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Water Quality Model Code and Guidebook
 
 
 

 
October 2000
This document is a companion to the
 
All links are to pdf documents.

Cover Page for Guidebook (useful if printing out)
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
Chapter 1Introduction: Statement of relevance to local urban planning officials.
Chapter 2Regulatory Context for Water Quality Management Planning: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act; recent amendments to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements for municipal separate storm sewer systems; The Endangered Species Act; The Safe Drinking Water Act; The National Flood Control Act; state land use goals.
Chapter 3Comprehensive Plan: Model Comprehensive plan language organized by applicable state planning goal. The model language recognizes the current understanding of urban impacts to water quality and responds to water quality standards violations and endangered species listings faced by many jurisdictions.
Chapter 4Model Code Language: Density averaging; site design specifications; sensitive land overlay zones; erosion control, riparian protection; wetland protection; impervious surface reduction, retention and treatment of stormwater through structural and nonstructural strategies; ground water protection; enforcement provisions and other model ordinances. Introduction (4.1)
The BMP Matrix (4.2)
Zoning (4.3)
Design Standards (4.4)
Procedures (4.5)
Chapter 5 Water Quality Resources: This chapter places the water quality benefits afforded by development ordinance provisions into the context of a full urban water quality management plan. References to other guidance resources on watershed management and fact sheets on selected urban nonpoint source issues are provided.
Glossary Terms defined.
Appendix Expanded discussion, storm water facilities design standards and additional codes of interest.

For additional information, contact Amanda Punton: 503-731-4065 x32
(DLCD Portland office)