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Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board
Stormwater Management Regulations RENUMBERED AS 9 VAC 25-870 [4 VAC 50 ‑ 60]
Action Establish water quality criteria for new development activities within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Comment Period Ends 2/3/2010
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2/3/10  4:42 pm
Commenter: Patrick Felling, Virginia Policy Director, Potomac Conservancy

Potomac Conservancy Supports Timely Rulemaking Using Best Available Science

Re:     Regulatory Action to Establish Water Quality Design Criteria for New Development (4VAC50-60)


The Virginia Soil & Water Conservation Board has shown a determination to use the best available science during the recent revision to post-construction stormwater regulations. With the Board’s December 2009 decision to initiate a new regulatory effort to base the water quality criteria on the latest modeling data from EPA, they continue to demonstrate a commitment to establishing rules on the strongest scientific basis.


Potomac Conservancy requests the Board and DCR initiate this regulatory action without delay, laying the groundwork now with the creation of a balanced Regulatory Advisory Panel, and designing a process for incorporating the best science into this regulation. The outcome of this rulemaking will help ensure that future economic growth within the Commonwealth does not negatively impact our waterways and water resources.


Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this regulatory action.



Patrick Felling

Virginia Policy Director

Potomac Conservancy

19 W. Cork St, Suite 201

Winchester, VA 22601

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