Vol. 36 Iss. 16 - March 30, 2020

Chapter 51
Extension of Public Comment Period and Reschedule of Public Hearing

Title of Regulation: 13VAC5-51. Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (amending 13VAC5-51-21, 13VAC5-51-31, 13VAC5-51-61, 13VAC5-51-91, 13VAC5-51-130 through 13VAC5-51-135.5, 13VAC5-51-138.4 through 13VAC5-51-141, 13VAC5-51-142 through 13VAC5-51-144.6, 13VAC5-51-144.8 through 13VAC5-51-155; adding 13VAC5-51-138.1).

Statutory Authority: ยง 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

The Board of Housing and Community Development noticed a public comment period on amendments to the Statewide Fire Prevention Code (13VAC5-51) published in the February 3, 2020, issue of the Virginia Register of Regulations (36:12 VA.R. 1457 1581 February 3, 2020).

The public comment period has been extended to May 15, 2020, and commenters will use the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website, Please include the full name of the person commenting and any organization represented. To be considered, written comments must be submitted using the Town Hall online comment forum at by 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020.

A rescheduled public hearing will be held on May 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Virginia Housing Development Authority Virginia Housing Center, 4224 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the public hearing.

Agency Contact: Kyle Flanders, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Housing and Community Development, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-6761, FAX (804) 371-7090, TTY (804) 371-7089, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R19-5886; Filed March 12, 2020, 2:23 p.m.