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  4:18 pm
Commenter: Emma Mitchell

pass stormwater regulations in their entirety

Having lived in the Rappahannock River watershed since 1992, I have watched this area grow much like the rest of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  But with that growth I have watched the Rappahannock and the Bay deteriorate from nutrient and bacteria pollution.  According to the Chesapeake Bay Program, from 1990-2000 population growth in the Bay watershed increased by only 8% but impervious surfaces increased by an incredible 41%.  Measures must be taken to reduce the amount of polluted stormwater entering our waterways or the 16,797,132 people who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be facing an even more dire situation.  The proposed regulations give Virginia the opportunity to lead the way.  Please, take the necessary actions and pass the proposed stormwater regulations in their entirety.  I hope that my children's children need not fear Vibrio vulnificus or any other perils from swimming in the Rappahannock.

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