Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (formerly Part XIV, 4VAC50-60) [9 VAC 25 ‑ 880]
Action Amend and Reissue the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 6/7/2013
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6/7/13  7:02 pm
Commenter: Dylan Cooper

Comment on Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit Regulation?s (4VAC50-60?)

Dear Mr. Michael Fletcher:


I am a concerned Virginia citizen and a land and water resources engineering student at Virginia Tech. I am currently involved in research on the effects of urbanization (Blacksburg and Virginia Tech) on the local impaired stream, Stroubles Creek. I am also preparing to begin internship work for the Site and Infrastructure Development group at VT involved in regulating stormwater pollution across campus. I have seen the devastating impacts that an improperly built construction site can have on a stream. It is imperative for a builder to follow their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan in order to reduce the effects that sediment, nutrients, and other possible pollutants can have on streams. It is also important for builders to have to make these documents available to the public so that we may be sure that proper care is being used in protecting our environment. So I  urge you to put the provision back in the permit which allows citizens to obtain SWPPP’s for construction sites.


Thank you for what you do and for your consideration.




Dylan Cooper

Biological Systems Engineering Major

Virginia Tech, 2015

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