Governing Law and Regulations
Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) Habitat Management Division
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Division
State Water Quality Control Board (Board)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Norfolk, Baltimore, Wilmington, Huntington, and Nashville District Offices
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
Local planning and zoning boards
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. For activities in both tidal and inland wetlands, applications should be made to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC). Virginia has developed a joint permit application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). After the ...