Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.84
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date May 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Fullerton
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Robert Denman
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Environmental Health and Safety
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Storm Water Construction Compliance Guide (2021)

Build portion:
• Any construction or demolition activity, including, but not limited to, clearing, grading, grubbing, or excavation, or any other activity that results in a land disturbance (i.e., exposing dirt/earth) of equal to or greater than one acre, the bidder must obtain coverage for the project under California’s General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (CGP), and refer to the State’s page for the Permit documents, methods for enrollment, etc.

• Activities disturbing less than one acre, the bidder must follow CSUF Best Management Practice (BMP) CSUF-5.

Design portion:
Ensure contractor complies with attached Site Design/Low Impact Development (LID) Design Standards for all projects that create and/or replace 2,500 square feet or more of impervious surface. Information can also be accessed at the following link under Phase II Small MS4 General Permit:
• Thresholds:
- Site Design Measures (F.5.g.1.) apply to all projects that create and/or replace between 2,500 and 5,000 square feet of impervious surface.
- Low Impact Development Design Standards (F.5.g.2.) apply to all projects that
create and/or replace 5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface.
• EHS Office LID design recommendations in order of preference:
1. Bioswale (preferred)
2. Retention Pond (preferred)
3. Dry Injections Wells – Bidder must obtain permit from OC Health Care Agency
and submit a Report of Waste Discharge (ROWD) for Santa Ana Regional
Water Quality Control Board review and approval.
4. Catch Basin Filtration System (Not recommend) This should only be used if
absolutely no alternative can be identified due to Campus and City of
Fullerton’s storm water sewer system already exceeding capacity per Student
Housing Expansion Utility POC report developed by P2S Engineering dated
April 29, 2020.

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

CSUF's storm water best management practices (BMP) apply to all facilities and activities at CSUF. This includes but is not limited to students, staff, administration, contractors, and visitors.

CSUF's objectives are 1) to eliminate unauthorized non-storm water discharges, and 2) to eliminate non-storm water discharges which may be authorized by the state's Small MS4 Permit, but have not been evaluated and recognized for discharge by CSUF. Only those discharges specifically listed in Table 1 of CSUF-2 - Authorized and Recognized Non-Storm Water Discharges are allowed to be discharged.

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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