General Permit TXR040000 for Phase II (Small) MS4s
We are in the process of renewing this general permit, which expired August 12, 2012. A notice of intent to renew the general permit was published in the Texas Register on April 13, 2012, to allow administrative continuance of coverage to currently regulated Phase II MS4 entities.
The comment period for this general permit renewal ended with the September 24, 2012 public meeting. Please see the Phase II MS4 General PermitPhase II MS4 General Permit that was available during the public comment period. We are currently preparing the reponse to the comments received.
If you would like to follow the process of renewing this permit, you may attend and participate in the Stormwater Stakeholders Group (SWSG).
2007 TPDES General Permit TXR040000
TPDES General Permit TXR040000 (PDF or Word) was issued and effective on August 13, 2007, and authorizes the discharge of stormwater to surface water in the state from small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).
The Executive Director’s Response to Public Comment was published in the August 24, 2007 edition of the Texas Register. Additional information on the requirements of the general permit is also available in the Fact Sheet and Executive Director’s Preliminary Decision on the general permit.
EPA MS4 Permit Improvement Guide
On April 14, 2010, the U.S. EPA adopted the MS4 Permit Improvement Guide The primary purpose of this guidance document is to assist permit writers at EPA and the states in strengthening Phase I and Phase II MS4 permits.
During the renewal of each individual Phase I permit, as well as during the Phase II general permit (TXR040000), the TCEQ reviewed this document to determine the extent to which the recommendations in this document could be incorporated into the TPDES MS4 permits.
Phase I: Individual MS4 permits are processed for renewal as they are received, with most applications submitted in late 2010 and 2011. Renewed Phase I MS4 permits include additional minimum control measures from the Phase II regulations where appropriate. For specific questions on your permit conditions, please contact the Stormwater and Pretreatment Team.
Phase II: The TPDES general permit for small MS4s expires on August 13, 2012, and the TCEQ will reissue the permit later than the expiration date. TCEQ reviewed the guidance document during the renewal process to determine the extent to include specific recommendations from this guide.
The existing Phase II Small MS4 general permit has been administratively continued until the new permit is issued. Until such date, you are required to continue to operate under the existing permit, implement your approved SWMP, and comply with all reporting requirements.
If the new general permit is not issued by the time your reporting period ends, your next annual report will still be due November 12, 2013. If the new general permit is issued by then, then your annual report for the first permit year will be due as specified in the permit.
Notice of Intent (NOI) for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) under the TPDES Phase II MS4 General Permit (TXR040000)
Notice of Change (NOC) to an Authorization for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) under the TPDES Phase II MS4 General Permit (TXR040000)
Waiver Certification Form is required to request a waiver for a regulated small MS4 that serves a population of less than 1,000 within an urbanized area (UA).
Contact us if you have any questions about this general permit.