July 27, 2012
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Kathleen Shaw - (804) 213-4640
Virginia ABC On Track with Regulations Review
Public Comment Forum Opens July 30
- ABC regulations revisions (Notice of Intended Regulatory Action) available on “Townhall” website.
- Public comment forum opens July 30.
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is pleased to announce its regulations review process is on track and moving forward.
After gathering recommendations from the public, community organizations, alcohol industry manufacturers and other key stakeholders, a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) is available for review at www.townhall.virginia.gov. The revisions will also be published July 30 in The Virginia Register of Regulations.
A public comment forum will open July 30 and remain open until August 29 on the “townhall” website. At the conclusion of the public comment period, the ABC Board will consider all comments received, and draft proposed regulations for review by the Virginia attorney general, department of planning and budget, secretary of public safety, and the governor’s policy office.
“Later this fall, once administration approval has been received, the Board will publish the proposed regulations and a 60-day public comment period will follow,” said ABC Chief Operating Officer Curtis Coleburn. “The Board will then consider all public comments received, and take final action on the regulations.”
Final regulations will be published once they have been forwarded to the administration for review, and approved by the Governor’s office. The regulations will become effective 30 days after publication. Taking into account the reviews and public comment periods, the new regulations are expected to be in place in 2013.