Marin’s cities, towns and unincorporated areas must require designated development projects to comply with Provision E.12 of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) under the Phase II National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Stormwater Permit (Phase II Permit). Provision E.12 requires site designs for new developments and redevelopments that are defined as Regulated Projects (or where required by the local agency) to minimize the area of new roofs and paving. Where feasible, pervious surfaces should be used instead of paving so that runoff can infiltrate to the underlying soil. Remaining runoff from impervious areas must be captured and used or treated using bioretention. Regulated Projects must also incorporate pollutant source control best management practices into the site design. Certain Small Projects and Single Family Home Projects (not part of a larger plan of development) must implement at least one site design measure and must show the decrease in runoff from the site.
Post Construction Alert - Fact Sheet on the E.12 requirements that are also described in the BASMAA Post Construction Manual.
Projects subject to the E.12 Requirements
- Certain categories of projects submitted for discretionary approval that have not been deemed complete by June 30, 2015,
are subject to E.12 Post Construction
Requirements at a glance from Table 1.1 in BASMAA Post Construction Manual:
|Type of Project
|| Your Submittal
Single Family Homes: Projects that create or replace 2,500 square feet or more of impervious surface
Small Projects: Projects that create or replace between 2,500 and 5,000 square feet of impervious surface
Site Design measures:
1. Limit clearing, grading and soil compaction
2.Minimize impervious surfaces
3. Reduce runoff, for example by dispensing runoff to landscaping or using pervious pavements
4. Conserve natural areas of the site as much as possible consistent with local General Plan
5. Comply with stream setback ordinances/requirements
6. Protect slopes and channels against erosion
|Follow the instructions in the template: "Stormwater Control Plan for a Single- Family Home or Small Development Project" (Appendix C)
Required Projects: Projects other than single family homes that create or replace 5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface
Site Design measures addition to those for small projects:
1. Route runoff to bioretention or other facilities sized and designed according to criteria in Chapter 4 BASMAA Post Construction Manual
2. Identify potential sources of pollutants and implement corresponding source control measures in Appendix A BASMAA Post Construction Manual
3. Provide ongoing maintenance of bioretention facilities
|Follow the instructions in the template: "Stormwater Control Plan for a Regulated Project" (Appendix D)
Roads and Linear Utility Projects: Projects that create 5,000 square feet or more of newly constructed contiguous impervious surface
||Complete the "Model Sign-Off Form" (Appendix G). Contact your local stormwater coordinator regarding compliance options
For requirements at a glance for projects in San Anselmo see specific E.12 applicability table for that jurisdiction.
Requirements in effect prior to June 30, 2015
- Until the new Phase II Permit Post Construction (E.12) requirements are in effect, certain projects in San Rafael, Novato and unincorporated Marin County will be required to comply with Attachment 4 from the previous 2003 Phase II permit. For projects requiring discretionary approvals that are deemed complete for processing by June 30, 2015, and for discretionary permit projects with vesting tentative maps by June 30, 2015, your local agency may require the project to be designed in accordance with the MCSTOPPP Guidance for Applicants: Stormwater Quality Manual for Development Projects in Marin County. Applicants from other municipalities in Marin should contact their local permitting agency to determine if any post construction requirements apply to their project.
Preparing for requirements during construction
- All post construction stormwater management requirements are separate from, and in addition to, requirements for erosion and sediment control and other pollution prevention measures during construction. Construction projects over an acre are subject to the State of California’s General Construction Permit.