Vol. 39 Iss. 7 - November 21, 2022

Chapter 440
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 12VAC5-440, Regulations for Summer Camps. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend the regulation following periodic review of the chapter. The Regulations for Summer Camps protect the health and safety of campers younger than 18 years of age who participate in overnight camps for entertainment, education, recreation, religious instruction or activities, physical education, or health. Environmental health staff permit and inspect these facilities for approved water and sewage, camp location, food handling, and general sanitation. This regulatory action intends to update the regulations with modern standards for health and safety at summer camps. Proposed amendments will also conform regulation with current department policies and practices and may include amendments based on public comment and from discussions with stakeholders.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-16 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: January 4, 2023.

Agency Contact: Briana Bill, Program Manager, Tourist Establishments and General Environmental Health Services, Virginia Department of Health, 109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23235, telephone (805) 584-6340, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R22-7010; Filed October 20, 2022