Land-disturbing activities; exempts certain activities from Erosion and Sediment Control Law. (HB129)

Introduced By

Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Erosion and sediment control.  Exempts certain activities from the Erosion and Sediment Control Law (E&S) as land-disturbing activities if certain practices are followed. Under the bill the harvesting of forest crops would not be considered a land-disturbing activity and therefore would not be regulated under the E&S law if the area on which the harvesting occurs is: (i) reforested artificially or naturally in accordance with a forest management plan developed by a professional forester or (ii) converted to agricultural or improved pasture use by following a conservation plan approved by the soil and water conservation district. Currently, such harvested areas can be exempted from the E&S law if other types of restoration procedures are implemented. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100842D
01/05/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB129)
01/27/2010Stricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Glen Besa writes:

What does VA Forest Watch think about this bill?