Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Regulation (formerly 4VAC50-60) [9 VAC 25 ‑ 870]
Action Plasticulture Operations Regulation - Initial Adoption
Comment Period Ended on 3/29/2010
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3/29/10  4:31 pm
Commenter: Wilmer Stoneman, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Oppose Promulgation of Plasticulture Regulations

On behalf of members of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, I ask that regulations not be promulgated for growers that raise tomatoes utilizing plasticulture methods. 


Concerns expressed to date have focused on sediment and only three operations.  This is easily addressed by establishing or continuing a working relationship with the local Soil and Water Conservation District or by the Agriculture Stewardship Program in the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Both offer the needed individual attention to the issue rather than blanket regulation that will effect not only operations in question but also innocent growers state wide. 


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