Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Bill Hicks,
Director

Exception Review Committee

The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee (ERC) is a public hearing body appointed by the Board of Supervisors to review applications to conduct land disturbing activities within the Resource Protection Areas (RPA). The committee is comprised of an appointee from each of the nine magisterial districts and two at-large members. The main function of the committee is to consider exception requests submitted under Article 6 of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance.

Generally, any land disturbing activity within the RPA affecting over 2,500 square feet requires an exception. Such disturbances which are part of a rezoning application are reviewed by the Board of Supervisors in the rezoning process. The definition of land disturbance is very broad, including construction of single family homes, septic tanks and drain fields. There are certain waivers applicable to lots or parcels recorded prior to Oct. 1, 1989, or areas subsequently designated as RPA by the Board of Supervisors. However, these waivers require a demonstration that encroachments into the RPA buffers are minimized, and still require an exception be granted by the appropriate body. Certain minor additions to structures built before July 1, 1993, or in an RPA created by the Board subsequent to that date, may receive administrative waivers.

For more information, including staff reports and recommendations, the Committee's findings of fact and law, and the final resolution regarding an application, please contact the clerk to the Exception Review Committee at 703-324-1720, TTY 711

 

Also see the public calendar for meeting dates and times.

Public Hearings

Public hearing materials, including agenda, meeting minutes and presentations, are provided below as they are received.

Sept. 7, 2022

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021, ERC Public Hearing Agenda

ERC Staff Report for RPA Exception at 1932 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA

ERC Staff Report for RPA Exception at 9407 Wooded Glen Avenue, Burke, VA

To request this information in an alternate format, call Jennifer Josiah, LDS, 703-324-3013, TTY 711.

Aug. 4, 2021

Final ERC Public Hearing Meeting Minutes for April 7, 2021

ERC Staff Report for RPA Exception at 8747 Brook Road, McLean, VA

A – PROPOSED EXCEPTION CONDITIONS

B1 - RPA EXCEPTION APPLICATION FORM – PUBLIC HEARING

B2i – WATER QUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT (WQIA)

B2ii –WQIA FORM

B2iii –WQIA COMPUTATIONS; STATEMENT OF JUSTIFICATION ADDRESSING REQUIRED FINDINGS

B3 – PLAT

B4i – SOIL MAP; LARGE SCALE

B4ii – SOIL MAP; SMALL SCALE

C1 – FINAL MEETING MINUTES, OCTOBER 3, 2012

C2 – JANUARY 2013 GRADING PLAN

C3 – RESOLUTION OCTOBER 3, 2012, EXCEPTION

C4 – STAFF REPORT; 3276-WRPA-002-1; OCTOBER 3 EXCEPTION

C5 – 2012 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROPERTY

C6i – 500FT BUFFER ANALYSIS

C6ii – APPROVED AREA & ACTUAL IMPERVIOUS AREA

C7 – TIMELINE

D1 – LIST OF ADJOINING PROPERTIES TO BE NOTIFIED

D2 – NEWSPAPER AD COORDINATION

E1 – JULY 29 DENY WQIA

E2 – WQ ACCEPTABLE FOR PUBLIC HEARING

E3i – WRPA EXCEPTION ACCEPTANCE LETTER

E3ii – WRPA EXCEPTION NOTIFICATION OF HEARING DATE

April 7, 2021

Members

Current members of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee...

Hearing Procedures

The following Rules of Procedure ("Rules") shall apply to all Hearings on Applications for Exceptions pursuant to Chapter 118 (Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance) of the 1976 Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia, as amended, and, more particularly §§118-6-1, et seq.

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