The House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee #3 unanimously recommended HB 377 (Bulova) and HB 925 (Bulova) for reporting by a 10-0 vote. As highlighted in the January 23 Capitol Contact, HB 377 eliminates the requirement to obtain a Virginia Water Protection Permit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) when modifying stormwater management facilities that was created on dry land for the purpose of conveying, treating, or storing stormwater. HB 925 makes several technical amendments to remedy recent stormwater regulatory changes.
VACo spoke in favor of Delegate David Bulova’s legislation and looks forward to supporting the bills as they now reach the full committee.
VACo Contact: Chris McDonald, Esq.