Vol. 32 Iss. 8 - December 14, 2015

Chapter 81
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 Corrections intends to consider repealing 6VAC15-80, Standards for Planning, Design, Construction and Reimbursement of Local Correctional Facilities and adopting 6VAC15-81, Standards for Planning, Design, Construction, and Reimbursement of Local Correctional Facilities. The purpose of the proposed action is to repeal the existing regulation, 6VAC15-80, and replace it with a new regulation, 6VAC15-81. The new regulation will update the regulations to current Code of Virginia requirements and current fire code, building code, and audit standards for the construction of local correctional facilities.

In addition, this regulation will undergo a periodic review pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and a small business impact review pursuant to § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

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

Statutory Authority: §§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, 53.1-81, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: January 14, 2016.

Agency Contact: Jim Bruce, Agency Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Corrections, P.O. Box 26963, Richmond, VA 23261-6963, telephone (804) 887-8215, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R16-4552; Filed November 13, 2015, 4:10 p.m.