General Notice- Public comment period on proposed General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (9VAC25-880) extended until December 6, 2023
The 60 day public comment period on the proposed General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (9VAC25-880) regulation began August 14, 2023 and was scheduled to end on October 13, 2023. For reasons explained below, the public comment period is being extended until December 6, 2023.
Comments were to be submitted to the agency by mail, through the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall public comment forum or by email to Scott Van Der Hyde at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address did not accept email message for a portion of the comment period. If you submitted or attempted to submit comments to the agency using email@example.com before October 13, 2023 please RESUBMIT these comments by mail, the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall public comment forum, or by email to the individual listed below prior to December 6, 2023, to ensure that your comment has been received. DEQ will consider all comments on the proposed regulation that are received between August 14, 2023, and December 6, 2023.
The General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (9VAC25?880) authorizes the discharge of stormwater from construction activities equal to or greater than 1 acre of land disturbance or less than 1 acre of land disturbance within a larger common plan of development or sale. This regulatory action is needed in order for existing and new construction activities to be covered under this general permit regulation. Further information on this regulatory action is available on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website at: https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewAction.cfm?actionid=5921
How to comment: Comments may be provided on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website’s comment forum. Additionally, DEQ accepts written comments by hand-delivery, e-mail, or postal mail. Comments shall include the full name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the comment period.
Contact for public comments, document requests and additional information: Rebeccah W. Rochet, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, 23218; Phone: (804) 801-2950; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .