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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7/27/09  1:49 pm
Commenter: Jonathan Jackson

Revise Stormwater Regulations to promote redevelopment, not sprawl!
I believe that Virginia may be wise to duplicate successful programs used in other more progressive areas of the country. One example to consider is Portland, Oregon’s urban growth boundary. While not perfect, it can be argued that this has successfully re-created the density our cities need to survive and prosper.
The current Stormwater Regulations and their associated requirements for 20% reduction of predevelopment levels will quite effectively eliminate redevelopment in the Commonwealth’s urban areas; something that I think we can all agree is beneficial for our region.


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