|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|
I am a life long resident of
I have been a frequent user of the upper James, the lower James and the
That said, I would like to register my opposition to the proposed storm water regulation in its current form.
These regulations as written, provide only marginal incremental benefit to our state waters at an economically crippling price. The real world cost of this proposal to our Commonwealth in terms of lost jobs and diminished quality of life is enormous. These impacts will be felt by all residents of
Furthermore, the unintended consequence of this proposal in terms of forced sprawl, will do much to negate whatever benefit is derived from any change to the existing regulations.
We can do a much better job providing for the Chesapeake Bay and the rivers that feed it, and at a much lower cost to the citizens of
I encourage the Board to defer the adoption of Part 2 of this proposal until a more effective proposal can be crafted.