|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2011|
Office of Sustainability
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requires development of EPA Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for construction projects site area greater than 1 acre. USF coordinates and adheres to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). FDEP is responsible for issuing permits and performing compliance and enforcement activities as the NPDES permitting authority in Florida. There are two phases of the NPDES Stormwater Program.
Phase I of the NPDES Stormwater Program was promulgated in 1990. It requires large and medium municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) located in incorporated counties with a population of 100,000 or more to obtain NPDES permits.
Phase II of the NPDES Stormwater Program was promulgated in 1999. It requires MS4s not regulated by Phase I, and small construction activities to obtain NPDES permits and develop comprehensive stormwater management programs that will eliminate illicit discharges to MS4s and reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff. USF is a part of the Phase II MS4 program.
The College of Business building (BSN) maintains a vegetated roof to help with storm water management.
USF has four areas on campus with porous paving (near the theater, Marshall Student Center, MSC parking garage, and library).
Water from stormwater-fed retention ponds is used for irrigation at the Moffitt Cancer Center medical complex as well as the USF golf course.
Stone swales are used in certain areas of campus to channel rain water to conduits and canals.
Vegetated swales are used in certain areas of campus to channel rain water to conduits and canals.
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