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Agency
Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools [12 VAC 5 ‑ 460]
Action:
Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools
 
General Information
Action Summary The Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools (hereafter, “Regulations”) were promulgated on March 1, 1962, to protect the health, safety, and welfare of patrons using swimming pools at Virginia’s tourist lodging facilities. Environmental Health staff inspect these facilities for water quality and safe operation during hotel, campground, and summer camp annual inspections. At the time of the regulation’s promulgation, Virginia’s building codes contained few requirements for swimming pools and spas, and design and construction requirements for tourist lodging pools were incorporated into the Regulations. On July 14, 2014, the 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) was adopted by reference into the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), increasing the specificity of pool design and construction standards found in the USBC. Virginia Code § 36-98 specifies that the design and construction criteria of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code supersede the regulations of other state agencies. Therefore, design and construction criteria contained in the Regulations are effectively void; this regulatory action removes the void provisions from the Regulation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [005572]
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8496 Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 10/02/2019.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director of Food and Gen Env Services
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23235
Email Address: julie.henderson@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.