|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|
The added costs associated with these regulations will increase the costs to build new homes,
which will only further hamper the homebuilding industry. There is a proven relationship
between new and existing home markets: when one falters, so does the other.
These proposed regulations will promote sprawl by requiring more land to be used to
meet the same demand for commercial and industrial floorspace and residential units. That
means land will become more expensive and push the dream of homeownership further away
from the people who want it.
In tough economic times, I hope you will agree that the price tag for regulations such as these
need further examination.
Preserving our environment is vital for future generations of Virginians, as is keeping costs low
enough for those same Virginians to own a home.