|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|
After 3 years of work and unprecedented level of public involvement, the Commonwealth of Virginia has released its proposed new regulations to control polluted runoff from new development. This new proposal places greater controls on polluted runoff coming from new development which is essential in our quest to restore clean water to our rivers and the Bay - which is a battle we are currently losing to erosion and pollution through development. Virginia has paid a high price for degraded water quality and will continue to incur a cost if the Comoonwealth's clean water commitments are not kept. Please do not weaken the proposed regulations and allow our water qualtiy problems to escalate. I strongly urge that the proposed regulation be kept strong. Thank you.