Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; filling low-lying areas. (HB2506)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; filling low-lying areas. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations allowing the owner of residential property in a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area to deposit appropriate fill material in certain low-lying areas within 50 landward feet of a resource protection area (RPA) located on the property. The bill establishes certain provisions that the regulations shall contain and provides that no filling that is carried out in compliance with such regulations shall (i) be considered a land-disturbing activity for purposes of stormwater management and erosion and sediment control, (ii) require a Virginia Water Protection Permit, or (iii) require a permit from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. The bill also authorizes certain localities to adopt ordinances establishing a local permit process for projects that disturb less than one acre, and it requires projects that disturb one acre or more of land to follow general permit requirements established in statute. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104058D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2506)
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (10-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Judith C Hinch writes:

Please oppose this bill!!!