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Storm Water Phase II
Federal Water Pollution
Control Act
(Clean Water Act)
• 1972 – NPDES permits added to CWA
• 1987 – Regulation of Storm Water
• 1990 – Phase I permits (MS4s)
• 1999 – Phase II permits (small MS4s)
• 2004 – NOI & Plan ???
Phase II Permits
CSU’s originally fell into the Phase II group as
“Non-Traditional MS4’s”.
Based on the 1990 census.
Campus population > 10,000.
Area population density > 1000 people per
square mile.
Notice of Intent (NOI) & Campus Plans.
Application deadline will be at least 365 days
after the MS4 General Permit adoption date
(scheduled for April 30, 2003 SWRB meeting).
Submit NOI, SWMP, and Fee to RWQCB
SD Region 9 : (858)467-2988
Best Management Practices
Annual MS4 Permit Costs
State Water Resource Board fee schedule:
Based on RWQB designation of CSU’s coverage.
Populations (Faculty, Staff, Students & Visitors)
Up to 10,000 = $2000.00 per year
Over 10K = $3000.00 per year
for the permit application fee
Generic Plan
Minimalist Plan - Minimum possible Best Management
Practices (BMP’s)
Share writing- originated from CSUF, CSULB, CSUS, UC
Presidents Office
Cost saving
Reduced operational workload
Attainable goals over the 5 years
Let SWRB or RWRB add BMP’s to plan after submittal.
Recommendation-to contact Regional board and get them involved in
our plan from the beginning.
Schedules of activities, prohibitions of
practices, maintenance procedures, and
other management practices to prevent or
reduce the pollution of waters of the
United States. BMPs also include
treatment requirements, operating
procedures, and practices to control site
runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste
disposal, or drainage from raw material
BMP Resources
• EPA’s BMP Toolbox
– http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/menu
• CASQA’s BMP Handbooks
– www.cabmphandbooks.com/
• ASCE’s BMP Database
– http://www.bmpdatabase.org
• Others
– www.swrcb.ca.gov/stormwtr/bmp_database.html
Reduce pollutants in storm water
discharges to the Maximum Extent
Practicable (MEP) by implementing a
Storm Water Management Program
• Your SWMP is your vision for
protecting water quality over the next
five years and beyond
Along with BMPs,
measurable goals, time
schedules, and responsible
persons define your
• 6 Minimum Control Measures as a basis
for a SWMP
• BMPs to address 6 Minimum Control
• Measurable Goals for each BMP
• Time Schedules for each Measurable Goal
Public Participation Requirements
 Comply with State and local public notice requirements
 Allow the public to review and comment on the permit
and SWMP
 Involve the public in the implementation of SWMP
 Volunteers for stenciling, link on websites (PDC, RM&S
and FAC) to the site that will be hosting the info on the
implementation of the permit.
 RM&S will promote local household hazardous waste
Illicit Discharge Detection and
Elimination Requirements
 Storm sewer system map. RM&S will seek
assistance from Facility Services for this.
 An ordinance prohibiting non-storm water
 Plan to detect and address non-storm water
Educate the public on the hazards of illicit
Illicit Discharge Detection and
Elimination Requirements
 Set up as program to identify pollutants, which
will tell you what BMP’s to put in place.
Prioritize these based on the type of community
that you have. The EPA site has some good info
about land use.
Hotline or weblink to inform enforcement party
as to illicit discharges. Follow up process on
these calls.
Touch base with local activities for consistency
Construction Site Control
• An enforce ordinance to require erosion
and sediment controls at construction sites
• MS4 must require construction site
operators to us BMPs
• Site plan and BMP review
• Public comments/complaints procedures
• Site inspections and enforcement
Construction Site Control
• Boiler SWPP from CAL TRANS for BMP’s
• Incorporate NEPA and CEQA stormwater quality
specifications into our programs.
SWPP- should be part of bid package regardless
of size of project. During bidding process of
more than one acre have a brochure that
mentions the state permit requirements
Go to EPA site in regards to land use
Many communities are similar, look at
what they are doing
The permittee may rely on a SIE (e.g. Vallecitos
Water District) to satisfy one or more of the permit
obligations if the separate entity can appropriately
and adequately address the storm water issues of
the permittee.
Look at what you are already doing
o Restaurant inspections
o Household hazardous waste day
o Handling complaints
o Pollution Prevention Fair-outreach , distribute
logo products not stuff that becomes trash.
Annual Reports due in 2004
 Have you done what you said you would
In light of water quality, have you seen
noticeable changes?
Are the BMPs you chose effective?
Are they implemented well?
Reporting form
Is what you are doing working?
• Evaluation/Assessment Parameters
• Use the information that you are gathering
to help tailor your program
– Ex: If you continually have to clean out a
particular storm drains because of sediment,
you should focus on construction activity in
that drainage area
Iterative approach: Is what you are doing
Activity Examples
By the end of year one, we will cleanout
50% of the drop inlets. By the end of year
two we will cleanout another 50%.
By the end of year one, we will adopt an
enforceable ordinance prohibiting nonstorm water discharges
Output Examples
• By the end of year one we will produce
two different brochures – one general and
one targeting lawn and garden care
• By the end of year two, we will have
collected 5 tons of sediment/wk through
street sweeping
Outcome Examples
• There will be a 50% increase in the people
surveyed who know the basics about MS4s
between year one and year three
• There will be a 25% decrease in the
number of reported localized flooding
incidents between years two and three
(with some evaluation of rain data)
Impact Examples
 25% reduction in trash collected at creek
cleanup between years 1 and 2 and
between years 2 and 3
 2 degree decrease in water temperature
between years 1 and 5 due to revegetation of riparian corridor
Measurable Goals
 Reasonable - did you reach your goal Yes/No?. Do you
have direct control over it? After implementation are
they still reasonable?
 Relevant – Are they related to water quality? Are they
producing a behavior change?
 Reaching- Do they meet the MEP?
Responsibilities at CSUSM
• RM&S –
plan submittal, public education and outreach
component of permit & training coordination.
PD&C –
construction project oversight &
compliance (pre thru post construction).
Facilities – annual review, reporting, hardscape &
softscape maintenance
Building Marshall (Recommendation)- compliance oversight
& enforcement
Funding – 1st year: VP FAS, 2nd yr Facilities or VPFAS
Other sources that can be used: Utility budget, Parking,
Emergency Response
 Prevent any materials other than rainwater from
entering the storm drain system.
 Fire Departments enjoy exemptions to this rule.
 Facilities and RM&S responsible
 New supplies have been purchased by RM&S for this
purpose. Covers and dikes for storm drains
The Ultimate Goal
Protect the Ocean
Board Contacts
• Jarma Bennett
– 916)341-5532
– bennj@dwq.swrcb.ca.gov
• Pamela Barksdale
– (916) 341-5280
– pbarksdale@swrcb.ca.gov
Risk Management
and Safety