What is the RPA?

RPA stands for Resource Protection Area. The Resource Protection Area is a 100 foot buffer area required around perennial streams, tidal wetlands and certain non-tidal wetlands. No development or land disturbance is allowed in this 100-foot area unless permitted by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Administrative Board.

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1. Where are the wetlands?
2. What is the RPA?
3. How often does the Chesapeake Bay Preservation and Erosion Commission meet?
4. How do I know if there is a RPA on my property?
5. When do I need a Land Disturbance Permit?
6. What is the purpose of the RPA?
7. What is a water dependent facility?