Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.85
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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Michigan State University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Butler
Campus Sustainability Director
MSU Sustainability
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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:

MSU is a partner in the Great Lakes Regional Committee that is a guiding body of for the region to collaborate on the three identified urbanized watersheds: the Grand River; the Red Cedar River and the Looking Glass River Watersheds. The stomrwater management report details the work of this team and the role that the university serves on this committee. Stormwater is addressed on a regional and watershed basis for the best results in preserving the resources. MSU has produced a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) and provides biennial NPDES water quality reports. The SWMP addresses both storm water quantity and quality, and includes a Public Education Plan, Illicit Discharge Elimination Plan, Post Construction Stormwater Controls for areas of new development and redevelopment, Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control and Pollution Prevention, and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations. The program is currently being implemented by a team of staff members representing several MSU service units and departments. As part of this effort, Stormwater Design Standards are being followed for all new development projects. The standards focus on LID practices for stormwater management. MSU highlights its green infrastructure also through a walking tour and incorporating the measures as a part of the learning living laboratory.

The storm water management report details the work of this team and the role that the university serves on this committee. Storm water is addressed on a regional and watershed basis for the best results in preserving the resources. MSU has produced a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) and provides biennial NPDES water quality reports. The SWMP addresses both storm water quantity and quality, and includes a Public Education Plan, Illicit Discharge Elimination Plan, Post Construction Stormwater Controls for areas of new development and redevelopment, Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control and Pollution Prevention, and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations. The program is currently being implemented by a team of staff members representing several MSU service units and departments. As part of this effort, Stormwater Design Standards are being followed for all new development projects. The standards focus on LID practices for storm water management. MSU highlights its green infrastructure also through a walking tour and incorporating the measures as a part of the learning living laboratory.


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:

"MSU STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The MSU Storm Water Management Program and select appendices are available for download below. If you have questions or comments on MSU’s Stormwater Management Plan, please contact Thomas Grover with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at grovert@msu.edu.

MSU Storm Water Management Plan, Revised 2014
MSU Storm Water Permit, 2015

Appendix 1 – GLRC Action Plan with MSU Commitments
Appendix 2 – MSU Storm Water Management Roles and Responsibilities – Revised 2016
Appendix 3 – MSU Regulated Area
Appendix 4 – MSU Discharge Database and Outfall Maps
Appendix 5 – MSU Illicit Discharge SOP
Appendix 6 – MDEQ Post Construction Approval Letter
Appendix 7 – MSU Storm Water Design Standards 2014
Appendix 8 – Campus Watershed Districts
Appendix 9 – MSU Storm Water BMPs Map
Appendix 10 – Storm Water Controls Database
Appendix 11 – SWPPP Transportation Services
Appendix 12 – SWPPP Surplus Store and Recycling
Appendix 13 – MSU SWPPP Golf Course 2014
Appendix 14 – Catch Basin Cleaning Schedule
Appendix 15 – Catch Basin and Separator Cleaning Procedures http://msu-water.msu.edu/msu-stormwater-management-program/ http://msu-water.msu.edu/what-is-storm-water/managing-storm-water-on-the-msu-campus/"

http://msu-water.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018-GLRC-Annual-Report_Digital_Final-1-31-19_Compressed.pdf


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