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  10:17 pm
Commenter: A. M. Lindemann

STOP Fast-Tracking of Proposed VDOT Tree-Cutting Regulation

I ask that the proposed amended regulation NOT be fast tracked as it fails to take into consideration the public cost of such pruning and tree removal. Rather, the terms of the amendment at this time appear to be motivated strictly by purported benefit to private business with NO reference to, nor accounting of, the considerable public costs such as: loss of the amenity; loss of stormwater capture; loss of air purification; loss of natural resource value. In short, a sufficient – much less complete – cost-benefit analysis is not presented in the VDOT proposal and as such there are no grounds for fast-tracking this regulation. Thank you.


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