Vol. 38 Iss. 14 - February 28, 2022

Chapter 200
Notice of Objection to Fast-Track Rulemaking Action

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: Pursuant to § 2.2-4012.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Commonwealth Transportation Board has filed a notice of objection to the fast-track rulemaking action published in 38:10 VA.R. 892-895 January 3, 2022. The board intends to proceed with the standard promulgation process set out in Article 2 (§ 2.2-4006 et seq.) of Chapter 40 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia, with the initial publication of the fast-track regulation serving as the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action.

Title of Regulation: 24VAC30-200. Vegetation Control Regulations on State Rights-of-Way (amending 24VAC30-200-20).

Statutory Authority: § 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

The board received more than the requisite 10 objections to the amendments. The objections pertained to the proposed amended regulation failing to take into consideration the public cost versus the private benefit of such pruning and tree removal. Due to the objections, the board has discontinued using the fast-track rulemaking process. The board will proceed with adoption of the amendments using the standard process under Article 2 (§ 2.2-4006 et seq.) of the Administrative Process Act, and the publication on January 3, 2022, will serve as the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action in accordance with § 2.2-4012.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Agency Contact: Jo Anne P. Maxwell, Regulatory Coordinator, Policy Division, Department of Transportation, 11th Floor, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-1830, FAX (804) 225-4700, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R22-6261; Filed February 03, 2022