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Mandate 941

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Incorporation of Statutory Changes Related to New Subdivisions Served by Private Wells
Purpose of legislation
Legislation requires new subdivisions located in a designated groundwater management area to apply for a technical evaluation from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) prior to final subdivision plat approval if there will be 30 or more lots within the subdivision served by private wells. The technical evaluation recommends an aquifer or aquifers that will meet the needs of the subdivision that will minimize unmitigated impacts to groundwater resources and any offsite impacts to existing groundwater users. The recommendation is nonbinding, however, the developer is required to prepare and submit a mitigation plan to the Department, and record a mitigation plan approved by the Department with the subdivision plat prior to constructing any private wells within the subdivision. The Department will recover the costs of conducting the technical evaluation. A definition of
Legislation mandating a change Chap 427 (2018)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 25 - 610 : Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5125: Incorporate Statutory Changes Related to New Subdivisions Served by Private Wells
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