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Mandate 436

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Uniform Environmental Covenants Act
Purpose of legislation
Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to enter into environmental covenants with interest holders in real property that restrict the use of the real property. The covenants are intended to survive transfers of ownership interests in the land or operations of law that may otherwise terminate the covenant. The bill spells out the recordation process and notice to subsequent holders of interest. Prior held interests are not affected by the covenant. The bill authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to establish fees to be paid by the fee simple owner of the real estate subject to the covenant in order to fund the program.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 691 (2010)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 15 - 90 : Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Regulation
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 3561: Establishment of Regulations to Implement the Virginia Uniform Environmental Covenants Act
Latest Stage: Final
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