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                                 SUBDIVISION CONSTRUCTION PLAN
                                           October, 2009

                                         CITY OF AUSTIN

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This packet outlines the procedures and submittal requirements necessary to obtain a subdivision construction plan
permit within the full purpose City of Austin jurisdiction, as well as the limited-purpose city limits and extra territorial
jurisdiction ETJ. The regulatory requirements and procedures for approval are defined in Volume III, Chapter 25 of the
Code of the City of Austin and Volume IV Title 30. Chapter 25 and Title 30 were adopted by City Council in order to
protect the health, safety and welfare of the Austin community. If a project is in the ETJ, the city and the county will
provide a joint review.

Additional information about the subdivision construction plan permitting process and code requirements can be obtained
prior to submitting a subdivision construction plan application by contacting the Development Assistance Center (DAC) on
the first floor of One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, phone (512) 974-6370, or by visiting the City of Austin‟s
Development Process and One-Stop Shop (OSS) website at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/development/spinfo1.htm. The City
of Austin encourages people considering site development to request a development assessment to determine design
requirements, project feasibility and permitting requirements. (See Section B, Step 1 below for more information).

Chapter 25-4-1 of the City Code requires that a subdivision construction plan be submitted, approved and released before
an applicant can develop or change the use of their property or a before a building permit can be issued. A subdivision
construction plan includes infrastructure necessary for the construction of the subdivision including, but not limited to;
streets, drainage, water, wastewater, detention and water quality, environmental controls and protection of important
environmental features and trees..

A subdivision construction plan is not a building permit and does not authorize the construction, demolition, or relocation
of buildings. The applicant is responsible for requesting building, demolition, and relocation permits once the subdivision
construction plan is approved.


Administrative Approval
The Director of Planning and Development Review (PDR) may approve the subdivision construction plan administratively.
If additional variances are required beyond those identified and approved during the subdivision process, additional
approvals may be required by other boards, commissions and city council.


The procedures for review and approval of construction plans are based on Volume III, Chapter 25 of the City of Austin
Code. The process is summarized below:


Typically, the general scope of subdivision construction is resolved schematically during the subdivision preliminary plan
and plat process. A development assessment is not done prior to the subdivision construction process. However, A
person may request an assessment of a proposed development prior to formal submittal by contacting the Development
Assistance Center (DAC).

City of Austin
One Stop Shop – Development Assistance Center
505 Barton Springs Road, 1 Floor
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone : (512) 974-6370
Fax: (512) 974-6305

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In order to submit a subdivision construction plan for review, an application for Completeness Check must be submitted to
the Intake staff. Completeness Check hours are from 8:30am to 10:30 am Monday- Friday. No appointment is
necessary. Intake reviews the application and pertinent information to determine if all required administrative items have
been submitted. Intake then forwards it to the completeness check team, which determines whether the technical items
needed for review have been submitted.

An application for completeness check must include:
         Subdivision Construction Plan Application
         $200.00 review fee (check, cash, money order or credit card)
         2 copies of Subdivision Construction Plans, associated engineer‟s drainage reports and environmental site
             assessment (when applicable) sealed by professional engineer as required by state licensing regulations.
         All Items listed on the completeness checklist, located in the Intake Office and available online at

The completeness check review takes a maximum of 10 business days from the date of submittal. The applicant will be
notified via e-mail or fax whether the application is approved or additional information is required for submittal. When the
application packet is approved, the plans can be formally submitted for a detailed review. When the application is formally
submitted, the $200 completeness check fee is credited to the application fee. The application must be submitted
formally within 45 calendar days of the initial completeness check or it will expire and a new completeness check
will be required.

City of Austin
One Stop Shop and Single Office of Travis County and the City of Austin: Land Use Review - Intake Section
505 Barton Springs Road – 4 Floor
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: (512) 974-2681 or (512) 974-2350 or (512) 974-7208 or (512) 974-2689
Fax: (512) 974-2620


The next step is to submit the Site Plan application packet to Intake to start the review process. Electronic copies of the
application packet are available online at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/development/packets.htm. Applications may be
submitted to Intake Monday through Friday. An appointment is necessary. Please contact Intake at one of the
numbers listed above to schedule an appointment. For submittal, the applicant will need to provide 19 additional copies of
plans and 3 engineering reports along with the remaining balance of the fee (which will be listed on the completeness
check response). Electronic submittal of CAD files and other documents is also required for the initial submittal and
every update submittal, as described in Exhibit V.

A Case Manager with the Land Use Review is assigned to coordinate interdisciplinary reviews and provide guidance on
code requirements and procedures. A review team is also assigned to the project. The team reviews the plans and
prepares a Master Report that contains specific areas of non-compliance. The initial review of the plans by the team can
take up to 28 days from the date that the plans were formally submitted. If the subdivision construction plan complies with
the provisions of the code and other applicable state and federal regulations and Commission approval is not required, the
subdivision construction plan will be approved administratively.


If it is determined that the subdivision construction plan does not comply, the applicant must file an update to the site plan
in order to bring it into compliance. Contact Intake staff to schedule an appointment and submit the update. Staff
reviews the updates within 14 days of receipt, and the Case Manager will issue additional Master Reports identifying
remaining items to be addressed. Updates will be required until the site plan is in compliance or the site plan expires.

Under current code, subdivision construction plan applications do not expire unless the corresponding plat expires, is not
approved or not recorded. Updates filed later than 180 days after the initial submittal may require an adjustment to review
fees as determined by the Director.

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Once all Code requirements have been met, the Case Manager will notify the applicant that the subdivision construction
plan can be approved administratively.

Prior to subdivision construction plan approval, all construction inspection fees and fiscal requirements identified during
the review process must be paid.

Prior to release of the subdivision construction plan, one reproducible full sized copy of the plans must be provided which
will be signed by the Case Manager. The engineer will reproduce 3 full and 1 – ½ size plan sets and return them to the
Case Manager for internal distribution at which time the subdivision construction permit will be provided to the engineer by
the Case Manager. A final version of the plans and reports incorporating all changes made during the review
process must be submitted electronically prior to release of the site plan as described in Exhibit V.

During the punch list phase of the subdivision construction process, the engineer will be required to furnish one full-sized
4 mil non-degradable mylars to the Construction Inspection Division of the City‟s One Stop Shop. These mylars will
become the permanent City record of the as-built condition of public infrastructure which will be kept on permanent file in
the City‟s Public Works Engineering Division File Room.

As described in Sec. 25-5-21 of the LDC, major revisions to a released construction plan shall be processed as a new
application. Minor revisions require a 14-day review time.

The applicant is responsible for posting adequate fiscal surety for all proposed erosion and sedimentation controls, and for
permanent restoration of all disturbed areas.

An Engineer‟s Cost Estimate for erosion/sedimentation controls and restoration must be submitted. When the Case
Manager has approved the estimate, fiscal surety in a form approved by the Director of Financial Services shall be

Contact the Fiscal Officer (974-2771) to post cash in an interest-bearing escrow account. If a letter of credit is to be
posted, the Fiscal Officer will ensure the proposed financial institution is acceptable under the City‟s policies and the
proper form is utilized.

If you or your agent / representative were City employees or officials within the past 24 months, you may be subject to the
Ethics and Financial Disclosure Ordinance (860717-X). Copies of the ordinance are available from the City Clerk‟s Office.

                                    SUBMITTAL INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS

 Development Assessment
  If you have received a Development Assessment, indicate the file number and Development Intake Center will apply
  the credit to your application, if submitted within six month.

   Indicate the address or range of address for all streets abutting the property (address information may be obtained
    from the Infrastructure Support Services Address Section, Second Floor).

   Watershed, Watershed Class and Grid Number information is available in Development Intake Center.

When requesting a variance, please include in the Engineers Summary letter a description of the variance and justification,
and the applicable ordinance and section.

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If a variance is being requested, provide one blueline copy of each of the current tax plats, showing all properties within
500 feet of the tract. Include all maps referenced within the 500 feet. Outline the tract in red (DO NOT SPLICE MAPS

                       Tax plats are available at the Travis County Tax Appraisal District, Walnut Creek Business Park,
                        8314 Cross Park Drive (Hwy 290 East and Cross Park Drive, phone 834-9318 . Tax plats for
                        Travis County may be printed from T-CAD online; (www.traviscad.org).

