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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

4VAC20-360-70. Specific siting guidelines.

A. For community piers and marina facilities which are appurtenances to residential developments, the number of slips will not necessarily be predicated by the number of units on the property.

B. The dredging of access channels should be limited to the minimum dimensions necessary for navigation and should avoid sensitive areas such as wetlands, shellfish grounds and seagrass beds.

C. Dredged material disposal areas for initial as well as future disposal needs should be clearly defined and designated.

D. Dredged areas should be no more than one foot deeper than controlling depths in the waterway and should be connected to natural channels of similar depth.

E. Piers and wharves crossing vegetated wetland and seagrass areas should be limited to the minimum necessary for water access.

F. Where vegetated areas are crossed, the height of the pier above the substrate should be equal to one foot less than its width with a three foot minimum required.

G. Site specific stormwater management BMP's are required (such as buffer strips, grassed swales, wet detention ponds and permeable parking surfaces).

H. A solid waste disposal and recovery plan with facilitated marina user access shall accompany marina development plans.

I. Sanitary facilities and pumpout facilities convenient to marina users should accompany development plans.

J. All fuel facilities shall incorporate automatic shutoff valves and shall have spill contingency plans.

K. Methods of insuring against the discharge of wastes, gray water, fuels, bilge wastes and the use of TBT paints shall be provided.

L. Facilities incorporating boat maintenance operations shall include plans for the efficient collection and removal of sand blasting material, paint chips and other by-products of maintenance operations.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0047 § 7, Virginia Register Volume 4, Issue 21, eff. August 17, 1988.

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