Proposed Amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance
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May 12, 2003
Proposed Amendments to the
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance
On Monday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance and other county ordinances to implement changes to the state’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations (9 VAC 10-20 et seq.).
The centerpiece of the revised state regulations is that Resource Protection Areas must now be designated around all water bodies with perennial flow. This will result in a significant increase in the extent of Resource Protection Areas throughout Fairfax County. The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services is currently performing field studies to identify perennial streams throughout the county. The county’s mapping of perennial streams will be completed in late 2003. An interim guidance map has been prepared to assist those interested in determining the potential impacts of the proposed amendments on properties throughout the county.
The amendments also propose changes to the performance criteria for development and redevelopment in Resource Protection Areas and Resource Management Areas; changes in the information to be provided with plans of development; and changes to the procedures and criteria for the granting of exceptions to the requirements of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance.
The proposed amendments and maps may be viewed on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/dpwes. Click on the link to “Proposed Amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance.” For more information, call the Office of Site Development Services at 703-324-1720, TTY 711 (Virginia Relay Center).