Development and Construction Team

The Development and Construction Team provides guidance to the County’s Land Development reviewers for compliance with the development planning requirements related to retention, re-use and biofiltration for Priority Development Projects (PDP). In May 2013, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board San Diego Region reissued a municipal storm water permit under Order No. R9-2013-0001 to the municipal Copermittees translating into rigid requirements to implement structural BMP’s on each PDP. 

As a result, the Development and Construction Team has created guidance for the development community.  This Team also inspects permanent Structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the life of a property after construction and ensures the appropriate guarantees are in place during development.  The Team is also a resource for County inspectors that conduct stormwater construction inspections, provides stormwater training, recommendations and guidelines for PDP’s and Non-PDP’s with the goal of minimizing the impacts to receiving waters.

Structural BMP Guidance for Property Owners

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Structural BMP Guidance for Developers

Projects that received Prior Lawful Approval before February 26, 2016 will be subject to the requirements of the County Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan.

Projects without Prior Lawful Approval on or after February 26, 2016 will be subject to the requirements of the County BMP Design Manual.

Additional information is provided below for Project Applicants on Updated Stormwater Permit Requirements (effective 2/26/2016)