Storm water that is exposed to industrial activity will require permit coverage based on the criteria in this section. However, industrial facilities meeting these criteria may also be eligible for an exclusion from permit coverage. Potential exclusions include: No Exposure of all Facility Activities Exposed to Storm Water, Discharge to a Combined Sewer System, or Storm Water does not have the Potential to Impact a Water of the State.
327 IAC 15-6 (Rule 6) (Select Rule 6, Storm Water Discharges Exposed to Industrial Activity from the index or Scroll to page 23) applies to all facilities described by one or more of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes and/or meet specific activity categories; storm water that is exposed to industrial activity; and is discharged through a point source to waters of the state.
Industrial facilities generally are classified by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. This code is a four-digit number that corresponds to the type of industrial activity at a facility, and can be determined, on-line, from OSHA. Facilities currently using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) can find conversion tables into SIC Code online. Several of the SIC Codes and some additional non-classified industrial activity categories are subject to Rule 6. The following table describes the industrial SIC Code categories subject to Rule 6:
|Regulated Industrial Activity Categories|
|SIC Code *||Activity Description|
|13xx||Oil and gas extraction|
|14xx||Nonmetallic minerals, except fuels|
|20xx||Food and kindred products|
|22xx||Textile mill products|
|23xx||Apparel and other textile products|
|24xx||Lumber and wood products|
|25xx||Furniture and fixtures|
|26xx||Paper and allied products|
|27xx||Printing and publishing|
|28xx||Chemicals and allied products|
|29xx||Petroleum and coal products|
|30xx||Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products|
|31xx||Leather and leather products|
|32xx||Stone, clay, and glass products|
|33xx||Primary metal industries|
|34xx||Fabricated metal products|
|35xx||Industrial machinery and equipment|
|36xx||Electronic and other electric equipment|
|38xx||Instruments and related products|
|39xx||Miscellaneous manufacturing industries|
|41xx||Local and interurban passenger transit|
|42xx||Trucking and warehousing|
|43xx||United States Postal Service|
|45xx||Transportation by air|
|5015||Motor vehicle parts, used|
|5093||Scrap and waste materials|
|5541||Gasoline service stations **|
* Although the actual SIC Code is a four-digit number, Rule 6 regulates the primary category group (i.e., the first two digits of the SIC Code) in many cases.
** Only gasoline service stations that act as truck stops or plazas and have on-site vehicle maintenance activities are potentially regulated under Rule 6.
In addition to SIC Code designation, several narrative categories of industrial activities are also potentially regulated under Rule 6. These narrative categories include:
- hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities;
- landfills, land application sites, open dumps, and transfer stations;
- steam electric power generating facilities;
- wastewater treatment plants with a design flow of 1,000,000 gallons per day or more; and
- agricultural chemical fertilizer and pesticide distribution facilities.
If it is determined that a facility meets the applicability requirements of the Rule, the Responsible Individual is required to obtain a General Permit. The procedure for obtaining this permit is outlined in Step-by-Step Process for Compliance with 327 IAC 15-6.
For more information regarding the applicability requirements for 327 IAC 15-6, please contact the Storm Water Permit Coordinator.