Construction Site Runoff Control Minimum Control Measure

This fact sheet profiles minimum control measure #4, Construction Site Runoff Control.

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Developing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

EPA website with resources on developing effective Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans.

Author: US EPA

Date published: Ongoing

Getting in Step: Engaging and Involving Stakeholders in Your Watershed

Primer on how to effectively engage stakeholders in watershed restoration.  Includes chapters on getting...

Author: Tetra Tech for US EPA

Date published: 2015

Homeowner Guide to Make Your Property Bay Friendly

Sample public education and outreach document.  Intended for residential audiences, this manual explains how...

Author: Chesapeake Stormwater Network

Date published: 2013

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Minimum Control Measure

This fact sheet profiles minimum control measure #3, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination....

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Measurable Goals Guidance for Phase II Small MS4s

Guidance document designed to help small municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operators comply with...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2016

National Menu of Best Practices (BMPs) for Stormwater

Menu of programmatic BMPs that Phase II MS4 regulated communities can use to achieve minimum control measures...

Author: US EPA

Date published: Ongoing

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) website

Provides background technical and regulatory information about the federal NPDES stormwater program....

Author: US EPA

Date published: Ongoing

Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox

This toolbox contains a wealth of resources for public agencies and other organizations seeking to educate the public about stormwater pollution.  It includes a...

Author: US Environmental Protection Agency

Date published: Ongoing

Phase II Storm Water Management Program Public Education and Participation Plan: Worksheets for Developing Your Plan

Provides guidance on development an effective Public Education and Participation Plan for a Phase II...

Author: Chesapeake Stormwater Network

Date published: Undated

Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Minimum Control Measure

Profiles minimum control measure #6, Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping.

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Post-Construction Runoff Control Minimum Control Measure

Profiles minimum control measure #5, Post-Construction Stormwater Management.

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Public Education and Outreach Minimum Control Measure

Profiles minimum control measure #1, Public Education and Outreach.

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Public Participation/Involvement Minimum Control Measure

This fact sheet profiles minimum control measure #2, Public Involvement and Participation.

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Soak Up the Rain Customizable Outreach Tools

Customizable outreach tools such as business cards, banners, posters, etc. 

Author: EPA

Date published: Ongoing

Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Sources

This EPA website includes background information on the MS4 regulatory program as well as the six minimum...

Author: US EPA

Date published: Ongoing

Summary of State Post Construction Stormwater Standards

A full summary of each state's post construction standards for stormwater discharges from newly developed and...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2016

Building the Case for Green Infrastructure: Outreach and Education

Addresses community outreach strategies and lessons learned from two successful stormwater...

Author: US Environmental Protection Agency

Date published: 2016

Chesapeake Bay Midpoint Assessment Progress website

Shares information on progress toward implementing the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load, which was...

Author: US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program

Date published: Ongoing

Citizen Complaint Illicit Discharge Form

This form is intended for use by Pennsylvania MS4 communities to log and track public and employee complaints...

Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: Undated

Community Outreach Toolkit: Supporting the Reduction of Nutrient Pollution in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin

Provides a framework for developing effective communications materials, with chapters on developing key...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2012

Compendium of MS4 Permitting Approaches Part 1: Six Minimum Control Measures

Illustrates the types of permit provisions for the six minimum controls measures of a stormwater management...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2016

Compendium of MS4 Permitting Approaches Part 2: Post Construction Standards

Describes standards to control discharges from new development and redevelopment.  Uses examples from existing...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2016

Compendium of MS4 Permitting Approaches Part 3: Water Quality-Based Requirements

Discusses MS4 permits' water quality-based requirements for specific pollutant parameters that are consistent...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2016

Connect with Nature at Anacostia River

Two-minute video about stream cleanups in the Anacostia River watershed.  Describes a collaboration between...

Author: The Nature Conservancy

Date published: Undated

Construction Site Reporting Form

This form can be used by MS4s to log and track complaints about construction-related stormwater issues....

Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: Undated

Construction Sites Practices and Pollutants

Lists common construction site pollutants and which practices they are associated with.

Author: US EPA

Date published: Undated

Deriving Reliable Pollutant Removal Rates for Municipal Street Sweeping and Storm Drain Cleanout Programs in the Chesapeake Bay Basin

Provides information to support pollution removal efficiencies for street sweeping and storm drain cleanout...

Author: Center for Watershed Protection

Date published: 2008

Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites

Guidance document for use by construction site operators to develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan in...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2007

Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual

Provides technical guidance to all those engaged in preparation of Erosion and Sediment Control (E&S)...

Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: 2012

Erosion and Sedimentation on Construction Sites

Describes the impacts of erosion on construction sites and ways it can be controlled.

Author: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Date published: 2000

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Municipal Stormwater Programs

Factsheet summarizing how to evaluate the effectiveness of municipal stormwater management programs....

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2008

Fecal Indicator Bacteria Management

Elevated fecal indicator bacteria levels remain the most frequent cause of water quality impairment in streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries, beaches and drinking water supplies across the U.S....

Author: Chesapeake Stormwater Network

Date published: 2018

Federal and State Operated MS4s: Program Implementation

Discusses considerations for federal and state operators of regulated small MS4s as they develop and implement...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Funding Stormwater Programs

This fact sheet provides information on funding alternatives available for local stormwater management...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2008

Getting In Step: A Guide for Conducting Watershed Outreach Campaigns

Provides tips and tools for creating awareness, educating specific audiences, and motivating positive behavior...

Author: Tetra Tech for US EPA

Date published: 2010

Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community

A simple guide to help residents, businesses, and municipal governments understand Pennsylvania regulations...

Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: 2017

Hotspot Site Investigation Worksheet

This worksheet can be used to identify and record hotspots for illicit discharges of pollutants into...

Author: US EPA

Date published: Undated

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination: A Guidance Manual for Program Development and Technical Assessments

Provides support and guidance for establishing Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) programs as...

Author: Center for Watershed Protection

Date published: 2004

Inappropriate Discharge Detection and Elimination: What Phase I Communities are Doing to Address the Problem

Looks at 24 Phase I MS4 communities representing various geographic and climatic regions in the US to learn...

Author: Center for Watershed Protection

Date published: 2015

Incorporating Environmentally Sensitive Development into Municipal Stormwater Programs

Factsheet for local stormwater managers seeking to encourage or require low impact development practices to...

Author: EPA

Date published: 2008

Let's Be Stormwater Smart (PA)

An excellent model outreach tool, this short video introduces the problem of stormwater and shares how...

Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: Undated

LID Strategies and Tools for NPDES Phase II Communities 

Shares ideas to assist stormwater Phase II communities in integrating low impact development (LID) strategies...

Author: Low Impact Development Center, US EPA

Date published: 2012

MCM #6: Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

Models how to conduct an inventory of municipal facilities and activities and to develop a stormwater...

Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: Undated

Minimum Control Measures

Compendium of resources related to each Minimum Control Measure.

Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: Ongoing

Model MS4 Map for Illicit Discharge Detection

A sample map that illustrates the detail necessary to meet the basic requirements of MCM #3 (Illicit Discharge...

Author: Pennsylvania DEP

Date published: Undated

Monitoring to Demonstrate Environmental Results: Guidance to Develop Local Stormwater Monitoring Studies Using Six Example Study Designs

This manual presents six monitoring study designs that can be used by MS4 communities to assess their local...

Author: Center for Watershed Protection

Date published: 2008

Mr. Raindrop: Help Be a Solution to Water Pollution

A humorous 30-second public service video that follows a raindrop on its journey through a neighborhood and...

Author: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Date published: 2015

MS4 Illicit Discharge Detection Checklist

This checklist is intended for use by Pennsylvania MS4 communities to ensure implementation of minimum control...

Author: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: Undated

MS4 Permit Improvement Guide

Guidance document that assists National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit writers in...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2010

MS4 Program Evaluation Guidance

Guidance document that assists state and NPDES permitting authority staff in assessing the compliance and...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2007

One Drop: Why We Need Green Infrastructure

Two-minute animation illustrating the benefits of green infrastructure.  With creative visual storytelling...

Author: American Rivers

Date published: 2012

Permitting and Reporting: The Process and Requirements

This factsheet overviews the permitting and reporting processes and requirements for the Stormwater Phase II...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Phase II MS4 Storm Water Management Program Minimum Control Measure: Public Involvement and Participation: Stream Clean-Up Event Planning Resources

A planning checklist for use by MS4s in conducting stream cleanup events.

Author: Unknown

Date published: Undated

Potential Pollutants on Construction Sites

Developed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, this one-page document lists pollutants that...

Author: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Date published: Undated

Program Evaluation Worksheets

A set of program evaluation worksheets that may be used by stormwater managers to conduct onsite evaluations...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2007

RiverSmart Homes: Getting Smart about Runoff in Washington, DC

12-minute video that tells the success story of DC's award-winning RiverSmart Homes retrofit program. Featuring testimonials from homeowners as...

Author: US Environmental Protection Agency

Date published: 2011

Safe Waters, Healthy Waters: A Guide for Citizen Groups on Bacteria Monitoring in Local Waterways 

Provides guidance for citizen groups to engage in water quality monitoring in order to detect discharges of...

Author: Center for Watershed Protection

Date published: 2016

Sample Self Inspection Form for Stormwater Practices: Field Version

Adaptable templates that can be used in the field when inspecting stormwater practices, as required by EPA's Construction...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2012

Soil Facts: Using Baffles to Improve Sediment Basins

Describes the benefits of using baffles (sediment traps and basins) for erosion and sediment control.  ...

Author: North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Date published: 2005

Solutions to Stormwater Pollution: Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Our Water

Sample factsheet developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to educate residents and...

Author: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Date published: Undated

Source Verification of Inappropriate Discharges to Storm Drainage Systems

Present and discusses various methodologies for investigating, identifying, and correcting illicit discharges...

Author: Pitt, R. et al, University of Alabama

Date published: 2015

Stormwater Best Management Practice: Concrete Washout

Describes best practices for controlling the flow of concrete washout water at construction sites....

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2012

Stormwater Phase II Final Rule

This factsheet describes the Stormwater Phase II Final Rule.

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Stormwater Phase II Final Rule: Small MS4 Stormwater Program Overview

This factsheet briefly overviews the Small MS4 Stormwater Program.

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2005

Stormwater Phase II Final Rule: Urbanized Areas: Definition and Description

The Phase II Final Rule covers all small MS4s located within an "urbanized area."  This factsheet describes...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2012

Stormwater Phase II Final Rule: Who's Covered? Designation and Waivers of Regulated Small MS4s

The Stormwater Phase II Final Rule applies to operators of regulated small municipal separate storm sewer...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2012

Stormwater Pollution Benchmarking Tool

This stormwater benchmarking tool can be applied to existing individual industrial, municipal, federal, corporate or institutional facilities less than 50 acres in size within the Bay watershed....

Author: Chesapeake Stormwater Network

Date published: 2010

The Spring Creek Stormwater Activity Book

A children's activity booklet designed to teach kids about water resources and stormwater pollution.  Includes...

Author: College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton Townships; Penn State; and State College Borough

Date published: 2015

Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook

Outlines state minimum standards and specifications for erosion and sediment control.

Author: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Date published: 1992