In spring 2015, Virginia’s Coastal Zone Management Program underwent a federal performance review as called for by Section 312 of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. The Program is a collaborative effort by several state agencies and local governments, under the coordination of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), to administer laws and regulations for protecting coastal resources and promoting economic health in coastal communities.
As part of the federal Section 312 review, the DEQ held a public meeting on May 12, 2015, 5 p.m., at the DEQ Central Office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond; click here for more information on that meeting.
More information on Virginia’s Coastal Zone Management Program is available from the DEQ online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/CoastalZoneManagement.aspx. The Program celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, and the Fall 2011 “Anniversary” issue of the program’s magazine looks back at that quarter-century of work. The magazine is available online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/CoastalZoneManagement/ReportsPublications/VACZMMagazine.aspx.