Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Forestry
Department of Forestry
Standards for Classification of Real Estate as Devoted to Forest Use Under the Virginia Land Use Assessment Law [4 VAC 10 ‑ 20]
Review 1151
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 3/27/2012
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Forestry is conducting a periodic review of VAC citation: 4 VAC 10--20, title of regulation: Classification of Real Estate as Devoted to Forest Use under the Virginia Land Use Assessment Law.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2010) ( and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia (

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins April 23, 2012, and ends on May 25, 2012.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Name: Ron Jenkins, Title: Assistant State Forester, Address: 900 Natural Resources Drive, Suite 800, City: Charlottesville, State: Virginia, Zip: 22903, Telephone: 434-220-9022, FAX: 434-977-7749, email address:

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of the periodic review will be posted on the Town Hall and published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 4/23/2012
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ends on 5/25/2012

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Amend the regulation
TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (not yet submitted)
Action Implementing the Result
Not yet specified
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line