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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 1410. Utility Line Encroachments Beneath or Over State-Owned Subaqueous Beds

4VAC20-1410-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Aerial utility line" means a utility line suspended above a waterway by attachment to structures located in the uplands or wetlands in such a manner as to prevent the utility line from coming into contact with the waterway.

"Bored" means the practice of installing a utility crossing under a stream using construction methodology that does not impact the waterway itself to include horizontal directional drilling, micro-tunneling, conventional bore, and guided conventional bore.

"Commission" means the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission or the commissioner's designee.

"Frac-out plan" means a written policy by the applicant that describes how the construction crews will monitor for inadvertent releases of drilling lubricants in the soils and streams of the project area and how the applicant will contain and mitigate those spills.

"Joint Permit Application" means the documents used by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and local wetland boards to evaluate projects involving submerged beds, wetlands, and coastal primary sand dunes and beaches for permit review.

"Utility line" means a cable or pipeline that conducts an essential community service, including water, sewer, electricity, telecommunications, natural gas, or other petroleum products.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-103 and 28.2-1204 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 40, Issue 7, eff. November 1, 2023.

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