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Commercial Builders Beware: Complications Ahead on Non-Tidal Wetlands Permits in Virginia

March 17, 2021

Learn more about complications commercial builders may face in light of a new set of Nationwide Permits the USACE finalized regarding non-tidal wetlands. Read the full article.

Boat Dredging

The Larger Impact of Dredging in Virginia

March 9, 2021

Jim Lang takes a closer look at dredging in Virginia. Dredging plays a vital role in Virginia’s waterways and in the state and national economy. Read the full article.

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Virginia's Living Shoreline Law Webinar Recap

March 4, 2021

If you missed out on our webinar, be sure to check out our recap, which covers living shorelines, hardened shorelines, and the updated law. Read the full article.

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State Water Control Board Adopts More Stringent Requirements for Poultry Industry

January 22, 2021

Read more about VA's State Water Control Board's new amendment requirements for poultry operators, brokers who transfer poultry waste, and for the “end-users” who receive poultry waste. Read the full article.

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Can Local Wetlands Boards and VMRC Issue a Permit for a Hardened Shoreline if Living Shorelines Cost Too Much?

December 10, 2020

This is our final article examining the new living shoreline law, Senate Bill 776 (SB776), adopted in the 2020 session of the Virginia General Assembly. Read the full article.

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SB776 Requires Proof for Hardened Shoreline Installation

November 6, 2020

Learn about SB776's requirement to provide "the best available science" that a hardened shoreline would be more suitable. Our riparian rights team analyzes how this affects waterfront property owners. Read the full article.

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The Virginia Marine Resources Commission's Implementation of the Living Shoreline Requirement in SB776

October 20, 2020

Learn more about the challenges the Virginia Marine Resource Commission is facing with SB776, and the steps the VMRC is taking to continue to carry out its responsibilities. Read the full article.

Flooding Increase

Virginia’s New Battle Plan Against Flood - Effective July 1, 2020

August 11, 2020

Learn about Virginia's flooding problem, and HB 1313, its new battle plan against it. Read the full article.

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HB586 Aims to Keep PFAS Out of Our Drinking Water - Effective July 1, 2020

August 4, 2020

What is PFAS?Unless you are familiar with operations at a large manufacturing facility or a military installation, chances are you are unfamiliar with the term PFAS. Regardless of your familiarity Read the full article.