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The Time is Now to Comment on Proposed Stormwater Regulations

March 28th began the 30-day comment period for the proposed Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit Regulations (Parts 1, 2 & 3.) This reflects the final opportunity to comment on the recommended changes that came out of the Regulatory Advisory Panel (RAP) convened by the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR.)   Prior to presentation of the revised final recommendations to the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board (VSWCB), DCR is soliciting public comment on the proposed revisions to the regulations. Please follow this link to review the complete document as well as the history of previous RAP meetings and the proposed regulations that preceeded the formation of the RAP. The comment period will end at 5 p.m. on April 27, 2011. Anyone wishing to submit comments may do so by mail, facsimile or e-mail. Comments may be mailed to: Regulatory Coordinator Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation 203 Governor Street, Suite 302 Richmond, VA 23219 Comments may also be...

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What’s Happening with the Virginia Stormwater Management Program?

If you are trying to keep up with the latest changes associated with the draft Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit Regulations Parts I, II and III (4 VAC 50-60) please read on for a concise summary of where the regulations currently stand. ◊  Proposed Implementation Schedule USEPA issued final Chesapeake TMDL on December 29, 2010. General Assembly requires new regulations 280 days from final Chesapeake Bay TMDL – October 7, 2011. Localities have no sooner than 15 months and not more than 21 months after regulations are effective to adopt new regulations  or provide 6 months’ notice for the request to turn review authority over to DCR. The following are the highlights of the latest DRAFT of the regulation regarding water quality and quantity control,   The draft regulation can be found at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/lr2d.shtml.   Note:  These are subject to revision by the Regulatory Advisory Panel (RAP), DCR, and the General Assembly.   The next RAP meeting is...

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