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Virginia Approved Stormwater BMP Standards and Specifications

The Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) involves several types of permits issued to municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) and those developing land in Virginia.  In particular, the individual and general permits issued for management of stormwater discharges from MS4s involve the implementation of several programs aimed at reducing the amount of pollutants discharged from storm sewer systems operated by regulated government entities.  Most MS4s have coverage under the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small MS4s.  To assist in implementation of appropriate BMPs to meet the requirements of the General Permit, EPA has developed a National Menu of Stormwater Practices divided into six categories of BMPs (first six types listed below).  Each of these categories of BMPs is linked to a separate web page on this site that provides BMP standards and specifications, or to resources outside of this web site that describe in more detail and provide useful reference material pertaining to the applicable practices.

Links to BMP 'type' pages:

A - Post - construction BMP's

B - Construction BMP's (To be included when E&S regs and handbook are updated)

C - Public Education and Outreach (links to EPA website)

D - Public Involvement / Participation (links to EPA website)

E - Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (links to EPA website)

F - Municipal Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping (Source-Control) (links to EPA website)

G - Industrial / commercial activities and facilities