Do I Need A Storm Water Permit?

Local Construction:

If you are an operator of a construction project you may be required to obtain a Storm Water Construction Permit.

If you operate a construction site within the City Limits of Amarillo, you must provide erosion and sediment controls.

If you operate a construction site in the state of Texas and ultimately disturb equal to or greater than 1 acre or are part of a common plan of development that ultimately will disturb equal to or greater than 1 acre, you must develop a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, (SWP3) containing all of the minimum requirements as described in the Construction General Storm Water Permit (TXR150000), including the posting of a Construction Site Notice at the construction site.

If you operate a construction site in the state of Texas and ultimately disturb equal to or greater than 5 acres, or are part of a common plan of development that ultimately will disturb equal to or greater than 5 acres, you must develop a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) and submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to obtain a Storm Water Permit, to receive authorization to discharge storm water from your construction site.

See the City Storm Water Construction Page for more information.

If you have any questions about Storm Water permitting for industries please contact:

Jim Gabler (806) 342-1528 Fax (806) 342-1529
Ben Gibbins (806) 342-1528 Fax (806) 342-1529
Travis Bates (806) 342-1528 Fax (806) 342-1529
David Reasoner (806) 342-1524 Fax (806) 342-1529

Local Business and Industries:

If you operate a business in the state of Texas, you may need to obtain a Storm Water Permit, TXR050000, or a No Exposure Exclusion from Permit Requirements. (NEC) Activities are regulated under the TPDES Industrial Storm Water Permit. (Ownership of property is generally irrelevant to the requirements.) The permit requires activities conducted under certain SIC codes (Standard Industrial Classification) to obtain permits authorizing discharge of storm water from the facility. Table 1.provides a list of regulated SIC codes. The Industrial Stormwater Web page provides more detail of the program.

If you have any questions about Storm Water permitting for industries please contact:

Jim Gabler (806) 342-1528 Fax (806) 342-1529
Ben Gibbins (806) 342-1528 Fax (806) 342-1529
Travis Bates (806) 342-1528 Fax (806) 342-1529
David Reasoner (806) 342-1524 Fax (806) 342-1529


TABLE 1

If your primary activity can be described by the following SIC codes you are Subject to TPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (TXR050000)

