Small Construction Sites

Downloadable copies of State Permit Documents

The TCEQ regulates small construction under permit #TXR150000. Specific requirements can be found by downloading a .pdf version of the permit.

Small construction sites are required to prepare and implement a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) before construction activities begin. The SWPPP should be updated as necessary, and inspections for BMP effectiveness should be conducted while bare earth on the site is present. Small construction sites are also required to post a site notice, and submit a copy of the site notice to the City, at least 2 days before construction activities begin.

**** Individual homebuilders within developments of greater than 1 but less than 5 acres are required to meet the permit requirements for small developments. *****

For SWPPP contents follow the SWPPP link and for specific measures follow the Guidance Documents and iSWM links.

TCEQ Small Construction Site Homepage

The STEERS electronic filing homepage can be found here.


City Expectations

The City of Mansfield expects all operators of construction activities to comply with the TCEQ Permit regulations and City Ordinances.

As part of the Storm Water Management Program for the City, a construction site inspection program is in place with the goal of reducing pollutants from construction sites into public right of ways and local waterways. This inspection program is independent of TCEQ requirements for construction site inspections. Construction site operators will be required to develop an inspection program for their site in accordance with the TCEQ Permit.

Deficiencies noted by City inspectors should be addressed as soon as possible. Most deficiencies will have a maximum of 7 days to be addressed. Major deficiencies will require immediate attention. If a BMP fails and sediment or other pollutants are released from the construction, it will be the responsibility of the operator to remove the pollutant and perform any cleanup of the area. Failure to do so will result in fines, billing if the City has to clean the area, or stop work orders for serious or repeat offenders.