Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Fire Programs
Department of Fire Programs
Public Participation Guidelines [19 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
Revision of “Agency” in Public Participation Guidelines
Action 6335
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory change amends 19 VAC 15-11 Public Participation Guidelines to redefine “agency” as the Department of Fire Programs. Code of Virginia § 2.2-4007.02 requires that each agency that has the ability to promulgate regulations have public participation guidelines. The Virginia Fire Services Board, a board that is a component of the Department of Fire Programs, does not possess regulatory authority and has not since 1997 (Chapter 791). The Department of Fire Programs, through the Executive Director, still has regulatory authority as found in Code of Virginia § 9.1-215. This regulatory change replaces “Virginia Fire Services Board” with “Department of Fire Programs” to comply with § 2.2-4007.02.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7699]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
10147 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/25/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Spencer Willett  / Government Affairs Manager
Address: 1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Email Address:
Phone: ()-    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.