Virginia Stormwater Management Programs for Non-MS4 Localities May Be Administered by DEQ Pending Legislative Approval

Roadside Stormwater DrainFor the past 2 years localities across the Commonwealth have been preparing to locally administer the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) and are becoming increasingly concerned about the costs of implementation. However, with the Senate passing of SB423, it is likely that non-MS4 localities will no longer be required to locally administer the VSMP – these localities will have the option to have the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administer and enforce the VSMP. Additionally, this Bill provides:

  • Reciprocity with programs in other states for the certification of proprietary best management practices (BMPs)
  • An agreement-in-lieu-of a stormwater management plan, and
  • Updates the hearings and appeals processes

Information regarding Senate Bill 423 can be found here: