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Virginia Administrative Code
8/15/2022

Part II. Definitions

6VAC35-30-20. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Area allowance per bed" means the gross square footage of the facility divided by the facility's design capacity as provided herein.

"Board" means the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice.

"Board-approved funding formula" means the method by which construction costs are calculated as provided for in 6VAC35-30-65.

"Board regulation" means a regulation or section or subsections thereof promulgated and approved by the board.

"Department" or "DJJ" means the Department of Juvenile Justice.

"Efficiency ratio" means the proportion of a building's net usable area to its gross floor area.

"Local facility" or "facility" means a juvenile residential facility that is or may be regulated by the board and is owned, maintained, or operated by any political subdivision or combination of political subdivisions of the Commonwealth, or a privately owned or operated juvenile residential facility that has contracted with any political subdivision or combination of political subdivisions of the Commonwealth and is or may be regulated by the board.

"Needs assessment" means an evaluation of trends and factors at the local or regional level that may affect current and future local facility needs and the assessment of local facilities and nonresidential programs available to meet such needs. The needs assessment for each proposed project shall identify the target population, the specific need of the target population the project is seeking to address, why the specific need cannot be met with existing resources, all alternatives considered to meet identified need, and the reason for rejecting the alternatives.

"Planning study" means an overall description of a proposed project consisting of new construction, renovation of existing facilities, or both. The planning study shall include a program description and a program design as detailed in approved department procedures, architectural and engineering drawings at the Schematic Design (15%) Document level, the relationship of the project to existing facilities or structures, the project's schedule, a detail of the project's total projected design, construction, operation, maintenance costs, and a cost/benefit analysis.

"Project" means any proposed or actual new construction, renovation, enlargement, or expansion of a juvenile residential facility that is or will be subject to approval by the department or regulation by the board.

"Routine maintenance" means the normal and usual type of repair or replacement necessary as the result of periodic maintenance inspections or normal wear and tear of a local facility or equipment.

"Sponsor" means a city, county, commission, or any combination thereof, or any private entity under contract or arrangement with any city, county, commission, or any combination thereof, that is actually or proposing to build, renovate, expand, or operate a local facility.

"Substantive change" means any deviation from an approved plan or design that will affect the operational and functional performance of the facility, that potentially impacts the facility's compliance with any board regulation, that would result in a change in capacity, or that would result in the sponsor seeking additional reimbursement, as detailed in approved 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 VR690-15-001 § 2.1, eff. September 9, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. July 1, 2011.

6VAC35-30-30. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR690-15-001 § 2.2, eff. September 9, 1992; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. July 1, 2011.

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