Vol. 38 Iss. 12 - January 31, 2022

Chapter 600
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Board of Health intends to consider amending 12VAC5-600, Waterworks Operation Fee. The purpose of the proposed action is to review (i) how the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provides technical and regulatory assistance to different types and sizes of waterworks, including those serving disadvantaged communities and (ii) how waterworks support that assistance through operation fees. VDH will also consider equity and environmental justice issues as they relate to the operation fees waterworks pay. VDH intends to amend fees so that they more accurately reflect the benefit members of the regulated community receive from the agency through technical and regulatory assistance. The intended amendments are a result of the periodic review.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-170 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: March 2, 2022.

Agency Contact: Nelson Daniel, Policy and Program Director, Office of Drinking Water, Virginia Department of Health, 109 Governor Street, 6th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 864-7210, FAX (804) 864-7521, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R22-7059; Filed December 29, 2021