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What is an MSGP?

What is an MSGP?

Overview. EPA’s 1990 stormwater regulations established NPDES permit requirements for industrial stormwater discharges, and the Agency issued the first Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for those facilities in 1995.

Do I need a Swppp in Texas?

An SWPPP is required by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and by your construction and/or general permit and will help you prevent stormwater pollution.

Who regulates stormwater in Texas?

The Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES), administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulates stormwater discharges from various sources to surface waters of the State. The nature of TxDOT operations means some of our activities are regulated under this program.

What is required on the Swppp after a major rain event?

The minimum frequency of SWPPP inspections: Typically weekly or bi-weekly and after each rainfall event exceeding 1/2″. EPA’s Construction General Permit requires a: 7 day waiting period after a complete NOI is received and posted on EPA’s website.

What is a stormwater permit Texas?

A SWPPP, or SW3P, is a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. A SWPPP is a fundamental requirement of stormwater permits in Texas. As runoff flows over land and impervious surfaces, it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment, etc., that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff discharge is untreated.

What is stormwater management?

Stormwater Management is the process of controlling the stormwater runoff that comes primarily from impervious surfaces like parking lots, driveways, and rooftops. Rural areas are typically comprised of pervious areas, such as farmland, pastures, and woodlands.

What are the 4 parts of a Swppp?

All SWPPPs must include: 1. A site description 2. Names and duties of the pollution prevention team 3….What Should a SWPPP Include?

  • Site Descriptions.
  • Pollution Prevention Team.
  • Activities That May Cause Pollution.
  • Control Measures, Schedules and Procedures.
  • Spill Response Plans.
  • Inspections and Monitoring.
  • Employee Training.

What does BMP stand for in Swppp?

Best Management Practices
Best Management Practices, or BMPs, are proven methods and control activities that you can use for your SWPPP. They fall into two categories: Structural BMPs – things like fences, ponds, blankets, and seeding that you build into the site to help control runoff and channel water into the proper areas.

What does SWP3 stand for?

Acronym. Definition. SWP3. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (National Pollution Discharge Elimination Program under the Federal Governments Clean Water Act)

What is a storm drainage plan?

What is the storm drainage system? It’s a network of structures, channels and underground pipes that carry stormwater (rain water) to ponds, lakes, streams and rivers. The network consists of both public and private systems.