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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

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Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Stormwater Regulations

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Virginia Regulations and Programs

Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit Regulations of Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board 

The Stormwater Management Regulations specify minimum technical criteria and administrative procedures for stormwater management programs which local governments are authorized to adopt to achieve the effective control of precipitation runoff from land development projects. These regulations also establish minimum technical criteria and administrative procedures that apply to land development projects that are conducted by state agencies.  

Links to State Stormwater Regulations and Information:

·         DCR – Stormwater management program (Virginia Stormwater Regulations)

·         DEQ – Industrial Activity stormwater program

·         DCR – Agricultural BMP

·         DCR – “Better Land Use Planning” booklet

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Local Stormwater Management Requirements (Richmond region)

 “DCR oversees regulated activities undertaken on state and federal property, while localities (counties, cities, towns) have the option to establish a local SWM [stormwater management] program to regulate these same activities on private property in their jurisdiction.  State stormwater regulations promote consistency among local SWM programs by developing technical criteria and administrative procedures with which property owners and agents must comply. Specifically, land development and land use conversion activities must prepare and seek approval of a SWM plan, also referred to as a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan by EPA, that describes all SWM controls and policies to be used to control the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff from the activity.”  (From: DCR Stormwater Program webpage.)

Links to Local Programs:

Charles City County – Contact information

Chesterfield County – Office on Water Quality

Goochland County – Community Development Department - Environmental and Land Development Review

Hanover County – Department of Public Works - Environmental Issues

Henrico County – Public Works - Environmental Division

New Kent County – Department of Community Development

Powhatan County – Contact information

City of Richmond – Department of Public Works - Stormwater Management



Chesterfield County has been included on the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) list of Water Quality Improvement Fund (WQIF)  Project Grant Awards for 2006.

This $169,000 grant will fund a 3 year Low Impact Development (LID) initiative in Chesterfield County The LID initiative will consist of demonstration projects for each of the 3 major development types: commercial, residential, and industrial.  To find out more about the initiative, contact Heather Barrar, Chesterfield Office of Water Quality, 804-748-1920.



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