NRMCA Discusses Stormwater Management with Virginia Authorities

NRMCA Senior Director of National Resources Phil Kresge recently met with the county developers and engineers for Spotsylvania County, VA, to discuss new stormwater management regulations. Representatives of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) also attended the meeting. Kresge made a presentation on pervious concrete and explained its role in stormwater management. Following the presentation, he answered several questions on pervious concrete’s design and placement, durability and maintenance. Kresge’s participation in the meeting was facilitated by Hessam Nabavi of the Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association (VRMCA) and NRMCA member Jim Murray from Rowe Materials.

Revisions to the Virginia Stormwater Management Regulations (SWM) became effective on September 13, 2011. Local implementation of stormwater management is a key component of the new regulations. The Virginia Stormwater Management Act mandates that a number of localities – primarily those covered the by the Chesapeake Bay Act or that hold a separate federal municipal stormwater sewer system permit (known as an MS4) – develop and operate their own stormwater management program. The act also provides a number of localities, primarily in the southern and western parts of the state, the option to implement stormwater management rules through a local program. These localities can establish and operate their own local program, keeping fees to pay for the program or have local development regulated under a DCR-operated program.

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