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For new Development/Redevelopment Projects Deemed complete prior to October 11, 2011
The new development and redevelopment project criteria are summarized in the 2000 F.8 "Surface Water Quality" Section. If your proposed project meets one of the criteria, then your Discretionary Permit application submittal must also include:
Location of proposed post-construction control features and devices on your site/grading plan;
Appropriate design calculations and analysis in your Drainage Study/Hydrology Report to demonstrate that the post-construction controls will function as proposed using the applicable Design Procedure Form (Appendix G of the 2002 Technical Guidance Manual ); and
Construction activities that occur within or directly adjacent to an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESAs), refer to Figure 1.
In addition, construction activity resulting in a land disturbance of one acre or more, or less than one acre but part of a larger common plan of development or sale, shall obtain and comply with the State Construction Activities Storm Water General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water Runoff Associated with Construction Activities.
Definitions: Construction activityincludes any construction or demolition activity, clearing, grading, grubbing, or excavation or any other activity that results in a land disturbance.
Construction activity does not include
Emergency construction activities required to immediately protect public health and safety or
Routine maintenance activities required to maintain the integrity of structures by performing minor repair and restoration work, maintain original line and grade, hydraulic capacity, or original purpose of the facility.