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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Food Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 421]
Promulgation of Regulations Governing Restaurants (with REPEAL of Chapter 420)
Action 258 / Stage 522
Proposed Stage  
pdf Proposed Text   1/31/2000  
pdf Agency Background Document 1/31/2000    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 3/16/2000    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 5/31/2001    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 5/18/2001   

Attorney General Review For some older stages, certification by the Attorney General was not done using the Town Hall
DPB Review
Submitted on 1/31/2000
Review Completed: 3/16/2000
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/21/2000
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 5/18/2001
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 5/31/2001
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 6/18/2001    Volume: 17  Issue: 20
Comment Period Ended 8/31/2001
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director, Office of Environmental Health Services
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 258:
Promulgation of Regulations Governing Restaurants (with REPEAL of Chapter 420)
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (330) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/30/1998.
Proposed   (395) Stage withdrawn on 12/23/1999 before DPB completed its review.
Proposed   (522) Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/31/2001.
Final   (1624) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/28/2002.
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