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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 870. Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Regulation

9VAC25-870-103. Requirements for Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act land-disturbing activities.

A. Localities subject to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act shall regulate runoff associated with Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act land-disturbing activities in accordance with the following:

1. After June 30, 2014, such land-disturbing activities shall not require completion of a registration statement or require coverage under the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities but shall be subject to the technical criteria and program and administrative requirements set out in 9VAC25-870-51.

2. A local or VSMP authority permit, as applicable, shall be issued permitting the land-disturbing activity.

3. The locality shall regulate such land-disturbing activities in compliance with the:

a. Program requirements in 9VAC25-870-104;

b. Plan review requirements in 9VAC25-870-108 with the exception of subsection D of 9VAC25-870-108 or as allowed in subsection A of 9VAC25-870-52;

c. Long-term stormwater management facility requirements of 9VAC25-870-112;

d. Inspection requirements of 9VAC25-870-114 with the exception of subdivisions A 3 and A 4 of 9VAC25-870-114;

e. Enforcement components of 9VAC25-870-116;

f. Hearing requirements of 9VAC25-870-118;

g. Exception conditions of 9VAC25-870-122 excluding subsection C of 9VAC25-870-122 which is not applicable; and

h. Reporting and recordkeeping requirements of 9VAC25-870-126 with the exception of subdivision B 3 of 9VAC25-870-126.

B. A locality subject to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act shall adopt an ordinance that incorporates the components of this section.

C. In accordance with subdivision A 5 of § 62.1-44.15:28 of the Code of Virginia, a locality's VSMP authority may collect a permit issuance fee from the applicant of $290 and an annual maintenance fee of $50 for such land-disturbing activities.

Statutory Authority

§§  62.1-44.15:25 and 62.1-44.15:28 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 4VAC50-60-103 derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 26, eff. September 13, 2011; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 4, eff. November 21, 2012; amended and renumbered, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 2, eff. October 23, 2013; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2014; Volume 35, Issue 4, eff. November 14, 2018.

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