Stormwater Requirements for New Development Projects
Stormwater Management Plan Resources:
- Biotreatment Soil Mix Supplier List updated May 2021
- *NEW* C.3 Factsheet updated April 2023
- C.3 Regulated Projects Guide version 1.0 (formerly known as the C.3 Technical Guidance) updated February 2020
- Green Infrastructure Design Guide
- Litter Reduction Toolkit and Fact Sheet for New Development
- Plant List and Planting Guidance - suggested plants for landscape-based stormwater treatment measures.
- Requirements for Architectural Copper
- Construction BMP Plan Sheet (CAD version)
- Stormwater Construction Pollution Prevention Permit
- Stormwater Checklist for Small Projects (July 2023 version)
- *NEW* C.3/C.6 Regulated Projects Checklist (Excel version)
- Notice of Intent for Construction General Permit coverage and a copy of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) prepared by a certified Qualified SWPPP Developer. Note: This is for projects that disturb one or more acres of soil.
- PCBs Screening Assessment Form - single-family/wood-frame or priority building structure. For information on how to complete this form, see Applicant Package.
Ensure that your construction site has implemented the following best management practices:
- Conduct daily site inspections.
- Maintain construction entrance and exit so it minimizes the amount of sediment leaving the construction site.
- Protect landscaping and stockpiled soil materials from wind and rain by storing them under tarps.
- Store hazardous materials in sealed containers and on top of secondary containment.
- Cover open dumpsters securely with a tarp when not in use or if raining.
- Inspect portable toilets for leaks and place them within the construction site.
- Install perimeter controls around the site, such as staking fiber rolls into the ground or installing silt fences.
- Protect all nearby storm drains, such as installing filter fabric or using gravel bags, to prevent sediments from entering the drain during construction. Sand bags may be temporarily removed if flooding will occur because of them.
- Provide a contained and lined pit for washing concrete, paint, or stucco.
- Keep the Stormwater Construction Pollution Prevention Permit at work site.
- Educate workers about these best management practices.
- Best Management Practices for Construction Site Brochure (English, Spanish, Chinese)
- Construction BMP Plan Sheet (PDF or DWG)
- For additional construction-specific resources, please visit flowstobay.org/construction.
Operations and Maintenance Agreement
For projects that are over 10,000 square feet, an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Agreement must be completed and recorded with the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder's Office. The O&M Agreement will consist of the following five items:
- A completed and signed Operation and Maintenance Agreement (download the O&M template here)
- Exhibit A: Legal Description of Property
- Exhibit B: Stormwater Management Plan with BMP section details and planting plan (if installing plants)
- Exhibit C: Maintenance Plan
- Exhibit D: Operation and Maintenance Inspection Report
|Maintenance Plan Templates
(for Exhibit C)
|O&M Inspection Report Templates
(for Exhibit D)
Annual Operation and Maintenance Verification
The City of Burlingame requires property owners to keep stormwater treatment measures in good repair. City staff will periodically inspect these treatment measures for proper operation and maintenance.
How to Comply:
1. Identify where your stormwater treatment measures are located. Consult the fact sheets below for pictures of each stormwater treatment measure and information on how to maintain it. The stormwater treatment measures are usually outlined in the civil engineering drawings of your building permit plans.
2. Inspect and maintain your stormwater treatment measures. Complete the operation and maintenance inspection report(s), see table below for templates. Property owners who are looking for qualified maintenance professionals may consult with individuals who are certified through the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program.
3. Take photos of each of your stormwater treatment measures. After conducting routine maintenance, take a photo of each stormwater treatment measure on your property.
4. Submit your completed inspection report(s) and photos to the City.
To submit by email: email@example.com
To submit by mail: City of Burlingame, Public Works Department, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
||Inspection Report Templates|