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


Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 10, 2018
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 62.1-44.15:69.1, relating to regulations; Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; local permit to raise land.
Patron-- Hodges

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 62.1-44.15:69.1 as follows:

§ 62.1-44.15:69.1. Regulations permitting certain flooding mitigation measures.

The Board shall adopt regulations consistent with the provisions of this chapter 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. Such regulations shall include provisions for the protection of existing wetlands and may include provisions for the placement of earth or the creation of a living shoreline extending vertically as a means of flooding mitigation.