Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.34
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Courtney Trask
Storm Water Manager
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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 complies with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Post-Construction Requirements adopted July 12, 2013 (https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast/water_issues/programs/stormwater/docs/lid/hydromod_lid_docs/2013_0032_attach1_post_construction_requirements.pdf) as part of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. These requirements emphasize the use of green infrastructure and LID practices.

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:

The protection of water quality is mandated by the federal Clean Water Act, the state Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, and other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. UCSC's Storm Water Management Program was developed to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. The UCSC Storm Water Management Program details a wide range of specific activities to:
• educate the campus community on treating storm water as a resource and how to reduce negative impacts on storm water runoff
• involve the campus public in storm water protection activities
• prevent discharges other than stormwater
• manage storm water on construction sites
• design storm water protections and management into campus development and redevelopment
• protect storm water quality during campus operations and maintenance activities such as landscape maintenance, building maintenance, food facility operations, and university owned vehicle maintenance and washing.

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

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