Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 51]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Action 3660 / Stage 6899
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 3/25/2014  11:43 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 3/13/2014    
pdf Attorney General Certification 3/13/2014    

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 3/13/2014
Review Completed: 3/13/2014
Result: Certified
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 3/14/2014
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 4/7/2014    Volume: 30  Issue: 16
Comment Period Ended 5/7/2014
Effective Date 9/1/2014
Suspended This stage has been suspended on 5/7/14
Reason: Pursuant to § 2.2-4007.06 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Housing and Community Development is suspending certain provisions of the final Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (13VAC5-51) published in 30:16 VA.R. on April 7, 2014, and is soliciting additional comments on changes made to these specific provisions between publication of the proposed regulations and publication of the final regulations. The specific provisions are set forth below. 13VAC5-51-145 E - Suspend the new permissible fireworks row in Table 5003.1.1(1) resulting in Subsection E reading as follows: [ E. Change the “Consumer fireworks” row in Table 5003.1.1(1) to read: Consumer fireworks 1.4G H-3 125e,l N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ]

Publication Date: 6/2/2014    Volume: 30  Issue: 20

Ended 7/1/2014
Readoption Decision: The rule making entity elected to readopt the final regulation as is. This decision will be published as follows.

Publication Date: 8/11/2014    Volume: 30  Issue: 20
Contact Information
Name / Title: Chase Sawyer  / Policy & Legislative Services Manager
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)310-5872    FAX: (804)371-7090    TDD: (804)371-7089
This person is the primary contact for this agency.


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Action 3660:
Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (6142) Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/23/2012.
Proposed   (6622) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/29/2013.
Final   (6899) StageComplete: After suspension, the rulemaking entity elected to retain this regulation as it is.
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