How to Comply with Senate Bill 205




Senate Bill 205 (2019) was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 2, 2019 and became effective January 1, 2020. This Senate Bill added sections 16000.3 and 16100.3 to the Business and Professions Code and section 13383.10 to the Water Code, and requires a person applying to a city or county for a new or renewed business license to demonstrate enrollment in a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit, if such a permit is required. Prior to the issuance or renewal of a business license, the city or county must determine whether the applicant is required to enroll in the NPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities (Industrial General Permit) and, if so, ensure such enrollment has occurred. This will substantially increase the number of compliant industrial facilities and will reduce the spread of pollutants in storm water associated with industrial activities.

Beginning January 1, 2020, the State requires that new business licenses and renewals that use a regulated SIC code must provide a WDID, NEC, or NONA number showing coverage under the Industrial Permit Program. All business license applications and renewals require a self-identified SIC Code.

Fo a list of regulated SIC codes CLICK HERE

Visit the State Water Resources Control Board for more information

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to process your business license, please verify that your SIC code is correct and matches the activity conducted at your facility. If it does, you must contact the State Water Board and obtain permit coverage or an exemption. A 90 day provisional business license may be issued by the City allowing you to operate until your WDID, NEC, or NONA number is received. If you do not obtain coverage, your provisional business license will be rescinded.

For more information on City business license CLICK HERE or call (714) 536-5267

Did you know?

Think you may have or know of a Code Enforcement violation? You can now submit a Code Enforcement Investigation Request online!

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