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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 7. Virginia Code Commission
Chapter 10. Regulations for Filing and Publishing Agency Regulations
8/15/2022

1VAC7-10-170. Exemptions from filing of documents adopted or incorporated by reference; requirements.

A. The requirements established in 1VAC7-10-150 and 1VAC7-10-160 do not apply to incorporation of textual matter by reference to material published in the Federal Register or the Code of Federal Regulations, or by reference to regulations of other Virginia agencies. Where such references are made, the regulatory text must contain a citation sufficient for accurate identification of the referenced material.

1. Where the material has been published in the Code of Federal Regulations, the agency must:

a. Include in the regulatory text the title, part or section, and the date of publication. Example: 40 CFR Part 260 (July 1, 2014 update) or 40 CFR §§ 260.1 through 260.11 (July 1, 2014 update); or

b. Include a section listing the applicability of the cited CFR text and stating that when a federal regulation is incorporated in the chapter, that regulation shall be as it exists and has been published on a certain date.

2. Where the referenced material has not been published in the Code of Federal Regulations but appears in the Federal Register, the agency must include in the regulatory text the volume, page, and date of the Federal Register. Example: 79 FR 264, January 2, 2014.

B. The registrar may exempt an agency from the requirement of filing the incorporated document in its entirety if such filing would be impractical or cause an undue hardship on the agency. The document shall be filed as directed by the registrar.

C. The agency shall request an exemption from this filing requirement by submitting a request to the registrar. The registrar will notify the agency whether the exemption is approved.

D. Even if exempted under subsections A and B of this section, an agency must maintain on file and make available to the public the full text of all materials adopted by reference.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-4104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2016.

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