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The Environmental Department is responsible for promoting harmonious relationships among the natural environment, the built environment, and those who inhabit them. Specifically, the department is responsible for:
  • Chesapeake Bay Preservation
    • Administering the Septic Tank Pump Out Program
    • Conducting public hearings for the CBPA board as needed
    • Issuing RPA modification and CBPA exception permits
    • Local implementation of the state's Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, as required by the Code of Virginia §10.1-2100 et seq., as amended
    • Reviewing plans for environmentally sensitive features

  • Enforcement of rules and regulations adopted and mandated to the locality by:
    • DCR - Division of Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance
    • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
    • Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC)
    • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
    • Conducting erosion and sediment control inspections for commercial and residential sites on a bi-weekly basis
    • Issuing commercial and residential land disturbance permits, per the New Kent Code, Chapter 82, Article II
    • Local implementation of the State’s Erosion and Sediment Control Program, as required by VA Erosion and Sediment Control Law, Regulations and Certification Requirements (Title 10.1, Chapter 5, Article 4 of the Code of Virginia)
    • Reviewing plans for erosion and sediment controls

Contact Us
Justin Stauder

Josh Airaghi
Senior Environmental Planner

12007 Courthouse Circle
P.O. Box 150
New Kent, VA 23124

Ph: (804) 966-8580
Fax: (804) 966-8531

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm