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Water Quality Model Code and Guidebook
This publication is a companion to the Model Development Code and Users Guide for Small Cities, which is also available on this web site.
Cover Page for Guidebook   (useful if printing out)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Statement of relevance to local urban planning officials.
Chapter 2 Regulatory 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 3 Comprehensive 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.