|Action||Amendment to incorporate coastal resilience and adaptation to sea-level rise and climate change into existing criteria.|
|Comment Period||Ends 5/3/2021|
We also believe this regulation should be amended to provide allowance for landowners to undertake activities to protect and restore tree health, prevent insect and disease infestations, and to address hazardous conditions. If not, a landowner could be in violation of local ordinances preserving mature trees or requiring the planting of trees as a water quality protection tool. In addition to the protection for landowners, a reference to the State Forester’s authority [§10.1-1177 of the Code of Virginia] for taking actions to protect against insect and disease infestations should be included.