For projects located outside of Travis County, submit a list of names and addresses of all property owners within a 500-
foot radius of the tract.

Tax certificates must be submitted with all construction plan applications. These may be obtained from the County Tax
Office located in the Courthouse Annex (N.W. corner of 10 and Guadalupe) and should indicate there are no taxes

Fee schedules are available at the Development Assistance Center, first floor.


If a variance is being requested, provide a 4” x 4” location map on a separate 8 ½ “x 11” sheet.

ENGINEER’S SUMMARY LETTER (EXHIBIT I) Provide and original and three copies.

Submit two copies. This report may be submitted at a later date but no later than the submittal of plans for the first update

Eight complete, folded, 24” x 36” sets of construction plans are required. Nine set are required if the project is on a State

The construction plans shall consist of the following:
 Cover Sheet
 Final Plat
 Erosion and Sedimentation Controls
 Drainage and Utility Layout
 Street Plan and Profile
 Drainage Plan and Profile Sheets
 Detention, Filtration and / or Sedimentation Ponds
 Construction Details

Note: After approval of the construction plans, six full-size sets and one half-size set of the signed plans shall be submitted
before the development permit can be released.

Nine copies of a Traffic Control Plan must be included if the construction is in an existing right-of-way. Ten copies if the
project is on a State Highway.

If pavement striping is proposed, ten copies of a striping plan is required. Eleven copies if the project is on a State

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Two copies shall be submitted with the application and shall include the following:
source of flood plain information (calculations where applicable)

   Table of contents with index and tabbed appendices
   Source of flood plain information (calculations where applicable)
   Calculations supporting adequacy of existing and proposed on-site channels, storm sewers, and drainage structures
   Calculations supporting adequacy of detention pond size
   Calculations for flood plain modifications and cross-sections
   Summary assessment of impact on adjacent properties and drainage structures
   Signature and seal of professional engineer on report
   Calculations of existing and fully developed flows
   Calculations of off-site flows
   Calculations of capacity of drainage facilities on adjacent properties affecting hydraulic performance in the subdivision
   A final report reflecting all changes done during review must be submitted for the case file after all comments have
    been addressed.

For projects outside of the Austin City Limits, release of the construction plans by the corresponding county shall be in
accordance with Chapter 25 and Title 30 of City of Austin and the Single Office of Travis County and the City of Austin,

The applicant should carefully check these records before signing the attached Acknowledgment Form. Plat notes are
shown on the face of the subdivision plat. Plats are available at the City or the Courthouse. Deed restrictions are recorded
at the Courthouse, if you do not have them in your possession.

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                                             SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

          1. Application

          2. Submittal Verification

          3. Inspection Authorization

          4. Acknowledgment Form

          5. Exhibit I           Engineer‟s Summary Letter

          6. Exhibit II          Geotechnical Investigation Report

          7. Exhibit III         Construction Plan Checklist

          8. Exhibit IV          Environmental Requirements

          9. Exhibit V           Electronic Submittal

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                                                SUBDIVISION APPLICATION

FILING DATE:____________________________ CONSTRUCTION PLAN CODE:______________________________
FILING NUMBER:_________________________ CASE MANAGER:_________________________________________
APPLICATION TYPE:______________________ PROJECT TYPE:__________________________________________
 2 = Preliminary                                                 1 = Conventional
 3 = Revised preliminary                                         2 = PUD
 4 = Final not requiring preliminary                             3 = Small Lot
 5 = Final requiring preliminary                                 4 = Townhouse
 6 = Concurrent final (requiring preliminary) & construction     5 = Single family, attached
 7 = Concurrent final (not requiring preliminary) & construction
 8 = Construction plans only
PROCESS TYPE:___________(1 = Previously unplatted 2 = Amendment 3 = Vacation/Replat 4 = Resubdivision)
APPLICATION ACCEPTED BY:___________________________________________

PROCESS ASSESSMENT:              YES/WAIVER__________________FILE NUMBER:_____________________________

PROJECT ASSESSMENT:              YES/NO:______________________FILE NUMBER:_____________________________


SUBDIVISION NAME: ______________________________________________________________________________
STREET LOCATION: _____________________________________AT_______________________________________
OR____________________DISTANCE IN__________________DIRECTION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF


SUBDIVISION CLASSIFICATION:___________JURISDICTION:_____F = Full Purpose                         2 = 2 mile ETJ
(BASED ON LOCATION AND DENSITY:      U = Urban S = Suburban                  L = Limited Purpose    5 = 5 mile ETJ
COUNTY:__________________          (TR = Travis WM = Williamson BL = Blanco HY = Hayes BU = Burnet)
IF WITHIN A MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, GIVE NAME:________________________________________________
WATERSHED(S):_____________________________________________________ IN RECHARGE ZONE YES / NO
WATERSHED CLASS:_____________________________(U)rban, (S)uburban, (R)ural water supply, Suburban Water Supply (I), (II),
CITY GRID MAP NUMBERS: ________________________________________________________________________
TRAFFIC SERIAL ZONES:__________________________________________________________________________
TAX MAP NUMBERS:______________________________________________________________________________


ELECTRIC:_____________________________________ WATER SOURCE:__________________________________

WASTEWATER/SEWAGE DISPOSAL: ________________________________________________________________

PHONE DISTRICT:___________________________SCHOOL DISTRICT:____________________________________



STREET ADDRESS:________________________________________________________________________________

CITY/STATE/ZIP:__________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER:____________________________

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 FIRM NAME: _______________________________________ CONTACT:__________________________________
 STREET ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________________
 CITY/STATE/ZIP: ___________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER:________________________


 FIRM NAME: _______________________________________ CONTACT:__________________________________
 STREET ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________________________
 CITY/STATE/ZIP: ___________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER:________________________


 FIRM NAME: ______________________________________ CONTACT:___________________________________
 STREET ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________________________
 CITY/STATE/ZIP:___________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER:_________________________


 EXISTING ZONING:_______________________________ PROPOSED ZONING:____________________________
 ZONING CASE NUMBERS:_________________________________________________________________________
 ZONING ORDINANCE NUMBERS:___________________________________________________________________
 PRA/SITE PLAN CASE NUMBERS: __________________________________________________________________

                                              LAND USE CATEGORIES

  Single Family                  SF          Planned Unit Development   PUD      Industrial        IND
  Multi-family                   MF          Commercial-Office          OFC      Greenbelt         GRBLT
  Duplex                         DUP         Commercial-Retail          RET      Right-of-Way      ROW
  Public/Quasi-Public            PUB



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                        TOTALS: __________________     ___________________    __________________
                                      LOTS                    UNITS                 ACRES

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Please list Land Uses on a lot-by-lot basis (except single family lots) . *Not applicable for separate construction plan


     LAND USE (SEE TABLE)         LOT NUMBER          NUMBER OF UNITS                ACREAGE

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                                              SUBMITTAL VERIFICATION

My signature attests to the fact that the attached application package is complete and accurate to the best of my
knowledge. I understand that proper City staff review of this application is dependent upon the accuracy of the information
provided and that any inaccurate or inadequate information provided by me/my firm/etc., may delay the proper review of
this application.

                                                 PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT NAME BELOW SIGNATURE AND
                                                 INDICATE FIRM REPRESENTED, IF APPLICABLE.

                                                 Signature                                     Date

                                                  Name (Typed or Printed)


                                            INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION

As owner or authorized agent, my signature authorizes staff to visit and inspect the property for which this application is
being submitted.

                                                 PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT NAME BELOW SIGNATURE AND
                                                 INDICATE FIRM REPRESENTED, IF APPLICABLE.

                                                 Signature                                     Date

                                                 Name (Typed or Printed)


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                                       ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM
                                   Subdivision Plat Notes, Deed Restrictions,
                                             Restrictive Covenants
                                         Zoning Conditional Overlays

I, __________________________ have checked for subdivision plat notes, deed notes, deed restrictions, restrictive
     (Printed name of applicant)
covenants and/or zoning conditional overlays prohibiting certain uses and/or requiring certain development restrictions i.e.
height, access, screening etc. on this property, located at ________________________________________________

                                       (Address or Legal Description)

If a conflict should result with the request I am submitting to the City of Austin due to subdivision plat notes, deed
restrictions, restrictive covenants and/or zoning conditional overlays it will be my responsibility to resolve it. I also
acknowledge that I understand the implications of use and/or development restrictions that are a result of a subdivision
plat notes, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants and/or zoning conditional overlays.

