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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 450. Rules and Regulations Governing Campgrounds

12VAC5-450-50. Inspection.

A. The Health Commissioner, in accordance with § 35.1-22 of the Code of Virginia, shall conduct such inspections as necessary to determine satisfactory compliance with this chapter, including the following:

1. Before permit issuance, the Health Commissioner shall conduct one or more preoperational inspections of annually permitted campgrounds that (i) have not been permitted in the previous year; (ii) have undergone modifications in their water delivery, sewage conveyance, or sewage disposal systems; (iii) have modified their sanitary facilities; or (iv) have changed the number of offered campsites since the issuance of their last annual permit.

2. Annually permitted campgrounds shall be inspected at least once per permit period.

3. Temporary campgrounds shall be inspected at least once during each operational period.

4. Campground inspection schedules may be adjusted if the Virginia Department of Health develops a written risk-based plan for adjusting the frequency of inspections, and this plan is uniformly applied throughout the Commonwealth.

B. Upon presentation of appropriate credentials and consent of the owner, permit holder, or authorized agent of the owner or permit holder, the Health Commissioner shall be given free access to such premises at reasonable times for the purpose of inspection, in accordance with § 35.1-5 of the Code of Virginia.

C. Whenever an inspection is conducted, a completed inspection report shall be provided to the permit holder of the campground. The inspection report shall contain descriptions of observed alleged violations and citations to the alleged regulatory violations. The report shall establish reasonable timelines for compliance with this chapter and provide an opportunity for due process in accordance with the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-17 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-35-04 § 1, eff. July 21, 1971; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 5, eff. November 28, 2018.

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