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Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials [9 VAC 20 ‑ 110]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action:
Annual Update 2022
 
General Information
Action Summary Virginia’s Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials under 9VAC20-110, incorporate by reference certain federal regulations from Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This amendment will bring these regulations up to date with the latest update to Title 49 of the CFR as published on October 1, 2022. Section 2.2-4006.A.4 (c) of the Administrative Process Act allows the Board to adopt this regulatory amendment as a final exempt action as the changes are necessary to conform to changes in federal regulations. Each year the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) makes several changes to the federal rules (see Attachments A and B) regarding the transportation of hazardous materials in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Since Virginia’s regulations incorporate the federal regulations, with certain exceptions, it is only necessary to change one item to bring Virginia’s regulations up-to-date with the federal changes. The item that must be amended is 9VAC20-110-110, which specifies the date of the federal regulations that are incorporated into Virginia’s regulations. For the ease of use by the regulated community, this date is always October 1; however, the text is amended to change the year, thus incorporating the federal changes from October 1 of the previous year through September 30 of the new year (in this case, from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Exective Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7334]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Annual update to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9862 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (12/19/2022).
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: William K. Norris 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: william.norris@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)350-2743    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-