|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|
Virginia’s position atop the pro-business rankings is at risk because of a series of regulations that hamper the ability for Virginia to grow in a sustainable way.
More specifically, the proposed amendments to Virginia’s stormwater regulations conflict with a number of areas where commercial, residential, and industrial development professionals have made progress towards building more sustainable communities. We believe the technical regulations as written, will actually discourage re-development within and around existing infrastructure and encourage sprawl. A quick summary of some of the problems are as follows:
The regulations consider any conversion of woods to parks, ballfields, yards, and open spaces, to be “managed turf”. These managed turf areas will be deemed to be between
We respectfully request that the proposed changes be rejected. We encourage the Department to more thoroughly study the regulations and propose more realistic standards to preserve water quality here in Virginia.