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  5:14 pm
Commenter: Mark Slusher

This is a Baldface Attempt to Circumvent the Legislative Process to Restrict Property Rights

1.  This does not establish regulations to improve water quality, it drastically increases the existing regulations governing development that are adequate and already in place. 

2.  This regulatory change, without any legislative action, effectively increases the scope of the Chesapeake Bay Act from all land east of i-95 to include the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.  How can that be legal?

3.  This increase in regulation will cost private business over $2.0 Billion dollars to implement for no measurable increase in the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay or its contributory streams.  Private development accounts for less than 5% of the land flowing to the Chesapeake Bay.  This 2.0 Billion dollars will be paid by:

a Home owners in cost of homes

b. Private businesses in lease rates and cost of land for new construction

c. Put Virginia in a material competive DISADVANTAGE, to attract future business to Virginia.

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