July 9, 2003
Vol. 10 No. 6
Fairfax Acts on Chesapeake Bay
Prince William Updates Comprehensive Plan
WEST NILE, and other Wetland Issues

Fairfax Board of Supervisors Adopts Bay Ordinance
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved the amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance on Monday, July 7, 2003 with a 9-1 vote. Click here for full article.

Prince William County BOS Updates Comprehensive Plan
On June 24, 2003, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors (BOS) adopted an update to its Comprehensive Plan. (These updates can be accessed on-line at Prince William County's website.) In the Environmental Plan, several significant changes were made that will affect future rezonings. Click here for full article.

Wetlands and VPDES Permit Compliance
More frequently than ever before, construction site permitees are running afoul of wetlands permit conditions and Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit conditions. Click here for full article.

Wetlands and West Nile
Heralding summer's arrival, features on West Nile Virus have begun to proliferate the news once again. And the unusually wet spring experienced by most of the Mid-Atlantic region leaves an inquiring mind to wonder how much the soggy conditions will fortify breeding mosquitoes. Will the third wettest spring in Virginia since 19001 spawn mosquito populations beyond recollection and control causing a West Nile epidemic of SARS proportions? Fortunately, it's safe to say this scenario is highly improbable, no matter the quantity of precipitation. Click here for full article.

The EPA Offers Compliance Help for the Construction Industry
Sorry. It's not a "get out of jail free card." But it is the next best possible thing. The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center (www.cicacenter.org) provides plain language explanations and guidance for complying with a variety of EPA regulations applicable to construction and development. Click here for full article.



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