The Joint Permit Application (JPA) is a combined application for state, federal and local agencies for activities within wetlands or waters in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although each separate agency is responsible for their particular statutes, regulations and issuance of their specific permits, the JPA process is designed to streamline the application process for an applicant.
Activities requiring review through the JPA process include but are not limited to:
stream restoration projects
filling waters of the US or wetlands
marsh toe stabilizations
road crossings over tidal waterways
The primary agencies involved through the JPA process are: