MCM4: Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control

Under the VSMP permit, George Mason University is required to develop, implement and enforce a program to reduce the discharge of pollutants associated with construction activity into the MS4. Mason has developed Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM, which is an integral component of project design, construction, maintenance, and management of Mason’s facilities and campuses. Mason’s Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM is submitted to Virginia DEQ for review and approval on an annual basis.

Mason LD personnel receive training by DEQ on Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management to enforce such programs.  Certified staff is responsible for reviewing plans during the permitting process, and conducting regular inspections of the site during construction. Public concern associated with runoff from construction activities can be sent to Mason LD via email at