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Local Stormwater Management Programs: Message to Local Governments from DCR, “START NOW”

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is conducting a series of outreach sessions across the Commonwealth to facilitate rollout of the new stormwater regulations and to provide additional information and guidance on development of Local Stormwater Management Programs now required under the current law and regulation. While much has been accomplished and DCR’s tools and guidance are evolving and becoming more readily available, there is still much to be undertaken by many localities to implement the new stormwater regulations. One thing remains clear: The clock is ticking and the message from DCR is - “Start Now!!" One important clarification from these sessions … July 1, 2014 has been widely publicized as the implementation date for Local Government Stormwater management programs. This date however assumes a 12 month extension from the original deadline of June 2013 as allowed under the regulations. Several administrative steps must be followed in order for localities to be granted...

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