I understand that if requested I must provide copies of any and all subdivision plat notes, deed restrictions, restrictive
covenants and/or zoning conditional overlay information which may apply to this property.

____________________________________________                                  _______________________________________
             (Applicant's signature)                                                      (Date)

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                                                        EXHIBIT I

                                           ENGINEER'S SUMMARY LETTER

No construction plans will be accepted unless accompanied by a summary letter signed and sealed by the same
registered Texas professional engineer who sealed the construction plans. Summary letters for small projects do not
require an engineer unless slopes or trenches exceed five feet (see Sec. 25-5-3 of the LDC).

The summary letter should describe the proposed development and might include, but not limited to, the following:

  Acreage to be developed

  Watershed in which project is located

  Type of development

  Explanation of any proposed project phasing

  Methods to be used for handling stormwater runoff, i.e., drainage easements, channels, curb inlets, storm sewers,
   detention, sedimentation and filtration ponds, water quality control methods, etc.

  Effect the proposed development will have on existing and future drainage systems in the area and on the natural and
   traditional character of the land and waterways.

  Justification for exemption from the Watershed Protection Regulations

  Address the applicable sections of the LDC.

  Address dam safety and landfill certification requirements.

  Include Variance request and a description of the variance and justification, and the applicable ordinance and section.

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                                                         EXHIBIT II

                                       GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION REPORT

Two copies of the Geotechnical Investigation Report shall be furnished for the initial review of the plans.

Pavement design shall be based on City of Austin Procedures for Street Paving Thickness Design (Subdivision
Memorandum E-78-3 from DPWT) or the Municipal Pavement Structural Design and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis System

For projects located within the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and the Barton Springs Zone, address pond liner
requirements in a QA/QC plan.

Show legible professional engineer‟s seal and signature.

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                                                          EXHIBIT III

                                            CONSTRUCTION PLAN CHECKLIST

COVER SHEET Show the following:
  Subdivision name on cover sheet in ½ inch or larger letters (use same name as on the final plat)
  Legal description of property (lots, block, subdivision name)
  Name, address and telephone number of owner and engineering firm preparing plans
  Subdivision file number
  Name of watershed
  Project location map that clearly indicates precise location of the tract (4” x 4” minimum) with north arrow
  Texas Department of Transportation stationing, for streets intersecting or adjacent to state maintained
  Tabulation sheet index.
  Legible professional engineer‟s seal and signature.
  List all granted variances/waivers from Design Criteria and/or Land Development Code

  One of the following notes:
  This project complies with the Watershed Protection Regulations in Chapters 25-7 and 25-8 of the LDC;
  This project is EXEMPT from the provisions of 25-8 of the LDC.
  The following notes:

"Release of this application does not constitute a verification of all data, information and calculations supplied by the
applicant. The engineer of record is solely responsible for the completeness, accuracy and adequacy of his/her submittal,
whether or not the application is reviewed for Code compliance by City engineers."

When applicable, add the following certification to the cover sheet (DCM 8.3.4.B.3.): I [name of professional engineer]
Texas license number [number] certify that the design of the dam in this set of plans can safely pass 75 percent of the
Probable Maximum Flood based on the hydrologic, hydraulic, structural and geotechnical analysis using standard
accepted engineering practices.

“All responsibility for the adequacy of these plans remain with the Engineer who prepared them. In approving these plans,
the City of Austin must rely upon the adequacy of the work of the Design Engineer.”

  Applicable City of Austin General Construction Notes for subdivision Construction
  Tabulation of applicable Special Notes
  Construction Sequencing


  Signature block for TxDOT, if applicable
   _________________________________________________________                    _______________________________
   Texas Department of Transportation                                                   Date

  Signature and permit block for County, if applicable

    _________________________________________________________                  ________________________________
     _______County.                                                              Date
    County Permit Number (if applicable)

  Signature and development permit block

    Permit issued by:
    _________________________________________________________                  _______________________
     Planning and Development Review Department                                  Date
     Subdivision Construction Permit Number

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  A revision block:

    No.       Revision Description      Prepared by: (Date) Reviewed by: (Date)

The final plat should be under review by the Planning and Development Review Department at the time of construction
plan submittal. Include a copy of the recorded plat in the construction plans.

  All construction shall be in accordance with the City of Austin Standard Specifications.
  Design Procedures are in complete compliance with the City of Austin Drainage Criteria Manual .          OR
  Design procedures are in general compliance with the City of Austin Drainage Criteria Manual and Environmental
  Criteria Manual. It shall be the responsibility of the engineer to denote all waivers and non-compliance.
  A minimum of two existing bench marks tied to City of Austin grid should be shown on the plans. In addition two
   permanent benchmarks per subdivision shall be installed in each subdivision to include description, location, and
   elevation. Tie to City of Austin standards when possible.
  Cast bronze survey markers shall be placed in concrete in permanent, accessible locations at the time of
   construction. The locations of the markers shall be indicated on the construction plans. A minimum of one marker
   shall be placed for each 20 acres of the project. Reference will be placed on the marker by DPWT at the time of the
   pre-construction conference.
  Prior to beginning construction, the owner or his authorized representative shall convene a Pre-Construction
   Conference between the City of Austin, consulting engineer, contractor, County Engineer (if appropriate), and any
   other affected parties. Notify Construction Inspection Division of the City‟s One Stop Shop (OSS), (512) 974-6360 or
   974-7034, at least 48 hours prior to the time of the conference and 48 hours prior to the beginning of construction.
  The contractor shall give the City a minimum of 48 hours notice before beginning each phase of construction, call
   Construction Inspection Division. 974-6360 or 974-7034
  Barricades, built to City of Austin Standard Specifications, shall be constructed on all dead-end streets and as
   necessary during construction to maintain job safety. (Streets, etc. may be listed in addition to or instead of note.)
  If blasting is planned by the contractor, a blasting permit must be secured prior to commencement of any blasting.
  Any existing pavement, curbs, and/ or sidewalks damaged or removed will be repaired by the contractor at his
   expense before acceptance of the subdivision.
  The location of any water and / or wastewater lines shown on the plans must be verified by the Water and
   Wastewater Department.
  Use One Call Utility System: Dial 1-800-344-8377, 48 hours BEFORE you dig.
  All storm sewer pipes to be Class III RCP unless noted otherwise.


Notes for Plans where applicable
  The subgrade material in (name of subdivision) was tested by (name of professional soil lab) in (day, month, and
    year) and the street section designed according to current City of Austin Design Criteria. The street sections are to be
    constructed as follows:

(Give Street names, width of R.O.W., or other methods to identify proposed design of different pavement thickness. In
   writing or graphically, describe the street section(s) to be constructed.)
  Manhole frames, covers, and water valve covers will be raised to finished pavement grade at the owner‟s expense by
    a qualified contract with City inspection. All utility adjustments shall be completed prior to final paving construction.
  All collector and arterial streets shall have automatic screed control on asphaltic concrete pavement construction,
    placed as per item 350-6 of the City of Austin Standard Specifications.
  At intersections which have valley drainage, the crowns of the intersecting streets will culminate in a distance of 40‟
    from the intersecting curb line unless otherwise noted. Inlets on the intersecting street shall not be constructed within
    40 feet of the valley gutter.
  At the intersection of two 44‟ streets or larger, the crowns of the intersecting streets will culminate in a distance of 40
    feet from intersecting curb line unless otherwise noted.
  Prior to final acceptance of a street outside the City limits, street name signs conforming to County standards shall be
    installed by developer.
  Sidewalk requirements (give street name and location of required sidewalk, i.e., north, south, east, or west side.
  A curb lay down is required at all points where the proposed sidewalk intersects the curb.

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  When using lime stabilization of subgrade, it shall be placed in slurry form.
  Inside the Austin city limits, sidewalks shall be completed prior to acceptance of any Type I or Type II driveway
   approaches and / or issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. When outside the Austin city limits, Letter of Credit may
   be posted or other suitable financial arrangements may be made to insure construction of the sidewalks. In either
   case, sidewalks adjacent to ”common areas”, parkways, or other locations on which no building construction will take
   place, must be constructed prior to final acceptance of the subdivision.
  A license agreement for landscaping maintenance and irrigation in street R.O.W. shall be executed by the developer
   in party with the City of Austin prior to final acceptance of the subdivision.

