Vol. 37 Iss. 12 - February 01, 2021

Chapter 20
Notices of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Board of Juvenile Justice intends to consider amending 6VAC35-20, Regulation Governing the Monitoring, Approval, and Certification of Juvenile Justice Programs and Facilities, and 6VAC35-30, Regulation Governing State Reimbursement of Local Juvenile Residential Facility Costs. The purpose of the proposed action is to update and clarify the regulations to ensure that the agency retains some authority to review plans for applicable local facility projects without subjecting localities to a lengthy process required by the current regulation. The proposed amendments may include (i) repealing provisions that make the regulations applicable to a locality engaged in construction and related local juvenile facility projects, regardless of whether the locality intends to seek state reimbursement for those costs, (ii) establishing in a new chapter a new, separate process for a locality engaging in relevant projects but not seeking reimbursement; (iii) allowing flexibility regarding the deadline for the board's review of certain documents; (iv) allowing for state reimbursement for emergency maintenance projects in accordance with the Appropriation Act; (v) modifying provisions regarding a board-established funding formula to determine constructions costs; (vi) clarifying terminology and provisions that are vague or difficult to understand; (vii) removing certain documents incorporated by reference; and (viii) addressing additional areas of concern that arise during the regulatory process.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing at the proposed stage.

Statutory Authority: §§ 16.1-309.5, 16.1-309.9, 16.1-322.7, and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: March 3, 2021.

Agency Contact: Kristen Peterson, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 1110, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 588-3902, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R21-5821; Filed January 07, 2021