Design/Build Concepts, Ltd.
A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"
Gentlemen: I am enclosing attached hereto my comments on the proposed regulation. If it is enacted and would effect our profession, it will be nearly impossible to conform with the local County, Municipal and State laws and regulations as they relate to data required on Zoning applications, Special and conditional use applications and any boundary or subdivision plat that has to go to public record. These all require that the property identification data on all adjoining lots, parcels or tracts be shown on the exhibits which will become public record. In some instances of larger tracts, we will have as many as a hundred or more adjoining lots, many of which have absentee owners. The time and effort to obtain permission for the placement of this data on the required exhibits or plats will cause severe financial loss to the land owner who is making the application. In most cases the interest clock is running and the costs escalate. The failure of one or more of the owners to approve the required use of the data could stop land development in its tracks. The information is on the internet placed by the local counties as a part of the GIS data and courthouse record data which is required by state mandate. The approval of this requirement would cause a possible collapse of the land development processes in Northern Virginia and possibly cause a work stoppage in the surveying, planning and land development engineering firms. Wilton T. Delano L.S., President Design/Build Concepts, Ltd. 4160 Dale Boulevard Dale City, Virginia 22193