Foundries: Compliance Resources
- Industry-Specific Permits by Rule for Foundries
- Non-Attainment/Near Non-Attainment Map (PDF) (Help with PDF)
- Permitting a Septic System You must check with your local permitting authority, and you can use a septic system for toilet and kitchen wastewater only. Process water is prohibited.
- If you are connected to a sewer system, contact your local Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) before discharging to their system.
- If you are not connected to a POTW, you may containerize your wastewater for disposal, apply for an industrial re-use authorization, or apply for an individual permit.
- Instructions and Application to Use Industrial Reclaimed Water
- Industrial Wastewater Discharges: The Permit Process
- Stormwater Permit Information
- Water: What Is My Source
- Industrial and Hazardous Waste Rules and Regulations for Small-Quantity Generators (RG-234)
- Classification and Coding of Industrial and Hazardous Waste (RG-022)–Assists generators of industrial and hazardous waste in meeting the requirements of self waste classification.
- Waste Reduction Policy Act
- Waste Designation Decision Matrix
Compliance Overview Tools
- Foundries Checklist
- Texas Cast Metals Association
- American Foundry Society Foundry Industry Recycling Starts Today (AFS-FIRST)
- Foundry Sands Recycling EPA Guidance
- Tier II, TRI, and 112(r): A Comparison
- Delinquent Fees
Where can I find more information and assistance?
The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our Web page at TexasEnviroHelp.org.