References & Tools

This page contains hyperlinks to resources of likely benefit to individuals working with stormwater BMPs.* Items are listed alphabetically within categories.

Please report nonfunctioning hyperlinks to BMPClearinghouse@vt.edu. Contact information for DEQ stormwater personnel is available through the DEQ website.

*This page does not contain an exhaustive list of material available to the public. Inclusion of links does not imply endorsement or support of any programs, products, or services. The content of external websites is not under the control of DEQ or VWRRC.

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REGULATORY INFORMATION

  1. DEQ (Virginia Department of Environmental Quality)
    1. Stormwater Management
      1. Construction General Permit
      2. MS4 Permits
    2. Training and Certification
    3. VPDES Permit Program (Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System)
    4. VPDES Watershed General Permit for Nutrient Discharges to the Chesapeake Bay
  2. EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
    1. National Menu of Stormwater BMPs
    2. NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) — Stormwater Program
    3. SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan)
  3. State Water Control Law and Associated Regulations
    1. Virginia Stormwater Management Act (Virginia Code § 62.1-44.15:24 et seq.)
    2. VSMP Regulation (Virginia Stormwater Management Program Regulation, 9VAC25-870)
  4. Virginia Regulatory Town Hall (search “stormwater” in the search tool)

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PUBLICATIONS

  1. Center for Watershed Protection — Online Watershed Library
  2. Chesapeake Bay Program — Publications
  3. Chesapeake Stormwater Network
    1. Bay Restoration Practices
    2. Fact Sheets
  4. Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency — Report Pursuant to House Bill 1774 (2017) — RD540 (pdf version)
  5. DEQ (Virginia Department of Environmental Quality)
    1. Guidance Documents (Water Program)
    2. Nutrient Trading Reports
    3. Publications (pertaining to Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control, and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act)
    4. Seasonal High Groundwater Table Report — “Application of the Postdevelopment Stormwater Management Technical Criteria, as Established in the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Regulations, in Areas with a Seasonal High Groundwater Table [HJR 587]” (Publication Year: 2016, HD15)
    5. Virginia Stormwater Management Handbook (1st Ed., 1999)
    6. Virginia Stormwater Management Handbook (DRAFT 2nd Ed., 2013)
  6. EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
    1. Developing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
    2. National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas
  7. ITRC (Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council) — Guidance (post construction BMP lifecycle processes)
  8. USDA, NRCS (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service) — National Engineering Handbook Hydrology Chapters
    1. Virginia Amendment (with maps): 210-VI-NEH Amend. VA4 (August 2012)
  9. Virginia Cooperative Extension — Stormwater BMP Factsheets for Homeowners: 1-Rooftop Redirection (Disconnection), 2-Rain Barrels, 3-Permeable Pavement, 4-Grass Swales, 5-Rain Gardens, and 6-Buffers
  10. VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation)
    1. VDOT BMP Maintenance Manual
    2. VDOT Drainage Manual

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MAPS & DATA

Maps & Data: Federal and Regional Sources

  1. Chesapeake Bay Program — Data, Maps
  2. EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) — Surf Your Watershed
  3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
    1. FEMA Flood Map Service Center
    2. National Flood Insurance Program: Flood Hazard Mapping
  4. FWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
    1. Endangered Species
    2. National Wetlands Inventory
  5. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
    1. Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center (HDSC)
      1. NOAA HDSC Precipitation Frequency Data Server (PFDS)
      2. NOAA Atlas 14 Point Precipitation Frequency Estimates for Virginia
    2. NOAA Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, Precipitation Data
  6. USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) — Web Soil Survey
  7. USGS (U.S. Geological Survey)
    1. Current Water Data for Virginia
    2. Groundwater Data for Virginia
    3. Hydrologic Unit Maps
    4. Land Cover Data
    5. National Elevation Dataset
    6. Science in Your Watershed
    7. Virginia Active Water Level Network
    8. Water Watch for Virginia

Maps & Data: State of Virginia Sources

  1. DEQ (Virginia Department of Environmental Quality)
    1. Local VSMP Authorities
    2. MS4 2017 Permittee List (Excel spreadsheet)
    3. VEGIS (Virginia Environmental Geographic Information Systems — includes impaired waters)
  2. DMME (Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy)
    1. Topographic Maps
    2. Publication 83: Selected Karst Features of the Central Valley and Ridge Province, Virginia
    3. Publication 167: Selected Karst Features of the Southern Valley and Ridge Province, Virginia

Maps & Data: Other Sources

  1. International Stormwater BMP Database

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TOOLS & CALCULATIONS

  1. BMP Screening Tool — Developed by ITRC (Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council)
  2. DEQ Preferred Method to Calculate Treatment Flow Rate (pdf)
  3. HEC-HMS (Hydrologic Engineering Center – Hydrologic Modeling System) — Developed by USACE (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
  4. HEC-RAS (Hydrologic Engineering Center – River Analysis System) — Developed by USACE
  5. SWMM (Storm Water Management Model) — Developed by EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
  6. VRRM (Virginia Runoff Reduction Method – Version 3.0) — Developed by Center for Watershed Protection and DEQ
  7. WinTR-20 (Windows Technical Release 20) — Developed by USDA, NRCS (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service)
  8. Win TR-55 (Windows Technical Release 55) — Developed by USDA, NRCS

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BMP EVALUATION PROGRAMS

  1. ETV (Environmental Technology Verification): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Note: ETV concluded operations in early 2014 — ETV Factsheet [pdf])
  2. Maine DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) — Maine Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual: Proprietary Systems (Appendix B)
  3. Nashville, TN — Stormwater Management Manual Volume 1: Regulations (Proprietary Water Quality Devices and Proprietary BMP Approval Letters)
  4. NJCAT (New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology)
  5. NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) — Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices
  6. NEST (New Stormwater Technologies): North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  7. PTAP (Proprietary Technology Assessment Protocol): Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
  8. TAPE (Technology Assessment Protocol — Ecology): Washington Department of Ecology
  9. University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Center for Watershed Protection — Trainings and Services
  2. Chesapeake Stormwater Network
    1. Archived Webcasts
    2. Upcoming Webcasts (Events)
  3. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality — Training and Certification

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