|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|
When will our "elected" government officials realize their source of income is driven greatly by development and re-development? The new regulations unjustly burden development with the responsibility of cleaning the waters of the entire Commonwealth while pre-regulation development and farming are the major culprits in creating sediment and pollultion. DCR recently changed their impoundment regulations with NO GRANDFATHER CLAUSE for existing impoundments, financially bankrupting Homeowner's Associations with re-design and re-construction of impoundments that were approved by state and local agencies, per the regulations at the time of original construction. Not responding to the new regulations leads to fines and potential legal actions.
Another case in point of ENOUGH is ENOUGH is a county where the landowner is being required to store runoff volumes that are over 100-fold the amount of impervious area being created by 4 private dwellings on large acreage lots. Instead of allowing minimal disturbance and maintaining existing wooded condtions, acres of land are to be cleard, by local "policy" regulations, to create water quality/quantiy basins. Further the planning department is requiring private access locations in violation of VDOT life/safety regulations and their own ordinance.
More regulation is NOT the answer. PROPER and FAIR regulation for the ENTIRE Commonwealth, existing and proposed, is the answer. Government needs to not only hold the Commonwealth's residents individually and jointly responsible, but hold THEMSELVES responsible as well.