SIC Code General Description of the Industrial Activity Sector under the General Permit
1011 Iron Ores G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
1021 Copper Ore Mining and Dressing G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
1031 Lead and Zinc Ores G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
1041, 1044 Gold and Silver Ores G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
1061 Ferroalloy Ores, except Vanadium G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
1081 Metal Mining Services G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
1094, 1099 Miscellaneous Metal Ores G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
1221–1241 Coal Mines and Coal-Mining-Related Facilities H: Coal Mines and Coal-Mining-Related Facilities
1311 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
(unless regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas)
I: Oil and Gas Extraction Facilities
1321 Natural Gas Liquids
(unless regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas)
I: Oil and Gas Extraction Facilities
1381–1389 Oil and Gas Field Services
(applies only to activities that do not occur in the field)
I: Oil and Gas Extraction Facilities
1411 Dimension Stone J: Mineral Mining and Dressing Facilities
1422–1429 Crushed and Broken Stone, Including Rip Rap J: Mineral Mining and Dressing Facilities
1442, 1446 Sand and Gravel Mining J: Mineral Mining and Dressing Facilities
1455, 1459 Clay, Ceramic, and Refractory Materials J: Mineral Mining and Dressing Facilities
1474–1479 Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral Mining J: Mineral Mining and Dressing Facilities
1481 Nonmetallic Minerals, except Fuels J: Mineral Mining and Dressing Facilities
1499 Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Minerals, except Fuels J: Mineral Mining and Dressing Facilities
2011–2015 Meat Products U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2021–2026 Dairy Products U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2032–2038 Canned, Frozen, and Preserved Fruits, Vegetables, and Food Specialties U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2041–2048 Grain Mill Products U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2051–2053 Bakery Products U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2061–2068 Sugar and Confectionery Products U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2074–2079 Fats and Oils U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2082–2087 Beverages U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2091–2099 Miscellaneous Food Preparations and Kindred Products U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2111–2141 Tobacco Products U: Food and Kindred Products Facilities
2211–2299 Textile Mill Products V: Textile Mills and Apparel- and Other-
Fabric-Product-Manufacturing Facilities
2311–2399 Apparel and Other Finished Products Made
from Fabrics and Similar Materials
V: Textile Mills and Apparel- and Other-
Fabric-Product-Manufacturing Facilities
2411 Log Storage and Handling (Wet deck storage areas
where no chemical additives are used in the spray
water or applied to the logs)
A: Timber Products
2421 General Sawmills and Planing Mills A: Timber Products
2426 Hardwood Dimension and Flooring Mills A: Timber Products
2429 Special Product Sawmills, Not Elsewhere Classified A: Timber Products
2431–2433 Millwork, Veneer, Plywood, and Structural Wood A: Timber Products
2434 Wood Kitchen Cabinets W: Furniture and Fixtures
2435–2439 Millwork, Veneer, Plywood, and Structural Wood A: Timber Products
2441–2449 Wood Containers A: Timber Products
2451, 2452 Wood Buildings and Mobile Homes A: Timber Products
2491 Wood Preserving A: Timber Products
2493 Reconstituted Wood Products A: Timber Products
2499 Wood Products Not Elsewhere Classified A: Timber Products
2511–2599 Furniture and Fixtures W: Furniture and Fixtures
2611 Pulp Mills B: Paper and Allied Products
2621 Paper Mills B: Paper and Allied Products
2631 Paperboard Mills B: Paper and Allied Products
2652–2657 Paperboard Containers and Boxes B: Paper and Allied Products
2671–2679 Converted Paper and Paperboard Products,
Including Plastic Bags Produced from Plastics Film
B: Paper and Allied Products
2711–2796 Printing, Publishing, and Allied Industries X: Printing and Publishing
2812–2819 Basic Industrial Inorganic Chemicals C: Chemical and Allied Products
2821–2824 Plastic Materials, Synthetic Resins, Nonvulcanizable
Elastomers (Synthetic Rubber), Cellulose Plastics
Materials, and Other Manmade Fibers except Glass
C: Chemical and Allied Products
2833–2836 Medicinal Chemicals and Botanical Products,
Pharmaceutical Preparations, In Vitro and In Vivo
Diagnostic Substances, Biological Products
(except Diagnostic Substances)
C: Chemical and Allied Products
2841–2844 Soaps and Detergents; Specialty Cleaning, Polishing,
And Sanitation Preparations; Surface Active Agents,
Finishing Agents, Sulfonated Oils, and Assistants;
Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations
C: Chemical and Allied Products
2851 Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied
Products
C: Chemical and Allied Products
2861–2869 Industrial Organic Chemicals C: Chemical and Allied Products
2873–2879 Agricultural Chemicals (Including Fertilizers, Pesticides
and Fertilizers Solely from Leather Scraps and Leather
Dust)
C: Chemical and Allied Products
2891–2899 Miscellaneous Chemical Products (Including Adhesives
and Sealants, Explosives, Printing Ink, and
Carbon Black)
C: Chemical and Allied Products
2911 Petroleum Refineries (unless required to obtain an
individual permit)
I: Oil and Gas Extraction Facilities
2951, 2952 Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials, Portable
Asphalt Plants
D: Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials
and Lubricants
2992, 2999 Miscellaneous Products of Petroleum and Coal,
Including Lubricating Oils and Greases
D: Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials and
Lubricants
3011 Tires and Inner Tubes Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3021 Rubber and Plastics Footwear Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3052, 3053 Gaskets, Packing, and Sealing Devices and Rubber
And Plastics Hose and Belting
Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3061, 3069 Fabricated Rubber Products Not Elsewhere Classified Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3081–3089 Miscellaneous Plastics Products Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3111 Leather Tanning and Finishing Z: Leather Tanning and Finishing
3131–3199 Leather and Leather Products V: Textile Mills and Apparel- and Other-
Fabric-Product-Manufacturing Facilities
3211 Flat Glass E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3221, 3229 Glass and Glassware, Pressed or Blown E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3231 Glass Products Made of Purchased Glass E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3241 Hydraulic Cement E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3251–3259 Structural Clay Products E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3261 Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures and China
Earthenware Fittings and Bathroom Accessories
E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and
Gypsum Products
3262–3269 Pottery and Related Products E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3271–3275 Concrete, Gypsum and Plaster Products E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3281 Cut Stone and Stone Products E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3291 Abrasive Products E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3292 Asbestos Products E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3295 Minerals and Earths, Ground, or Otherwise Treated E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3296 Mineral Wool E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3297 Non-Clay Refractories E: Glass Clay, Cement,Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3299 Nonmetallic Mineral Products, Not Elsewhere Classified E: Glass Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
3312–3317 Steel Works, Blast Furnaces, and Rolling and Finishing Mills F: Primary Metals
3321–3325 Iron and Steel Foundries F: Primary Metals
3331–3339 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous Metals F: Primary Metals
3341 Secondary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous Metals F: Primary Metals
3351–3357 Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding of Nonferrous Metals F: Primary Metals
3363–3369 Nonferrous Foundries (Castings) F: Primary Metals
3398, 3399 Miscellaneous Primary Metal Products F: Primary Metals
3411–3499 Fabricated Metal Products, except Machinery and
Transportation Equipment
AA: Fabricated Metal Products Facilities
3511–3570 Industrial and Commercial Machinery AB: Transportation Equipment, Industrial or Commercial Machinery Manufacturing Facilities
3571–3579 Computer and Office Equipment AC: Electronic, Electrical, Photographic, and Optical Goods
3580–3599 Industrial and Commercial Machinery AB: Transportation Equipment, Industrial or Commercial Machinery Manufacturing Facilities
3612–3699 Electronic, Electrical Equipment and Components, except Computer Equipment AC: Electronic, Electrical, Photographic, and Optical Goods
3711–3730 Transportation Equipment AB: Transportation Equipment, Industrial or Commercial Machinery Manufacturing Facilities
3731, 3732 Ship- and Boat-Building or Repairing Yards R: Ship- and Boat-Building or Repairing Yards
3733–3799 Transportation Equipment

