Construction and Development Storm Water Programs

Construction Storm Water Compliance Guidance:

  • State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) Construction Storm Water Program –

  • California Stormwater Quality Association’s (CASQA) Construction BMP Handbook (subscription required) -
  • International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database - The website features a database of over 530 BMP studies, performance analysis results, tools for use in BMP performance studies, monitoring guidance and other study-related publications.   
  • Monthly Dirt – Sign up for this free monthly email newsletter regarding the California Construction General Permit. -
  • Storm Water Awareness Week - Storm Water Awareness Week is an annual week long collaboration effort of the storm water community that exists to provide an opportunity for earning professional development credits free of charge.  As we like to say, "Storm water education shouldn't be big business." -
  • San Joaquin Valley Storm Water Quality Partnership (SJVSWQP) – SJVSWQP provides annual regional training opportunities through a partnership of central valley municipalities. -
  • Got SWPPP – Are you QSP or QSD? The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is now implementing training requirements relating to the Construction General Permit which became effective July 1, 2010, for storm water discharges associated with construction and land disturbance activities. By September 2, 2011, individuals developing and revising SWPPPs must obtain certification as a Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD), while individuals implementing best management practices and/or conducting site monitoring, sampling, and reporting activities must obtain certification as a Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP).  Those looking to become a QSP or QSD can start their certification process at
  • Maintain Your BMPs Poster (EPA) – Poster

Post-Construction (Development Standards)

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