Municipal Settings Designation

MSDs and Brownfields - HPWUA1031
Contact
Houston Public Works
MSDs and Brownfields

Physical Address:

1002 Washington Ave., 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2688
Houston, TX 77262-2688

832.394.9003
832.394.9609
8 am to 4 pm
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
Application: $3000; Application Amendment: $1000; Advertising: $375; Filing: $25; Notification: Site Dependent; Venue: Site Dependent
Valid Period
permanent
Processing Time
6 months to 1 year

About

A municipal setting designation is a deed restriction that prohibits the use of impaired shallow groundwater as potable water.

After Approval

MSD Application along with the Ordinance of Support are sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for further processing

Conditions & Exceptions

Requirements: Enrolled in a State of Federal cleanup program; Thorough investigation confirming that the groundwater plume is stable or decreasing, and delineated; Source of contamination has been removed; A third party Professional Engineer (P.E.)or Professional Geologist (P.G.) must certify application

 

Additional Resources
What You Need
  • An pdf file of the application and all supporting document 
  • Two paper copies of the application, and any supporting documentation.
  • Certified mailing list and regular mailing list on an excel file,
  • The metes and bounds of proposed MSD boundary as a text file.
  • One notarized copy of Form 0455-1 “Affidavit of Ownership or Control” must be submitted under separate cover.

Apply in Person

Schedule a pre-application meeting or submit your completed application and supporting documents to Mark Wooten:
1002 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Apply by Mail

Mail application to:
City of Houston MSD Program
Attn: Mark Wooten, Jr.
1002 Washington Avenue 
Houston, TX 77002

What You Need

Administrative Application Review and Technical Application Review is required.

What You Need

A site investigation is completed.