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Request for Comments on Revision to Fees for Drinking Water Laboratory Certification
Date Posted: 1/19/2021
Expiration Date: 4/30/2022
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
30 Day Comment Forum is underway. Began on 2/15/2021 and will end on 3/17/2021

DIVISION OF CONSOLIDATED LABORATORY SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

 

Request for Comments on Revision to Fees for Drinking Water Laboratory Certification (1VAC30-41-270), Effective May 1, 2021-April 30, 2022

 

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 2020 is an additional 1.2 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):     bls.gov/cpi/tables/supplemental-files/historical-cpi-u-202012.pdf.   

 

The revised fees are exempt from the requirements of the Administrative Process Act.  The Budget of the Commonwealth of Virginia (Chapter 1289, effective July 1, 2020) in Part I, Item 76, 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, 2021 – April 30, 2022 will be published on the DCLS drinking water laboratory certification webpage after consideration of submitted comments. 

 

Public comment period:  February 15 – March 17.

 

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, 2021 – APRIL 30, 2022

 

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

 

TESTING CATEGORY

FEE ($)

Microbiological testing

 

 

1 - 2 methods

667

 

3 - 5 methods

777

 

6+ methods

889

Inorganic chemistry, nonmetals testing

 

 

1 - 2 methods

722

 

3 - 5 methods

942

 

6 - 8 methods

1166

 

9+ methods

1387

Inorganic chemistry, metals testing

 

 

1 - 2 methods

1109

 

3 - 5 methods

1331

 

6+ methods

1551

Organic chemistry

 

 

1 - 2 methods

1166

 

3 - 5 methods

1387

 

6 - 8 methods

1608

 

9+ methods

1832

Radiochemistry

 

 

1 - 2 methods

1221

 

3 - 5 methods

1442

 

6+ methods

1665

Asbestos

 

 

1 - 2 methods

998

 

3 - 5 methods

1221

 

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: ()-