All of the Bay states are shifting to a new paradigm for managing urban stormwater runoff from both new development and redevelopment projects. The new paradigm is reflected in new performance standards that require greater levels of stormwater treatment using Low Impact Development (LID) and site design practices to mimic predevelopment hydrologic conditions.
In early 2012, an Expert Panel was convened to review all of the available science on the pollutant removal performance and runoff reduction capability of BMPs that are used to comply with the new state-wide performance standards for new development and redevelopment for all of the States and jurisdictions in the Bay watershed. As of October 9, 2012 the panel’s final recommendations were approved by the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team – great job panelists!
Also, don’t forget to check out our newly developed Stormwater Practices for New and Redevelopment Projects “Fact Sheet” which breaks down the practice and the expert panel recommendations into delicious bite-size pieces…yum, yum, enjoy!
New State Stormwater Performance Standards Final Report(s)
The following training resources have been created for explaining the panel recommendations – enjoy!