At a public hearing Thursday, county land surveyors, engineers and alawyer questioned whether proposed amendments to the county's storm water management ordinance would make the regulation too stringent.
The county has proposed revising and upgrading the 6-year-old ordinance to clarify procedures developers follow in construction.
The law is intended to control the adverse effects of increased storm water runoff from development sites. Those effects include property damage, increased erosion, degradation of water quality and diminished flood controls.
Those who testified said the amended ordinance would exceed state standards and questioned a more narrow interpretation of exemptions than defined by the state. They also objected torestricting the design of storm water management systems to professional engineers since land surveyors have done the same work.