Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.39
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date July 6, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Long Beach
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Peer Gerber
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Physical Planning & Facilities Management
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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:

CSULB follows the state required storm-water management strategies. These strategies include Public Education and Outreach, construction site runoff programs, total maximum daily loads (TMDL) requirements, program management elements, illicit discharge detection and elimination, pollution prevention and good housekeeping, landscape design and maintenance, and a post construction storm water management program (LID). Some examples of LID infrastructure include the campus' extensive urban forest and tree canopy made up of more than 7000 trees and the permeable pavement that was installed in 2016 in one of the parking lots.


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

CSULB is following the requirements of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permit that became effective in 2013. Under this permit, which is administered by the Los Angeles County Regional Water Quality Control Board, the University is implementing Best Management Practices in order to minimize stormwater runoff.
In addition, CSULB has a 5-year Stormwater Pollution Prevention Implementation Plan. Currently, in year 3, this plan allows for best management practices.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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