Stormwater Management Checklist

Project Managers Checklist for Storm Water Management During Construction Activities

 

If your project will disturb more than 1 ACRE of land you must follow the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) General Permit to Discharge Storm Water from Construction Sites. If less than 1 acre disturbed the project is exempt from the permit requirements.

If more than 1 acre but less than 5 acres are disturbed

  • Have a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that utilizes best management practices (BMPs) as specified in the Handbook to Aid with Compliance of Storm Water Management.
  • Post Site Notice at construction site
  • Submit Copy of Site Notice to MS4 Operator

If more than 5 acres are disturbed

  • Have a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that utilizes best management practices (BMPs) as specified in the Handbook to Aid with Compliance of Storm Water Management.
  • File a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the TCEQ prior to beginning work. A copy of the NOI must sent to MS4 operator
  • Submit Permit Fee for NOI to TCEQ.
  • Post Site Notice and NOI at construction site
  • File Notice of Termination with TCEQ and copy MS4 Operator when project is completed

Notes for all permitted projects

Periodically review contractors weekly inspection reports for compliance to SWPPP requirements.

Maintain records for a period of 3 years after completion.

City of Houston MS4 copies to:

Senior Engineer
Storm Water Quality
City of Houston
611 Walker, Office 1954
Houston, TX 77002