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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 360. Criteria for the Siting of Marinas or Community Facilities for Boat Mooring

4VAC20-360-20. Goals.

The goals of the commission are to:

1. Insure that its decisions concerning use of the Commonwealth's natural resources are consistent with the Constitution and laws of Virginia.

2. Develop and administer siting criteria consistent with the Chesapeake Bay initiatives and the Governor's commitments contained in the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

3. Maintain all fisheries resources, and where possible, enhance production on both public and private currently productive or potentially productive shellfish grounds.

4. Discourage the acquisition of private shellfish leases for any purpose other than the propagation of shellfish.

5. Accommodate, wherever possible, all reasonable and permissible uses of state waters and state-owned bottomlands.

6. Promote navigational safety.

7. Protect private riparian rights while facilitating public access to, and use of state waters to the maximum practicable extent.

8. Promote best management practices which protect and, where possible, enhance water quality.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-1204 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0047 § 2, Virginia Register Volume 4, Issue 21, eff. August 17, 1988.

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