Best Management Practice Planning & Design


Effective management of airport stormwater is accomplished by using best management practices (BMPs). BMPs help to prevent pollutants from being transported through stormwater runoff and are an important part of stormwater permit compliance. Prior to selection of stormwater BMPs, it is imperative to have a base understanding of the applicable regulations, stormwater hydrology, and state guidelines.




This section on BMP planning and design covers

    • BMP Selection & Design: links to FAA and state-specific regulations regarding airport stormwater management.
    • BMP Guidelines & Requirements: links to ACRP guidance documents on airport stormwater regulatory drivers and BMPs.
    • Stormwater Hydrology: resources to gain relevant understanding of stormwater hydrology and how pollutants move across an airport.
    • BMP Types: links to state-specific design guidance as well as airport-specific resources in five categories of structural and non-structural stormwater BMPs.  These resources aid in the selection and design of BMPs that align with the airport stormwater constraints.

Information on stormwater Pollutants and Sources and Regulations and Permits can be located through the tabs on the main navigation bar. Airport safety concerns are covered in the training for the planning and design of stormwater BMPs.


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