To limit disruption and pollution of natural water flows by managing stormwater runoff.
Implement a stormwater management plan that reduces impervious cover, promotes infiltration and captures and treats the stormwater runoff from 90% of the average annual rainfall1 using acceptable best management practices (BMPs).
BMPs used to treat runoff must be capable of removing 80% of the average annual postdevelopment total suspended solids (TSS) load based on existing monitoring reports. BMPs are considered to meet these criteria if:
- They are designed in accordance with standards and specifications from a state or local program that has adopted these performance standards.
- There exists infield performance monitoring data demonstrating compliance with the criteria. Data must conform to accepted protocol (e.g., Technology Acceptance Reciprocity Partnership [TARP], Washington State Department of Ecology) for BMP monitoring.
For projects that are part of a multitenant complex1
A multitenant complex is a master-planned development of stores, restaurants, and other businesses; retailers may share one or more services and/or common areas.
The credit requirements may be met using a centralized approach affecting the defined project site and that is within the complex’s boundary. Distributed techniques based on a watershed approach are then required.
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