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The VMRC’S First Decision on Cost Under the Living Shoreline Law

April 21, 2022

In 2020, Virginia enacted the living shoreline law which requires a living shoreline unless the "best available science" shows that a living shoreline is not suitable. Read on to learn how this new law may impact waterfront property owners. Read the full article.

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Mitigating Impacts to Wetlands – Webinar Recap

April 8, 2022

If you missed out on our latest webinar, make sure to check out our recap, where we hear from Jim Lang, with the Waterfront Law Team, and Curtis Hickman, with Wetlands Studies as they discuss the use of credits from a wetland’s mitigation bank. Read the full article.

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Wetlands Law and Regulation in Virginia

March 3, 2022

Learn about the types of wetlands and which legal protections are offered in various federal and state wetland laws. Read the full article.

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Wetlands Law and Regulation in Virginia – Webinar Recap

February 4, 2022

In our latest webinar, Jim Lang with the Waterfront Law Team and Brian Owen of MSA review how to identify wetlands, why wetlands matter, how wetlands are regulated, which activities do and do not require permits, and what’s involved with the permit... Read the full article.

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Private Well Regulations in Virginia

January 26, 2022

Are you installing a private well to access groundwater? Learn more about how Virginia law applies to the installation and use of these private wells. Read the full article.

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Webinar Recap - Shoreline Property Boundaries

January 11, 2022

Watch our latest webinar where we discuss how the rules differ for shoreline on privately-owned bottom vs. shoreline that adjoins state-owned bottom, how deed language creates legal consequences and how the land surveyor addresses these challenges. Read the full article.

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Virginia Groundwater Law and Water Use Restrictions

November 16, 2021

Learn about Virginia groundwater usage restrictions and state-specific regulatory water laws. Read the full article.

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CERCLA: Can I Be Sued If An Offsite Facility Mishandles My Hazardous Materials?

November 15, 2021

Learn the important details and processes involved in CERCLA (Superfund Act). Read the full article.

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Surface Water Withdrawal and Riparian Property Rights

October 19, 2021

Surface water withdrawal is one of Virginia’s riparian property rights. If you have questions about your rights, contact the Waterfront Law team. Read the full article.