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The materials listed herein are intended to assist members of the San Luis Obispo Community (i.e. Commercial, Construction, Creek-side, Industrial and Residential) in implementing the various Best Management Practices and Pollution Prevention Methods required under Phase II of the Storm Water Regulations regulated by the State Water Resources Quality Control Board (“SWRQCB”), San Luis Obispo Region.  If you can not find the information you are looking for here, then please give us a call at (805) 781-7215 or email us!

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COMMERCIAL RESOURCES

  • Automotive Industry Brochure - Best Management Practices - Quick link to informational brochure on Best Management Practices for the Automotive Industry.

  • Automotive Industry Poster - Best Management Practices - Quick link to a useful poster to hang in convenient locations for staff to review on a regular basis.  This poster contains the top three areas of water quality risk for most automotive service providers.  For additional informational please contact Utilities staff at (805) 781-7426.

  • Automotive Service Industry - This list details local automotive service industry companies that have successfully completed the City of San Luis Obispo’s 2-Hour Automotive Service Industry Stormwater Management Training Program.  The program outlined the ideal Best Management Practices to be employed during automotive service activities conducted within the City of San Luis Obispo. 

  • Business in General - This informative brochure provides useful tips to help operators and employees in daily business activities to prevent water pollution!

  • Food Service Industry - This list details local food service industry companies that have successfully completed the City of San Luis Obispo’s 2-Hour Food Service Industry Stormwater Management Training Program.  The program outlined the ideal Best Management Practices to be employed during food service industry activities conducted within the City of San Luis Obispo.

  • Mobile Pet Grooming Services - This informative brochure provides a general overview with useful tips and guidance to those involved in the mobile pet care industry.

  • Power Washing Fact Sheet - This fact sheet is provided courtesy of the San Luis Obispo County Partners for Water Quality.  It provides task specific information for numerous power washing and outside cleaning activities.

  • Pressure Washers - This list details local pressure washing companies that have successfully completed the City of San Luis Obispo’s 2-Hour Pressure Washing Stormwater Management Training Program.  The program outlined the ideal Best Management Practices to be employed during pressure washing activities conducted within the City of San Luis Obispo. 

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CONSTRUCTION / DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

 

Building Application Stormwater Elements: If you are applying for a building permit be sure to review the following documents which should help guide you through the water quality element of the building application process successfully! 

  • Projects less than 1 acre in size:  For projects that are less than 1 acre in size and were not originally part of a larger plan of development that required a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), then include the attached Water Pollution Control Plan along with your building application plan set.

    • Water Pollution Control Plan Guide - click here to access the City of San Luis Obispo's "Guide to Developing a WPCP."  The resources below can offer insight in developing, implementing and managing a successful water pollution control program.

    • Water Pollution Control Plan - click here to access the City of San Luis Obispo's template "Water Pollution Control Plan (WPCP) For Building Projects Less Than 1 Acre."  Be sure to complete this template, sign it and submit it along with your building application plan set.

  • Projects 1 acre in size or larger:  For projects that are 1 acre or more in size or smaller if the site was originally part of a larger plan of development that required a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), then be sure to consult with a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) before submitting your building application plan set to the City for review.   

  • For QSD qualifications refer to: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/constpermits.shtml

  • For a list of QSD refer to CASQA website at: https://www.casqa.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Ah8lrhd9GAQ%3d

General Construction Resources:

  • Construction Activities - Best Management Practices - Quick link to informational brochure on Best Management Practices for General Construction Activities.

  • Construction Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices - Quick link to informational brochure on Best Management Practices for Construction Erosion & Sediment Control Measures.

  • Encroachment Projects - For Minor Public Works Encroachment Projects:  The City in order to assist proponents of minor public works encroachment projects has developed a concise stream lined plan form and informational handout to assist proponents in developing a Water Pollution Control Plan (WPCP) that will meet the intent of both State and Federal stormwater mandates.

    • To access the City of San Luis Obispo's WPCP For Right of Way Encroachment Projects - Click Here.

    • To access the City of San Luis Obispo's informational handout for Minor Public Works Encroachment Projects - Click Here.

  • Saw Cutting Operations - This informative flyer will provide some guidance to individuals engaged in saw cutting operations.

  • Street Operational & Maintenance Activities Brochure - This informative brochure provides some guidance to individuals engaged in Street Maintenance and Road repair activities.

Public Works Minor Right of Way Encroachment Projects: 

Some Public Works Projects within the public right of way will require a State submitted Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), other projects may require a Caltrans Plan and lastly some will just require a City approved Water Pollution Control Plan (WPCP). To determine whether the project in question will require a State submitted Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), a Caltrans approved Plan or a City approved Water Pollution Control Plan please review the following:

  • Best Management Practices for Public Works Linear Underground / Overhead Projects - an informational brochure concerning BMPs for Public Works Linear Underground / Overhead Projects - click here!

  • WPCP / SWPPP for Minor Right of Way Encroachment Projects - click here to access the City of San Luis Obispo's down loadable WPCP / SWPPP for Minor Right of Way Encroachment Projects.  After completing the template plan please submit it to the City for review and approval, if appropriate.

 

Project Design Considerations

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CREEK-SIDE PROPERTY RESOURCES

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INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES

  • Automotive Industry Brochure - Best Management Practices - Quick link to informational brochure on Best Management Practices for the Automotive Industry.

