Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations (formerly 4VAC50-90) [9 VAC 25 ‑ 830]
Action Amendment to incorporate coastal resilience and adaptation to sea-level rise and climate change into existing criteria.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 5/3/2021
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3/9/21  3:14 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Important changes to Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act

I am glad to see that the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act is being considered for an update.  It's a very good law and adding features to make it continue to be applicable now that we have more climate change impacts.  All strategies to protect the ecosystem should be enhanced due to the likelihood of more frequent extreme weather events.  In order to Save the Bay, the bordering lands need to be viewed and protected for their ecological value.    I would further state an objection to the use of 'fill' or similar material that will change the natural ecological characteristics within the RPA and once again harm habitat needed for healthy shoreline wildlife and plant life.  More living shoreline strategies should be used and use of 'fill' should be avoided.  

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