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Stormwater Management Guidebook

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The Stormwater Management Guidebook (SWMG) provides technical guidance on how to comply with the District’s Stormwater Management Regulations.

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Older versions and information about updates to the SWMG may be found here.

Any project that is currently under review by DOEE or submitted by February 29, 2020 may continue to use the Best Management Practice (BMP) specifications in the 2013 Guidebook and related errata. These projects also have the alternative of using the new Guidebook’s BMP specifications.

Training Sessions

DOEE holds free public training sessions on the requirements of the Stormwater Management Regulations and SWMG. DOEE has also made available presentations and other training-related documents.

Please RSVP by registering online or by contacting Brandon Hunt at [email protected] or 202-688-3415 to confirm that space is available in the session you would like to attend.

Submit Stormwater Management Plan Information Online

Use the DOEE Surface and Groundwater System to submit compliance calculations and supplemental information to DOEE as part of its stormwater management plan review process. DOEE will only review plans that have been submitted in the DOEE Surface and Groundwater System. This applies to all projects, including projects which only require a walk-through plan review. Submission of a complete stormwater management plan includes payment of filing fees. Learn more about DOEE plan review fees and payment options. After receiving a complete submission, DOEE will provide review comments within 30 business days.

Related Forms from the Guidebook

For convenience, some common documents that are required for plan submittal and approval are provided below.

Calculators and Spreadsheets

These calculators are provided solely as helpful tools to designers and are not intended to replace their own calculations on a stormwater management plan. DOEE does not guarantee the accuracy of these calculators.

Helpful Resources

Plan Review Checklists

To help design engineers better anticipate plan reviewer comments, DOEE has provided a copy of the checklists reviewers use to conduct their plan reviews. While thorough, these checklists may not include all comments a project may receive.

Notification List

To be added to a notification list for news related to the Stormwater Management Regulations and SWMG, please email Brandon Hunt at [email protected] or 202-688-3415.

If you have questions on the SWMG, please contact James Dunbar at [email protected] or (202) 573-4925.