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Supervisors to receive update on stormwater management plan

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will receive an update on current program development progress and pending legislation of the county’s stormwater management plan during its April 1 meeting in the colonial courthouse, starting at 7 p.m.

Gloucester County must decide whether to manage the new requirements locally or have the state Department of Environmental Quality administer the program. The county must also submit a final stormwater management program to DEQ.

In legislation and corresponding regulations that took effect on Sept. 13, 2011, the General Assembly directed local governments to develop and administer stormwater management programs adding this component to erosion and sediment control programs currently under county purview. 

According to Gloucester’s environmental programs administrator Scott Rae, such regulations combine to protect local water resources by minimizing sediment and other pollutants from building sites during and after construct...

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