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Storm Water Ordinance Amendment and Minimum BMPs - Proposed 2015

The City is required to amend its Storm Water Management and Discharge Control Ordinance San Diego Municipal Code Section 43.03 (PDF) to conform to the requirements of the 2013 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit (Order No. R9-2013-0001) (PDF) issued by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.

The draft amendments include updates to the list of non-storm water discharges (including conditions for the discharges) allowed into the City's storm drain system. The amended list is consistent with the list from the 2013 MS4 Permit. Each of the discharges described in the ordinance require minimum Best Management Practices before they are deemed allowable into the storm drain system.

Best Management Practices, commonly called BMPs, are activities that you are required to implement to prevent pollution from leaving your property and entering the storm drain system.

The DRAFT Ordinance and Minimum BMPs are provided below for review. For more information about the adoption and input schedule, please click here.

Public information sessions about the DRAFT amendments to the new Storm Water Ordinance and Minimum Best Management Practices will be held on January 12th and 13th, 2015.

January 12, 2015
6:00PM - 7:30PM
San Diego Concourse
North Terrace Rooms #206-9
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
January 13, 2015
1:00PM - 2:30PM
San Diego Concourse
North Terrace Rooms #206-9
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101

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