Guidance Documents
Vol. 40 Iss. 7 - November 20, 2023


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 The guidance document may also be withdrawn.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, General Assembly Building, 201 North Ninth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.


Title of Document: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Interns, and Pharmacy Technicians as Providers Supplement.

Public Comment Deadline: December 20, 2023.

Effective Date: December 21, 2023.

Agency Contact: Meredith Lee, Policy, Regulations, and Manuals Supervisor, Department of Medical Assistance Services, 600 East Broad Street, Suite 1300, telephone (804) 371-0552, or email


Titles of Documents: Driver Training School Manual, Class A.

Driver Training School Manual, Class B.

Home-Schooled In-Car Driver Education Information Sheet.

Virginia Motorcycle Rider Training Program, Virginia Rider Training Program Policy and Procedures.

Virginia Rider Training Program Training Site License Application.

Public Comment Deadline: December 20, 2023.

Effective Date: December 21, 2023.

Agency Contact: Nicholas Megibow, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Motor Vehicles, 230 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, telephone (804) 367-6701, or email


Title of Document: Food Donation Tax Credit Guidelines.

Public Comment Deadline: December 20, 2023.

Effective Date: December 21, 2023.

Agency Contact: James Savage, Lead Tax Policy Analyst, Department of Taxation, P.O. Box 27185, Richmond, VA 23261, telephone (804) 371-2301, or email


Titles of Documents: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Permit Applicants - Scoping for Wildlife Impacts.

ACOE Staff - Coordination with Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Coastal Zone Management Act Consistency.

ACOE Staff Wildlife Scoping.

Best Management Practices for Conservation of Little Brown Bats and Tri-Colored Bats.

Canebrake Rattlesnake Mitigation.

DWR Henslow's Sparrow Acoustic Survey Protocols.

DWR Loggerhead Shrike Acoustic Survey Protocols.

DWR Staff Project Review Protocol.

Fish Relocation Best Practices.

Freshwater Mussel Guidelines for Virginia.

Instructions for Department of Conservation and Recreation Soil and Water Conservation District Staff.

Inter-agency Coordination.

Management of Bald Eagle Nests, Concentration Areas, and Communal Roosts in Virginia: A Guide for Landowners.

Osprey Nest Management in Virginia: A Guideline for Landowners.

Solar Energy Facility Construction and Operation Recommendations.

State Permit and Project Reviewers.

Surface Water Withdrawal Intake Design and Operation Standards.

Guidelines for How Long an Animal Survey for State-Listed Species in Virginia is Valid.

Survey Protocol for Mabee's Salamander and Tiger Salamander in Virginia - 2021.

Time of Year Restrictions and Other Recommendations.

Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Review Reissuances and Issuances.

Wildlife Scoping Instructions and Resource Protection Recommendations.

Public Comment Deadline: December 20, 2023.

Effective Date: December 21, 2023.

Agency Contact: Aaron Proctor, Policy Planning Specialist, Department of Wildlife Resources, 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Henrico, VA 23228, telephone (804) 801-8199, or email