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Department of Environmental Quality
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State Water Control Board
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Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations (formerly 4VAC50-90) [9 VAC 25 ‑ 830]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Amendment to incorporate coastal resilience and adaptation to sea-level rise and climate change into existing criteria.
 
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 1207 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly amended the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (§ 62.1-44.15:72 of the Code of Virginia) and added “coastal resilience and adaptation to sea-level rise and climate change” to the criteria requirements for regulations to be established by the State Water Control Board for use by local governments under the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. The proposed amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations (9VAC25-830) were developed pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 1207 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly and define specific criteria related to coastal resilience for Tidewater Virginia localities to consider in land development activities.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Chapter 1207 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [6647]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
No
Associated Mandates Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas: (1) preservation of mature trees and (2) coastal resilience and adaptation to sea-level rise and climate change.
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9192 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/03/2021.
9342 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/29/2021.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Justin L. Williams 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: justin.williams@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4185 ext: 0    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.