Section 4.4 of the 2017 Vermont Stormwater Management Manual allows for use of stormwater treatment practices (STPs) other than those presented in sections 4.1-4.3 for meeting the Water Quality Treatment Standard (WQTS). Applicants must submit verification that the alternative STP can meet the WQTS and demonstrate longterm performance in the field. The following protocol that provides greater detail as to the information needed for such submittals and the Agency's review of such submittals:
Alternative Treatment Practice Review Protocol (updated 4/11/2018)
Preliminary Approval of Alternative Treatment Practices
After review, alternate treatment practices that have received preliminary approval will be listed here. Alternative practices with preliminary approval may be incorporated as treatment for an individual operational stormwater permit application but are not eligible to be used as treatment in a general permit application until they are formally incorporated into the 2017 VSMM.