RI Stormwater Management Rules & Guidance Stormwater Management, Design, and Installation Rules (250-RICR-150-10-8) are now in effect. The purpose of these 2018 Rules is to recodify the Stormwater Manual into the Rhode Island Code of Regulations format as required by amendments to the Administrative Procedures Act (§ 42-35-5). This recodification followed a standard format used for all state regulations. The RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual was adopted in December 2010 following the standard rule-making process used by RI DEM and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). However, the Manual was not written in typical rule format, and a great deal of the Manual is not regulatory and in fact acts as guidance. Only those parts of the original Manual that are regulatory are included in the recodified “RI Stormwater Management, Design and Installation Rules” (“Stormwater Rules”). Regulatory language describes actions that the regulated public must do or must not do. As a result, background information, diagrams, photos, and most of the Appendices are not included in the recodified Stormwater Rules. In recodifying the Manual, the Department preserved the full intent of the original Manual requirements such that there will be no difference in how a stormwater system is designed and installed under the recodified Stormwater Rules. The Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual will be maintained as guidance and can still be used to design stormwater systems. Applications and Forms Freshwater Wetlands Application(s) Notice of Start of Construction Form Excel file, less than 1mbmegabytes Notice of Termination (NOT) Form Excel file, less than 1mbmegabytes Application for Stormwater Construction Permit and Water Quality Certification PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Primary Resources RI Stormwater Management, Design, and Installation Rules Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual (amended 2015) PDF file, about 16mbmegabytes Appendix A Checklist Word file, less than 1mbmegabytes Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Template Word file, less than 1mbmegabytes Stormwater Management Plan Guidance PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Low Impact Development (LID) Guidance Documents LID Fact Sheet What is Low Impact Development? PDF file, about 2mbmegabytes RI LID Site Planning and Design Guidance Manual (for municipalities) PDF file, about 15mbmegabytes What is the Municipal LID Self-Assessment Tool? PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Municipal LID Self-Assessment Tool PDF file, about 14mbmegabytes Municipal Presentation Template - use when Gathering Your Team (for municipal staff) Powerpoint file, about 11mbmegabytes Municipal Presentation Template- use for Amendment Process Meeting/Hearing Presentation (for municipal staff) Powerpoint file, about 11mbmegabytes Stormwater Analysis & Design Guidance Documents Freshwater Wetlands Program and Stormwater Construction Permitting Ground-Mounted Solar Array Guidance PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Channel Protection (CPv) Guidance PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Water Quality Goals for Stormwater Discharges to Impaired Waters PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Stormwater Proprietary Technologies List and Application Form PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Separation from Groundwater Guidance PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Stormwater Treatment Area Calculator Excel file, less than 1mbmegabytes Redevelopment Criteria Guidance PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Suggestions to Promote Brevity of Designer's Drainage Analysis Submittals PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Waste Management Sites Stormwater Guidance PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Auto Fueling Stormwater Guidance PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Flow Splitting Guidance PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Questions about the Stormwater Manual? Contact Chuck Horbert at email@example.com. For all other questions, email DEM.WaterResources@dem.ri.gov. To schedule a pre-application meeting to discuss a specific project, please contact the Office of Customer and Technical Assistance at (401) 222-6800 Training DEM and CRMC, in conjunction with the University of Rhode Island, held a series of public training sessions to help acquaint users with the new manual. Further information about the training sessions is available at web.uri.edu/riss/. January 13, 2011 Stormwater Manual Training Part 1: Using the Revised Manual1. Why Update the Manual?2. Minimum Standards3. How to Use the Manual4. Low Impact Development Planning & Design5. Acceptable BMPs6. Design Exercises7. Single Family Individual Lot Design Options January 19, 2011 Stormwater Manual Training Part 2: BMP Construction and Maintenance1. Why Proper Installation is Important2. Design Elements for BMPs (down for maintenance) (down for maintenance)5. Proper Erosion and Sediment Controls to Protect BMPs6. Importance of Maintenance7. Typical Routine and Long-term Maintenance Measures8. Vegetation Management and Maintenance9. Maintenance Exercise10. Typical Maintenance Costs March 22, 2011 Stormwater Manual Training Part 3: Design Considerations and Case Studies1. Required Management Volume Calculations and Redevelopment Considerations2. QPA Requirements/Credits3.BMP Design - Critical Elements4.Design Example: Residential Subdivision5.Case Study: Redevelopment/Infill March 24, 2011 Stormwater Manual Training Part 4: Design Considerations and Case Studies1.Recap of Practices2.Material Specifications and Measures for WVTS Construction and Maintenance3.Infiltration (Including Permeable Paving)4.Construction and Maintenance Summary In some cases, the certain elements of a Minimum Standard would not be applicable to the single-family residential project or the requirement would be an undue burden compared to the scale and impact of the project. In an effort to reduce the burden of the new regulations on single-family homeowners and encourage land use practices that meet RIDEM's stormwater treatment goals. Accordingly, both DEM and CRMC have developed Rhode Island Stormwater Management Guidance for Individual Single-Family Residential Lot Development. All applicants may also elect to fully comply with all minimum standards and performance criteria outlined in the RISDISM if they wish, or utilize the RISDISM for further guidance.