Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-1267
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035

Joe Gorney,
Senior Environmental Planner & Staff Liaison to EQAC

Environmental Quality Advisory Council - Resolutions and Positions

EQAC issues recommendations to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors through two mechanisms:

1.  The Annual Report on the Environment;
2.  Resolutions and positions issued during EQAC meetings.

2019

February EQAC comments on LED Streetlight Conversion
March EQAC comments on Airport Noise Contours
April EQAC testimony on the FY 2020 Fairfax County Budget

2018

January EQAC comments to staff on the draft revision of the Tree Action Plan
April EQAC testimony on the FY 2019 Fairfax County budget
April EQAC position regarding a proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment addressing minimum required rear yard coverage limitations
May EQAC comments on the draft Fairfax County Operations Energy Strategy

May

EQAC support for a commercial PACE program

July Legislative proposal regarding disposable bags
July Legislative position supporting Freedom for Solar Legislation
August EQAC position on proposed Plan Amendment PA 2018-IV-MV2
August EQAC's recommended edits--County Legislative Program, Environment section
October Reiteration of EQAC Position on Proposed Plan Amendment PZ 2018-IV-MV2
November White Paper on Organizational Structure and Resources for Energy and Climate Functions in Fairfax County

2017

January EQAC support for a proposed Center for Stormwater Technology Advancement in Virginia
January EQAC comments to staff on draft TMDL Action Plans
January EQAC comments to staff on a December 2016 advance draft of an update to the Board of Supervisors' Environmental Vision document
February EQAC correspondence to the Board of Supervisors regarding lead levels in Fairfax County children
March Testimony on the FY 2018 Fairfax County budget
April EQAC support for the Coastal Storm Risk Management Study 
August EQAC support for retention of environmental items in the Legislative Program
September EQAC memorandum to the Board of Supervisors supporting Board climate action (motion approved in July) 
December EQAC memorandum to the Board of Supervisors supporting the use of dredge material for the Dyke Marsh restoration project

2016

February EQAC support for funding of the Virginia Stormwater Local Assistance Fund
March Testimony on the FY 2017 Fairfax County budget
July EQAC support for well-designed regional trail systems
August Retention of legislative position regarding paper and plastic bags
August Legislative position - renewable energy
September Legislative position - energy efficiency

2015

January Position on the county's fall cankerworm control program
January Memorandum to the Board of Supervisors clarifying information presented in EQAC's position on the fall cankerworm control program
February EQAC comments on the MITRE building energy technology report
April Testimony on the FY 2016 Fairfax County budget
September Retention of legislative position regarding paper and plastic bags

2014

April Testimony on the FY 2015 Fairfax County budget
June Memorandum to the Board of Supervisors regarding funding for the Environmental Improvement Program
July Memorandum to the Board of Supervisors regarding the potential for hydraulic fracturing in the George Washington National Forest
July

Legislative position regarding disposable bags

August Position on a Noise Ordinance modification proposal
November Support for grant funding through the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund

2013

January Memorandum to the County Executive regarding the FY 2014 budget
February Memorandum supporting county assumption of sign enforcement authority in highway rights-of-way
April Testimony on the FY 2014 Fairfax County budget
April Memorandum to the Board of Supervisors regarding application of urban development standards
May Memorandum (dated June 10, 2013) to the Board of Supervisors regarding advertisement of a proposed stormwater management ordinance
June Memorandum to the Board of Supervisors regarding Fairfax Forward
August Legislative position regarding disposable bags
August Reiteration of July 2012 legislative position regarding uranium mining
September Legislative position regarding community net-metering
September Memorandum to the Board of Supervisors regarding the stormwater management ordinance
September Memorandum to the Board of Supervisors regarding proposed improvements to the Braddock Road/Pleasant Valley Road intersection
November Memorandum (dated December 6, 2013) to the Board of Supervisors regarding the Countywide Dialogue on Transportation

2012

January Resolution supporting retention of Virginia's uranium mining moratorium
February Resolution regarding the Northern Virginia Regional Water Supply Plan
April Testimony on the FY 2013 Fairfax County budget
July Legislative position regarding disposable bags
July Legislative position regarding uranium mining
July Legislative position regarding power purchase agreements
October Resolution of concern regarding Dulles Toll Road/Tysons vehicle access feasibility options

2011

February Resolution supporting county purchase of the Energy Resource Recovery Facility
March Resolution regarding cable TV set-top boxes  |  Attachment
March Resolution regarding the proposed FY 2012 county budget
April Position regarding a proposed Public Facilities Manual amendment addressing public street design
May Follow-up memorandum regarding the proposed PFM amendment addressing public street design
August Legislative position regarding disposable bags
December Memorandum (dated January 23, 2012) to the Board of Supervisors thanking the board for actions relating to signs in highway rights-of-way

2010

April Letter regarding the FY 2011 budget
April Recommendation regarding air quality monitoring in Fairfax County
April Recommendation regarding the draft Plan amendment for the Tysons Corner Urban Center
July  Recommendations/questions regarding illegal highway signs and cigarette butt litter in Fairfax County
August  EQAC perspectives on the Virginia Department of Transportation's 527 review process
August  Legislative proposal:  Sign enforcement in highway rights-of-way, §33.1-373
August  Legislative proposal:  Sign enforcement in highway rights-of-way, §33.1-375.1

2009

March Letter supporting the establishment of a stormwater service district
April Letter regarding the FY 2010 budget
April Letter reiterating support of funding for implementation of watershed plans
May Letter supporting efforts to protect headwater streams
July  Resolution supporting legislation discouraging the use of plastic bags
July  Legislative proposal:  Reducing environmental contamination from plastic and paper bags
July  Position regarding proposed state stormwater management regulations

2008

January Resolution on county capital facilities projects
January Resolution on sign regulations
January Resolution on the wildlife management program
January Letter addressing consideration of establishment of regulations regarding stream buffers upstream of Resource Protection Areas
January Resolution concerning a proposed Policy Plan amendment addressing headwater stream protection/restoration
January Letter supporting resources needed for implementation of the Fairfax County Park Authority's Natural Resource Management Plan
August  Legislative proposal:  Adequate public facilities ordinance
August  Legislative proposal:  Greenhouse gas emissions--mandatory reporting 
September  Resolution related to the conservation of trees during the land development process