The most effective and practicable method of preventing or reducing the amount of pollution generated by pollution sources. Often abbreviated BMPs.
(BMPs) - Forest management practices, developed pursuant to federal water quality legislation, to minimize or prevent nonpoint source water pollution. Often in more general usage referring to any good forest stewardship practices.
Practices designed to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act for limiting non-point source pollution. The State Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has designated BMP's for forestry practices in Arkansas.
Conservation practices or systems of practices and management measures that control soil loss and reduce water quality degradation caused by nutrients, animal wastes, toxics, and sediment. Agricultural BMPs include strip cropping, terracing, contour stripping, grass waterways, animal waste structures, ponds, minimal tillage, grass and naturally vegetated filter strips, and proper nutrient application measures.
Physical, structural, and/or managerial practices approved by the Department of Ecology that, when used singularly or in combination, prevent or reduce pollutant discharges.
A practice which is determined by the state to be the most effective and practicable method of preventing or reducing the amount of pollution generated by pollution sources. Determination is made after public participation and review of all other alternatives (From the Federal Water Pollution Control Act)
(BMPs) Practices or their combination that has been determined by a natural resource agency to be the most effective means of preventing or reducing an amount of pollution, typically by non-point sources to a level compatible with resource (e.g., water quality) goals.
practices determined to be the most effective and feasible means of preventing or reducing pollution from point and non-point sources in order to protect water quality.
A suite of techniques that guide, or may be applied to, management actions to aid in achieving desired outcomes. Scientists often develop BMPs in conjunction with land use plans, but do not consider BMPs a land use plan decision unless the land use plan specifies that they are mandatory. BMPs may be updated or modified without a plan amendment if they are not mandatory. BMPs are also defined as methods, measures, or practices selected by an agency to meet its non-point solution source control needs.
Husbandry practices that strive to ensure optimal health, production, and economic performance.
Techniques recommended in the management of timber harvesting and road construction that result in minimal impact on streams, soils, water quality and wildlife.
Structural, nonstructural, and managerial techniques recognized to be the most effective and practical means to reduce surface water and groundwater contamination while still allowing the productive use of resources.
conservation practice or combination of practices designed to maintain agricultural productivity while reducing point- and nonpoint- source water pollution. State water quality agencies (or their designees) determine BMPs to fit local conditions and to make the most efficient use of natural resources and purchased inputs.
Schedules of activities, prohibition of practices, maintenance procedures and other management practices to prevent or reduce the pollution of waters. BMPs also include treatment requirements, operating procedures and practices to control chemical spillage and leaks or drainage from raw material storage.
(BMPs) — Management or structural practices designed to reduce the quantities of pollutants — such as sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, bacteria, and pesticides — that are washed by rain and snow melt from farms into nearby surface waters, such as lakes, creeks, streams, rivers, and estuaries. Agricultural BMPs can include fairly simple changes in practices such as fencing cows out of streams (to keep animal waste out of streams), planting grass in gullies where water flows off a planted field (to reduce the amount of sediment that runoff water picks up as it flows to rivers and lakes), and reducing the amount of plowing in fields where row crops are planted (in order to reduce soil erosion and loss of nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers applied to the crop land). BMPs can also involve building structures, such as large animal waste storage tanks that allow farmers to choose when to spread manure on their fields as opposed to having to spread it based on the volume of manure accumulated.
For purposes of stormwater management, structural, nonstructural, and managerial techniques that are recognized to be the most effective and practical means to prevent or reduce nonpoint source pollutants from entering receiving waters.
A practice, or combination of practices, determined to be an effective, and practical means of controlling the amount of water pollution generated by nonpoint sources.
A practice or combination of practices that provide the most effective and practicable means of controlling point and nonpoint pollutants at levels compatible with environmental quality goals.
A series of forest practices thought to be the best possible for a specific region and forest type. BMP are highly promoted by the American Forest and Paper Association's Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
Methods, measures, or practices to prevent or reduce water pollution, including, but not limited to: Structural and nonstructural controls, Operation and maintenance procedures, and Other requirements and scheduling and distribution of activities. Usually BMPs are applied as a system of practices rather than a single practice. BMPs are selected on the basis of site-specific conditions that reflect natural background conditions and political, social, economic, and technical feasibility.
Techniques and practices that are accepted as the most effective and practical means to control pollutants or otherwise conserve water resources.
management or construction practices designed to be effective and reduce the impact on the environment
are activities or structural improvements that help to reduce the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff. Initiation of a BMP also requires the development of a monitoring program to assess its effectiveness.
