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The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board are each respectively in the process of examining and issuing regulations impacting the development and construction industry.  The proposed VDOT regulations cover access management and relate to minor arterials, collectors, and local streets.  The public comment period began September 15, 2009 and is set to end on October 14, 2009.

The Soil and Water Board's stormwater regulations include significant amendments to stormwater management and were designed to address water quality and quantity and local stormwater management criteria.  Public comment ended on August 21, 2009 resulting in 408 comments.   The very significant level of commentary reflects a high degree of citizen and business interest and involvement.  The comments range from general but impassioned calls to defend the environment to quite a bit of substantive critical comments from design professionals, builders, and ordinary citizens regarding the regulations and their potential resulting economic impact.