What is a RPA buffer?
RPA stands for Resource Protection Area. RPA buffers are mandated under the Chesapeake Bay Act. RPAs are typically a 100% protected buffer from the edge of a waterway or wetland. Valuable information on RPAs can be found in Caroline County's Homeowner's Guide to Waterfront Living (PDF).

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1. When do I need a land disturbance permit?
2. What is required to get a land disturbance permit?
3. Is there a Fee?
4. Why do I have to post an erosion and sediment bond?
5. What is required to get a bond released?
6. What is a RPA buffer?
7. Are environmental staff members available to do courtesy inspections?