The information provided on this page has been developed by the State Water Resources Control Board. To facilitate access, CASQA is hosting this information on our website. The certification of all systems is determined solely by the State Water Board. Please direct all questions to: Leo.Cosentini@waterboards.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 341-5524.
You can also view information about Certified Trash Full Capture Systems Available to the Public.
Categorically Certified Multi-Benefit Full Capture Systems (PDF) (updated June 2023)
When adopting the Trash Provisions1, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) directed State Water Board staff to evaluate whether specific multi-benefit treatment controls as set forth in the New Development and Redevelopment BMPs Handbook (California Stormwater Quality Association, 2003) meet the requirements for certification as “full capture system” as defined in the Trash Provisions. In consultation with the California Stormwater Quality Association, other interested stakeholders, and Regional Water Board staff, staff evaluated multi-benefit full capture systems with treatment designs that have multiple environmental benefits such as pollutant removal, trash capture, reuse and/or infiltration of stormwater runoff.
As a result, the State Water Board Executive Director has categorically certified the five (5) multi-benefit treatment systems described in the information sheets linked below as Full Capture Systems. The categorical certifications to the five treatment systems apply only to custom-designed multi-benefit Full Capture Systems. Multi-benefit treatment systems that are not custom designed but manufactured off-site and made available for sale must be individually certified through the application process. See the information sheets for more information pertaining to multi-benefit treatment systems that must be individually certified through the application process. The application requirements for trash full capture system certification may be accessed at the State Water Board’s Trash Implementation Program homepage.
The permittee (or other responsible entity) shall design, construct, and maintain these categorically certified Full Capture Systems in accordance with the requirements in the corresponding five (5) information sheets linked below. The information sheets generically describe the categorically certified Full Capture Systems and the associated specific design requirements. The information sheets also specify the limitations of the categorical certification and identify the kinds of systems that must be submitted to the State Water Board Executive Director for individual certification. The municipality (or other responsible entity) is solely responsible for (1) ensuring that Full Capture Systems are properly designed, constructed, and maintained for their intended use, (2) coordinating as appropriate with vector control agencies, and (3) ensuring that installed Full Capture Systems pose no threat to public health or safety.
Questions concerning design requirements should be directed to the Trash Implementation Program staff via email (Nicholas.Wong@waterboards.ca.gov or Leo.Cosentini@waterboards.ca.gov) prior to installation.
1 Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California to Control Trash (Ocean Plan) and Part 1 Trash Provisions of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, And Estuaries of California adopted by the State Water Board located on the Statewide Water Quality Control Plans for Trash webpage.
State Water Board Categorically Certified Multi-Benefit Trash Treatment Systems
Bioretention (PDF) (updated June 2023)
Capture and Use Systems (PDF) (updated June 2023)
Detention Basin (PDF) (updated June 2023)
Infiltration Trench or Basin (PDF) (updated June 2023)
Media Filter (PDF) (updated June 2023)