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Coastal Topics Catalog: Legislative

research projects
Enhancement of Aquaculture Management in Virginia
This project is intended to develop policy and management recommendations for the Virginia General Assembly and VMRC regarding aquaculture in estuarine and coastal waters.

Jurisdictional Environmental Coordination: Gloucester County, Virginia
This projects maps spatial boundaries of various state, local, and federal regulatory programs to evaluate the extent of regulatory overlap. The project uses Gloucester County for a pilot study.

science publications
Field Testing the Proposed Federal Wetlands Delineation Manual
This article tests the scientific validity and technical consistency of revisions to the 1989 Federal Manual for Identifying and Delineating Jurisdictional Wetlands.

Headwater and Floodplain Wetlands in Virginia
This is the second report to provide a summary of currently available information pertinent to legislative debates about wetlands regulations in Virginia.

Interagency Shoreline Management Consensus Document
This project to develop a consensus position from a VIMS perspective, with funding from the Virginia Coastal Program, may serve as the initiation of an effort to develop consensus guidance on shoreline management that integrates the issues and concerns extant in the various independent management programs in Virginia.

Jurisdictional Coordination of State and Local Regulatory Programs
This projects maps spatial boundaries of various state, local, and federal regulatory programs to evaluate the extent of regulatory overlap. The project uses Gloucester County for a pilot study.

Public Policy: Integrated Approaches to Environmental Policy
A wetlands technical report that looks at two studies "Environmental Policy and the Role of the University" and "Environmental Policy: Contributions to Development and Implementation."

Study of Tidal Shorelines in Virginia; Recommendations for Living Shorelines and Tidal Resources Sustainability
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) was directed under Senate Joint Resolution 35, to conduct a study of tidal shoreline management in Virginia. The resolution directed four specific tasks to be included in the study: (i) review tidal shoreline management in the Commonwealth and similarly situated states; (ii) identify potential changes to the regulatory structure of tidal shoreline management to reduce the cost and time required to issue a permit; (iii) identify regulatory innovations that would increase adoption of living shorelines among shoreline landowners; and (iv) make specific recommendations to achieve the sustained protection of tidal shoreline resources.

training

Joint Resolution Shoreline Management Study
A look at legislation and guidance for shoreline management in Virginia and surrounding states.

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