November 18, 2003
Vol. 10 No. 9


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Adopts Resource Protection Area Maps
While the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) was sympathetic to building industry concerns, the BOS adopted the Resource Protection Area (RPA) maps at their November 17, 2003 hearing as revised through that date. Full Article

Volunteers Needed for Exception Review Committee
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) asked staff to schedule a hearing on December 8, 2003 to increase the newly authorized Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance's "Exception Review Committee" from 7 members to 11 (1 member from each Supervisor's district and 2 members at-large). Full Article

Low Impact Development May Be Mandated by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) are evaluating whether to initiate action to request that Low Impact Development (LID) should be considered in the design of all land development projects state-wide. Full Article

Fairfax County Public Hearing on the Environment - Expanding the RPA
The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) is having a public hearing on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fairfax County Government Center board auditorium to obtain citizen input on issues of environmental concern. Full Article

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