2008 Dam Regulations Could Cost Private Dam Owners Millions of Dollars
Task Force Hopes to Intervene
In September 2011, Governor McDonnell announced the creation of the Governor's Task Force for Local Government Mandate Review. This five-member task force resulted from legislation introduced during the 2011 General Assembly session to review state mandates and to recommend suspension or repeal of such mandates.
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One of the mandates reviewed by the task force was the increased dam regulations adopted in 2008 that raised dam safety standards and required many dams and watersheds across Virginia be brought into compliance.