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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 30. Regulation Governing State Reimbursement of Local Juvenile Residential Facility Costs

6VAC35-30-35. Prescreening.

A. Any sponsor planning any construction, renovation, enlargement, or expansion of a local facility shall submit an initial writing to the department that shall include a graphic showing any proposed structural changes and a brief description of all operating capacity or programmatic changes to be accommodated by the structure. The department shall review the initial writing and inform the sponsor in writing whether the project is subject to this regulation as soon as practicable but no later than 30 days from the receipt of the initial writing from the sponsor. If the department fails to respond in the required time frame, the sponsor may proceed with the reimbursement request in accordance with this chapter.

B. Any request shall be determined to be in one of the following categories:

1. For any new construction, change, or modification of an existing local facility or piece of stationary equipment, including security related upgrades, that will affect the facility's compliance with a board regulation, result in a change in certification or licensure status, or result in increased square footage, bed space, or capacity shall be subject to this regulation.

2. For any facility enhancements not provided for in subdivision 1 of this subsection for which the sponsor seeks reimbursement, the sponsor shall submit a project overview and cost estimates to the board for approval and shall be subject to the requirements of 6VAC35-30-180. The department and board may require additional documentation.

3. Minor changes, such as routine maintenance, shall not be subject to this regulation and shall be managed informally in accordance with department procedures.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.5, 16.1-309.9, 16.1-322.7 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia. 

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. July 1, 2011.

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