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Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 90]
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Chapter Information
Description Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Regulation (UECA) provides a framework that defines how activity and use limitations prescribed by an agency pursuant to an environmental response project are to be drafted, recorded, and enforced as a UECA “environmental covenant.” The UECA statute defines “environmental covenant” as “a servitude arising under an environmental response project that imposes activity and use limitations.”
State Authority § 10.1-1238 et seq . of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To implement the provisions of UECA as that statute was enacted in Virginia and provide another option for the Department and other parties to agree to utilize regarding activity and use limitations on real property necessary to protect human health and the environment.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jeffery A. Steers 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: jeffery.steers@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4079    FAX: (804)698-4234    TDD: (804)698-4021
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendment for HB2089 and DEQ address change Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/14/2013.
Establishment of Regulations to Implement the Virginia Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/9/2011.