|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 proposed amendments (specifically Part 2 Tech Criteria) of Virginia's Stormwater Management Regulations are counter productive to smart growth and re-development and actually encourage sprawl. That said, they should be rejected.
Clean water and a clean environment is a goal that everyone desires. The balance is to develop and regulate responsibly. From reviewing the documents, I don't believe that all the facts are have been thoroughly evaluated that prove the cost versus benefit is warranted. Designing to a 0.28 lb/ac/year phosphorus is extremely difficult and in some cases cost prohibitive to obtain. The economic impacts from the proposed regulations would be devastating.