To manage post-construction stormwater, engineers and designers can use stormwater best management practices found in the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual or they may choose a proprietary system. Proprietary systems are manufactured stormwater BMPs and treatment systems available from commercial vendors; these systems are designed to treat stormwater runoff and/or provide water quantity control. General information about proprietary systems can also be found in the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual: Volume 2.
The Post-Construction Stormwater Technology Assessment Protocol (PCSTAP) characterizes a proprietary system’s effectiveness in removing Total Suspended Solids (TSS) from stormwater runoff and compares test results with vendor performance claims. The PCSTAP is specific to the conditions within the District but does not include any additional, independent, field testing of the proprietary system by the District.
Which proprietary systems have PCSTAP concurrence?
- The objective of the Post-Construction Stormwater Technology Assessment Protocol (PCSTAP) is to characterize a proprietary system’s effectiveness in removing Total Suspended Solids (TSS) from stormwater runoff for an intended application (land use) and to compare test results with vendor performance claims.
- The PCSTAP is structured for conditions within the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (MNGWPD) and is only meant to collect information about TSS removal.
- The review of vendor data and subsequent concurrence and public dissemination using the PCSTAP guideline is not intended to be an approval process or an endorsement of any product by the MNGWPD.
- Local governments and other entities may use this information as part of their process to evaluate the suitability of these technologies or products.
Vendor Submission Process
Vendors may submit their proprietary systems for inclusion on the PCSTAP Concurrence List. The review fee is $6,000. This fee covers the time to provide a review of the PCSTAP application package but does not guarantee a positive outcome (i.e. letter of concurrence). Within two months of the submittal date of a complete PCSTAP application package, the review will be finalized, and the vendor will be notified of concurrence or denial. Vendors may appeal
Vendors interested in submitting their proprietary system for PCSTAP review should follow steps I-IV below.
- Review the Post-Construction Stormwater Technology Assessment Protocol (PCSTAP)
- Assemble the PCSTAP application package that includes:
- PCSTAP Submittal Checklist
- Supporting documentation requested in the PCSTAP
- Contact Katherine Atteberry, Stormwater Planning Manager, at Katteberry@atlantaregional.org to receive an invoice for the $6,000 review fee and a link to submit your PCSTAP application package for review.
- The two month timeframe will begin once the $6,000 review fee and complete PCSTAP application package has been received by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.
Vendors may appeal a letter of denial by contacting Katherine Atteberry, Stormwater Planning Manager, at Katteberry@atlantaregional.org. Appeals will be reviewed by MNGWPD staff and the PCSTAP Volunteer Review Committee which is comprised of engineers from local jurisdictions within the MNGWPD. There is no fee or timeframe for the review of appeals.