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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 120. Pertaining to Public Notice of Applications for Permits for Certain Uses of State-Owned Bottomlands

4VAC20-120-20. General.

The Marine Resources Commission requires a public notice on all applications that require a permit from the commission pursuant to Chapter 12 (§ 28.2-1200 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia except for the following projects or activities:

1. Construction projects, structures, and activities authorized by general permit or regulation promulgated by the commission, unless such general permit or regulation specifically requires such public notice;

2. Replacement or reconstruction of structures previously authorized or permitted by the commission, provided such structures do not result in additional encroachment over state-owned bottomlands;

3. Taking sediment samples for engineering or geotechnical analysis;

4. Recovering objects from state-owned bottomlands, unless those objects have been identified as underwater historic property pursuant to § 10.1-2214 of the Code of Virginia, or from areas excluded from recovery activity by the commission in consultation with the Department of Historic Resources;

5. Restoring sand to any publically owned beach damaged by sand erosion; or

6. Constructing private piers requiring a permit pursuant to § 28.2-1205 D of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-103 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0015 § 2, eff. March 1, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 6, eff. November 1, 2017.

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