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The Administrative and Technical Procedures for Grading and Erosion and Sediment Control (October 2013)*
Provides guidance for obtaining grading approval and for designing and preparing erosion, sediment and pollutant control plans.
Construction ESC Drawings and Notes

For more information on Construction, contact Humberto Amador at (916) 808-5411 or at

New Development

Hydromodification Management Plan (HMP)
Included in the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership HMP (revised July 29, 2011) are the following:
Executive Summary
HMP Report
SSQP website HMP document

Stormwater Quality Design Manual (May 2007)* [.pdf]
Includes the post-construction stormwater quality requirements (Table 3-2) and information for selecting and designing source control, runoff reduction and treatment control measures.
Note: Replaces the "Guidance Manual for On-site Stormwater Quality Control Measures" (January 2000).

Stormwater Quality Control Measures Selection Matrix [.pdf]
Vegetated Swale Maintenance Guidance [.pdf]

Runoff Reduction Credit Worksheets: Residential [.xls], Commercial [.xls].

Proprietary Stormwater Quality Treatment Devices
The following proprietary stormwater quality treatment devices are currently accepted for use in Sacramento County:
Jensen Precast StormVault®
CONTECH Stormwater Solutions StormFilter® (1 gpm/ft², ZPG media)
CONTECH Stormwater Solutions StormFilter® (2 gpm/ft², ZPG media)
Filterra® Bioretention System (percolation rate = 50 in/hr)

For more information, visit the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership website.

Maintenance Agreements

Treatment Control Maintenance Agreement Information Sheet [.pdf]
Stormwater Treatment Device Access and Maintenance Agreement Template [.pdf]
Stormwater Treatment Measure Access and Maintenance Agreement Template [.pdf]

Swale Self-Inspection Checklist [.pdf]

* Manuals available in hard copy.

For more information on New Development, contact Hong Lin at (916) 808-1449 or at