Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.97
Liaison Sherri Mason
Submission Date June 30, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Rande Joy
Assistant Director
Business and Operations
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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:

The University has a comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan. This document presents the University’s objectives and methods that are used to correct existing problems and prevent future problems and covers issues related to new development, redevelopment, and where stormwater facilities will be required in their own right. This document also provides a summary of existing stormwater related policies.

Penn State Behrend has installed the following stormwater BMPs:
Rain Gardens: 3
Surface Stormwater Ponds: 8
Subsurface Detention Facilities: 8

The University promotes foremost the use of conservation design practices that preserve and use natural critical hydrologic areas to minimize the impact to the environment. It also promotes the use and application of sound science in our stormwater management practices and does not believe that any Best Management Practice (BMP) or Low Impact Development (LID) method can be used anywhere, or that we can engineer replacements to complex natural hydrologic areas.


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:

Our stormwater program includes six minimum control measures: public education, public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction runoff management and pollution prevention/good housekeeping.

The MS4 program can be found at: http://opp.psu.edu/university-ms4-program


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