|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|
Dear Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board Members,
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That award has an enormous positive impact on those of us in the real estate industry in the Commonwealth and its potential for creating and bringing new jobs and sorely needed tax revenues. The high quality of life in the Commonwealth helps drive the engine of growth and we all respect the need to create and foster a healthy balance of environmental, human and economic sustainability. The real estate community and the members of the various allied professional real estate organizations truly believes in best practices in the areas of sustainability, urban re-development, and growth management to preserve the quality of life for our citizens.
But the proposed amendments to the Virginia Stormwater Management Regulations could sink all these great efforts, excuse the phrase, “ right down the river.”
More specifically, the proposed amendments to
My real estate business model www.HaveSiteWillTravel.com puts me in contact with 100’s of potential corporate users and owners that I try to bring to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This proposed regulation will cause serious damage to those marketing efforts and put Virginia at a disadvantage in attracting new businesses to relocate here or existing ones to expand. It could actually cause existing businesses to leave the Commonwealth and we can ill afford to lose those companies, the jobs and the tax revenues.
For the sake of my business personally and the real estate industry overall I respectfully request that the proposed changes be rejected. The Department needs to study the regulations with more practicing real estate professionals and community economic developers to help propose a more realistic standard(s) to preserve water quality in Virginia.
Thank you for your consideration.
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