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Oil and Gas Facilities: Water Compliance Information

Water compliance tools for oil and gas facilities in Texas.

Water Compliance Information

  • Regulation of Oil and Gas Construction Activities Exit the TCEQ under EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for Stormwater
  • Water Rights–Any activity intending to divert, impound, take or use surface water, or begin construction for the above-listed activities must be permitted by the TCEQ prior to commencement.
    • Dam Safety–When a person proposes to conduct certain activities near a dam, the owner of the dam or our executive director may request that the person have a professional engineer perform an evaluation to determine if the integrity of the dam would be compromised.

    Please click on one of the following links for more information about oil and gas compliance.

    Oil & Gas Updates

    EPA has issued final updates to requirements for storage tanks used in oil and natural gas production 

    Important information


    Visit the new website for the Oil and Gas Maintenance, Startup, and Shutdown (MSS) Permit by Rule (PBR). 30 TAC §106.359

    Important information


    Sign up for e-mail updates Check the box next to "Oil and Gas Compliance-Resource Updates."

    Important information


    Barnett Shale Information