Storm Water Quality Assessment

Bioretention facilities are engineered landscape features that provide storm water treatment and mitigate runoff impacts to the downstream habitat.All development and redevelopment projects applying for discretionary or administrative permits are subject to a formal SUSMP Determination.   The objective of the SUSMP Determination is to provide a consistent and thorough method for the initial review of development and redevelopment projects, with the purpose of categorizing projects and determining applicable SUSMP requirements. The SUSMP Determination also demonstrates to the RWQCB that each project receives a consistent review and enables the City to document project categorization and satisfy Municipal Permit requirements.

The formal determinations are based upon a review of the project application submittal.  The minimum amount of information necessary to perform a SUSMP Determination includes:

Upon review completion, the projects will receive a formal SUSMP determination; indicating the type of storm water document required to meet Municipal Permit and SUSMP requirements.  Development and redevelopment projects are categorized as:

  • Projects not subject to SUSMP Treatment requirements (Exempt Projects)
  • Standard Development Projects (SDPs)
  • Priority Development Projects (PDPs)