Stormwater Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:8 specify stormwater management
standards that are mandatory for new major development. The New
Jersey Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual (BMP manual)
is developed to provide guidance to address the standards in the
proposed Stormwater Management Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:8. The BMP manual
provides examples of ways to meet the standards contained in the
rule. The methods referenced in the BMP manual are one way of achieving
the standards. An applicant is welcome to demonstrate that other
proposed management practices will also achieve the standards established
in the rules. The BMP Manual is a developed by the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection, in coordination with the New Jersey
Department of Agriculture, the New Jersey Department of Community
Affairs, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, municipal
engineers, county engineers, consulting firms, contractors, and
The BMP manual has been drafted to assist review agencies and the
regulated community. The methods in the BMP manual can be utilized
without need for additional documentation to address the performance
standards in the rule. The Department anticipates providing guidance
on additional best management practices and new information on already
included practices as research and development occurs in this field.
Technical information regarding updates of the New Jersey Stormwater
Best Management Practices Manual will be available at www.njstormwater.org.
of the New Jersey Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual will
reflect the technical updates found on the website. Notices regarding
future versions of the manual will be also be found at this www.njstormwater.org.
of the manual are expected to occur at most once a year.
you have any question or comments on the content of this Manual,
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and Contents: Includes the cover pages, Notes on Technical
Updates, Acknowledgements, and Table of Contents.
One: Impacts of Development on Runoff discusses the impact
of development on the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff.
Two: Low Impact Development Techniques provides information
how to use structural and nonstructural to provide lower impact
Three: Regional and Municipal Stormwater Management Plans
presents guidance on the development of regional and municipal
stormwater management plans.
Four: Stormwater Pollutant Removal Criteria provides guidance
on how to meet the water quality performance standards.
Five: Computing Stormwater Runoff Rates and Volumes presents
the mathematical methods for the stormwater runoff rates,
volumes, and the stormwater quality and quantity design storms.
This chapter provides information computations for unconnected
impervious areas, and also contains an overview of various
stormwater pollutant loading models.
Six: Groundwater Recharge discusses the groundwater recharge
methodology, the groundwater recharge design storm, and the
details of the New Jersey Groundwater Recharge Spreadsheet
Chapter Seven: Landscaping provides information on vegetation
and landscaping for stormwater management measures.
Eight: Maintenance and Retrofit of Stormwater Management
Measures provides information to be included and considered
in a maintenance plan, and discusses retrofit of stormwater
Chapter Nine: provides general information on Structural
Stormwater Management Measures
A: Low Impact Development Checklist provides information
to assist reviewers and designers in the demonstration that
nonstructural stormwater management measures have been implemented
in a project.
B: Municipal Regulations Checklist provides information
to assist municipalities in incorporating nonstructural stormwater
management measures into the master plan, land use and zoning
C: Sample Municipal Stormwater Management Plan provides
an example as well as guidance on the municipal plan required
to be developed by every municipality.
D: Model Municipal Stormwater Control Ordinance for Municipalities
provides a sample stormwater ordinance consistent with the
requirements of the Stormwater Management Rules.
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