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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 400. Criteria for the Placement of Sandy Dredged Material Along Beaches in the Commonwealth
4/10/2020

4VAC20-400-10. Objective and Goals.

A. The objective is to assure that all suitable dredged material is utilized on eroding beach shorelines to the maximum extent practicable.

B. In considering dredging permit applications, the commission will endeavor to:

1. Support § 10.1-704 of the Code of Virginia which provides that the beaches of the Commonwealth be given priority consideration as sites for the disposal of that portion of dredged material determined to be suitable for beach nourishment;

2. Coordinate and cooperate with the appropriate state and federal agencies to the extent that VMRC regulatory actions can support those agencies in administering House Joint Resolution No. 223, 1987 session, regarding the use of dredged material for beach nourishment; and

3. Resolve or minimize legal, environmental and engineering problems which can result from inadequate planning of dredged material placement.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-103 and Chapter 14 (§ 28.2-1400 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0052 § 1, eff. August 2, 1989.

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