation prior to any opportunities provided to the public to submit input.
State Authority COV § 9.1-203 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Spencer Willett  / Government Affairs Manager
Address: 1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Email Address:
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Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revision of “Agency” in Public Participation Guidelines Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/25/2024.
Public Participation Guidelines
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/10/2008.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
9/19/2022 Agency Completed Retain As Is