What is the WQMP Compliance Process?

For the applicant for development project approval, compliance follows these general steps:

  1. Discuss WQMP requirements during a meeting with City staff, if possible.
  2. Review the instructions in the WQMP Guidance Document before you prepare your tentative map, preliminary site plan, drainage plan, and landscaping plan.
  3. Prepare a preliminary Project-Specific WQMP and submit it (with the application and fees) to the Engineering Division for plan check concurrent with your application for discretionary approvals (entitlements). (Approval of the Preliminary WQMP is required prior to scheduling Planning Commission hearing.)
  4. Following any discretionary approval, initiate your final Project-Specific WQMP as part of your plan to complete your detailed project design, incorporating the LID Principles and Stormwater BMPs committed to in your preliminary Project-Specific WQMP. Submit your final WQMP to the Engineering Division (with submittal application and fees) for plan check and approval.
  5. In a table on your building, grading and/or improvement plans, list each stormwater facility, and the plan sheet where it appears.
  6. Prepare the final Project-Specific WQMP, incorporating a draft Operation and Maintenance Plan using the City's approved format and submit it with your application for final WQMP plan check. Execute legal documents assigning responsibility for operation and maintenance of Stormwater BMPs. Legal agreements and financial commitments for operation and maintenance be recorded prior to or concurrent with recordation of a final map or parcel map or Certificate of Occupancy.
  7. Maintain Stormwater BMPs during and following construction.
  8. Following construction and prior to Certificate of Occupancy/Final sign off, submit the recorded copy of the Operation and Maintenance Plan and formally transferring responsibility for maintenance to the owner or permanent occupant.
  9. The occupant or owner must maintain records of stormwater facility maintenance, and submit to City Staff inspections of Stormwater BMPs. The occupant or owner must ANNUALLY certify Stormwater BMPs are properly maintained and submit reports, prepared and certified by a P.E., to City staff upon their request.

2012 WQMP Guidance Document and Template and a developer specific web page can be found at Riverside County Flood Control's Watershed Protection website. It is recommended that you download the documents each time you prepare them to make sure you include updates.

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1. What is a WQMP?
2. What is the WQMP Compliance Process?
3. Does My Project Require a WQMP?
4. How do I prepare a WQMP?
5. What’s the difference between a WQMP and a SWPPP?
6. What are Best Management Practices (BMPs)?