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2016 Stormwater Management Manual Overview

City of Portland - Summary of Reorganization, Changes and Clarifications from the 2014 Manual

Presentation by Adrienne Ariona, City of Portland, at the 12/14/16 Stormwater Committee meeting

Biofiltration for Stormwater Treatment at the Port of Vancouver, WA Presentation by Sheila Sahu, Kennedy Jenks Consultants, at the 2/08/17 Stormwater Committee meeting
ACWA Construction Site Stormwater Guide—Illustrated Best Management Practices, 3/2013 (PDF, 3.3 mb) A group of ACWA members have produced the Construction Site Stormwater Guide to highlight the most common Best Management Practices to prevent erosion and construction site stormwater pollution. The guide is presented with an easy-to-read style with illustrations and pictures.
Analysis of Oregon Urban Runoff Water Quality Monitoring Data Collected from 1990 to 1996, 6/1997 (PDF, 7 mb)

The report summarizes the land use based stormwater monitoring conducted in Oregon between 1990 to 1996 from Oregon’s MS4 Phase I communities and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The report was prepared by Woodward-Clyde Consultants.

Auto Shops—Preventing Water Pollution (PDF, 811 kb) Easy-to-read and understand tips for prevention water pollution from auto repair shops.
Central Oregon Stormwater Manual—Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council This stormwater manual details proper stormwater management practices for Central Oregon.
City of Bend – Stormwater Education Campaign Evaluation (PDF) Presentation by Wendy Edde, City of Bend, to the Stormwater / Education / Groundwater Committees meeting, 2/10/16
City of Gresham - Oregon Public Behavior Survey Compilation (PDF) Presentation by Keri Handaly, City of Gresham, to the Stormwater / Education / Groundwater Committees meeting , 2/10/16
Compilation and Evaluation of Existing Stormwater Quality Data from Oregon, 12/16/09 (PDF, 442 kb) The report summarizes over 25,000 groundwater samples analyzed in Oregon by 15 different public agencies between 1990 and 2008 and compares the results to regulatory thresholds. The report was prepared by Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.

DEQ Presentation to Stormwater Committee on Stormwater Permitting

The presentation, from Erich Brandstetter, covers a variety of stormwater permitting issues including UIC; 1200Z and 1200COLS update; 1200C, 1200CA, and 1200CN renewal plans; with MS4 Phase I and Phase II renewals
Endangered Species Act Assessment Manual—League of Oregon Cities, Oregon Water Utilities Council & Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies, 4/2000 (PDF, 268 kb) Manual prepared to assist water supply utilities, wastewater treatment utilities, and stormwater management utilities with issues associated with Endangered Species Act compliance, prepared by CH2M Hill.
Erosion and Sediment Control Manual—DEQ, 2013
NPDES Stormwater Discharge Permits
The Erosion and Sediment Control Manual is designed to assist construction site developers, engineers, designers and builders in identifying and implementing the most appropriate best management practices to minimize water quality impacts from their construction activities.
Field Guide: Maintaining Rain Gardens, Swales and Stormwater Planters 2013 (PDF, 8.2 mb) This field guide—developed collaboratively by a number of private firms and public agencies—provides all the information needed for proper maintainance of these three most common types of stormwater facilities.
Fish Friendly Erosion Control—An Example Hypothetical Program, prepared by CH2M Hill, 8/2002 (PDF, 409 kb) Outlines an erosion control program for a hypothetical mid-Willamette Valley community that would meet Endangered Species Act provisions for avoiding a ‘take’.
Grow Smart, Grow Safe

A new app lists more than 1,000 lawn-garden chemicals, offers natural gardening tips.

Now there is an easy way for consumers throughout the Pacific Northwest to make smart choices in lawn and garden products that are safer for people, pets and the environment: The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® app.

Products available in area stores are rated low, medium or high hazard to help shoppers make smart choices. Take this tool to the store or out to the garage and find out how your favorite lawn and garden products rate. The app even offers great tips on gardening without pesticides. Download for free at the iTunes App Store. The app was created by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County; Portland Metro; and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, to provide reliable, science-based information to all consumers.

International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database project website features a database of over 400 BMP studies, performance analysis results, tools for use in BMP performance studies, monitoring guidance and other study-related publications.

Low Impact Development in Western Oregon:  A Practical Guide for Watershed Health (2016)

Developed by the Oregon Environmental Council, with assistance from ACWA members and oversight by DEQ, this manual outlines the LID practices best matched to post construction stormwater control inWestern Oregon.  A variety of organizations contributed to the manual development.
Oregon Department of Transportation Salt Pilot Project Presentation by Patti Caswell, ODOT Maintenance Environmental Manager, at the 1/19/17 Stormwater Committee meeting
Oregon Municipal Stormwater Toolbox for Maintenance Practices, prepared by Woodward-Clyde/Brown & Caldwell, 8/2002 (PDF, 1.25 mb) Practical key stormwater management activities for municipal activities including storm system maintenance, roadway repair, yard practices and waste material disposal.
Oregon Stormwater Resources, 5/17 A listing of Oregon post-construction stormwater control manuals, construction related stormwater manuals, reports and technical information, and other manuals and guidance

PCBs in Municipal Products
City of Spokane
, 3/15

Many products can easily come into contact with rain water and contribute to PCB concentrations in stormwater runoff. Municipalities are concerned about the presence of PCBs in commonly used products such as road paint, asphalt sealers, pesticides, and de-icer, to name a few. However, limited data is available as to the concentration of PCBs in products used for road and facility maintenance.

Nearly 50 product samples were collected and analyzed for PCBs using EPA Method 1668C. This method is capable of detecting low concentrations of PCBs for all 209 congeners. The majority of samples were composed of roadway, pipe, and vehicle maintenance products. Because PCBs are also ubiquitously detected in sanitary wastewater samples, five personal care products were sampled as well.
Review of Stormwater Education Effectiveness—DHM Research, 2/14 (PDF, 563 kb) DHM Research has completed a review of stormwater education effectiveness, and outlined a series of recommendations to improve stormwater education. The report was jointly funded by contributing ACWA stormwater utility members and ACWA dues.

USDA Rural Development Community Programs
Business Oregon - Infrastructure Finance Authority
Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program & Draft SRF Guide for Stormwater Planning Documents (DEQ)

Presentations from the January 13, 2016 Stormwater Committee meeting where we heard from DEQ, USDA, and Business Oregon about potential funding sources for stormwater-related projects. The DEQ presentation also includes background on the Draft SRF Guide.

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