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1 Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Adopting a Local Program in Accordance with the Revised Stormwater Regulations Appomattox County February 4, 2013

2 Regulations Timeline Virginia Soil and Water Conservation (VSWC) Board adopted regulations May 24, 2011 Regulations became effective September 13, 2011 DCR to request 12 month extension from VSWC Board to extend from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014 Before July 1, 2014, Local Programs Develop and Adopt Programs and Ordinances consistent with revised regulations and State Construction General Permit

3 3 Due to existing federal or state requirements, the localities in yellow have more extensive stormwater programs than those in red. DCR Outreach Statewide

4 DCR Assistance Timeline DCR Outreach: PDCs, Districts, Regional Meetings Establish Local Government Advisory Team – Began March 2012 Program Requirement Checklist – Final May 2012 Model Ordinance Development – Underway Training Plan Administrative Tools

5 DCR Planning Timeline Guidance and Policy Development – Ongoing –Local program submittal/approval process –Runoff Reduction Method User’s Guide –Technical Guidance Initiated Construction General Permit Regulatory Action – May 2012; Proposed Regulations to VSWC Board December 2012 Transparency and Consistency – Ongoing

6 Program Elements Permit Application/Fee Collection Plan Review Permit Issuance Inspections Compliance/Enforcement DCR Oversight – Program Compliance Review Elements of Erosion and Sediment Control

7 Training Plan Phased Training –Train the Trainer –Other Groups –Certification Program – Spring 2013 Webinars –CWP June 7 –ASCE Fall 2012

8 Revised Stormwater Management Handbook The draft Revised Stormwater Management Handbook can be found at DCR’s web-site. Developed to provide additional guidance to accompany the regulations. Contains chapters with example problems

9 BMP Clearinghouse Design standards and specifications of BMPs approved for use in Virginia to control the quality and/or quantity of stormwater runoff. –Traditional practices, such as detention or wet ponds; –Low impact development practices, such as bioretention and roof drain disconnection; –Manufactured treatment devices, such as hydrodynamic separators and filters. Website disseminates the results of Virginia’s process to evaluate and certify the performance claims of manufactured/proprietary BMPs. Phases of Acceptance.

10 Coordination is Key SWM Handbook RR Methodology BMP Clearinghouse

11 Locality Benefits Developer: one-stop-shopping –Greater compliance/better protection of local natural resources Reduces program confusion. Developers /engineers will appreciate one set of standards. –Eliminates State versus Locality Permit Confusion Local Control –Speed of plan review and approval –Address local issues Facilitates DCR uniform program oversight /enforcement 11

12 Local Permit Fees Once local programs are approved and in operation, the following fees will apply: Initial Maintenance 2,500 sqft < 0.5 acre = $290 $50 Comm. POD < 1 acre = $290 $50 ≥ 0.5 acre < 1 acre = $1,500 $200 ≥ 1 acre < 5 acres = $2,700 $400 ≥ 5 acres < 10 acres = $3,400 $500 ≥ 10 acres < 50 acres = $4,500 $650 ≥ 50 acres < 100 acres = $6,100 $900 ≥ 100 acres = $9,600 $1,400 Local governments can gain approval from the Board to have lower or higher fees; however, DCR’s portion is based on the 28% of the published initial fees.

13 Question and Answer Scott Ambler Stormwater Compliance


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