Department of Planning and Zoning: Environment

EnvironmentThe Department of Planning and Zoning is actively involved with Environmental issues that affect Fairfax County and its citizens. Below are links to information describing some ways in which the Department of Planning and Zoning and other county agencies are addressing some of these issues.

  • Air Quality
    Air quality issues are a major concern for residents of this area. Information is available about air quality, airborne contaminants (construction dust, open burning, vehicle emissions), and ground-based contaminants (radon, naturally occurring asbestos).
  • Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Amendments
    Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area information, maps and adopted amendments.
  • Easements Program
    Conserving open space and historic resources through easements. Helping owners protect open space, historic resources, scenic vistas, and sensitive natural areas on their property.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
    The Planning Commission Environment Committee is reviewing electric vehicle charging issues.
  • Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC)
    An advisory group appointed by the Board of Supervisors that addresses environmental issues such as; water quality, air quality, noise, hazardous materials, solid waste, stream valley protection, deer management, light pollution, visual pollution, and the use and preservation of ecological resources.
  • Noise - Noise Issues and Resources
  • Watershed Planning
    What is being done to protect and restore water quality in each of the county's watersheds?
  • Wetlands Permits
    Preserving the quality of our waterways…
    Wetlands permit information for waterfront property owners.


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