Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; regulations, local permit to raise land. (HB1094)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; regulations; local permit to raise land. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations to establish criteria for use by local governments in granting, denying, or modifying a request by any landowner within a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area to raise the base elevation of his land for the purpose of mitigating the effects of flooding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102373D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/29/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1094)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (10-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Scott J Thomas writes:

I am opposed to pursuit of HB1094 as there are already provisions with state/local Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area and NFIP floodplain programs to allow landowners to raise the natural base elevation of land or a lot to mitigate the effects of flooding. It may require submittal, review and approval of proper environmental impact analyses and assessment, preparation of site development plans, and pursuit of program waivers or exceptions and there is ample opportunity to pursue use of living shorelines by already established mechanisms for tidal or coastal areas.