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Library of Virginia (Library Board)
Regulations Governing the Destruction of Public Records Containing Social Security Numbers [17 VAC 15 ‑ 120]
Public Comment Forum

On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department/Board/Commission of the Library of Virginia is conducting a periodic review of VAC citation: 17 VAC 15--120, title of regulation: Elimination of Social Security Numbers in public records.

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 1, and ends on May 31, 2012.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Name: John Metz, Title: Director,Archives, Records, Collection Services Address: 800 East Broad St.City: Richmond, State: Virginia, Zip: 23219, Telephone: 804-692-3607, FAX: 804-692-2277, 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.

CLOSED     Opened on 4/1/2012 and Ended on 5/31/2012

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Comment Title Commenter
Eliminating SS#s in public records Erik Nelson, City of Fredericksburg  5/25/12  9:27 am
Eliminating social security numbers on public documents. Resident in VA  4/17/12  11:15 am

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