Designers of U of M Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) must be certified in SWPPP design by the UMN Erosion and Stormwater Management Program (or approved equal).
The University of Minnesota Duluth has specific design standards that are required on University construction projects. The following standards and forms are of particular importance to stormwater design and are expected to be followed and included in project documents as applicable.
Division 13 50 - Landcare Requirements 2A. Construction Staging & Tree Protection
Division 13 50 - Landcare Requirements 2C. Subgrade Preparation, Topsoil and Finish Grading
Division 13 50 - Landcare Requirements - H. Plantings
Division 31 20 - Earth Moving
Division 31 25 - Erosion & Sediment Controls
Division 33 40 - Stormwater Utilities
Division 33 41 - Permanent Stormwater Treatment Systems
Division 33 47 - Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Appendix K: SWPP Plan Review Checklist
Appendix K: Addendum SWPP Plan Review Checklist Duluth
Appendix L: Construction Stormwater Inspection Checklist
Appendix M: Stormwater Treatment Design
Appendix N: Utility Standard Plates
UMD Specific Requirements
The University of Minnesota Duluth MS4 has several additional SWPPP requirements that are not found in the University Building Standard Appendices.
Additional UMD Stormwater Information
UMD Special Waters Information
The University of Minnesota Duluth MS4 discharges stormwater to multiple special and impaired waters. These special waters and/or impaired have additional stormwater requirements when designing SWPPP's for construction sites.
UMD Watershed Information
The University of Minnesota Duluth MS4 discharges stormwater in multiple different watersheds:
- Campus Watersheds - Tischer Creek, Oregon Creek, and Chester Creek
- Glensheen Watersheds - Tischer Creek, Bent Brook, and Lake Superior
- Limnology Watersheds - Lester River and Lake Superior
- Research Lab Building - Oregon Creek
- NRRI - Miller Creek