Once a city or entity is in the MS4 program they remain in the MS4 program. Operators of small MS4s that are fully or partially located within an urbanized area (UA)) as determined by the 2000 or 2010 Decennial Census by the U.S. Bureau of Census, must obtain authorization for the discharge of stormwater runoff and are eligible for coverage under the general permit.
The City of Farmers Branch operates a Phase II, Level 2, small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or MS4.
As a designated small MS4 operator, the City of Farmers Branch must comply with the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit TXR04000. The permit states:
Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems located in the state of Texas may discharge directly to surface water only according to requirements and conditions set forth in this General Permit…
MS4 Permit Issued by TCEQ
City of Farmers Branch Permit Coverage
First (1st) Issued 8/13/2007
NOI (Notice of Intent) & SWMP (Stormwater Management Plan)for 2008 to 2012 Permit Term
Submitted in accordance with permit requirements.
8/13/2012 to 11/12/2013
MS4s told to operate under current SWMP until new permit issued.