Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Address Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Requirements


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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Sept. 10, 2004

 

Staff Report for the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Address Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Requirements is Now Available

The Staff Report for the proposed countywide Comprehensive Plan Amendment to satisfy comprehensive planning requirements of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act is now available. The proposed amendment will be the subject of public hearings before the Planning Commission at 8:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, and the Board of Supervisors at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, 2004. Both public hearings will be held in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

The proposed amendment includes modifications to several sections of the county’s Policy Plan, including the addition of policies addressing watershed management planning, stormwater management and water quality controls for redevelopment, remediation of contaminated sites, tidal shoreline erosion control measures, boating and other tidal shoreline access structures, and the mitigation or compensation of losses of wetlands. The proposed amendment also includes the addition of a “Chesapeake Bay Supplement” to the Plan. This supplement would include: a map of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; a discussion of factors affecting water quality; the identification of water pollution sources in Fairfax County; a discussion of water quality conditions in Fairfax County; inventories of shoreline erosion conditions, shoreline erosion control structures and waterfront access sites; the identification of existing water quality policies, regulations and initiatives; and analyses and recommendations for actions relating to water pollution sources, infill development, redevelopment, shoreline erosion control and shoreline access.

Copies of the Staff Report can be obtained from the Department of Planning and Zoning, 7th floor, Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax (weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.). Copies are also available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/projects/.

For more information about the staff report, call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1210, TTY 703-324-1334, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

For more information regarding the Planning Commission public hearing or to register to speak, visit the Planning Commission Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/planning/speaker.htm or call the Planning Commission at 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951. For more information about the Board of Supervisors’ public hearing or to register to speak, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/bos/public.htm or call the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors at 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3908.


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