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General Permit TXR040000 for Phase II (Small) MS4s

Requirements for obtaining authorization for stormwater discharges from small MS4s, the new General Permit, forms and annual reporting.

Hot TopicThe TCEQ Is Renewing the General Permit for Small MS4s.

The TCEQ is in the process of renewing the 2013 TPDES general permit for small MS4s, TXR040000, which expires on December 13, 2018.

Public Comment and Public Meeting:

The proposed general permit and fact sheet are now available for public review and comments. On August 24, 2018, the TCEQ published the public notice in the Texas Register and several newspapers around the state. The public comment period ends at 5:00 p.m. on September 24, 2018. You may submit comments on this proposed general permit in writing or orally at the public meeting held by the TCEQ. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide an opportunity to submit comments and to ask questions about the proposed general permit.

The public meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the TCEQ Park 35 Campus, Bldg. E. Room 201S, Austin, Texas 78753. Please see the TCEQ Stormwater Stakeholders Group webpage for additional details.

NOTE: Public comments can be submitted in writing to the Chief Clerk’s Office at: http://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/ or mail to Office of the Chief Clerk, MS 105, TCEQ, P.O. BOX 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Please include in the subject line, “Phase II MS4 2018 Renewal”.

Stormwater Stakeholders Group webpage

2013 General Permit for Small MS4s

The Small MS4 General Permit, TPDES Permit No. TXR040000, was issued on December 13, 2013. It authorizes the discharge of stormwater to surface water in the state from small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).

For specific information on the permit requirements, please refer to the following documents:

For additional information see the Assistance Tools for Stormwater Permitting page or the Q&A document on the general permit.

If you would like to follow the process of renewing this permit, please access historical information at the Stormwater Stakeholders Group (SWSG) webpage.

Strengthening the protective elements of your permit

TCEQ utilized the U.S. EPA MS4 Permit Improvement Guide Adobe Acrobat PDF Document Exit the TCEQ(adopted April 14, 2010) during the 2013 permit renewal process and includes specific recommendations from this guide in your permit.

Annual Reports

All existing regulated MS4 entities are required to submit annual reports each year of the permit term.

The deadline or the reporting month for submitting annual reports for the general permit is based on the reporting period selected in the NOI submitted to TCEQ to obtain permit coverage.


2007 TPDES General Permit TXR040000

Contact us if you have any questions about this general permit.