Wetlands; impact, permit requirements for compensation. (HB2403)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Impacts to wetlands; permit requirements for compensation. Requires the State Water Control Board to evaluate Virginia Water Protection Permits mitigation options for impacts to wetlands on a case-by-case basis with consideration for which option is most practicable and ecologically and environmentally preferable, including, in terms of replacement of acreage and functions, the greatest likelihood of success and reduction of temporal loss of acreage and function. Preference shall be given first to mitigation bank credits, then to permittee-responsible mitigation under a watershed approach conducted before or concurrently with project impacts, over in-lieu fee program credits that have not met success criteria. Amends § 62.1-44.15:21, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102108D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3

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