Builders & environmental groups work together on runoff regs

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Home Builders Association of Virginia says builders and environmental groups are coming together on the controversial new storm water runoff regulations.

In December, the state adopted new regs to limit pollution runoff from new homes and buildings, but builders say they will be too expensive.

The HBA says builders along with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the James River Association, and the Nature Conservancy all agreed to support a revised Senate bill to delay the new regulations until the Federal EPA issues its own new regulations in December.

The bill also requires the state regs to conform to the new federal rules. Builders say this will encourage construction to continue in the meantime.

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