Vol. 29 Iss. 21 - June 17, 2013

Chapter 60
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Library Board intends to consider promulgating 17VAC15-61, Standards for Recorded Permanent Instruments and repealing 17VAC15-60, Standards for Plats; 17VAC15-70, Standards for Recorded Instruments; and 17VAC15-80, Standards for Paper for Permanent Circuit Court Records. The purpose of the proposed action is to simplify the regulations regarding standards to which all circuit court clerks' offices will compare the medium, inscription, and format of paper instruments presented for recording and filing when such instruments will become records with a disposition of permanent retention. Without a standard, instruments submitted to record may be of such quality that reformatting them to the copy of record, via electronic image or microfilm, for the purpose of producing copies indefinitely, can be significantly hindered. Currently, the standards are spread out over three regulations; these will be repealed. The language in the planned regulation will be simpler and better organized, and obsolete sections will be removed.

This action is initiated in response to the Governor's Regulatory Reform Initiative.

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

Statutory Authority: § 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: July 17, 2013.

Agency Contact: Glenn Smith, Records and Information Management Analyst, Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 692-3604, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R13-3761; Filed May 23, 2013, 11:04 a.m.