Protecting the Environment
The Environmental Management section of the Engineering Department provides citizens, the development community and other city departments guidance in navigating environmental issues such as floodplain, stormwater management, erosion control and other forms of public and environmental protection.
McKinney’s floodplain administrator oversees floodplain protection / development through consideration of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and McKinney requirements, as well as assists the development community and city projects in consideration of United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 404 permitting with regard to jurisdictional waters of the United States and wetlands.
McKinney’s Stormwater Management Program is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This program is directed at reducing pollutants from stormwater entering our lakes and streams. Program requirements include public education, public involvement, construction erosion control, development and redevelopment measures, stream monitoring and good housekeeping.
McKinney’s Erosion Control Programs assist the development community and city projects in assuring appropriate and adequate erosion control components are implemented and maintained to reduce erosion, sediment and other pollutants entering McKinney’s lakes and streams.
Public & Environmental Protection
Environmental Management also provides public and environmental protection from potential or existing chemical or hazardous materials exposure through various efforts, including but not limited to: spill response and management, McKinney’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) management as administered by TCEQ and review and direction of Municipal Settings Designation (MSD) applications.