Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Participation Guidelines [9 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
Fast-Track revisions to include changes needed as a result of Chapter 795 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly
Action 4844
General Information
Action Summary Agencies and Boards are required by §2.2-4007.02 A. of the Code of Virginia to adopt public participation guidelines to solicit input during the development of regulations. The current regulation is based on model public participation guidelines (PPGs) developed by the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget (DPB). Approximately 100 rulemaking bodies in Virginia have used DPB’s model PPGs as a basis for adopting regulations concerning public participation guidelines. Chapter 795 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly revised § 2.2-4007.02 B of the Code of Virginia to allow interested parties the right to be accompanied by or represented by counsel during the formulation of a regulation. As a result DPB revised their model PPGs and DEQ is amending this regulation to be consistent with state statute and DPB’s model PPGs. In addition, this regulatory action is the result of a periodic review/small business impact review. Please see the periodic review/small business impact review result section for additional information.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005107]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 4/24/2017
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
7964 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/02/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Porterfield 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4238    FAX: (804)698-4019    TDD: ()-