Assistance Tools for Construction Stormwater General Permits
Stormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality. As stormwater flows over a construction site, it picks up pollutants like sediment, debris, and chemicals, and deposits them in creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, etc. The Stormwater Permitting Program requires operators of construction sites that disturb one or more acres of land to obtain permit coverage.
The TCEQ Small Business and Local Government Assistance section developed the following tools to help construction-site owners and operators comply with stormwater permitting requirements. The documents on this page are in various file formats (help downloading files).
The TCEQ has begun the process of renewing the 2013 Stormwater Construction General Permit which will expire on March 4, 2018, at midnight. Stakeholders have the opportunity to provide comments on the existing permit. Comments are due Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. For a list of proposed changes, please visit the Stormwater Stakeholders Group web page and click on the CGP Renewal Proposed Changes document.
- Construction General Permit, TXR150000
- SWP3 Worksheets PDF or DOCX and Instructions
- Site Notice for Small Construction Activities — This form is required for activities that disturb one acre or more but less than five acres of land, including those activities which are part of a larger common plan of development that disturb one acre or more but less than five acres.
- Site Notice for Primary Operators of Large Construction Activities — This form is required of primary operators for activities which disturb five or more acres of land, including those activities which are part of a larger common plan of development that disturb five or more acres.
- Site Notice for Secondary Operators of Large Construction Activities — This form is required of secondary operators for activities which disturb five or more acres of land, including those activities which are part of a larger common plan of development that disturb five or more acres.
- Rainfall Erosivity Waiver
- Home Owner Transfer Notice
- Common Plan of Development
- Atlas of Texas Surface Waters (GI-316)
- Texas Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality - To determine if the water body receiving your stormwater discharges is impaired and to identify the pollutant associated with that impairment, you must review the current Index of All Impaired Waters. For permitting purposes, Category 4 and 5 represent the list of impaired waterways. Only a portion of impaired waters are associated with an established TMDL.
- Surface Water Quality (Segments) Viewer - Using this interactive map viewer, users can view stream segments and water bodies monitored by TCEQ. Users can also select a particular segment or water body to view additional information such as segment name, ID number, description, and impairment status.
- Segments with Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)
- Edwards Aquifer Requirements — If construction is taking place over the Recharge, Contributing or Transition Zone of the Edwards Aquifer, additional requirements may apply.
To obtain the following forms, go to the TCEQ Forms Web page and search for the form number indicated (in parentheses).
- Notice of Intent (TCEQ Form 20022)
- Notice of Termination (TCEQ Form 20023)
- Notice of Change (TCEQ Form 20391)
- Low Rainfall Erosivity Waiver (TCEQ Form 20064)
- Compliance Assistance Center for the Construction Industry
- EPA's Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities
- EPA's Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Resources
- Rainfall Erosivity Factor Calculator
- Best Management Practices Database
- Latitude and Longitude
Where can I find more information and assistance?
The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our Web page at TexasEnviroHelp.org.