About the Construction BMP Handbook

The Construction BMP Handbook provides practical and industry leading resources to support implementation of the Construction General Permit (CGP) issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. The handbook includes Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) templates for traditional projects and linear underground projects (LUP), BMP Fact Sheets for erosion and sediment control, non-stormwater management and material management, and guidance on selection of slope stabilization techniques. Purchasing or renewing a subscription assures that you have access to the latest version of the handbook, including updates and new resources as they become available.

NEW FOR 2023

With one subscription, subscribers receive access to two versions of the Construction BMP Handbook (2023 and 2019) to support projects subject to the 2022 CGP and the 2009 CGP.

2023 Construction BMP Handbook

All construction projects initiated after September 1, 2023 will require coverage under the 2022 CGP. This handbook supports implementation of the 2022 CGP.

FAQ / UPDATES: The list of updates (compared to the 2019 Construction BMP Handbook) is available in this list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

2019 Construction BMP Handbook

All construction projects with the Waste Discharge ID (WDID) numbers issued before September 1, 2023 may continue construction activities under the 2009 CGP (with some exceptions that require compliance with the 2022 CGP – see the FAQ list for more details). This handbook supports implementation of the 2009 CGP. It will be available to support these projects until August 31, 2025 (when the 2009 CGP will cease to be applicable to all construction activities).

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