Richmond Times-Dispatch: Science & Technology
January 6, 2014
Starting this year, Virginia is requiring local governments to run programs to reduce pollution caused by rain, and the local stormwater-management programs would be more stringent than a similar program now run by the state Department of Environmental Quality.
Worried about the costs and about whether they can have the programs running by mid-2014, many localities want the General Assembly to move the July 1 start date back a year.
“It’s just pushing the timetable too tight for localities to have an effective program in place (by July 1) that we know is right,” said Larry J. Wills, the chairman of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors.