Development Permits - Stormwater Requirements

Who Regulates Stormwater Pollution?

The Municipal Regional NPDES Stormwater Permit (also known as the MRP), issued by the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board, mandates stormwater pollution prevention activities. The MRP requires 70+ municipalities in the Bay Area, including the City of Dublin, to place conditions on development projects to incorporate site design measures, source controls, treatment measures, and, on larger projects, flow duration controls (FDCs).  More information may be found in the resources provided below or by calling the Public Works Department at (925) 833-6630.

Stormwater Design Submittal Forms

Stormwater Management Maintenance Agreement

A Stormwater Management Maintenance Agreement (O&M Agreement) is required for all projects incorporating stormwater treatment, hydromodification management measures, or trash capture devices. This agreement runs with the land and must be recorded with the Alameda County Recorder's Office. Template documents including instruction may be found below.

Biotreatment Soil Requirements

The biotreatment soil mix used in all bio-retention areas shall comply with the specifications required in the MRP.  If the biotreatment soil mix supplier is included on Alameda Clean Water Program’s “Biotreatment Soil Mix Supplier List," a Biotreatment Soil Mix Supplier Certification Statement shall be completed by the supplier and submitted to the City of Dublin a minimum of 14 days prior to delivery of the material to the job site.  If the biotreatment soil mix supplier is not included on the Supplier List, a Biotreatment Soil Mix Verification Checklist shall be completed by the supplier and submitted to the City of Dublin a minimum of 14 days prior to delivery of the material to the job site.


C.3 Technical Manual - This provides guidance on Low Impact Development (LID) Requirements, numeric sizing calculations, using site design measures, and the hydromodification management (HM) standard.

Typical Details - Scroll down to stormwater measures section for bioretention area, waste enclosure, and loading dock typical details.  

Fire Sprinkler Test Water - Find design and maintenance source controls for fire sprinkler test water.

Stormwater Requirements Matrix - Use this matrix as a visual aid to see which requirements are required for a given proposed project.

Stormwater Management Plan Content
- This reference sheet provides a list of all the information that must be submitted in a complete stormwater management plan.

Full Trash Capture Manufacturers and Maintenance Providers 
This document lists manufacturers and corresponding devices for products which have been approved for use to meet the Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit Provision C.10 full trash capture requirements.  Device maintenance providers are also included in the list.

Small Project Low Impact Development Fact Sheets:

Construction Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

  • Clean Bay Blueprint -  Include this plan sheet of construction BMPs in projects that break ground (e.g. subdivisions, new commercial/industrial projects, school projects, etc.).
  • Construction Phase Stormwater BMPs  - Include this BMP sheet in small project plans (e.g. tenant improvements, bathroom or kitchen remodels, fence, pool/spa permits, etc.)
  • Urban Runoff Requirement Acknowledgement - Projects that are not required to file a Notice of Intent with the State Water Resources Control Board must complete this form.