Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board
Stormwater Management Regulations AS 9 VAC 25-870 [4 VAC 50 ‑ 60]
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.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 8/21/2009
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7/8/09  4:12 pm
Commenter: Brinkley Sharpe, Student

Stormwater Regulations

We are extremely lucky as Virginians to have this beautiful water surrounding us, and particularily as an inhabitant of Fredericksburg, right along the banks of the Rappahanock River, I care about the state of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Unfortunately, we have not reached a stage in which industry is building to not only "not harm" the environment, but also to utilize it and nourish it well. As it stands, industry--which this particular set of regulations affects--is taken aback by any limits given to them, regardless of how beneficial they might be (even to their companies) in the long run.

As a concerned citizen, I think it is important that lawmakers do not stay in the pockets of financial giants like the Virginia Association of Home Builders, and instead make decisions for the benefit of the masses, and Virginia itself.

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