4.3.1 Rules and Standards

The District maintains a regulatory program that requires development and some redevelopment projects that meet certain conditions to treat and control the rate of stormwater discharge, using a variety of Best Management Practices (BMPs).  These rules require development to meet standards that are not linked to specific outcomes, such as meeting a particular water quality goal in a downstream water body.   Because of this lack of a direct linkage, the cumulative impact of these standards is unpredictable.