Storm Water Standards Manual And Related Documents
New Development and Re-Development
The City is required to update its Storm Water Standards Manual to conform to the 2013 Municipal Storm Water Permit and for consistency with the Regional Best Management Practices (BMP) Design Manual.
- The 2018 Storm Water Standards Manual is located in the Land Developement Manual webpage here.
Offsite Storm Water Alternative Compliance Program for Meeting New Development Requirements
Technical Advisory Committee
The Municipal Permit provides Offsite Alternative Compliance, as an option for Priority Development Projects in lieu of implementing onsite structural BMPs to comply with pollutant control and hydromodification management requirements. The City will implement the alternative compliance program in two phases:
- Phase I: Applicant Implemented Alternative Compliance Projects where the project applicant would propose an offsite alternative compliance project and be fully responsible for the project’s design, construction, operation, and long-term maintenance. Phase I implementation coincides with February 16, 2016, the effective date of the Storm Water Standards Manual Update.
- Phase II: Independent Alternative Compliance Projects includes another option, a credit trading system. This phase is currently in the initial planning stage.
- Offsite Alternative Compliance Schedule
- Alternative Compiance Program Technical Advisory Committee Members
- Phase II Progress Update Meeting Agenda
- Phase II Progress Update Presentation
For further questions regarding Alternative Compliance, please contact Eric Mosolgo at (858) 541-4337 or at [email protected].
Storm Water Ordinance Amendment and Minimum BMPs
Current and Existing Development
The City is required to amend its Storm Water Management and Discharge Control Ordinance per San Diego Municipal Code Section 43.03 to conform to the requirements of the 2013 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Order R9-2013-0001 issued by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The 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 (BMPs) before they are deemed allowable into the storm drain system. BMPs are required implementation activities to prevent pollution from leaving a property and entering the storm drain system.
Public information sessions about the draft Ordinance and Minimum BMPs were held in January 2015. Public comments received following these meetings were reviewed and incorporated into the documents below, as appropriate.
- Storm Water Final Ordinance 2015.pdf
- Minimum BMPs 2015.pdf
- Minimum BMPs Response to Comments Table.pdf