When? Thursday, 04 December 2014, 12:30 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST
Cost: FREE

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Rich Batiuk, U.S. EPA, CBPO
Tom Schueler, Chesapeake Stormwater Network

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Do you struggle with how to verify all of the different stormwater and restoration practices your jurisdiction is implementing to meet the Bay TMDL? Are you confused as to what information you need to report, to whom and when? Would you like an opportunity to discuss verification procedures and protocols with the brains behind the verification committee’s guidance document? Then join us for TRUST BUT VERIFY

Getting Ready for the New Era of Urban BMP Verification in the Chesapeake Bay where we will provide local governments and the private sector the bottom line on how implementation of verification will impact practice and why it is so badly needed in order to meet the Bay TMDL. Some of the things we will cover include: the need for verification, the genesis of verification, a review of the the Chesapeake Bay Program‘s Urban BMP Verification Committee‘s Urban BMP Verification Principles (download below), what verification IS NOT and finally, some of the tools and resources that exist to help you accomplish verification of stormwater BMPs.


The MS4 Implementers and the Bay TMDL webcast series is geared toward local government staff, consultants and state agency staff that have primary responsibility to find, design and build the green infrastructure and urban restoration practices needed to comply with the Bay TMDL and their MS4 permits. The training objective is to help them master the art and science of nutrient accounting and provide them with planning and design tools so that they can cost-effectively achieve urban sector load reductions under their local or state WIPs.

Webcast Archive

Listen to Archived Webcast

Slides from the webcast available here:

Urban BMP Verification Webcast Slides

Slides from the webcast on Urban BMP Verification in the Bay Watershed which aired on Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Version december 4, 2014 | Size (7 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Webcast Resources

Final Recommended Guidance for Urban Stormwater BMP Verification

This memo describes how the work group developed guidance to verify the performance of urban BMPs in the Bay watershed.

Version august 11, 2014 | Size (637 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Bioretention Illustrated: A Visual Guide for Constructing, Inspecting, Maintaining and Verifying the Bioretention Practice

Version final version. version 2.0; october 20, 2013 | Size (8 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Final CBP Approved Expert Panel Report on Stormwater Retrofits (Short Version)

Final CBP Approved Expert Panel Report on Stormwater Retrofits Short Version. To see the long version go here.

Version short, january 20, 2015 | Size (1 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Strengthening Verification of Best Management Practices Implemented in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Basinwide Framework

Report and Documentation from the Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Goal Implementation Team’s BMP Verification Committee

Version october 2014 | Size (39 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download


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