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ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SUBSECTION 3 OF SECTION 204.2 OF THE DESIGN STANDARDS MANUAL TO CLARIFY ITS APPLICATION

WHEREAS, Subsection 3 of Section 204.2 of the County’s Design Standards Manual currently provides that all stormwater runoff generated by new development shall not be discharged into a jurisdictional wetland or local water; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors would like to retain application of this provision to both point and non-point source discharge of stormwater; and

WHEREAS, the proposed amendment would clarify that an existing natural vegetative areas in tree conservation easements with a slope of 5% or less is considered a method of adequate treatment for non-point sheet flow of stormwater; and

WHEREAS, on October 11, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on November 8, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of December 2007, That  Subsection 3 of Section 204.2 of the Design Standards Manual shall be amended to read as follows:

An Ordinance to Amend Section 204.2 (3) of the Design Standards Manual

General Policy for BMP and Stormwater Quality:

1.        All development or redevelopment occurring within the County shall incorporate water quality measures (Best Management Practices).

2.         The current edition of the Northern Virginia BMP Handbook, prepared by the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission (NVPDC), shall be used in the design and review of BMP facilities using the Occoquan Method.  Other design criteria may be used solely at the discretion of the program administrator.  Sufficient support material to document the methodology will be required (see appendix).

3.         All stormwater runoff generated from new development shall not be discharged into a jurisdictional wetland or local water body without adequate treatment. For the purpose of this subparagraph, existing natural vegetation within a tree conservation easement with a slope of 5% or less is considered a method of adequate treatment for non-point sheet flow of stormwater.

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