  Call One Stop Shop, Construction Inspection, 48 hours prior to beginning any work. Call the One Call Center at 472-
   2822, for utility locations and obtain permit for any work within City of Austin R.O.W.
  Install temporary erosion controls and tree protection fencing prior to any clearing and grubbing. Notify DPWT,
   Construction Inspection Division, when installed.
  Rough-cut all required or necessary ponds. Either the permanent outlet structure or a temporary outlet must be
   constructed prior to development of any embankment or excavation that leads to ponding conditions. The outlet
   system must consist of a low-level outlet and an emergency overflow meeting the requirements of the Drainage
   Criteria Manual (Section 8.3) and/or the Environmental Criteria Manual (Section 1.4.2.K) as required. The outlet
   system shall be protected from erosion and shall be maintained throughout the course of construction until final
   restoration is achieved.
  Deliver approved rough cut sheets to the Construction Inspection Division prior to clearing and grubbing.
  Rough grade streets. No development of embankment will be permitted at this time.
  Install all utilities to be located under the proposed pavement.
  Deliver storm sewer cut sheets to the Construction inspection Division.
  Begin installation of storm sewer lines. Upon completion, restore as much disturbed area as possible, particularly
   channels and large open areas.
  Deliver final grade cut sheets to the Construction Inspection Division.
  Re-grade streets to sub-grade.
  Insure that all underground utility crossings are completed. Lay first course base material on all streets.
  Install curb and gutter.
  Lay final base course on all streets.
  Lay asphalt.
  Complete all underground installations within the R.O.W.
  Complete final grading and restoration of detention, sedimentation / filtration ponds.
  Complete permanent erosion control and restoration of site vegetation.
  Remove and dispose of temporary erosion controls.
  Complete any necessary final dress up of areas disturbed by Item 17.

    Rough Grading only - Steps 1 through 4 only
    Rough Grading and Utilities only - Steps 1 through 5 only
    Full Development Permit - Entire sequencing
    Clearing and grubbing under a development permit, solely for the purpose of surveying and soil exploration, shall be a
    hand cutting or blade-up operation.


Show the following:
  Drainage layout of subdivision (scale: 1” = 100‟) with north arrow to top or right of sheet and show limits of
    construction as a distinguishable line.
  Existing adjoining street layout or other property adjacent to project (show adjacent subdivision names)
  Street names, lot and block numbers and R.O.W. lines
  Location of all existing drainage structures on or adjacent to project
  Existing contours at two-foot minimal intervals Individual drainage areas and upstream drainage areas based on
    improvements and final grading (distinguish these areas by heavy dashed lines)
  size in acres, C, I, Tc, and Q for 25- and 100-year storm for each specific sub-drainage area. Arrows indicating flow
    direction for all streets and lots
  Summation of Q‟s at pertinent points (street intersections, inlets, passing inlets, headwalls, channel outfalls, control
    outlet structures, etc.)
  All low and high points
  All street and lot fill areas (usually done by shading)

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  Proposed drainage facilities (including but not limited to: the layout of storm sewer with line designation, size of
   lines, pond(s) and pond designation, outfalls and Q25 and 100 shown for outfalls.)
  All existing and proposed drainage easements as per final plat or by separate instrument (with recording information
  Q 25 and Q 100 leaving proposed streets onto surrounding property and Q 25, Q100 entering proposed streets from
   surrounding property
  Existing and proposed 100-year flood plains for all waterways
  Minimum building slab elevations for lots on which the 100-year flood plain encroaches (only if elevations are not
   shown on approved / released final plat included with plans)
  Provide the following for each drainage area (see following pages for standard form of calculations tables):

    Runoff Calculations:
       tc (time of concentration-in minutes), A (drainage area), I 25, C25, Q25, I100, C100, Q100

    For inlet design provide an inlet flow calculation table (Table 4-1 DCM):

    For storm sewer design:
        tc‟s, areas, composite “C” value (if a uniform time of concentration for the system is not used)

  Clearly show limits of construction and match lines with station equations for storm sewer and channel „tie-ins‟ to
   existing or proposed
  Legible professional engineer‟s seal, signature, and date of signing
  All proposed waivers to City of Austin Drainage Criteria Manual and other policies
  Include signature block on right hand side of all inside sheets:


Show the following:
  The street name and sheet number in the right corners
  North arrow to top and right of sheets
  Stationing south to north or west to east with street layout directly over the profile stationing
  Scale: 1”=20‟, or 1”=40‟ for very large projects
  R.O.W. and paving dimensions (face to face of curb)
  Lot numbers, block numbers and frontage dimensions (dimensions required only if approved/released final plat is not
    included with the review plans)
  Street names within respective R.O.W.
  Existing or proposed easements (w/ recording information) and intersecting R.O.W.
  Sidewalks and assignments as per City of Austin and final plat requirement5s
  Centerline “TIC” marks, every 50 feet
  Drainage facilities within or intersecting R.OW. and indicate stationing on both sides of inlets (show inlet type and
    label storm sewer lines, i.e. LINE “A”, M.H., etc.)
  Existing drainage facilities (w/ pipe sizes and material indicated) as dashed lines
  Drainage flow arrows, high and low points
  Match lines on street plan sheets and storm sewer plans for continuation of streets on other sheets
  As a minimum, a 50-foot extension of proposed streets and show proposed tie-in to existing streets
  Sheet numbers for intersecting streets, and show full intersection, provide dimensions, and give street names
  Stations equation along CL (centerline) intersections of streets
  Barricades if required
  Plan view must transpose directly above profile stationing when possible (otherwise, center the midpoint of the curve
    on the sheet) (limits shown on the plan view must be the same as the limits shown on the profile)
  Labeled asphalt valley gutter or concrete valley gutter (required if % grade <1.2%) at intersections where appropriate
  Clearly show the beginning and ending of project
  Limits of gutter depression by shading and showing stationing or dimensioning
  Clearly show all PC, PT, CC, or PRC stations
  All fill areas
  Horizontal curves conforming to the most recent City of Austin Street Standards
  Legible professional engineer‟s seal, signature, and date of signing

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Show the following:
  Legend and scale (scale: H : 1” = 20‟ and V: 1” = 2‟ )
  Heavyweight lines at every 100 ft station
  Heavyweight lines at every 2 ft vertical elevation line.
  Even elevation in right and left margins
  Street profile for minimum of 150 feet beyond end of project (include property lines and proposed future grad and/or
    existing street grade)
  Existing centerline, left and right R.O.W. profiles
  Proposed centerline profiles a minimum of two line widths to stand out from other profile lines
  Proposed TC elevations (clearly identify right and left) (for curb splits)
  Identify and give elevations at all PC, PT, PRC, PCC, PVC, PVI, or PVT stations (show by circle or heavy dot)
  Vertical curves with the following information: curve length, PVI stations and elevation, tangent intercept, tangents
    and tangent grades (show elevations every 25 feet maximum along vertical curves
  Curb returns PC, MID PT, PT, with tangent and grade past point of return
  elevations every 50 feet (i.e. +00 and +50) along the street profile
  Maximum curb split of 2% (30‟ street = 0.60‟, 44‟ street = 0.88‟) if applicable
  Vertical curves conforming to latest City of Austin Street Standards
  Submit letter of understanding for street lighting in sag curves and confirmation of availability of fixed source lighting
    when applicable

(Plan view must transpose directly above profile stationing)

Show the following:

  Show contours, drainage features and street layout and name, lot layout and lot and block numbers (where storm
   drainage occurs)
  Indicate limits of 100 year flood plain for fully developed upstream conditions and denote FEMA 100 year floodplain if
   different from the fully developed condition.
  Drainage easements. Indicate recording information. (Show recording number or if by plat, indicate “by Plat”)
  Storm drainage facilities. Label and give sizes (i.e.: line “A-18” RCP, channel “B”-r‟ FB(Flat bottom), 2-10‟ x 6‟ MBC,
  All horizontal PI PC, PT, BEGIN and END stations and pipe and/or channel intersection equations
  All inlets, Q at inlets, Q passing inlets, and flow lines
  PI deflection angle in degrees
  North arrow to top or right of sheet and show scale (scale: 1”=50”)
  Any storm sewer assignments off R.O.W. or centerline
  Channel and/or pipe riprap and type of headwalls (show erosion control measures (dissipater blocks, rock riprap,
  Beginning, end stations, for erosion control material used for channels (label type of material to be used, i.e. dry
   stacked or mortared rock, etc. )
  Note 100-year overflow swales over pipe system (when used) and give typical detail
  Open channels with a minimum flat bottom width of six feet
  Legible professional engineer‟s seal and signature
  All waivers to City of Austin Drainage Criteria Manual and other policies
  Include room for City‟s stamp or signature block on right hand side of all inside sheets:


