Municipal Operations

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Regulations

The Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit (MRP) Provision C.2 requires municipalities to implement appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs) to control and reduce non-stormwater and polluted stormwater discharges to storm drains and watercourses during operation, inspection, and routine repair and maintenance activities of municipal facilities and infrastructure. Activities defined with specific requirements include: 

Implementing BMPs that prevent the discharge of polluted wash water and non-stormwater to storm drains from:

  •    Street sweeping and road maintenance
  •    Sidewalk/plaza maintenance and pavement washing
  •    Bridge and structure maintenance, graffiti removal
  •    Rural Road and Public Works construction and maintenance

Corporation Yard BMP implementation:

Implement and maintain a site-specific Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for corporation yards to comply with water quality standards, including: municipal vehicle maintenance, heavy equipment maintenance, vehicle parking areas, and material storage facilities. Each SWPPP must incorporate all applicable BMPs that are described in the California Stormwater Quality Association’s (CASQA) Handbook for Municipal Operations and the Caltrans Storm Water Quality Handbook Maintenance Staff Guide, May 2003, and addenda, as appropriate.

Provision C.2 Municipal Operations of the MRP

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