On Sept. 8, 2011, the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board authorized DCR to prepare and submit a NOIRA to consider changes and solicit recommendations to the General Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (4 VAC 50-60-1100 et seq.) [Part XIV] in accordance with the Administrative Process Act exemption requirements specified in §2.2-4006 A8. The NOIRA will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on May21, 2012 and a 30-day public comment period will remain open through June 20, 2012.
The Department will be forming a Regulatory Advisory Panel (RAP) to provide recommendations to the Department regarding the development of a proposed General Permit. Additional information regarding the work of the RAP will be posted as it becomes available.