|Action||Amend Parts I, II, and III of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Permit Regulations to address water quality and quantity and local stormwater management program criteria.|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/21/2009|
The state, through its regulations, should do all possible to ensure that all new and currently existing development limits stormwater runoff and the pollution of water runoff. This should include modification of parking lots to allow water permeation, the creation of permeable buffer areas around new development, the forbidding of new large impervious surfaces, the channeling of unavoidable runoff into permeable areas. It should include development of the necessary engineering calculations to estimate the effectiveness of runoff-limitation features, quantitative measures of this effectiveness, and a continuing inspection process to ensure that these features function as planned.
I am a resident of Fairfax County, retired from a career as a scientist for the government, concerned for and active in the support of natural areas such as Huntley Meadows, Dyke Marsh, Cameron Run, and the Potomac River.