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Storm water management Industrial storm water management: Which tier are you?

As stated earlier, the storm water program has two types of permits: construction and industrial. You have already determined if you need a construction permit. Now you need to see if your business will be required to have an operational permit.

Look at the following lists of business types below to determine which tier you fall under. (Note that there are ways to move into a less stringent tier by adopting certain pollution prevention strategies.)

TIER 1 - Heavy manufacturers

If your business falls into one of the below categories, please continue onto the next step.

  • Chemical and allied products
  • Fabricated structural metal
  • Facilities with bulk storage piles for coal, metallic and non-metallic minerals and ores, and scrap
  • Leather tanning and finishing
  • Lumber and wood products
  • Metal scrap yards, battery reclaimers, salvage yards and recyclers of scrap and waste material
  • Paper and allied products
  • Petroleum refining
  • Primary metal industries
  • Ship and boat building and repair
  • Stone, clay, glass and concrete products
TIER 2 - Light manufacturers

If your business falls into one of the below categories, please continue onto the next step.

  • Apparel and other textile products
  • Coal mining
  • Drugs
  • Electronic and other electrical equipment and components
  • Fabricated metal products
  • Farm product warehousing and storage
  • Food and kindred products
  • Furniture and fixtures
  • General warehousing and storage
  • Industrial and commercial machinery and computer equipment
  • Instruments and related products
  • Leather and leather products
  • Local and interurban passenger transit
  • Metal mining
  • Miscellaneous converted paper products
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing industries
  • Non-metallic minerals, except fuels
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Paints and allied products
  • Paperboard containers and boxes
  • Parking lots - large scale
  • Petroleum bulk stations and terminals
  • Printing, publishing and allied industries
  • Products of purchased glass
  • Railroad transportation
  • Refrigerated warehousing and storage
  • Rubber and miscellaneous plastics products
  • Textile mill products
  • Tobacco products
  • Transportation by air
  • Transportation equipment
  • Trucking and warehousing
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Water transportation
  • Wood kitchen cabinets
Last Revised: Tuesday August 20 2013