For properties with a certificate, you can click directly on the green star in the
BMP Status column of the search results and it will open a printable web-version
of the BMP Certificate of Completion and maintenance requirements.
Certified properties can fall out of compliance if BMPs are not functionally maintained.
Once BMPs are maintained, contact TRPA for a final inspection to reinstate your
Properties that have an aging certificate may be required to show proof of maintenance to keep the certificate valid.
Properties who fail to come into compliance with BMP Requirements may be placed
under enforcement. Enforcement could affect any property that simply has not implemented
BMPs yet. Enforcement properties should contact TRPA to speak directly with assigned
staff for steps needed to bring the property into compliance.
TRPA and partner agencies perform free BMP Evaluations that assess properties for
BMPs needed to come into compliance. By clicking on the scroll you can contact TRPA
to request a copy of the evaluation. Before a BMP Certificate can be issued, property
owners must implement BMPs and pass a final inspection. Please note that BMP Evaluations
are only valid for three years from their date of issue. For evaluations older than
three years, please consult with TRPA or the partner agency that completed the evaluation
for up to date information prior to requesting a final inspection.
Properties considered site constrained are unable to infiltrate water onsite due
to a number of inhibiting factors such as high groundwater, bedrock, slow infiltrating
soils, utilities, etc. Although properties cannot infiltrate stromwater on-site,
they must complete all sediment source control requirements onsite and pass a final
inspection before a Source Control Certificate can be issued. Future action such
as paying into an in-lieu fee or participating in a neighborhood wide project may
be required to achieve a full certificate of completion.
Retrofit Only - No Constraint
Properties that have completed retrofitting by installing source control BMPs and have been issued a Source Control Certificate, will then design and size remaining infiltration BMPs when permitting a property improvement, such as an addition/remodel/tear down rebuild. Once the property installs full infiltration BMPs, TRPA issues a BMP Certificate of Completion. This streamlined process does not apply to lakefront residential properties due to their proximity to the Lake, to properties in areas identified as high priorities for compliance, or to multi-family residential and commercial properties because of the higher amount of pollutants they produce.
Source Control Certificate
The Source Control Certificate is for site-constrained properties who have met all
sediment source control requirements. Because properties cannot infiltrate stormwater
on site, future action may be required, such as paying into an in-lieu fee or participating
in a neighborhood wide project, to achieve a full Certificate of Completion. Click
on the yellow star to open a web-base printable version of the Certificate and maintenance
Properties who received BMP Evaluations through one of the Conservation Districts
must sign privacy release forms for information to be publically available on the
Best Management Practices Search Engine.
Properties with “No Evaluation” have not yet started the BMP Retrofit process. Request
a free BMP Evaluation directly on the BMP search engine home page