Show the following:
  Scales: horizontal (same as Plan, Vertical, 1/10 of horizontal scale

  Stationing proceeding from low end to high end from left to right for channels or storm sewer lines
  Existing ground profile at proposed channel locations
  Top of bank left and right, and fill areas for channels
  All stations and elevations at points of intersecting drainage lines, grade breaks, riprap, drop sections, toe of splash
    pads, toe of slope, beginning of slope, and beginning of riprap
  Q25, V25, HGL25, depth (d25), Q100, V100, HGL100, depth (d100), and Head losses (H), for each segment of

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  Channel bottom width, side slopes, concrete trickle or pilot channel, height of channel lining if used, maximum and
   minimum depth of channel, Mannings “n” value used, and typical channels cross-sections to scale
  Clearly show the beginning and end of construction and show stations for channels
  Flowline elevation every 50 feet maximum (i.e. 0+00, 0+50)
  T.C. elevations at inlets on storm sewer lines
  Grade of flow line (in %), and pipe sizes (label all pipes as RCP/ Class for storm sewer lines)
  Q25, V25, HGL25, depth (d25), Q100, V100, HGL100, depth (d100), and Head losses (H), and df (when pipe is
   flowing full) for storm sewer lines
  Stations and elevations at PI, PC, PT, grade breaks, intersecting lines, and beginning and end of construction for
   storm sewer lines
  All riprap, headwalls, etc. at pipe ends
  Full channel section at pipe ends when appropriate
  Existing and finished ground line and fill areas at pipe centerline for storm sewer lines


Show the following:
 Include drainage area map for detention ponds in plans
 Typical cross-section(s) of ponds and section through the inlet and outlet structures. Show the 2/10/25/100 year
 Indicate pond bottom and side slopes and ramp slopes and top width of berms
 Summary table of supportive calculations for hydrology, hydraulics, control outlet structures, etc.
 Stage/Storage/Discharge Table (also indicate 2,10,25 and 100 year storm)
 Indicate staging area, access drives(including Type II driveway approaches), ramps, gates, fences, perimeter access
strips, signs, setbacks, and setback easements per DCM 1.2.4.E.
 Construction details (including complete structural details) for the pond improvements
 Delineate easements with recording information.
 Show all trees and utilities and other improvements within the pond area
 Add dam safety certification to cover sheet when applicable.


   See detention plan for overall requirements.
   Pond plans and appropriate cross sections with existing and proposed grading
   Sizing of facility (ECM Appendix R tables )
   Stage/storage for each chamber and total.
   Construction details including City of Austin Standard Details and Criteria
   Liner details (also show protective and planting layer when applicable)
   Provide complete QA/QC plans for pond liners when required.
   Irrigation field plans imposed on the tree plan for re-irrigation ponds
   Vegetative bench planting sheet for wet ponds
   Intake structure/ wet wells and pump details and specs


 Sheet to be reasonable scale, show curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalks and accessibility routes within 150 ft of the
 All pavement striping and sign plans shall be in accordance with the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
and City of Austin (COA) Standards
 Sight distance analysis for stop signs
 Stop signs, stop bars in relationship to sidewalk ramps.
 Assumption of any all way stop or signal locations needs to be supported by warrant study as per the Texas Manual of
Uniform Traffic Control Devices
 Include warning signs as needed with advisory speed plates.
 Show speed limit signs in accordance with the assumed design speeds., with exception of the local streets which
should be designed at 30 MPH and not posted.
 Show any proposed parking restricted areas.
 Non-standard pavement striping and signs details will need to be approved by the Directors of the Public Works and
Transportation Departments.
 Show street name signs in accordance with COA standards.

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Use City of Austin Standard Specifications and Details, for all work in the Right of Way and Easements.

Show the following:
  Manhole or junction box detail
  Pipe end riprap or headwall details
  Channel lining
  Construction plans and details for proposed reinforced concrete box culverts, bridges and related structures may be
    adaptations of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) standards.
  Traffic/pedestrian railing and fencing details
  Retaining wall construction drawings in accordance with Transportation Criteria Manual (TCM) 11.3.14.
  Other details as needed for construction

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                                                      EXHIBIT IV

    This document establishes submittal requirements for all environmental ordinances. Certain requirements may be
    waived by the Director of the Watershed Protection Department if they are determined by the Director to not be

    A professional engineer's seal, signature, and statement certifying that the plan is complete, correct, and in
    compliance with the LDC are required for all projects
    * Water Supply refers to Water Supply Rural and Water Supply Suburban watershed classifications (excluding the
    Barton Creek Watershed and Barton Springs Contributing Zone). If the property is located over the South Edwards
    Aquifer Recharge Zone, or is within the Contributing Area to the South Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, refer to
    requirements for the Barton Springs Zone.

                                                                       Urban     Suburban        Water         Barton
                                                                                                Supply*        Springs
1. Project Report: For sites over 25 acres, submit a project report which contains the following information (may be
included in the Engineer's Report):
An introduction providing project acreage, watershed and            X             X               X            X
classification, description of proposed development, and
description of project phasing, if phasing is proposed.
An explanation of and documentation for any special exception       X             X               X            X
or waiver claimed pursuant to LDC 25-8-25, 25-8-212.
Drainage area map showing:                                          X             X               X            X
 the location of all waterways within the tract or that impact
     the tract which have a drainage area of 64 acres or more,
 the location of the 100 year floodplain, and
 the area and acreage of upstream drainage. (LDC 25-8-92,
     25-8-261, 25-8-262)
Discussion of the following issues, if applicable to the project:   X             X               X            X
 Proposed and existing drainage patterns;
 Proposed method of treating both quantity and quality of
     stormwater run-off (LDC 25-8-211, 25-8-213, 25-8-215; 25-
     7-61, 25-7-65)
Proposed extent of floodplain modification, if applicable (LCD      X             X               X            X
25-8-92, 25-8-261, 25-8-262; ECM 1.7.0)
Critical Environmental Features within the project and known        X             X               X            X
features within 150 feet of the project (LDC 25-8-281, 25-8-282)
Discussion of all proposed variances. provide letter of variance    X             X               X            X
request addressing proposed Findings of Fact as shown in
Appendix U of the Environmental Criteria Manual (ECM). (LDC
25-8-41 through 43)
Requests for consideration of alternatives to the requirements of   X             X               X            X
ECM, including any written requests for consideration of an
alternative innovative water quality control which differs from the
standards of the ECM, and information to demonstrate that the
proposed control provides an equivalent level of water quality as
the standard controls in the ECM. (LDC 25-8-151).
Description and location of any known Underground Storage           X             X               X            X
Tanks within the project boundary. (CCA 14-3-102)
Irrevocable letter of credit for erosion and sedimentation controls X             X               X            X
based on standard City of Austin costs found in ECM Appendix
S-1.( ECM 1.2.1)
Explanation of spoil disposal locations or driveway alignments,.                  X               X            X
(LDC 25-8-341, 25-8-342, 25-8-343, and 25-8-481)
Proposed cut and fill greater than four feet. (LDC 25-8-341, 25-8-                X               X            X
Proposed impervious cover and net site area information in the                    X               X            X
format as found in ECM Appendix Q-1 and Q-2 (LDC 25-8-394,
25-8-424, 25-8-454, 25-8-481)

