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Find information about state requirements for construction sites to prevent storm water runoff into local bodies of water such as creeks, streams and bays.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has specific requirements for construction storm water pollution prevention programs (SW3P). The tools on this page will assist you in developing your SW3P.

Submit all Notices and Plans to:

        City of Corpus Christi
        Development Services
        2406 Leopard St.
        Corpus Christi, TX 78408
        (361) 826-3240

 

What is Required by the City of Corpus Christi?

Development of sites one (1) acre or more must provide the following to the City's Director of Development Services:

  • Copy of NPDES or TPDES Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
  • Copy of any notice of intent (NOI) provided to EPA or TCEQ
  • Copy of Construction Site Notice that was posted 
  • Copy of Notice of Termination (NOT) submitted to EPA or TCEQ 
  • Copy of any Small Construction Site Notice that was removed


Development of sites less than one (1) acre and more than one-quarter (1/4) acre:

  • A pollution control plan is required onsite
  • Submission of a site-specific pollution control plan is not required for a single-lot, single-family residential construction, unless it is part of a larger development that requires an NPDES or TPDES permit
  • Pollution control plan must be submitted to the building official for review before issuance of a building permit or approval to begin development
  • Implementation of the pollution control measures detailed in the plan is required
  • A certificate of occupancy will not be issued until the building official is satisfied that all temporary and permanent measures specified by the plan are complete


Development of sites one-quarter acre or less:

  • In order to obtain a building permit, a responsible party shall provide a written acknowledgement that the responsible party is aware of the pollution control measures of the city and that the responsible party will comply with these measures during the development of the property
  • In order to obtain a certificate of occupancy, a responsible party must certify that all necessary temporary or permanent pollution control measures specified in section 14-1006, pollution control measures, are in place
  • Prior to requesting acceptance of any improvements required by section V of the platting ordinance, a responsible party must certify that all necessary permanent pollution control measures specified in section 14-1006, pollution control measures, other than the required stabilization, are in place