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"Restaurant" means a facility that sells prepared foods and drinks for consumption, including stationary lunch counters and refreshment stands selling prepared foods and drinks for immediate consumption (SIC Code 5812-Eating Places).


Peak Storm Water Runoff Discharge Rate: Post-development peak storm water runoff discharge rates shall not exceed the estimated pre-development rate for developments where the increased peak storm water discharge rate will result in increased potential for downstream erosion.

Provide storm drain system Stenciling and Signage (only applicable if a catch basin is built on-site).
2. Properly Design Outdoor Material Storage Areas (if included).
  • Must be placed in an enclosure or bermed area (secondary containment) with minimum berm height or 1/2 inch minimum.
  • Must be paved to contain leaks and spills.
3. Properly Design Trash Storage Areas (if included).
  • Must be screened or walled to prevent off-site transport of trash.
  • Must be paved to mitigate spills.
4. Provide proof on ongoing BMP Maintenance (only applicable if a structural BMP is installed).
5. Design Standards for Structural or Treatment Control BMPs:
Post-construction Treatment Control BMPs are required to incorporate, at minimum, either a volumetric or flow-based treatment control design or both, to mitigate (infiltrate, filter or treat) storm water runoff on site.


    Indoor equipment/accessory wash areas must be equipped with a grease trap and properly connected to a sanitary sewer. Permit for sewer connection will be ewquired from the City’s Bureau of Sanitation-Industrial Waste Management Division.
    2. If the wash area is to be located outdoors, it must be equipped with a grease trap and rain diversion system, covered, paved, have secondary containment (berm height shall be 1/2 inch) and connected to the sanitary sewer. A plumbing permit from the Department of Building & Safety will be required for the grease trap. Permit for sewer connection will be required from the City’s Bureau of Sanitation-Industrial Waste Management Division
    3. Store trash dumpsters under a covered area with drains routed to the sanitary sewer, or use water-tight dumpsters with lids.



    A complete handbook titled "Development Best Management Practices Handbook, Part B – Planning Activities" describing the above requirements in detail is available here.

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    Main SUSMP Page

    SUSMP Infiltration Requirements and Guidelines [pdf 49kb]

    Flow Chart of the Plan Review and Approval Process

    What to Submit?

    SUSMP Fees [PDF 143Kb]


    Redevelopment Definition

    Development BMPs Handbook Part B: Planning Activities

    SUSMP Conference

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    State Water Resources Control Board SUSMP Website