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Planning construction activity in Texas? You are likely required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) and implement a Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3).  You also may be automatically permitted to discharge under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit TXR150000.  W&M Environmental has assembled team of professionals to assist clients in these areas.

Stormwater discharges from construction sites are regulated according to the area of land disturbed, which can be divided into three levels: Large (greater than 5 acres), Small (1 to 5 acres), and Less than 1 acre. When planning construction activity, the site owner is legally responsible for knowing what regulations apply to their site.  For certain sites less than 1 acre, you may be automatically permitted to discharge.  However, for larger construction projects, the requirements vary.  Typically for small and large construction activities, you will be required to notify the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), implement a Construction SWP3, and conduct routine weekly inspections.  W&M has years of experience producing quality SWP3s and conducting efficient stormwater inspections.

Construction SWP3s are necessary to protect our environment including nearby water bodies, aquifers, wetlands, and endangered species. Proper mitigation of potential impacts from surface water runoff is crucial in creating a comprehensive SWP3.  It is important to consider equipment wash-down areas, refueling operations, erosion controls related to clearing and earthmoving activities, and other aspects of your construction site when creating a SWP3.

If you are planning a construction activity, W&M has the team of experienced environmental professionals to ensure you meet the requirements for environmentally safe discharges of stormwater from your construction site. We are familiar with the requirements of TPDES General Permit TXR150000, and will make sure your construction activity is completed properly and safely.

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For more information on W&M’s Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, contact Richie Sleger at 361-480-0302 or [email protected].

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