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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 5. Virginia Aviation Board
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Licensing and Operation of Airports and Aircraft and Obstructions to Airspace in the Commonwealth of Virginia
10/24/2021

24VAC5-20-220. Model airport safety zoning ordinance.

A county, city, or town in the Commonwealth seeking to comply with the mandate of § 15.2-2294 of the Code of Virginia to enact local obstruction ordinances shall abide by the following:

1. The Model Airport Safety Zoning Ordinance developed by the department shall be used as a guide by localities. A copy of the model ordinance is found in Appendix A (24VAC5-20-400) of this chapter.

2. The provisions of a locally adopted ordinance shall be in substantial conformity with the Model Airport Safety Zoning Ordinance. Substantial conformity shall include, but not be limited to, protection of airspace from intrusions as described in Articles 3, 4, and 7 of the model.

3. The department may, at the request of a local governing body, review an ordinance submitted prior to adoption by a locality. In conducting its review, the department shall make an evaluation regarding the integrity of an ordinance with respect to the requisites of the Model Airport Safety Zoning Ordinance. The review of the department may include, but not be limited to, the evaluation with respect to the model ordinance, comments of the locality, and its opinion concerning the expected effectiveness of the ordinance as it relates to the general intent of § 15.2-2294 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 5.1-2.2, 5.1-2.15, and 5.1-7 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR165-01-02:1 § 4.4, eff. September 9, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 17, eff. June 12, 1996; Volume 30, Issue 4, eff. November 20, 2013.

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