Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Electronic Reporting Waiver
In 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) signed a rule requiring National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulated entities to submit all permit and monitoring information online. Subsequently, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) added a requirement to the Texas Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Permit Number TXR050000 stating that discharge monitor reports (DMRs) must be submitted online using the NetDMR system.
As the NetDMR system does not currently support electronic submissions from entities with MSGP stormwater authorizations, the TCEQ has issued another waiver for electronic reporting through August 31, 2018. Through August 31, 2018, DMRs should be submitted in hard copy, but beginning September 1, 2018, facilities with MSGP authorizations must submit DMRs through the NetDMR system (unless another waiver is issued at a later date).
Construction General Permit Renewal and Public Hearin
The current Texas Stormwater Construction General Permit Number TXR150000 will expire on March 5, 2018. The TCEQ has scheduled a public hearing on the new version of the General Construction Permit on September 18, 2017, at the TCEQ Park 35 Austin Campus, Building. E, Room 201S at 1:30 p.m. Trinity Consultants will have a representative at the meeting; if you are unable to attend, watch for a summary in the next issue of the Texas eNews.
A draft of the revised Construction General Permit can be found here.
Permittees with current Stormwater Construction General Permit authorizations will have a 90-day grace period to renew their authorizations starting on March 5, 2018.
Please contact your local Trinity office with any questions.