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Mandate 1404

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Regulated land-disturbing activities; submission and approval of erosion and sediment control plan.
Purpose of legislation
Prohibits a person from engaging in any land-disturbing activity until, where Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit coverage is required, the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program (VESCP) authority has obtained evidence of such permit coverage from the Department of Environmental Quality's online reporting system prior to issuing its land-disturbance approval. Current law requires the VESCP authority to obtain such evidence of VPDES permit coverage prior to approving an erosion and sediment control plan.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 005 (2024)
Chap 104 (2024)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 25 - 875 : Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Regulation
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6521: Amendment to the Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Regulation (9VAC25-875 et seq.) in response to Chapters 5 and 104 of the 2024 Virginia Acts of Assembly
Latest Stage: Final
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