RLEP tracks major issues that present an opportunity for preserving our environment or that represent a threat. These issues are currently being monitored.
- Rappahannock County Land Use and Planning
- Rappahannock's Roads
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notes that, "between 2000 and 2007, as many as 500 million personal computers will become obsolete and enter the municipal solid waste stream. Electronic waste is growing 2–3 times faster than any other solid waste." What is Rappahannock County doing?
RLEP's Rick Kohler was a member of a five-person sludge committee authorized by Rappahannock County's Board of Supervisors to develop a sludge ordinance, which the BOS approved 2007. The ordinance includes requirements and procedures for permitting; testing and monitoring of sludge content, spreading, and containment; documentation in county land records; and transportation and storage of sludge in the county. All relate to the public health, safety, and welfare of county citizens and the environment. Under Virginia's Dillon Rule, localities can only regulate the application of sewage sludge (biosolids) as a fertilizer, not ban it.
- Wastewater Management
- Conservation Easements
- Uranium Mining