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                                                                        Urban   Suburban    Water    Barton
                                                                                           Supply*   Springs
Transfer of Development Information using the format in                         X          X         X
Appendix Q-3 of the ECM. (LDC 25-8-395, 25-8-425, 25-8-455,
For projects receiving approval subject to Ordinance No.                                             X
920903-D (the SOS Ordinance), LDC 25-8-514 requires water
quality controls and/or other onsite pollution prevention and
assimilation techniques so that no increase occurs in the
respective average annual pollutant load of suspended solids,
total phosphorous, total nitrogen, chemical oxygen demand,
biochemical oxygen demand, total lead, cadmium, fecal coliform,
fecal streptococci, volatile organic compounds, total organic
carbon, pesticides, and herbicides from the site (See ECM
1.6.9.). To demonstrate compliance with these requirements,
the applicant must submit the following additional information in
the Engineering Report:
 The methodology and water quality control strategy proposed
     to achieve the target pollutant load reductions (see ECM
 Calculations illustrating the target pollutant loads expected
     for the proposed development with an accompanying
     explanation of how these figures were derived; (LDC 25-8-
     511 through 523, ECM 1.6.9)
 Calculations illustrating expected pollutant load reductions
     for the controls proposed with an accompanying explanation
     of how these figures were derived (LDC 25-8-511 through
     523, ECM 1.6.9); and
 Special conditions approved by the City for installation or
     maintenance of proposed water quality controls used to
     achieve the target pollutant load reductions.(LDC 25-8-511
     through 523, ECM 1.6.9)
For projects receiving approval subject to Ordinance No.                                             X
941205-A (the amended Composite Ordinance), LDC Section
25-8-213 require water quality controls and/or other onsite
pollution prevention and assimilation techniques so that the post-
development stormwater concentrations of total suspended
solids, total phosphorus and total nitrogen and total organic
carbon in stormwater leaving the development site water quality
controls must be no greater than the background stormwater
concentrations specified in LDC 25-8-213. In addition, LDC 25-8-
511 through 523 requires that multi family and commercial
controls be monitored to verify that discharges do not exceed the
concentrations. This section established reductions required, and
sets maximum discharge concentrations.             To demonstrate
compliance with these requirements, the applicant must submit
the following additional information in the Engineering Report:
 The methodology and water quality control strategy proposed
     to achieve the target pollutant concentration reductions (see
     ECM 1.6.8);
 Calculations illustrating the target pollutant concentrations
     expected for the proposed development with an
     accompanying explanation of how these figures were
     derived; (ECM 1.6.8);
 Calculations illustrating expected pollutant concentration
     reductions for the controls proposed with an accompanying
     explanation of how these figures were derived (ECM 1.6.8);
 Special conditions approved by the City for installation or
     maintenance of proposed water quality controls used to
     achieve the target pollutant concentration reductions. (ECM
     1.6.8); and

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                                                                      Urban     Suburban        Water       Barton
                                                                                               Supply*      Springs
     For commercial sites, pollution reduction measures required
      by LDC 25-8-213, including use of xeriscape with a fertilizer
      reduction element and spill control/maintenance plan for
      hydrocarbons. (ECM 1.6.8)
2. Cover Sheet Provide a cover sheet which contains the following information:
Name of project                                                      X              X             X              X
Watershed name and classification                                    X              X             X              X
Application submittal date                                           X              X             X              X
Subject water quality ordinance                                      X              X             X              X
Statement whether site is located over Edwards Aquifer               X              X             X              X
Recharge Zone
Statement whether an operating permit for water quality controls                                                 X
is required, and the level of operating permit
3. Erosion/Sedimentation Control and Tree Protection Plan
This plan must be on a separate page labeled “Erosion/Sedimentation Control and Tree Protection Plan". This plan must
be a topographic map with two-foot contour intervals, at a scale of 1"=50 feet or less, and sealed by a Professional
Engineer (LDC 25-8-152). For large projects, Development Assistance Center may waive the requirement for a 1"=100'
scale, and may allow a smaller scale to be submitted. Symbols used to show controls must be clear and distinctive. The
plan must contain the following information:
Location and type of all proposed temporary erosion controls on X                   X             X              X
a plan view with existing topographic information (LDC 25-8-181
through 184, ECM 1.4.0)
Contributing drainage area information for all erosion controls X                   X             X              X
(ECM 1.4.0)
Location and type of all permanent erosion and sedimentation X                      X             X              X
controls, existing and proposed permanent water quality and
detention controls and flood controls. (LDC 25-8-181 through
184, ECM 1.4.0)
Existing and proposed grade(s)                                       X              X             X              X
All proposed development including all water and wastewater X                       X             X              X
utilities proposed to be part of development permit. (LDC 25-8-
181 through 184, ECM 1.4.0)
Contractor staging area(s) and vehicular use area(s) (ECM X                         X             X              X
Temporary and permanent spoils storage areas specifying size, X                     X             X              X
time of use, and ultimate restoration schedules. (LDC 25-8-343,
ECM 1.4.0)
All waterways within the tract or which impact the tract and the X                  X             X              X
location of the 2, 25 and 100 year floodplains and the area of
upstream drainage. (LDC 25-8-92, 25-8-261, 25-8-262)
Location of Critical Water Quality Zone (CWQZ) (LDC 25-8-92, X                      X             X              X
25-8-261, 25-8-262)
The delineation of Water Quality Transition Zone, Upland Zone,                      X             X              X
as applicable. (LDC 25-8-93, 25-8-393, 25-8-423, 25-8-453, 25-
All proposed floodplain improvements. (LDC 25-8-92, 25-8-261, X                     X             X              X
25-8-262, ECM 1.7.0)
Location of all known Underground Storage Tanks.                     X              X             X              X
Location of all Critical Environmental Features and their required X                X             X              X
setbacks (LDC 25-8-281, 25-8-282).
Detailed sequence of construction containing:                        X              X             X              X
 which phases of construction will be done at which time
 specific erosion/sedimentation controls and tree protection
      measures for each phase of the development
 the pre-construction meeting
 phasing for projects over 25 acres.
(May be located on general notes sheet.) (LDC 25-8-181 through
184, ECM 1.4.0)
Detailed sequence of construction containing:                                                                    X

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                                                                      Urban   Suburban     Water    Barton
                                                                                          Supply*   Springs
    the information found in Appendix P-4 in the Environmental
     Criteria Manual
(May be located on general notes sheet.) (LDC 25-8-181 through
184, ECM 1.4.0)
Areas of cut and/or fill greater than four feet. (LDC 25-8-341, 25-           X          X          X
Downstream buffer zones as required by LDC 25-8-454                                      X          X
Location of all wastewater irrigation areas, such as wastewater               X          X          X
treatment plants and subsurface irrigation fields, if applicable
(LDC 25-8-361)
Limit of construction line encompassing all areas to be disturbed, X          X          X          X
enclosing all areas of natural vegetation on the site which are to
be left undisturbed. (ECM 1.4.0)
Specific locations where special slope stabilization techniques X             X          X          X
are to be utilized and the extent of slope stabilization to take
place and the technique used. (May be located on general notes
sheet.) (ECM 1.4.0)
 Restoration plans for all disturbed areas on the site in X                  X          X          X
     accordance with requirements of ECM 1.4.1(D).
City of Austin Standard Erosion Control Notes as found in X                   X          X          X
Appendix P-1 in the Environmental Criteria Manual. (May be
located on general notes sheet.) (ECM 1.4.0)
 Additional Erosion Control Notes for Barton Springs                                               X
     Contributing Zone found in ECM Appendix P-3.(May be
     located on general notes sheet). (LDC 25-8-181 through
A survey of all trees eight (8) inches in diameter and larger. X              X          X          X
Trees are to be represented by circles using the formula of one
foot of radius for every one inch of trunk diameter. Unbroken
circles indicate trees which are to remain. Dashed circles
indicate trees proposed for removal. (LDC Chapter 25-8,
Subchapter B, Article I, ECM 3.1.0 through 3.6.1).
For projects located within designated Hill Country Roadway                              X          X
Corridor Areas, a survey for trees six (6) inches in diameter and
greater for individual trees and down to two (2) inches in
diameter for tree (LDC 25-2-981, 25-2-1021 through 1026, ECM
Additional areas to be considered for credit in the reduction of X            X          X          X
parking requirements should be highlighted using cross hatching
or similar graphic method.
Location of tree protection fencing (ECM 3.4.5)                      X        X          X          X
City of Austin Standard Notes for Trees and Natural Area X                    X          X          X
Protection as found in ECM Appendix P-2. (May be located on
general notes sheet.) (ECM 3.4.5)
   Effective April 20, 2009 a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan X         X x        X x X          X
                                                                                                        x      X
   (SWPPP) is required as described in ECM 1.4.2B, Appendix B.
   Effective October 4, 2010 all SWPPP‟s and erosion and
   sedimentation control plans will be required to be sealed by a
   Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentation Control
4. Water Quality/Drainage Plan
In Urban Watersheds, payment of a fee to the City of Austin in X
lieu of construction of a water quality pond is allowed. This fee is
collected by the City of Austin and used to construct offsite water
quality ponds. The form to calculate the fee is located in
Appendix T in the Environmental Criteria Manual. If payment of
the fee is proposed, submit the form to the environmental
reviewer with the information required to determine the fee. (LDC

