In general, creating a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) can be a challenging undertaking. This challenge is due to the stringent (and sometimes overlapping) state and federal stormwater guidelines that you must adhere to.
However, the process can be particularly tedious when engaging in regulated activities in the City of Houston, as the local government has enacted its own stormwater compliance rules.
Fortunately, you can ensure compliance by partnering with RSB Environmental, your SWPPP Houston experts. Take a look at our guide to Houston SWPPP requirements that will help you better understand the current regulations. We would also like to demonstrate why RSB Environmental is the ideal compliance partner for your business.
City of Houston SWPPP Details
When it comes to stormwater pollution prevention planning, the primary entity that you will be encountering is the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). TCEQ has set stringent guidelines regarding which industries are required to create and adhere to SWPPPs. The full list of industries can be found on their website.
Virtually any industrial facility that will discharge or redirect stormwater falls under the purview of these regulations, provided that the company discharges stormwater into:
- Sewer systems
- Other stormwater conveyances
If the stormwater “may” run into any form of surface water, the facility must also adhere to TCEQ regulations. Houston has established additional requirements that supplement those created by TCEQ. Both state and municipal requirements apply to commercial facilities during the construction phase.
The specific Houston SWPPP details and regulations will vary greatly depending on the scope of the project. That is why the majority of project leaders elect to partner with an SWPPP compliance firm like RSB Environmental to ensure compliance.
How RSB Environmental Can Help with SWPPP Houston Compliance
When you apply for an industrial construction permit in the City of Houston, your SWPPP must be submitted with that application. If you are granted the permit, you must adhere to ongoing reporting and inspection requirements. Otherwise, you may incur significant fines or have construction halted until you return to compliance.
Managing an industrial project is taxing enough. Neither you nor the contractors have the time necessary to oversee SWPPP compliance and manage other responsibilities.
RSB Environmental can alleviate this burden by assisting with several SWPPP compliance-related tasks. We can help by verifying codes, assisting with reporting, and overseeing the inspection process.
This assistance will give you more time to focus on the project itself while simultaneously eliminating any worries about SWPPP compliance.
Why RSB Environmental?
RSB Environmental can assist with every phase of the SWPPP Houston permitting process. We can create your plan, address all construction-related pollution concerns, and craft an inspection program that will keep you in compliance. In our plan, we address the management of all pollutants and materials, including:
- Solid waste
- Wash water
- Potential leaks or spills
In addition to the services listed above, our SWPPP Houston team will ensure that all regulatory reports are submitted on time. This guidance will help keep your project on deadline and within budget.
Are you preparing to apply for a construction permit in the Greater Houston area? Need a trusted compliance partner to assist with SWPPP and other contaminant management processes? If so, then contact RSB Environmental today. We can arrange a complimentary consultation and discuss the unique demands of your project.