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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8/2/09  11:46 am
Commenter: Jim Smyers

Proposed DCR Regulations

This proposed new regulation appears to be poorly conceived, short sighted and will further weaken our already staggering economy, while not providing the alleged benefit to the environment as claimed. 

As a lover of the bay and saltwater kayak fisherman, I support any reasonable measures that protect this beautiful resource and national treasure.  However, minimizing population density necessarily distributes the population over a greater land mass, bespoiling ever more natural land which acts as a filter for the rain water on its way to the bay. 

Secondly, the restrictions and additional costs to developers, tradespeople and materials suppliers, who are already suffering in this economy, will be devastating and will cost jobs to  even more Virginians.

Please reject this disasterous regulation.

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