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                                                                           Urban   Suburban    Water    Barton
                                                                                              Supply*   Springs
A.     Water Quality Plan and Drainage Area Map:                    If     X       X          X         X
construction of an onsite water quality control is proposed, a
water quality plan containing information on water quality controls
and 2-year detention shall be submitted. The plan shall consist of
an overall plan view of the proposed project and shall contain, at
a minimum, the information listed below. Additional information
may be necessary to demonstrate compliance with code
requirements. (LDC 25-8-211, 25-8-213, 25-8-215; 25-7-61, 25-
The plan must be a topographic map with two-foot contour                   X       X          X         X
intervals, at a scale of 1"=100 feet or less, and shall be sealed by
a Professional Engineer.
Drainage area to each water quality control and size of drainage           X       X          X         X
acres (ECM 1.6.0)
All proposed development on the site                                       X       X          X         X
The proposed site grading including: arrows indicating the                 X       X          X         X
direction of flow, arrows indicating the direction of roof run-off,
stormwater lines and inlets, method used to divert stormwater
around site
The location of existing and proposed water quality and detention          X       X          X         X
Location of discharge from water quality and detention basins              X       X          X         X
(ECM 1.4, 1.6.5)
Location of maintenance access for drainage structures (ECM                X       X          X         X
1.6.5 D.5)
Drainage and water quality easements (ECM 1.6.5)                           X       X          X         X
Location of all CWQZ, and/or WQTZ, and the 100 year floodplain             X       X          X         X
adjacent to the water quality control, and flood surface elevation
of the waterways. (LDC 25-8-92, 25-8-261, 25-8-262)
Water Quality calculations table as found in ECM Appendix R-2,             X       X          X         X
R-3, or R-4.
Demonstrate that 2 year detention is not required, or provide              X       X          X         X
calculations for two year detention pursuant to LDC 25-7-61, as
amended, including: (ECM
 pre-development stormwater run-off flow rates
 developed stormwater run-off flow rates
 discharge flow rates of detention pond(s)
 volume required in detention basin
 maximum water surface elevation for the 2-year storm
 detail on outflow device used for detention pond
 detention pond detail with dimensions and elevations as
     needed for construction
 other information as necessary to demonstrate compliance
     with the applicable ordinance
B. Water Quality Control Plan(s): This sheet or sheets should              X       X          X         X
consist of a plan view and details of each proposed control. The
information contained on this sheet should include:
Plan view of water quality control at scale of 1"=20' (scale may           X       X          X         X
be altered upon request), with dimensions, elevations including
the splitter, riser, and gabion if applicable. Show proposed and
existing grade within this area. (ECM 1.6.5)
Clearly show the following information in plan view or cross               X       X          X         X
section: (ECM 1.6.5):
 slopes provided in sedimentation pond,
 water quality elevation,
 top of sand elevation,
 top of berm,
 bottom of pond elevations.
Water surface elevation in receiving drainage system or                    X       X          X         X

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waterway (ECM 1.6.5)
Location for liner, if applicable. (ECM 1.6.5)                          X           X             X               X
Underdrain spacing and cleanouts (ECM 1.6.5)                            X           X             X               X
Landscape screening, maintenance access, maintenance                    X           X             X               X
staging area, ( LDC 25-2-1006, ECM 1.6.5)
Splitter box detail with dimensions (ECM 1.6.5)                         X           X             X               X
Riser detail with orifice size, trash rack, gravel and filter fabric    X           X             X               X
shown and specified (ECM 1.6.5)
Gabion detail with top elevation specified, and gabion                  X           X             X               X
specifications, if applicable (ECM 1.6.5)
Sand detail and specifications (ECM 1.6.5)                              X           X             X               X
Liner specifications, if applicable (ECM 1.6.5)                         X           X             X               X
Geotextile membrane specifications (ECM 1.6.5)                          X           X             X               X
Fence specifications, if applicable (ECM 1.6.5)                         X           X             X               X
Bollard and chain detail, if applicable (ECM 1.6.5)                     X           X             X              X
The location of proposed water quality controls, as described in                                                 X
the Project Report, which are necessary to meet the pollutant
reduction requirements, indicating whether or not the design is a
structural control
Details of proposed water quality controls referenced specifically                                               X
to the water quality methodology contained in the Water Quality
Report (These details may be provided on a separate plan sheet,
if necessary, with appropriate references and cross-sections
provided on the Water Quality Control Plan) (ECM 1.6.8,9)
Impervious cover calculations based on net site area, and within                                                 X
the drainage area to the control(ECM 1.6.8,9)
Specific notes that address the following requirements:                                                          X
 Pollution prevention measures proposed to satisfy
   requirements of LDC 25-8-213 or 25-8-514 and the appropriate
   enforcement mechanisms used (covenants, restrictions, etc.);
 Special conditions required as a result of a "limited adjustment"
   approved by the City Council, if applicable.
(May be located on general notes sheet.) (ECM 1.6.8,9)
5. Slope and Topographic Map Submit a slope and topographic map drawn at the same scale as the erosion control
and tree protection plan for all sites. The plan shall depict slopes of 0-15%, 15-25%, 25-35%, and over 35%. Slopes shall
be calculated based on two foot contour intervals. Include the following information on the slope map (if there are no
slopes greater than 15%, all required information below may be shown on the Erosion/Sedimentation Control Plan):
 All development or improvements to the site, including                            X             X              X
    adequate building sites exclusive of any required setbacks
    and easements, assuming an impervious cover limits in
    Chapter 25-8 of the LDC.
 Net Site Area information, using the format in Appendix Q-1 of                    X             X              X
    the Environmental Criteria Manual. Impervious cover shall
    include both existing and proposed, given in acreage and as a
    percent of the Net Site Area. (LDC 25-8-394, 25-8-454, 25-8-
 Calculations of land area in acres for each slope class and                       X             X              X
    each water quality zone within the development. The location,
    type, acreage, and percentage of impervious cover, including
    both existing and proposed for each slope category and the
    totals, using the format in Appendix Q-2 in the Environmental
    Criteria Manual. (LDC 25-8-301 through 303)
 The location of proposed temporary and permanent spoil                            X             X              X
    disposal sites. (LDC 25-8-343)
 Transfer of Development Rights information, as calculated in                      X             X              X
    Appendix Q-3 in the Environmental Criteria Manual. (LDC 25-
    8-395, 25-8-455, 25-8-484)
 Location of all septic drainfields and wastewater irrigation                      X             X              X
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     areas (LDC 25-8-361)
     Downstream buffer areas (LDC 25-8-454, 25-8-481)                                         X         X
6.   Environmental Assessment Report
      A. Vegetative Element:                                                X       X          X         X
     A tree survey as specified in ECM 3.3, LDC 25-8-121
      through 124
     A vegetative survey for all commercial and multifamily sites
      which shows approximate location of and identifies all
      significant vegetation on the site as described in ECM 1.3.2.
      (LDC 25-8-121 through 124)
      A discussion explaining how the design of the plan
      preserves, to the greatest extent reasonable, any significant
      trees and vegetation on the site and provides maximum
      erosion control and overland flow benefits from the
      vegetation as described in ECM 1.3.2. (LDC 25-8-121
      through 124)
      B. Geologic Element                                                   X       X          X         X
     Description of all Critical Environmental Features, as defined
      by the LDC, with a reference to the topographic map which
      identifies their location and proposed means for protection of
      such areas. (LDC 25-8-281, 25-8-282, 25-8-121 through
     Complete Critical Environmental Feature Worksheet (Exhibit
      VI) in hard copy and electronic format (cd, diskette, or other
      media) showing all rimrock, wetlands, recharge features,
      seeps, and springs).
     General description of topography, soils, and geology of the
      site as described in ECM 1.3.1. (LDC 25-8-121 through 124)
     Discussion explaining how the proposed drainage patterns
      will protect the quality and quantity of recharge points
      described in ECM 1.3.1., as required by LDC 25-8-281, 25-
      8-282, and 25-8-121 through 124.
      C. Wastewater Element                                                 X       X          X         X
     Environmental justification for sewer line locations in Critical
      Water Quality Zones, if applicable, and a description of the
      construction techniques and standards for proposed
      wastewater lines as described in ECM 1.7.7. (LDC 25-8-121
      through 124, 25-8-361.)
     Present alternatives for tunneling, micro-boring, or optional
      alignments outside the Critical Water Quality Zone and
      compare environmental constraints of each alternative as
      indicated in ECM 1.3.3 (LDC 25-8-121 through 124, 25-8-
     A description of alternative wastewater disposal systems to
      be used over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, if
      applicable.(LDC 25-8-121 through 124, 25-8-361, ECM 1.11)
     A description of any proposed on-site collection and
      treatment systems, treatment levels, and impacts on
      receiving watercourses, including the Edwards Aquifer, if
      applicable. (LDC 25-8-121 through 124, 25-8-361, ECM
     Information on proposed onsite wastewater treatment levels
      and status of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
      Permit, if requirements are different from City
      requirements.(LDC 25-8-121 through 124, 25-8-361, ECM
     Information on the soils in accordance with ECM 1.11. (LDC
      25-8-121 through 124, 25-8-361)
     Calculations to demonstrate that the wastewater irrigation

