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"Automotive Service Facilities " means a facility that is categorized in any one of the following Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes: 5013, 5014, 5541, 5511, 7532-7534, or 7536-7539; which includes, motor vehicle supplies and new parts establishments including tires, motor vehicle new and used dealers, gasoline service and repair stations, automotive repair shops including paint, body, and tire.


  1. Peak Storm Water Runoff Discharge Rate: Post-development peak storm water runoff discharge rates shall not exceed the estimated pre-development rate for developments where the increased peak storm water discharge rate will result in increased potential for downstream erosion.
  2. Conserve Natural Areas
  3. Minimize Storm Water Pollutants of Concern
  4. Protect Slopes and Channels
  5. Provide Storm Drain System Stenciling and Signage
  6. Properly Design Outdoor Material Storage Areas
  7. Properly Design Trash Storage Areas
  8. Provide Proof on Ongoing BMP Maintenance
  9. Design Standards for Structural or Treatment Control BMPs: Post-construction Treatment Control BMPs are required to incorporate, at a minimum, either a volumetric or flow based treatment control design standard or both, to mitigate (infiltrate, filter, or treat) storm water runoff [only applicable for facilities with 5,000 square feet or more of surface area].


  1. Properly Design Fueling Area (if applicable)
  2. Properly Design Repair/Maintenance Bays
  3. Properly Design Vehicle/Equipment Wash Areas
  4. Properly Design Loading/Unloading Dock Areas (if applicable)



A complete handbook titled "Development Best Management Practices Handbook, Part B – Planning Activities" describing the above requirements in detail is available here.

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