TCEQ ACCEPTING INFORMAL COMMENTS ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SMALL MS4 GENERAL PERMIT
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is in the process of renewing the general permit that allows certain cities to discharge storm water under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES). The permit applies to small municipal separate storm water systems, known as Phase II MS4s. It will make several substantive changes to the current general permit, and cities operating as small MS4s should review these changes carefully.
A summary of the proposed permit changes is available on TCEQ’s Web site at: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/permitting/waterquality/attachments/stormwater/0611swsum.pdf.
TCEQ is seeking informal comments on the proposed changes. The official proposal and comment process will not begin for several months, so this is an opportunity for cities to effect real changes in the language by making their concerns with the proposed changes known early in the process. To submit comments or ask questions about the permit renewal process, please contact Hanne Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.