Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Wildlife Resources
Board of Wildlife Resources
Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General [4 VAC 15 ‑ 20]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Access permit requirements; threatened & endangered species list
Action 6220
General Information
Action Summary Proposed amendments would remove the access permit requirement for boating access sites, aligning the regulation with the authorizing statute in the Code of Virginia; update the date reference to the federal endangered and threated species list which was update in December 2022; remove the sickle darter and Atlantic pigtoe mussel from the state endangered and threatened species list as both have been added to the federal list
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 Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7525]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
16 USC ยงยง 1531 -1543
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
9982 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/24/2023.
10032 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/17/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cale Godfrey  / Assistant Director, Wildlife Division
Address: 7870 Villa Park Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
Email Address:
Phone: (804)308-4210    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-