Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Participation Guidelines [9 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes guidelines for the participation of interested citizens during all phases of the adoption of new regulations, or the amendment or repeal of existing regulations.
State Authority ยงยง 2.2-4007.02 , 58.1-3661 , 62.1-195.1 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority N/A
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 To establish the public participation process for interested persons to know how and when to comment and/or participate in various topics of interest.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Porterfield  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Environmental Quality
1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P. O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4238    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fast-Track revisions to include changes needed as a result of Chapter 795 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/02/2017.
Model Public Participation Guidelines Adoption
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2009.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
12/22/2021 Agency Completed Retain As Is
4/24/2017 Agency Completed Amend
2/19/2013 Agency Completed Retain As Is