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Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of South Florida
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

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.

See also http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-6-023.pdf


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

The College of Business building (BSN) maintains a vegetated roof to help with storm water management.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

USF has four areas on campus with porous paving (near the theater, Marshall Student Center, MSC parking garage, and library).


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

Water from stormwater-fed retention ponds is used for irrigation at the Moffitt Cancer Center medical complex as well as the USF golf course.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

Stone swales are used in certain areas of campus to channel rain water to conduits and canals.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Vegetated swales are used in certain areas of campus to channel rain water to conduits and canals.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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