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Requirements for Detailed Measureable Goals and Procedures, Public Notice Adjustments

The revised permit will include changes in requirements that affect all Small MS4s. Key changes include:

Identification of clear, specific and measurable annual goals Development of standard operating procedures Public notice and public reporting Remind Me, What is a Small MS4?

A "municipal" separate storm sewer system (MS4) is a storm system owned or operated by a public entity like a city, flood control...

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The TCEQ is scheduled to approve the next five-year general permit (TXR040000) for Phase II (Small) MS4s on Jan. 16, 2019, and the permit will be issued a few days later. While the current five-year general permit is scheduled to expire Dec. 12, 2018, TCEQ has stated it will administratively extend the provisions of the current permit to provide continuous coverage until the effective date of the new permit. Regulated municipalities will have six...

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced that it received EPA approval of the draft general permit for Phase II (Small) MS4s on July 31, 2018. The public notice was published in the Texas Register and 13 newspapers across the state Friday, August 24, 2018 . The draft permit and fact sheet have been released, initiating the 30-day public review and comment period (August 24, 2018-September 24, 2018).

TCEQ has stated that...

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Update on Stormwater General Permit TXR040000

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continues to negotiate with the EPA regarding provisions for the upcoming renewal of the Phase II (Small) MS4 5-year permit, which requires cities and other public entities in populated areas to implement a stormwater quality program. The current permit is scheduled to expire in December, and the draft renewal permit’s scheduled April release for public review and comment this month appears to...

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The TCEQ Water Quality Advisory Work Group Meeting (WQAWG) provided an update on the status of the TCEQ General Permit for Phase II (Small) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit renewal.

The current Phase II permit will expire on Dec. 13. TCEQ is actively coordinating with the EPA as part of the permit renewal process.

TCEQ submitted the draft permit to the EPA, and received an objection letter, citing specifically:

The...

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