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319 Maine DEP Stormwater Grant Program (funded under section 319 of the Clean Water Act)

BMP Best Management Practice: A BMP can be a technique, measure or structural control used to manage the quantity and improve the quality of storm water runoff to the maximum extent possible, and in the most cost-effective manner.

CEO Code Enforcement Officer

DEP Maine Department of Environmental Protection

DMR Maine Department of Marine Resources

DOT Maine Department of Transportation

DPW Town of Kittery Department of Public Works

EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency

GIS Geographic Information Systems - A system for creating, storing, analyzing and managing spatial data and associated attributes. Also called “layers” and used in the Towns of Kittery and Eliot for recording data.

KCC Kittery Conservation Commission

KLT Kittery Land Trust

KSCC Kittery Shellfish Conservation Commission

LID Low-Impact Development - A land planning and engineering design approach to managing stormwater runoff. LID emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural features to protect water quality. This approach implements engineered small-scale hydrologic controls to replicate the pre-development hydrologic regime of watersheds through infiltrating, filtering, storing, evaporating, and detaining runoff close to its source.[

NPS Non-Point Source Pollution - Nonpoint source (NPS or NPSP) pollution, unlike pollution from industrial and sewage treatment plants, comes from many diffuse sources. NPS pollution is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters, and even our underground sources of drinking water.

NPDES National Pollution Discharge Elimination System: Maine’s program establishes permitting requirements for construction sites disturbing more than one acre, industrial sites, and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). All MS4s should currently be permitted, or in the permit process. Each permitted MS4 will also be responsible for establishing a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).

OBD Over-board Discharge - The discharge of wastewater from residential, commercial, and publicly owned facilities to streams, rivers lakes, and the ocean. Overboard discharge treatment systems were installed for facilities that were unable to connect to publicly-owned treatment works or unable to install a septic system because of poor soil conditions or small lot sizes. Overboard discharges must be legally licensed by the DEP.

SCA Spruce Creek Association

SCWIP-1 Spruce Creek Watershed Improvement Project (Phase I)

TBD To be determined

TOK Town of Kittery

TOE Town of Eliot

UNH University of New Hampshire

GYCCC Greater York County Chamber of Commerce

YCSWCD York County Soil and Water Conservation District