Storm Water Pollution Prevention and Management

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's MS4 Program

UTMB MS4 Stormwater Team

The University of Texas Medical Branch MS4 Team works diligently throughout the year to ensure proper compliance. Below are copies of the most recent Annual Report for the MS4 as well as the current Storm Water Management Plan Required under TXR040000.

Annual Report for MS4                              Storm Water Management Plan 


Stormwater Guidelines for Contractors

Contractors are solely responsible for cleaning up and properly disposing of all spilled pollutants brought to the site as part of the contractor's work, including oil, paint, fuels, antifreeze, solvents, etc. in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Contractor must keep accurate records (such as receipts, copies of analytical results, etc.) indicating proper disposal of spilled materials in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. No substance may be dumped or leaked onto the ground or allowed to run-off of a construction site that might cause pollution. Be aware that Contractor is responsible for pollutant contaminated run-off and proper disposal of all waste materials generated as a result of Contractor's activities.

Architect/Engineer Requirements

The following requirements are applicable to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ("UTMB") construction activities which disturb one (1) or more acres of land.

UTMB is permitted as a Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for storm water discharges into Galveston Bay. By practical terms, UTMB is responsible for storm water runoff quality from the storm sewer system drainage adjacent to Dockside Utility building and conveyances within UTMB property boundaries. UTMB's permit authorization includes coverage for storm water discharges from constructions sites under the following permit conditions.

The Architect, Engineer, and/or Civil Engineering Consultant ("Architect") is responsible for the development of post-construction runoff controls and the site-specific Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) drawings and booklet.

Questions pertaining to SWPPP or storm water permit requirements shall be addressed to the Storm Water Team at (409)747-0515.


>1 Acre SWPPP Construction Site Notification
Requirements for >1 Acre SWPPP Construction Site Notification sign

Less than 1 Acre Notification of Construction Activity Form
This document outlines the requirements for less than 1 Acre SWPPP. Applies to any project that includes a site construction office, a lay-down area or material storage area, vehicular and/or equipment access, excavation or grading, or any disturbance of the existing site conditions.

This document outlines requirements for contractor temporary stormwater protection control.
Temporary Stormwater Pollution Control