Sec. 16.1-4. Terms beginning with "D" through "F."
As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
(a) Denuded: A term applied to land that has been physically disturbed and presently does not supports vegetative cover.
(b) Development: A tract of land developed or to be developed as a single unit under single ownership or unified control which is to be used for any business or industrial purpose or contained within a subdivision for residential dwelling units.
(c) District or soil and water conservation district: A political subdivision of the commonwealth organized in accordance with the provisions of Article 3, Sec. 10.1-506 et. seq., Chapter 5, of the Code of Virginia.
(d) Dormant: Denuded land not actively being brought to a desired grade or condition.
(e) Erosion impact area: An area of land not associated with current land disturbing activity but subject to persistent soil erosion resulting in the delivery of sediment onto neighboring properties or into state waters. This definition shall not apply to any lot or parcel of land of one thousand (1000) square feet or less used for residential purposes or to shorelines where the erosion results from wave action or other coastal processes.
(f) Excavating: Any digging, scooping or other methods of removing earth materials.
(g) Filling: Any depositing or stockpiling of earth materials.
(h) Floodplain: Those areas adjoining a river, stream, channel, ocean, bay or lake which are likely to be covered by flooding. (Ord. No. O-93-039, 2-9-93; Ord. No. O-01-080, 4-24-01, eff. 5-1-01)
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