Soil and Water Conservation (Virginia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Virginia|
|Name||Soil and Water Conservation (Virginia)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation|
Soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) were established in the 1930s to develop comprehensive programs and plans to conserve soil resources, control and prevent soil erosion, prevent floods and conserve, develop, utilize and dispose water. Today, forty-seven districts encompass nearly all Virginia localities. The Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board may choose to set planning, zoning, and regulatory guidelines for local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Erosion Control Program in the Department of Conservation and Recreation will adopt regulations for the effective control of soil erosion, sediment deposition, and nonagricultural runoff that must be met in any control program to prevent the unreasonable degradation of properties, stream channels, waters, and other natural resources.
|Department||Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Address||203 Governor Street|
|Department||Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts|
|Address||7308 Hanover Green Drive, Suite 100|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Va. Code 10.1-500 et seq.|
|Authority 2:||4 Va. Admin. Code 50 (Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board)|