Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Wetlands Policy [9 VAC 25 ‑ 380]
Public Comment Forum

On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

The Department of Environmental Quality will conduct a periodic review of the Wetlands Policy, 9VAC25-380-10 et seq. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended, or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order Number Fourteen (2010) and Section 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia. The Department and the Board are seeking public comments on the review of any issue relating to the regulations, including whether (i) the regulations are effective in achieving their goals; (ii) the regulations are essential to protect the health, safety, or welfare of citizens or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (iii) there are available alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; (iv) there are less burdensome and less intrusive alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; and (v) the regulations are clearly written and easily understandable by the affected persons. In addition, the Department and the Board are seeking public comments on ways to minimize the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the purpose of the regulations. The purpose of the regulations is to protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth and to establish a policy to preserve wetland ecosystems and protect them from destruction. Section 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia provides the Board with the authority to promulgate the regulations. These regulations are designed to provide the necessary procedures and rules by which the statute may be administered. To view the full text of the regulation, go to: Comments on the above regulations are welcome and will be accepted until August 8, 2011. Comments should be sent to David L. Davis, Director, Office of Wetlands & Water Protection, at Post Office Box 1105, Richmond, Virginia 23218 (deliveries can be made to 629 East Main Street, 9th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219). You may also contact him by phone at 804.698.4105, via fax at 804.698.4032, or by email at Note: Please include your full name and mailing address when providing public comment.

CLOSED     Opened on 7/18/2011 and Ended on 8/8/2011

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