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Section 1 - Main Text of BMP Manual
Section 2 - BMPs for Activities and Methods (AM)
The BMPs listed in this section are generally applicable to all types of land uses. Although generally written from the point of view of construction activities and operations, these BMPs also pertain to existing developed properties such as commercial and industrial facilities, schools and institutions, houses and apartment buildings, etc. These BMPs focus on good housekeeping measures that reduce or eliminate stormwater pollutants.
Section 3 - BMPs for Erosion and Sediment (ES)
The proposed BMPs listed in this section will focus predominantly on erosion and sediment control, which is one of the most significant issues for construction projects. It takes a coordinated effort on the part of many individuals to implement erosion and sediment controls correctly.
Section 4 - BMPs for Industrial and Commercial (IC)
The BMPs listed in this section are generally applicable to industrial and commercial properties, and also other land uses wherever material handling and large-scale maintenance items occur. Some BMPs apply equally well to residential properties and most businesses. Industrial and commercial facilities will also want to consult the BMPs listed in Section 2 (AM), which are generally useful for eliminating or reducing pollution generation.
Section 5 - BMPs for Residential and Homeowners (RH)
The BMPs listed in this section are generally applicable to residential properties. BMPs from other sections (AM, ES) may be helpful in reducing pollution or controlling erosion. Some types of stormwater treatment (ST) BMPs may also occur on residential property or easements.
Section 6 - BMPs for Stormwater Treatment (ST)
The BMPs listed in this section represent permanent stormwater treatment practices that generally achieve both stormwater quantity and stormwater quality objectives. Also included are example detention computations and other hydrologic data.
Section 7 - BMPs for Tree Preservation and Maintenance (TP)
The BMPs listed in this section pertain to the protection and maintenance of trees. The preservation and protection of trees brings unique benefits in the community by assisting the natural control of solar heat, soil conservation, flood control, air pollution and noise.
March 12, 2014 -
Added IC-15 (Mobile Food Service Operations) and Revised the Introductory Notes Page, Acknowledgements Page, Revisions Page, and the Table of Contents.
July 19, 2013 -
Revised Chapter 6 (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan).
December 31, 2012 -
Revised IC-10 (Dumpsters).
May 10, 2011 -
Revised ES-14 (Silt Fence).
January 19, 2010 -
Revised Chapter 8 (List of Related Websites).
October 28, 2009 -
Revised ES-24 (Temporary Inlet Protection).
October 26, 2007 -
Revised ST-01 (Dry Detention Basin), ST-02 (Wet Detention Basin) and ST-10 (Detention Computations).
August 10, 2007 -
Revised IC-08 (Power and Pressure Washing).
April 24, 2007 -
Added 3 Special Pollution Abatement Permits for Vehicle and Equipment Facilities (vehicle and equipment dealerships and storage facilities, fueling stations, repair shops, etc.), Vehicle Wash Facilities (car washed, etc.), and Large Parking Lot Facilities (large parking lots, warehouses, etc.) Revised the Special Pollution Permit Application specifically for Food Handling and Processing Facilities (restaurants, grocery stores, food services, etc.).
June 1, 2006 -
Added a new Special Pollution Abatement Permit Application specifically for Food Handling and Processing Facilities (restaurants, grocery stores, food services, etc.).
May 30, 2003 -
The BMP Manual was changed extensively to incorporate the revised Stormwater and Street Ordinance and also the reissued NPDES permit from TDEC. Other comments were incorporated, with an additional category for RH (Residential & Homeowners).
(07-29-03) Revised ES-29 to match new TDOT standard details for erosion control.