County Seeks Public Input to Help Form New Stormwater Rule

Fairfax County is seeking public input for a new stormwater management ordinance (photo above is of September 2011 flash floods in Fairfax). For details, read the following notice from the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services:

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) invites you to participate in information gathering sessions to discuss issues related to the development of a new County Stormwater Management Ordinance.  The County will be preparing this ordinance in response to state regulations requiring localities to adopt ordinances and take over reviews and inspections for Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) general permits relating to stormwater runoff from construction sites.  The state regulations provide localities with some flexibility in meeting the requirements of the regulations and adapting them to local needs.  The information gathered in these sessions will be used in developing the new ordinance and design and construction standards for stormwater control practices.

Attached is detailed information on the upcoming sessions.  Please post or forward a copy to other interested parties at your discretion. If you or members of your organization wish to attend the first meeting on July 24, please send the names and email addresses of those interested to me at by close of business on July 13, 2012.  And, please contact me at 703-324-5034 or at the email listed above if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your participation. DPWES appreciates any time and effort you may be able to commit to this effort.

Carol Lamborn, PE, MPA
Strategic Initiatives Manager
Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Phone: 703-324-5034
Fax: 703-324-1818

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