The University of Texas-Pan American
 
Environmental Health and Safety
September 02, 2014

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ILLICIT DUMPING CALL 956-381-3690

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS-4)

This Municipal Separate Stormwater System (MS4) plan addresses operations at the University ofTexas – Pan American (UTPA) at the Edinburg Main Campus, located at 1201 West UniversityDrive in Edinburg, Texas, Hidalgo County, U.S.A. It has been developed to meet the requirements of the general permit issued by the State of Texas for Municipal Separate Stormwater System discharges ; TPDES Phase II MS4 General Permit (TXR040000).

This MS4 plan describes The University of Texas – Pan American and its operations, identifiestargeted potential sources of stormwater pollution from the campus, adopts appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPS) with scheduled completion dates, and provides for periodic review of this MS4 Plan. The primary goal of this MS4 plan is to improve the quality of surface waters by reducing the amount of pollutants


University of Texas - Pan American - Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Plan

ILLICIT DISCHARGES

An illicit discharge (accidental or purposeful) is any discharge to a storm sewer that is not entirely composed of Storm Sewer and has not been approved through permits by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Examples of ILLICT DISCHARGES
Food wastes
Constrcution Debris
Diesel, Gasoline, Motor OIl
Grass Clippings and Leaves
Laubdry Waste Waste
Paints, solvents (paint thinner etc.)
Sewer and Septic Waste

REPORT ALL ILLICT DISCHARGES AND ILLEGAL DUMPING TO THE DEHS OFFICE ((56-381-3690) or the UT POLICE (956) 316-7151



HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE INITIATIVE

 

As part of the UTPA's comprehensive Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
(MS-4) plan, the Division of Business Affairs and the Department of
Environmental Health and Safety is offering
 
free disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW). This can include motor
oil, pesticides, fertilizer, paint, paint thinner, or any other potentially
hazardous chemical that has accumulated in your garage
 
or under your sink (Please see list below) .
 
 
 
It is illegal, for even a residential household, to dump a hazardous
chemical down the storm sewer and the institution would like to facilitate
the proper disposal of these substances for the UTPA community.
 
 
Examples of HHW
 
 
*              oil-based paints
*              anti-mildew and exterior latex paints
*              wood stains
*              fuels (gasoline, propane, diesel)
*              corrosive cleaners (such as lye-based oven cleaners)
*              drain cleaners
*              pool chlorine and acid
 
*              automotive batteries 
*              televisions and computer monitors
*              pesticides
*              motor oil (new or used)
*              oil filters
*              antifreeze (new or used)
*              most latex paint
*              most pesticides
 
The following are some helpful hints for proper storage and use of
chemicals that are commonly found in the home.
 
*              Keep products in their original containers.
*              Always store containers upright, not on their side.
*              Make sure labels are securely fixed to containers and are readable.
*              Keep chemicals in a cool, dry place, out of reach of children and
                pets.
*              Never mix products together. The results could be dangerous-even
                deadly.
*              Buy only what you need and use it all up.
*              Share extras (such as leftover paint) with friends and neighbors.
 
Please call the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Mr. Saul
Jauregui, or Sayeed Wadud   (381-3690) , for drop off information.

 

 

 

 

 

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