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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 50. Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board
Chapter 70. Resource Management Plans
10/25/2020

4VAC50-70-50. Components of a Resource Management Plan.

A. Pursuant to subdivision B 3 of § 10.1-104.8 of the Code of Virginia, an assessment shall be performed by the RMP developer or by an individual authorized by the RMP developer to perform work on his behalf and shall gather and evaluate the following information:

1. Information on the location of the management unit, including geographic coordinates, United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency tract number or numbers, if applicable, or the locality tax parcel identification number or numbers;

2. Description of the management unit, including acreage, water features, environmentally sensitive features, erosion issues, and agricultural activity;

3. Contact information for the owner or operator who has requested the RMP, including name, address, and telephone number;

4. Authorization from the owner or operator for the RMP developer, or his designee, for right of entry and access to property specified within the management unit and authorization to obtain copies of any conservation or water quality plans necessary for the assessment;

5. Copies of nutrient management plans, soil conservation plans from NRCS, RMPs, and any other conservation or water quality plan that includes the implementation of BMPs; and

6. Information on the location and status of all BMPs and other alternative measures applicable to the management unit that are currently implemented.

B. Following the assessment provided in subsection A of this section, the RMP developer shall prepare the RMP in a format established by the department or in a format approved by the board as equivalent that contains the following components:

1. A determination of the adequacy of existing BMPs, conservation plans, and water quality plans in meeting the minimum standards set out in 4VAC50-70-40;

2. A complete list of BMPs, developed as a result of the assessment required in subsection A of this section, that may be utilized to meet the minimum standards set out in 4VAC50-70-40;

3. A complete list of the BMPs that the owner or operator agrees to implement or maintain to meet the minimum standards set out in 4VAC50-70-40;

4. A confirmation of BMPs that achieve the minimum standards set out in 4VAC50-70-40;

5. A schedule for the implementation of the BMPs;

6. An inclusion of any current nutrient management plans, soil conservation plans, and any other conservation or water quality plans that include the implementation of BMPs; and

7. Other information collected pursuant to subsection A of this section.

C. Certification.

1. The RMP developer must certify that the RMP is true and correct in his professional judgment.

2. The RMP must be signed by the owner or operator affirming that he:

a. Is the responsible individual to be implementing the RMP;

b. Shall adhere to the RMP components necessary to meet the minimum standards set out in 4VAC50-70-40;

c. Shall allow the review authority to conduct inspections of properties within the management unit as needed to ensure the adequacy of the RMP in accordance with 4VAC50-70-70;

d. Shall notify the RMP developer within 60 days of potential material changes to the management unit that may require revision of the plan pursuant to 4VAC50-70-60; and

e. Shall notify the review authority of a complete change in owner or operator of the management unit or units under the RMP. If a management unit falls within one or more soil and water conservation districts, the owner or operator shall contact the district containing the greatest land area of the management unit.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104.8 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 30, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2014.

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