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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

4VAC50-70-90. Inspections.

A. Each management unit that has been issued a Certificate of RMP Implementation shall be subject to periodic onsite inspections to be performed by the review authority. In addition the department, when it is not the review authority but deems it appropriate, can conduct inspections to ensure the continued implementation of, maintenance of, and compliance with the RMP components necessary to meet the minimum standards set out in 4VAC50-70-40.

B. Onsite inspections shall occur no less than once every three years but not more than annually on lands where an active Certificate of RMP Implementation has been issued provided that no deficiencies have been noted pursuant to this section that may require more frequent inspections or re-inspections.

C. As part of an inspection, an owner or operator shall provide any documents needed to verify the implementation of the RMP components necessary to meet the minimum standards set out in 4VAC50-70-40, any documents pertaining to revision of the RMP when applicable, and any other referenced plans as applicable.

D. Upon the completion of the inspection, an inspection report shall be completed in a format provided by the department to document the implementation of the current RMP on the management unit. A copy of the inspection report shall be provided to the department within 10 business days following the date of inspection with a copy to the owner or operator when inspections are performed by a soil and water conservation district. The inspection report shall include:

1. Confirmation of all BMPs implemented, operated, and maintained with a notation of changes in the operation of any BMPs included in the RMP; and

2. Any identified deficiencies that may include any components of the RMP necessary to meet the minimum standards set out in 4VAC50-70-40 that have not been satisfactorily implemented, components that need to be renewed, and any changes to the management unit that may need to be addressed through revision of the RMP.

E. If deficiencies are noted based upon the inspection, the department shall proceed pursuant to 4VAC50-70-100.

F. All inspections or re-inspections conducted in accordance with this chapter shall occur only after 48 hours of prior notice to the owner or operator unless otherwise authorized by the owner or operator.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104.8 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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