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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 390. Wetlands Mitigation - Compensation Policy
3/31/2020

4VAC20-390-10. Definitions.

The following words, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Compensation" means actions taken which have the effect of substituting some form of wetland resource for those lost or significantly disturbed due to a permitted development activity; generally habitat creation or restoration. Compensation is a form of mitigation.

"Mitigation" means all actions, both taken and not taken, which eliminate or materially reduce the adverse effects of a proposed activity on the living and nonliving components of a wetland system or their ability to interact.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-103 and Chapter 13 (§ 28.2-1300 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0051 § 1, Volume 05, Issue 20, eff. August 2, 1989.

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