Does my manufacturing facility need a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?

Do You Need a SWPPP?

If all your manufacturing is indoors and not exposed to any rainfall, the answer is no. You don’t need a SWPPP, but you will need to submit a No Exposure Certificate to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). If you have anything sitting outside — pipe, raw material or even an empty container — you need to either bring it inside or be subjected to the storm water regulations.

Notice of Intent

If you are subject to the storm water regulations, you will need to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) in order to discharge storm water from your facility. You will need to send the NOI along with the applicable fee to the TCEQ.

In this case you will also need to have a SWPPP.  Don’t send your SWPPP to the TCEQ — just have it handy as that’s all that is required.  Depending on your industrial category, you may need to be collecting samples during a rainfall event. If you are required to do the sampling, keep up with it, as this is where most fines are generated.

We’re Here to Help

Wilson Environmental can provide expert advise and even develop a highly effective SWPPP for your business. For a cost estimate please contact us via our website, or call us at 1-800-469-0799.