  • Automotive Service Industry - This list details local automotive service industry companies that have successfully completed the City of San Luis Obispo’s 2-Hour Automotive Service Industry Stormwater Management Training Program.  The program outlined the ideal Best Management Practices to be employed during automotive service activities conducted within the City of San Luis Obispo. 

  • Recreational Vehicles - This informational sheet provides a list of local facilities where recreational vehicle owners may legally dump a holding tank.

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POST CONSTRUCTION - (StormwaterFacilities)

  • Private Stormwater Conveyance Systems - Click here for a brochure that provides a general overview of the standards (i.e. inspections, maintenance, cleanings and repairs) required for a Private Stormwater Conveyance System.

  • Private Stormwater Conveyance System Agreement - Click here for a downloadable copy of the City of San Luis Obispo’s “Standard Private Stormwater Conveyance System Agreement.”  The agreement shall be submitted when a project approval requires either or both a low impact development element and /or the inclusion of a private storm water conveyance system (i.e. culverts, storm drains, parking lot clarifier and/or etcetera) on the project site.  The Agreement must be completed in its entirety and recorded with the County Recorder prior to the issuance of a building permit.

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RESIDENTIAL RESOURCES

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TRAINING SEMINARS

Listed below are tentatively scheduled free training seminars for local business owners within the City of San Luis Obispo for the 2010 - 2011 permit year.  At these seminars you or your staff will learn about various routines and steps to incorporate into daily business activities (I.e. Best Management Practices) to keep pollutants out of our stormwater, creeks, bays and ocean.  To attend any of the training seminars you must RSVP at least one week prior to scheduled session by calling (805) 781-7215 or electronically by clicking here.  Be sure to include your name, the business name, a telephone number, number of attendees and the seminar you wish to attend.

  • Automotive Industry - Sorry, we have not currently scheduled a training seminar for the automotive service industry at this time.  Please check back later.

  • Construction Industry - If you are looking for storm water construction / development related training opportunities for you or your staff in order to meet the requirements of the new Construction General Permit, then the links listed below may be of use to you.

    • California State Water Resources Control Board - The California State Water Resources Control Board offers a host of on-line and live storm water training opportunities. For more information click here!

    • Caltrans - The California Department of Transportation offers a host of on-line and live storm water training opportunities. For more information click here!

    • Casqa or California Stormwater Quality Association - For a list of opportunities for storm water construction / development training opportunities click here!

    • Envirocert International - offers training for both field inspectors and SWPPP developers.

    • Excal Visual - Is a private company that offers offers a host of on-line and live storm water training opportunities. For more information click here!

    • Stormwater USA - Is a private company that offers offers a host of on-line and live storm water training opportunities. For more information click here!

    • Disclaimer: The City of San Luis Obispo neither endorses, nor promotes any of the organizations listed herein for storm water training opportunities. The list provided is for information purposes only. Furthermore, the City is committed to enhancing the public availability, dissemination and exchange of information. To that end, the City’s websites have been established as entry points to enable you to quickly and easily access information on the Internet in relation to topics of relevance to the City of San Luis Obispo and its residents.  The City does not warrant and does not represent that information contained in this website is complete, current, reliable and/or free from error. The City’s sites are not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, the ultimate and complete source of information on any particular topic.  Thus, prior to initiating any training be sure to verify that the training sought and offered will meet the obligations of the California State Water Resources Control Board's guidelines.

  • Food Services Industry - This category includes: bakeries, bars, coffee shops, cookie shops, delicatessens, food processing and manufacturing facilities, produce processing facilities restaurants and other businesses involved in the food industry.

  • Janitorial Service Industry - Sorry, we have not currently scheduled a training seminar for the janitorial service industry at this time.  Please check back later.

  • Landscape Maintenance Industry - Sorry, we have not currently scheduled a training seminar for the landscape maintenance industry at this time.  Please check back later.

  • Pressure Washing Industry - Sorry, we have not currently scheduled a training seminar for the pressure washing industry at this time.  Please check back later.

Again, to attend any of the training seminars you must RSVP at least one week prior to scheduled session by calling (805) 781-7215 or electronically by clicking here.  Be sure to include your name, the business name, a telephone number, number of attendees and the seminar you wish to attend.

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OTHER RESOURCES
  • Car Wash Fundraisers - This informative informational guide provides useful tips for implementing various control measures to ensure that your fundraiser does not create water pollution.

  • Equine - Horse Care Brochure - This informative brochure provides useful tips and insights to residents on protecting water quality from Equine - Horse Care related issues.

  • Mobile Pet Grooming Services - This informative brochure provides a general overview with useful tips and guidance to those involved in the mobile pet care industry.

  • Pressure Washers - This list details local pressure washing companies that have successfully completed the City of San Luis Obispo’s 2-Hour Pressure Washing Stormwater Management Training Program.  The program outlined the ideal Best Management Practices to be employed during pressure washing activities conducted within the City of San Luis Obispo. 

  • Recreational Vehicles - This informational sheet provides a list of local facilities where recreational vehicle owners may legally dump a holding tank.

  • Flood Control - Winterizing Your Home Brochure - As winter approaches there are a few things you should do around the old homestead to protect your most valuable asset - your home.

  • Flood Control - For additional information concerning flood related issues please visit: http://www.getreadyslo.com/

 

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