AB: Transportation Equipment, Industrial
or Commercial Machinery Manufacturing
Facilities
3812–3873 Measuring, Analyzing and Controlling Instrument;
Photographic and Optical Goods
AC: Electronic, Electrical, Photographic, and
Optical Goods
3911–3915 Jewelry, Silverware, and Plated Ware AA: Fabricated Metal Products Facilities
3931 Musical Instruments Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products,
and Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3942–3949 Dolls, Toys, Games, and Sporting and Athletic Goods Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products
and Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3951 Pens, Pencils, and Other Artists’ Materials Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products,
and Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3952 China-Painting Enamels, India Ink, Drawing Ink,
Platinum Paints for Burnt Wood or Leather Work,
Paints for China Painting, Artists’ Paints, and Artists’
Watercolors
C: Chemical and Allied Products
All Other Lead Pencils, Crayons, and Artists’ Materials
Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3953–3955 Pens, Pencils, and Other Artists’ Materials Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3961 or 3965 Costume Jewelry, Costume Novelties, Buttons, and
Miscellaneous Notions, except Precious Metal
Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
3991–3999 Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries Y: Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Facilities
4011, 4013 Railroad Transportation—only if vehicle and equipment
maintenance (including rehabilitation, mechanical repairs,
painting, fueling, lubrication, and cleaning) occurs
P: Land Transportation and Warehousing
4111–4173 Local and Highway Passenger Transportation—only if
vehicle and equipment maintenance (including
rehabilitation, mechanical repairs, painting, fueling,
lubrication, and cleaning) occurs
P: Land Transportation and Warehousing
4212–4220 Motor Freight Transportation and Warehousing—only if
vehicle and equipment maintenance (including
rehabilitation, mechanical repairs, painting, fueling,
lubrication, and cleaning) occurs
P: Land Transportation and Warehousing

If your primary activity can be described by the following Industrial Activity Code you are Subject to TPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (TXR050000)

Industrial Activity Code

General Description of the Industrial Activity

Sector under the General Permit
HZ Limited to Hazardous Waste Storage K: Hazardous Waste Storage Facilities
LF Limited to Landfills, Land Application Sites, and
Open Dumps That Receive or Have Previously
Received Industrial Waste, Including Sites Subject
to Regulation under Subtitle D of the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
L: Landfills and Land Application Sites
SE Limited to Steam Electric Generating Facilities O: Steam Electric Generating Facilities
TW Treatment Works T: Treatment Works

(October 26, 2001, version)

Brandon C

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