Practices that are used for the purpose of controlling air, land, and water pollution and that eliminate or reduce these types of pollution. Examples of BMPs used for animal feeding operations would be covered lagoons for controlling odor or the contour plowing of sprayfields to control nutrient runoff from animal wastes applied to crops.
Methods, measures, or practices determined to be reasonable and cost-effective means for a landowner to meet certain, generally nonpoint source, pollution control needs. BMPs include structural and nonstructural controls and operation and maintenance procedures.
Practices that are technically and economically feasible and for which significant water conservation or water quality benefits can be achieved.
Activities, practices or structural treatment devices that help reduce the quantity and improve the quality of storm water runoff.
a measure used to control the adverse stormwater-related effects of development. BMPs include structural devices (e.g., swales, infiltration basins, and detention basins) designed to remove pollutants, reduce runoff rates and volumes, and protect aquatic habitat. BMPs also include non-structural urban site design measures such as minimizing impervious surfaces, utilizing native landscaping, and establishing buffers along streams, lakes, and wetlands. Finally, BMPs include institutional measures such as public education efforts to stop dumping of household chemicals into storm drains.
timber harvesting guidelines and techniques that, when used properly, can eliminate or help reduce water pollution.
Structural, non-structural and managerial techniques that are recognized to be the most effective and practical means to control non-point source pollutants yet are compatible with the productive use of the resource to which they are applied. BMPs are used in both urban and agricultural areas.
An engineered structure or management activity, or combination of these, that eliminates or reduces adverse environmental effects of pollutants.
Agricultural management activities designed to achieve an important goal, such as reducing farm runoff, or optimizing water use.
Management practices (such as nutrient management) or structural practices (such as terraces) designed to reduce the quantities of pollutants — such as sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, and animal wastes — that are washed by rain and snow melt from farms into nearby receiving waters, such as lakes, creeks, streams, rivers, estuaries, and ground water.
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are policies, practices, procedures, or structures implemented to mitigate the adverse environmental effects on surface water quality resulting from development. BMPs are categorized as structural or non-structural. A BMP policy may affect the limits on a development.
A practice or combination of practices determined to be the most effective and practicable means of preventing or reducing the amount of pollution generated by nonpoint sources (Idaho Water Quality Bureau 1989). Forest practices BMPs are determined by the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners in consultation with the Department of Lands and the forest practices advisory committee (Idaho Department of Lands 1990).
(Also known as "BMPs") Common-sense actions required, by law, to keep soil and other pollutants out of streams and lakes. BMPs are designed to protect water quality and to prevent new pollution. (Click here to go to a discussion of Best Management Practices.)
State or local regulatory or nonregulatory guidelines for proper application of forestry operations, including protecting water quality as required by Federal statutes, including the Clean Water Act and Water Pollution Control Act. BMP’s are primarily designed to prevent soil erosion and water pollution, and to protect certain wildlife habitat values in riparian and wetland areas (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2003).
Compare? Procedures or controls other than effluent limitations to prevent or reduce pollution of surface water (includes runoff control, spill prevention, and operating procedures).
voluntary guidelines developed by the Maine Forest Service and Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC), determined to be the most effective and practicable means of minimizing erosion and sedimentation of water bodies (streams, ponds, lakes, rivers, etc.) from logging activities.
A practice or combination or practices that are determined to be the most effective and practicable means of controlling point and non-point source pollutants. BMPs include structural devices which temporarily store or treat urban stormwater runoff to remove pollutants, reduce flooding, and protect aquatic habitats. BMPs also include non-structural approaches, such as public education efforts to prevent the dumping of household chemicals into storm drains.
Practical and economically achievable practices for preventing or reducing nonpoint source pollution.
practices, techniques or measures which are determined to be effective means of preventing or reducing pollutants from nonpoint sources to a level compatible with water quality objectives and which do not have an adverse impact on fish and wildlife habitat. The practice techniques or measures include land acquisition, storm sewer rerouting and the removal of structures necessary to install urban best management practices.
An urban water conservation measure that the California Urban Water Conservation Council agrees to implement among member agencies.
Good housekeeping solutions that include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of toxic materials to prevent stormwater pollution.
or BMPs: An engineered structure, management activity, or a combination of, that eliminates or reduces an adverse environmental effect of a pollutant. More info here.
State-approved and published practices that have been determined to be the most practical and effective means of controlling point and non-point pollutant levels for environmental goals.
