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General Notice
Revision to Fees for Drinking Water Laboratory Certification (1VAC30-41-270), Effective May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Date Posted: 2/20/2020
Expiration Date: 4/15/2020
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
30 Day Comment Forum is underway. Began on 3/16/2020 and will end on 4/15/2020

Purpose of notice and background information:  The Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) is seeking comment on the revision to fees charged for certifying drinking water laboratories under 1VAC30-41-270.

 

1VAC30-41-270 I 2 requires DCLS to increase or decrease annually the fees charged for certifying drinking water laboratories using the Consumer Price Index-Urban percentage change, average-average for the previous calendar year published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in January.  The percentage change, average-average for 2019 is an additional 1.8 percent.  See the table labeled “Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items, index averages” in the following document (page 4):     https://www.bls.gov/cpi/tables/supplemental-files/historical-cpi-u-201912.pdf.   

 

The revised fees are exempt from the requirements of the Administrative Process Act.  The Budget of the Commonwealth of Virginia (Chapter 854, effective July 1, 2019) in Part I, Item 74, at C 3.a requires DCLS to provide notice and an opportunity to submit written comments on the revised fees.

The notice of fees for May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021 will be published on the DCLS drinking water laboratory certification webpage after consideration of submitted comments. 

 

Public comment period:  March 16 – April 15, 2020.

 

How to comment:  DCLS accepts written comments by email, fax, and postal mail.  In order to be considered, comments must include the full name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DCLS by the last day of the comment period.  All materials received are part of the public record.  Email comments should be sent to rhonda.bishton@dgs.virginia.gov. The number for faxed comments is (804) 371-8305.  Written comments should be sent to Rhonda Bishton, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of General Services,  Attn: DCLS DW Fee Comments, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA, 23219.  Agency contact:  Rhonda Bishton, (804) 786-3311.

  

NOTICE OF FEES FOR MAY 1, 2020 – APRIL 30, 2021

 

DCLS requests comments on the revised fees in the notice below.

 

TESTING CATEGORY

FEE ($)

Microbiological testing

 

 

1 - 2 methods

659

 

3 - 5 methods

768

 

6+ methods

878

Inorganic chemistry, nonmetals testing

 

 

1 - 2 methods

713

 

3 - 5 methods

931

 

6 - 8 methods

1152

 

9+ methods

1371

Inorganic chemistry, metals testing

 

 

1 - 2 methods

1096

 

3 - 5 methods

1315

 

6+ methods

1533

Organic chemistry

 

 

1 - 2 methods

1152

 

3 - 5 methods

1371

 

6 - 8 methods

1589

 

9+ methods

1810

Radiochemistry

 

 

1 - 2 methods

1207

 

3 - 5 methods

1425

 

6+ methods

1645

Asbestos

 

 

1 - 2 methods

986

 

3 - 5 methods

1207

 

6+ methods

1425

Name / Title: Rhonda Bishton  / Director's Executive Administrative Assistant Address: 1100 Bank Street
Suite 420
Richmond, 23219 Email Address: rhonda.bishton@dgs.virginia.gov Telephone: (804)786-3311    FAX: (804)371-8305    TDD: ()-