Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Transportation
Department of Transportation
Vegetation Control Regulations on State Rights of Way [24 VAC 30 ‑ 200]
Action Amend Vegetation Control Regulations on State Rights of Way
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 2/2/2022
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1/30/22  9:57 pm
Commenter: Bill Hafker

Insufficient analysis to allow regulation amendment allowing increased tree cutting/pruning

This proposed regulation amended doesn’t not properly consider the costs to the public interest and welfare versus the private benefit of the pruning and tree removal that this would allow.  The amendment is focused solely on benefits to private businesses, and does not protect the larger public costs (e.g. stormwater capture, air purification, shade, aesthetics, etc.). This proposal is not based on a credible cost-benefit analysis; therefore, this regulation should be fast tracked.



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