Agricultural and urban land management practices that have been determined to be the most effective, practical means of preventing or reducing pollution from non-point sources.
a practices or combination of practices that provide an effective, practical means of preventing or reducing pollution from non-point sources.
Methods established by regulation that have been scientifically determined to be the most effective, practical means of managing timber land while protecting the environment. The term originated from the rules and regulations developed pursuant to Section 208 of the federal Clean Water Act (40 CFR 130).
a structure, practice, or program designed to a) prevent the discharge of one or more pollutants to the land surface and thus minimize their availability for wash-off by stormwater, or, b) temporarily store or treat urban stormwater runoff to reduce flooding, remove pollutants or provide other amenities. Examples include educational programs, integrated pest management, street sweeping, vegetative erosion controls, detention ponds.
Generally, a set of standardized efficiencies. At Met, refers to a set of water conservation measures agreed to by participants in the California Urban Water Conservation Council.
a suite of techniques that guide, or may be applied to, management actions to aid in achieving desired outcomes. Best management practices are often developed in conjunction with land use plans, but they are not considered a land use plan decision unless the land use plan specifies that they are mandatory. They may be updated or modified without a plan amendment if they are not mandatory.
Standard, well-defined methods for harvesting and managing forested lands in compliance with federal and state regulations regarding conservation of soil, water, plants, and animal habitats (Hook et al. 1991).
Effective, feasible (considering technological, economic, and institutional constraints) conservation practices and land- and water-management measures that avoid or minimize adverse impacts to natural and cultural resources. Best Management Practices may include schedules for activities, prohibitions, maintenance guidelines, and other management practices.
Anything we do regularly to manage something (in this case stormwater) in the best way possible. More specifically, any policy, maintenance procedure, prohibition, or other management activity intended to prevent or reduce pollution. Some examples of BMPs are: treatment facilities to remove pollutants; operation and maintenance procedures; practices to control runoff, spills or leaks, waste disposal, and drainage from stored materials; erosion and sediment control practices; ordinances and rules.
Methods that have been determined to be effective, practical means of preventing or reducing pollution from nonpoint sources.
Stormwater management techniques or land use practices that are determined to be the most effective, practicable means of preventing and/or reducing the amount of pollution generated by nonpoint sources in order to improve water quality.
Design, construction, and maintenance practices and criteria for stormwater facilities that minimize the impact of stormwater runoff rates and volumes, prevent erosion, and capture pollutants.
Methods, measures, or practices to prevent or reduce water pollution and to protect other environmental values.
A practice, or combination of practices, that is determined to be the most effective, practicable means of preventing or reducing the amount of pollution generated by nonpoint sources to a level compatible with water quality goals.
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are effective, practical, structural or nonstructural methods which prevent or reduce the movement of sediment, nutrients, pesticides and other pollutants from the land to surface or ground water, or which otherwise protect water quality from potential adverse effects of silvicultural activities. These practices are developed to achieve a balance between water quality protection and the production of wood and agricultural crops within natural and economic limitations.
Activities or structural improvements that help reduce the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff. BMPs include treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practices to control site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste disposal, or drainage from raw material storage.
Effective, feasible (including technological, economic, and institutional considerations) conservation practices and land- and water-management measures that avoids or minimizes adverse impacts to natural and cultural resources. http://www.nps.gov/yose/planning/yvp/seis/vol_Ib_p2/gloss_1.html
a practice or combination of practices designed by the state to be the most effective and practicable (including technological, economic and institutional considerations ) means of preventing or reducing the amount of pollution generated by non-point sources to a level compatible with water quality goals.
management or structural practices designed to reduce the quantities of pollutants--such as sediment, fertilizers, animal wastes etc.--that enter nearby streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater.
Nitrogen pollution minimization goals for regulated animal feeding operations. BMPs mean methods, measures, or practices to prevent or reduce nitrogen pollution discharges. BMPs include structural and nonstructural controls, and operation and maintenance procedures. They may be applied before, during, and after discharges to reduce or eliminate the introduction of pollutants into receiving waters.
A best management practice, often referred to simply as BMP, is a practice (or combination of practices) that is determined to be the most effective, practical, economical, and technologically sophisticated means to better manage wastes and prevent or reduce contamination of groundwater.
A practice or combination of practices determined by the State Conservation Commission to be effective and practicable (given technological, economic and institutional considerations) to manage nutrients to protect surface water and groundwater. Those practices include, but are not limited to: conservation tillage, crop rotation, soil testing, manure testing, stormwater management practices and nutrient application.