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 Ends 2/2/2022
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1/31/22  9:41 am
Commenter: Roberta Kellam

Oppose Fast track

I am writing to oppose the use of Fast Track process for adopting the proposed regulation. If adopted, the regulation will have significant impacts to the environment that have not been analyzed by the Agency. A regulation with significant impacts must be subject to a cost-benefit analysis and proper public review and comment. Removal of vegetation impacts Virginia’s natural resources held in public trust - trees provide storm water management benefits, flood control, water quality protection and air quality benefits. Please reconsider the fast track adoption of this regulation so that it may go through an appropriate review process.

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