Stormwater Development Guidelines
Rogue Valley Sewer Services regulates both construction site activity through the erosion and sediment control permits and stormwater runoff after construction is complete through its post-construction stormwater runoff program.
Click for information about Erosion and Sediment Control Permitting.
Rogue Valley Stormwater Design Manual (RVSWDM) 2018
The RVSWDM applies to the cities of Central Point, Medford, Phoenix, Talent and urbanized unincorporated Jackson County. Projects that will develop or redevelop more than 2,500 square feet of impervious surfaces (buildings, roads, parking lots, etc.) on a site must manage stormwater runoff in compliance with the Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual (RVSWDM) found below.
Do not submit plans for review via CD.
*RVSS will accept draft plans for review by email or upload to our ftp site. Click here to
upload files. If you load plans to the ftp site, you must email the Stormwater Program Manager to
notify her that plans have been loaded.
*Private projects for review by City of Medford must be uploaded to Eplans. Call the Building Department to set up an account, 541-774-2350.
Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual revised July 2018, effective September 1st, 2018
Appendix A - Plant Specifications
Plant Material Source List
Appendix B - Infiltration Testing Methodology
Falling Head Test Report Form
Appendix C - Santa Barbara Urban Hydrograph Spreadsheet Example
Santa Barbara Urban Hydrograph example spreadsheet for download (updated 9/29/17)
**Storage volumes previously calculated in this spreadsheet may not be used for
detention design, refer to section 3.3 of the Rogue Valley Stormwater Design Manual.**
Appendix D - NRCS Method details and Curve Numbers
NRCS Method: Time of Concentration Calculation and Table of Runoff Curve Numbers
Medford IDF Curves
Appendix E - Standard Drawings Index
PDF Standard Drawings
DWG Standard Drawings
General Notes for Vegetated BMPs (pdf) These notes must accompany all standard
General Notes for Vegetated BMPs (dwg) drawings in BMP series 3- 8.
Appendix F - RVSS Stormwater Credits
Appendix G - SWAT Pre-Approved Proprietary SW Treatment Technologies
Appendix H - Stormwater Operation and Maintenance Plan Templates
O&M Manual Template (word)
O&M Manual Template (pdf)
Section B: RVSS Declaration of Covenants (formerly the SW O&M Agreement)
Medford Declaration of Covenants
Section C: Medford Subdivision O&M Agreement
Section F: SW Facility Inspection and Maintenance Worksheets
Section H: Hazardous Material Spill Fact Sheet
Appendix I - Stormwater Quality Structure Easements
RVSS Stormwater Quality Structure Easement (Updated 4/19/12)
Appendix J - Bear Creek and Rogue River TMDL Documents
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Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control
All developments require some type of Erosion and Sediment Control permit. Read below to determine which permit applies to your project and how to obtain it.
Projects Disturbing 1 acre or More in RVSS' MS4 Boundary
- Must obtain an RVSS Construction and a 1200-CN Permit when disturbing 1 to 5 acres. Sample permit
- Must obtain a 1200-C Permit when disturbing 5 acres of more. Sample permit
- RVSS Stormwater Amendments to Code (.pdf) Full RVSS Code--see the RVSS Code page
- Application Materials- for both permits submit the following to RVSS:
- A complete, signed APPLICATION FOR NEW NPDES GENERAL PERMIT 1200-C
- Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS)
- Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
- Permit Application fee and 1st year annual fee is $1,500 (effective 3/21/2014) payable by check or credit card (MC, Visa, Discover) to RVSS. Credit card payments can only be made in the office.
- The annual permit renewal fee is $750 paid to RVSS.
- 1200-C permits for projects disturbing >5 acres renew through DEQ at their current rates.
- Application materials and guidance can be found on DEQ’s website.
Projects Disturbing Less than 1 Acre in RVSS' MS4 Boundary
- Small Lot permits are required when disturbing less than one acre.
- Small lot permits are obtained from the city in which the work will occur at the time the building permit is obtained.
- There is no fee for this permit.
- A standard Erosion and Sediment Control Plan site detail for small lots is available.
ACWA Construction Site Stormwater Guide an illustrated guide to best management practices
Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Inspectors
Inspection of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs
- A pre-construction meeting with an RVSS inspector must be held on site to verify proper installation of best management practices prior to starting construction. Contact RVSS to schedule a pre-construction meeting.
- The designated Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector should complete inspection forms in compliance with the schedule dictated in their permit.
- Acceptable Inspection forms:
- 1200-C Permitted Sites: for sites disturbing >5 acres in RVSS' MS4, or sites disturbing >1 acre outside RVSS' MS4
- 1200-CN Permitted Sites: for sites disturbing between 1 and 5 acres in RVSS' area
- You can also create your own form as long as it includes all the required information outlined in the permit.
- The ACWA Construction Site Stormwater Guide includes bulleted lists of what to look for during a maintenance inspection.
- Action Plans must be submitted to RVSS whenever a change is made to the approved EPSC plan. You may use the standard form from RVSS, create your own, or submit revised plans.
Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices
- RVSS worked with the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies to create a field guide of best management practices for use by contractors. Printed copies can be requested from RVSS.
- RVSS has put together a vendor list for erosion and sediment control products as a convenience to contractors.
Name Change and Notice of Termination
- Erosion and sediment control permits are legal documents, thus if the entity responsible for the project changes, a Name Change form must be submitted to RVSS.
- When the project is complete, contact RVSS to schedule a final site inspection and then submit the Notice of Termination to RVSS.
- Name Change and Notice of Termination Forms are available on DEQ’s website.osion and Sediment Control Best Management PracticesRVSS worked with the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies to create a field guide of best management practices for use by contractors. Printed copies can be requested from RVSS.RVSS has put together a vendor list for erosion and sediment control products as a convenience to contractors.