BMP Resources

The Chesapeake Bay TMDL, or “Pollution Diet”, set a goal to have all practices needed to clean up the Bay in place by 2025. Within the urban sector, there are quite a few good recipes to help meet the pollution diet, you just need to know all the right ingredients! In this BMP resource portal, you will be able to find full BMP Expert Panel reports, as well as condensed fact sheets outlining all of the key information in a more succinct style. You can also check out the Bay Stormwater tab or our Training Library to access archived webinars, design specifications and other helpful resources.

Performance Standards

All of the Bay states are shifting to a new paradigm for managing urban stormwater runoff from both new development and redevelopment projects.
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Urban Stormwater Retrofits

Over the last two decades, the Chesapeake Bay states have pioneered new techniques for finding, designing and delivering retrofits to remove pollutants, improve stream health and maintain natural hydrology in developed watersheds. Several important regulatory drivers are likely to increase the amount of future stormwater retrofit implementation across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Some communities need...Learn more...

Urban Stream Restoration

Final Recommendations of the Urban Stream Restoration Expert Panel Approved Monday, May 13, 2013!!
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Urban Nutrient Management

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Urban Nutrient Management have been approved!
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Urban Street Sweeping

Learn how you can get credit toward toward meeting the Bay TMDL with your street sweeping and storm drain inlet cleaning programs.
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Enhanced Erosion and Sediment Control

Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Practices are required to be employed at construction sites in all of the Bay states. In 2007, the USWG approved sediment and nutrient reduction rates for ESC practices. At the time, the expert panel process was limited to research studies that had been conducted prior to 1995, and had no...Learn more...

Urban Filter Strips

Urban Filter Strips recently approved for use as an Urban BMP in the Chesapeake Bay watershed!
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Floating Treatment Wetlands

BREAKING: Newly approved urban stormwater BMP!
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Illicit Discharge Detection

Crediting for Nutrient Discharges from Grey Infrastructure Approved!!
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Shoreline Management

A credit for using shoreline management techniques to prevent or reduce tidal sediments getting into the Bay!
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