Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

9-2007

Abstract

This document presents the supporting information and justification for the following recommendations: • Adding Middlesex County and Westmoreland County to the list of localities authorized to adopt the model ordinance of the Coastal Primary Sand Dune and Beach Act (Title 28.2, Chapter 14 of the Virginia Code) would result in the inclusion of significant dune resources into Virginia’s tidal shoreline management program. • Adding the localities of Charles City, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, Middlesex, New Kent, Newport News, Prince George, Richmond (county), Stafford, Surry, Westmoreland, and York to the list of localities authorized to adopt the model ordinance of the Coastal Primary Sand Dune and Beach Act would result in the inclusion of significant beach resources into Virginia’s tidal shoreline management program. This action also would address the lack of oversight for dunes currently excluded from the Coastal Primary Sand Dune and Beach Act for Middlesex County and Westmoreland County. • Modifying the Coastal Primary Sand Dune and Beach Act to include all of Tidewater Virginia as defined in § 28.2-100 of the Virginia Code would eliminate all remaining deficiencies in the regulatory oversight of tidal shorelines, resulting in a fully comprehensive management program.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5P12P

Keywords

Beach Erosion, Tidal Shorelines, Coastal Management