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).
- Construction General Permit, TXR150000
- Delegation of Signatories to Reports
- SWP3 Worksheets and Instructions
- Rainfall Erosivity Calculator
- Erosion Control Best Management Practices
- Home Owner Transfer Notice
- Low Erosivity Calculator
- Common Plan of Development
- Best Management Practices Database
- Latitude and Longitude
- Atlas of Texas Surface Waters (GI-316)
- Approved Texas 303(d) List of Impaired Waters
- 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 Erosity Waiver (TCEQ Form 20064)
- TCEQ Construction Stormwater Permitting Program – this is a link to the program's Web page.
- Compliance Assistance Center for the Construction Industry
- EPA's Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities
- EPA's Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Resources