2012-13 County of Orange/Orange County Flood Control District Stormwater Program Effectiveness Assessment (PEA)

Below is the Stormwater Program Effectiveness Assessment (PEA) for the County of Orange/Orange County Flood Control District (County), for the 2012-13 reporting period (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013). This report documents the County's efforts to protect and improve surface water quality through the implementation of programs, activities, and structural controls which are designed to minimize pollutants in stormwater runoff. It was submitted to the Santa Ana and San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Boards as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX, on November 15th, 2013.

The County has adopted the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) method of program effectiveness assessment which is based on the following six outcomes:

  1. Documenting Activities
  2. Raising Awareness
  3. Changing Behavior
  4. Reducing Loads from Sources
  5. Improving Runoff Quality
  6. Protecting Receiving Water Quality

The objective of the PEA is two fold:

  1. Document compliance with the requirements of the two municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits Orange County is subject to (issued by the Santa Ana and San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Boards).
  2. Demonstrate that the County is working effectively to achieve surface water quality protection and improvement.

The report below is truly the product of a team effort. It is prepared annually on behalf of the County/OCFCD under the direction of OC Public Works/OC Watersheds, with the help and assistance of each and every County Agency and Department. Questions or comments on the 2012-13 County/OCFCD PEA should be directed to the County's Stormwater Program Manager, Chris Crompton.

If there are any questions regarding the details of a document, or to obtain a hard copy or other alternative formats of the original document, or to have a document read to you, please contact the OC Public Works offices, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, at 2301 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA, 92865 or by email at OC Watersheds, or by phone at 714-955-0600.

  • 2012-13 County/OCFCD PEA: Cover, Table of Contents, Acronyms, Glossary, Signed Certified Statement, Acknowledgements 
  • 2012-13 County/OCFCD PEA: Executive Summary, Conclusions & Recomendations
  • Section C-1: Introduction
  • Section C-2: Program Management
  • Section C-3: Plan Development
  • Section C-4: Legal Authority
  • Section C-5: Municipal Activities
  • Section C-6: Public Education
  • Section C-7: New Development/Significant Redevelopment
  • Section C-8: Construction
  • Section C-9: Existing DevelopmentConstruction
  • Section C-10: Illegal Discharges/Illicit Connections 
  • Section C-11: Water Quality Monitoring
  • Section C-12: Watershed Management