Design & Construction Assistance

The University of Minnesota Duluth has specific design standards that are required on University construction projects.   The following standards and forms are expected to be followed and included in project documents as applicable.

Designers of U of M Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Erosion and Sediment Control Plans must be certified in SWPPP design by the UMN Erosion and Stormwater Management Program (or approved equal).

University of Minnesota Building Standards 

Division 13 00 50 - Landcare Requirements 2A. Construction Staging & Tree Protection
Division 13 00 50 - Landcare Requirements 2C. Subgrade Preparation, Topsoil and Finish Grading
Division 31 00 20 - Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Erosion & Sediment Control Plan
Division 31 30 00 - Excavation, Backfilling and Compacting
Division 33 00 44 - Permanent Stormwater Treatment Systems

University of Minnesota Environmental / Storm Water Policies and Procedures

University of Minnesota Administrative Policy on Environmental Protection

University of Minnesota Appendices (Duluth Campus)

UMD Specific Requirements

UMD Addendum Requirements to Appendix K

Certification of Knowledge for SWPPP Team Members (2014)

Tree Preservation, Protection, and Planting

Tree Preservation, Protection, and Planting Worksheet

Storm Drain Markings - Gutter Stamp

Shoreline Protection - Construction and Development Setback Requirements

Quick Links

MPCA Construction Permit Portal

Local Water

Water Discharges

UMD Watersheds

UMD Wetland Inventory


MPCA Steps to Construction

How to Use the Notice of Termination (NOT)/ Permit Modification Form

MPCA Storm Water

MPCA Total Maximum Daily Loads and Minnesota’s Waterways

MPCA Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas

MPCA MS4 Program

MPCA Construction Program

MPCA Minnesota Stormwater Manual

MPCA Permitting Portal