Virginia Stormwater Program Authority Transfer and Integration on Agenda for Two-day Special Meeting of State Water Control Board on August 26-27, 2013

On 8/26/13, at 11 a.m., and continuing on 8/27/13, at 9 a.m, Virginia’s State Water Control Board will a special meeting on proposed changes to the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Regulations.  The meetings will be held at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) central office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond.

The changes involve the transfer of authority for the program from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the DEQ, and the integration of the following stormwater-related regulatory areas: 1) Virginia Stormwater Management Program, 9 VAC 25-870 in the Virginia Administrative Code; General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities, 9 VAC 25-880;General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from SmallMunicipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, 9 VAC 25-890;Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations, 9 VAC 25-830;Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations, 9 VAC 25-840; and Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Certification Regulations, 9 VAC 25-850.

The agenda document showing the changes to the regulatory sections is available online at the Regulatory Town Hall notice for the meetings; click on the meeting hyperlinks above to access the notices, or go to the Regulatory Town Hall’s meeting page at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/meetings.cfm?time=future.

The DEQ’s Web site for the Virginia Stormwater Management Program is http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/StormwaterManagement.aspx.

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