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      limitations of LDC 25-8-361 have been met, if applicable.
7. Pollutant Attenuation Plan
If the project is for industrial development not enclosed in a building, then a Pollutant Attenuation Plan is required. (LDC
25-8-125 and ATCSR 30-5-125). Industrial uses (defined in LDC 25-2-5) included are: Basic Industry, Custom
Manufacturing, General Warehousing and Distribution, Light Manufacturing, Recycling Center, Resource Extraction and
Stockyards. Submit the following, as required by ECM 1.3.4:
      A. Pollutant Attenuation Plan Report                              X              X             X              X
           Engineering Report:
               a. Describe the industrial activities occurring
               b. Include a drainage and water quality control plan
                    or a copy of the appropriate Texas Pollutant
                    Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit
                    Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
               c. Include a reclamation plan
               d. Required exhibits are: Site Plan, Aerial
                    Photograph and Reclamation Plan.
      B. Resource Extraction Assessment for                             X              X             X              X
           Unconsolidated Material
            If the industrial activity is resource extraction of
                unconsolidated material, then a Resource
                Extraction Assessment for Unconsolidated Material
                must be submitted. Industries included: Crude
                Petroleum and Natural Gas; Oil and Gas Field
                Services; Active or Former Sand and Gravel
                Extraction Operations; Crushed and Broken Stone,
                Clay, Ceramic and Refractory Materials; Chemical
                and Fertilizer Mining; Nonmetallic Minerals, Except
                Fuels; and Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Minerals.
     C. Rock Quarry or Mining Assessment                                X              X             X              X
If the industrial activity is for a rock quarry or a mine, a Rock
Quarry or Mining Assessment must be submitted. Water quality
controls are required for all development in the Barton Springs
Zone (LDC 25-8-241) and excavation and mining are defined as
development (LDC 25-1-21). Therefore, all quarries in the
Barton Springs Zone must provide water quality controls for
surface and extraction activities.
8. Endangered Species Survey If the property is located within the areas identified by the City as potential habitat, and
the project is not exempt from the endangered species survey ordinance pursuant to LDC 25-8-691, submit an
endangered species survey with the site plan according to the guidelines established in ECM Section 6
Provide a survey for each type of endangered species as                                              X              X
specified in ECM 6.2.3 - 6.2.5. Minimum field time requirements
for each group of species (birds, plants, karst features) are
exclusive for that group. There are specific seasonal limitations
for surveys for some species. An Endangered Species Report
shall accompany the plan and shall include:

     Dates of endangered species field surveys, if any, and
        estimated level of effort. (ECM 6.2.2)
     Names and qualifications (e.g. resumes) of personnel
        performing field surveys for endangered species. (ECM
     A brief written description of results including the
        estimated likelihood of occurrence of endangered
        species on the tract, especially for birds, if performed
        outside of the nesting season (see ECM 6.2.3).
Provide a map of the site that includes the following:                                             X              X
     Suitable habitat for any endangered birds. (ECM 6.2.3)
     Occupied territories of endangered birds (see ECM
        6.2.3, A.4).
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        Karst features which may harbor endangered cave
         invertebrates. (ECM 6.2.4)
        Locations of any endangered plant populations. (ECM

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                                                          Exhibit V

                                                    Electronic Submittal

The following requirements become effective for any plans submitted after January 1, 2010.

1. In an effort to:
    improve geographic information system (GIS) data;
    improve the efficiency of GIS data creation; and
    provide a more comprehensive view of existing and proposed infrastructure;
   provide a base file in *.dgn, *.dwg, or *.dxf, format of existing and proposed improvements listed in the following table,
   and specify layer name or number. File shall be referenced to the Texas Central State Plane (NAD83, survey feet)
   projection, and elevation data shall be referenced to the NAVD88 (feet) datum. Grid coordinates are recommended
   for alignment with City of Austin GIS data.

   Is the file in (check one):
    Grid coordinates
    Surface coordinates
Average projection scale factor/Average combined factor (10 digits min.)

    Electronic seals shall be provided or excluded in accordance with Texas Board of Professional Engineers Rules and
    Texas Board of Architectural Examiners Rules.

    CADD files that contain more base layers than listed below are encouraged but are not required. CADD files may be
    locked or read-only.

    Electronic files shall be submitted on a USB flash drive. The flash drive will be copied at Intake and returned to you.

    The following layers are required at the time of first formal submittal.

 Description                                      Layer Name and/or Number (please specify)
 Subdivision boundaries

 Limits of Construction

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       The following base file(s) are required prior to approval of construction plans.

    Description                                     Layer Name and/or Number (please specify)
    Subdivision boundaries

    Limits of Construction
    Utilities (lines and appurtenances)
    Stormwater drainage system lines and
    Water Quality and Detention Facilities
    Trees (location, size, and species)
    Critical environmental features and buffers
    as depicted on plans
    Roadway Infrastructure (pavement lines,
    poles, luminaires, and appurtenances)
    Open Space
    Floodplain Delineation (existing & proposed
    as depicted on plan)
    Legend (may be in separate file)
      Location of pipes, culverts, flumes and channels (Centerlines are preferred but pipe ODs and
      channel grading are acceptable). Appurtenances depicted with symbols per plan for inlets,
      manholes, flumes, bridge inlets, headwalls, wet wells for storm discharge pumps, etc. Station
      lines and numbers.
      Delineation of detention, sedimentation, filtration and wet ponds (delineation of 100-year surface,
      WQ volume elevation, or permanent pool elevation is preferred, but walls and grading lines are
      acceptable), gabion, splitter box, wet wells for storm discharge pumps, headwalls, any outflow
      structure, vegetative filter strip areas, stormwater re-irrigation areas.
      COGO point data preferred, but tree number & legend acceptable.
      Edge of pavement, curb and gutter lines as depicted on plans, luminaires, poles, pullboxes, signal
      poles, and signal cabinets.
      Delineation of open space as required on the site plan or subdivision. Only open spaces on the
      ground are required. Above ground spaces such as balconies are not required.

2. Provide an electronic copy of the following in *.pdf format with the following recommended file name convention at the
   time of first formal submittal.

    Description                                         Recommended File Name
    Engineer‟s report                                   [Case_Number]_Eng_report.pdf
    Drainage report (if applicable)                     [Case_Number] _Drg_report.pdf
    Engineer‟s summary letter                           [Case_Number]_ Eng_summary.pdf
    All sheets in Construction Plans                    [Case_Number]~U[Update #]_[sheet_#].pdf
    Application package (i.e. application, tax          [Case_Number]_Application.pdf
    certificate(s), waiver request(s), etc.)

      3. Provide electronic files for drainage model. Resubmittal of drainage model is required for any modification.

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