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REGULATORY INFORMATION

  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    1. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program
    2. National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)
    3. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  2. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
    1. Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Program
      1. VPDES Industrial Activity Storm Water Permitting
    2. Stormwater Management
      1. Virginia Stormwater Management Handbook, First Edition, 1999
      2. Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Regulations
      3. The Virginia Stormwater Act (Virginia Code § 62.1-44.15:24 et seq.)
    3. Erosion and Sediment Control
    4. Water Quality Assessment (includes 305(b)/303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Reports)
    5. Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Virginia
  3. Virginia Regulatory Town Hall (Search for "stormwater” in that site's search tool)


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MAPS & DATA

1. Federal Sources for Maps and Data

a. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

i. National Flood Insurance Program: Flood Hazard Mapping
ii. FEMA Flood Map Service Center

b. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

i. Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center (HDSC)

1. NOAA HDSC Precipitation Frequency Data Server (PFDS)
2. NOAA Atlas 14 Point Precipitation Frequency Estimates for Virginia

ii. NOAA Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, Precipitation Data

c. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

i. Geospatial Data Gateway
ii. Web Soil Survey

d. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

i. Nutrient Pollution Policy and Data
ii. Surf Your Watershed
iii.Water Quality Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Information

e. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

i. Hydrologic Unit Maps
ii. Land Cover Data
iii. National Elevation Dataset
iv. National Water Information System (NWIS), Current Water Data for Virginia
v. Science in Your Watershed
vi. Water Watch for Virginia

2. State Sources for Maps and Data

a.Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

i. Virginia Hydrologic Unit Explorer

b. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

i. Virginia Environmental Geographic Information Systems (VEGIS) (includes impaired waters)

c. Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)

i. Topographic Maps
ii. Sinkholes and Karst Terrain

1. Hubbard, D. A., Jr., 1983, Selected karst features of the northern Valley and Ridge province, Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, Publication 44, one sheet. (not available online)
2. Hubbard, D. A., Jr., 1988, Selected karst features of the central Valley and Ridge province, Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, Publication 83, one sheet
3. Hubbard, D. A., Jr., 2001, Selected karst features of the southern Valley and Ridge province, Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, Publication 167, one sheet

3. Other Sources for Maps and Data

a. Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc. (CUAHSI)

i. Data & Models

1. HydroDesktop

b. Google Maps

c. International Stormwater BMP Database

d. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices

e. Washington Department of Ecology, Emerging Stormwater Treatment Technologies (TAPE)

 

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TOOLS

  1. Green Values National Stormwater Management Calculator
  2. HEC-HMS (Developed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [USACE])
  3. HEC-RAS (Developed by USACE)
  4. Nonlinear Least Squares Regression (Curve Fitter) (an interactive statistics page on the website of John C. Pezzullo, retired associate professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Biostatistics, Georgetown University)
  5. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) -- Windows Technical Release 20 (WinTR-20)
  6. U.S. Department of Agriculture, NRCS -- Windows Technical Release 55 (Win TR-55)
  7. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)

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REFERENCES

1. Federal and State Agencies and Regional Partnerships

a. Chesapeake Bay Program
b. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) -- Virginia
c. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

i. Impaired Waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads
ii. Urban Runoff: National Management Measures
iii. Nutrient Pollution Policy and Data
iv. Watershed Academy (online training modules, webcasts, and additional resources)

d. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

i. Virginia Stormwater Management Handbook (First Edition, 1999)
ii. DRAFT Virginia Stormwater Management Handbook (Second Edition, 2013)
iii. DRAFT 2013 BMP Standards & Specifications
iv. VPDES Watershed General Permit for Nutrient Discharges to the Chesapeake Bay
v. Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Virginia

e. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) 

i. VDOT Drainage Manual

2. Universities

a. University of Alabama

    i. MS4 Project (includes National Stormwater Quality Database)

b. University of New Hampshire (UNH)

    i. UNH Stormwater Center

c. Virginia Tech

        i.. Virginia Cooperative Extension, Publications and Educational Resources (search “stormwater,” etc.)

        ii. Managing Stormwater for Urban Sustainability Using Trees and Structural Soils

3. Organizations

a. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
b. American Society of Civil Engineers
c. American Society of Landscape Architects
d. Center for Watershed Protection

i. Online Watershed Library (OWL)

e. Chesapeake Stormwater Network

i. BMP Resources
ii. Fact Sheets

f. National Institute for Building Sciences

i. Program: Whole Building Design Guide
ii. Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC)

g. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
h. National Concrete Masonry Association
i. Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA)
j. U.S. Green Building Council

i. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

4. Other

a. International Stormwater BMP Database

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