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 Abstract

  Handbook: Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention and Control Planning (EPA/625/R-93/004) September 1993

This handbook provides a systematic approach to developing comprehensive urban runoff pollution prevention and control programs. Municipalities face many regulatory and programmatic requirements relating to the management and control of urban runoff. This handbook presents a step-by-step process to plan urban runoff control that can be adapted to site-specific conditions and needs. The handbook is divided into chapters that outline each major step in the planning process. At the end of each chapter, case studies are used to illustrate application of each planning step. Chapters address the following:

  • Regulatory framework
  • Overview of the planning process
  • Defining existing conditions
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Problem assessment and ranking
  • Screening best management practices
  • Selection of best management practices
  • Plan implementation

The handbook will be a valuable tool for communities facing the challenges of assessing and controlling the adverse impacts of urban runoff. It will also be useful to federal and state regulatory personnel and environmental consultants.

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