Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality

General Notice
Coastal Zone Management Program - Notice of Updates to Enforceable Polices
Date Posted: 7/19/2010
Expiration Date: 8/2/2010
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
No comment forum defined for this notice.

This public notice is to inform interested parties that the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program’s enforceable polices have been updated and incorporated into the Program. 

The Coastal Zone Management Act (15 C.F.R. §923.80) requires states to formally incorporate any amendments, modifications, or other changes to approved management programs, including policies that the state uses or intends to use for Federal Consistency. The changes discussed were previously made to the  individual policies and are now formally incorporated into the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program. These updates are considered to be Routine Program Changes, and therefore do not significantly affect (1) uses subject to management; (2) special management areas; (3) boundaries; (4) authorities and organization or (5) coordination, public involvement and national interest components of the Virginia Coastal Resources Management Program.


A summary of the updates and sections that were withdrawn can be found in the notice on the Department's web site at:
In addition the text of these changes and an analysis of their implication to the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program is available at  NOAA’s approval letter of June 23, 2010 includes the specific code sections and denotes sections that were incorporated but do not contain enforceable policies. This can be accessed at
If you require paper copies of any of these documents, please contact the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program listed below.

Contact Information
Name / Title: April Bahen 
Address: 629 East Main
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4005    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-