Guidance Documents
Vol. 38 Iss. 14 - February 28, 2022


Pursuant to § 2.2-4002.1 of the Code of Virginia, a certified guidance document is subject to a 30-day public comment period after publication in the Virginia Register of Regulations and prior to the guidance document's effective date. During the public comment period, comments may be made through the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website ( or sent to the agency contact. Under subsection C of § 2.2-4002.1, the effective date of the guidance document may be delayed for an additional period. The guidance document may also be withdrawn.

The following guidance documents have been submitted for publication by the listed agencies for a public comment period. Online users of this issue of the Virginia Register of Regulations may click on the name of a guidance document to access it. Guidance documents are also available on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall ( or from the agency contact or may be viewed at the Office of the Registrar of Regulations, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.


Title of Document: Virginia Board of Accountancy Policy #4 - Continuing Professional Education Guidelines for Certified Public Accountants.

Public Comment Deadline: March 30, 2022.

Effective Date: March 31, 2022.

Agency Contact: Vasa Clarke, Regulatory Coordinator, Board of Accountancy, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 402, Henrico, VA 23233, or email


Title of Document: DBHDS Office of Human Rights Guidance Uses of Isolation, Quarantine, and Seclusion.

Public Comment Deadline: March 30, 2022.

Effective Date: April 1, 2022.

Agency Contact: Taneika Goldman, Human Rights Director, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, P.O. Box 1797, Richmond, VA 23218-1797, telephone (804) 371-0064, or email


Titles of Documents: Guidance on the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations:

Administrative Procedures for the Designation and Refinement of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Boundaries.

Determinations of Water Bodies with Perennial Flow.


Nonconforming Structures and Uses.

Resource Protection Area: Buffer Area Encroachments.

Resource Protection Area: Onsite Buffer Area Delineation.

Resource Protection Areas: Nontidal Wetlands.

Resource Protection Areas: Permitted Development Activities.

Silvicultural Operations.

Public Comment Deadline: March 30, 2022.

Effective Date: March 31, 2022.

Agency Contact: Justin L. Williams, Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 659-1125, or email