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Assistance Tools for Industrial Stormwater General Permit

Resources for small businesses and local governments regarding industrial stormwater permits, especially the Multi-Sector General Permit, TXR050000, including sampling guides, publication on Conditional No-Exposure Exclusion for stormwater runoff, worksheets for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3), forms, and other links to stormwater information.

Industrial facilities, based on their Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, that discharge stormwater into a storm drain system or to surface waters in the state of Texas must comply with stormwater permitting requirements. The following tools were designed to assist the regulated community in meeting permit requirements.

SIC Codes Subject to TPDES Multi-Sector General Permit Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

For help determining the SIC code for your facility, please visit the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's SIC Search or SIC Manual Web page. Exit the TCEQ

Many documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document or Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Document. (Help with downloading files).


  • Multi-Sector General Permit, TXR050000 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document – Important Note: Be sure you are viewing the current version of the permit with an effective date of August 14, 2016. If the first page shows August 14, 2011, try one of the following:
    • If using Internet Explorer, close the document and return to the internet browser window. Press both Control and F5 on your keyboard, then try opening the document again.
    • Visit the webpage by using a different internet browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.
    • If neither of these options are effective, call our Small Business & Local Government Assistance Hotline at 1-800-447-2827. We can email a copy of the current permit to you.
  • 2016 Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Facilities (TXR050000) – Contains information on how to renew your authorization and apply online using STEERS.
  • Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Facilities – Requirements and options for the treatment and discharge of stormwater from industrial facilities under General Permit TXR050000.

  • Basics of Industrial Stormwater Regulations (RG-514)
  • Industrial Facilities – This page contains steps for obtaining coverage under the Multi-Sector General Permit.


To obtain the following forms, go to the TCEQ Forms Web page and search for the form number indicated (in parentheses).

  • Notice of Intent (TCEQ Form 10382)
  • No-Exposure Certification (TCEQ Form 10383)
  • Hazardous Metals Waiver (TCEQ Form 10425)
  • Notice of Termination (TCEQ Form 10443)
  • Benchmark Monitoring Data Analysis (TCEQ Form 20091)
  • Notice of Change (TCEQ Form 20390)

To obtain Discharge Monitoring Reports and the Benchmark Summary Form, go the Monitoring and Reporting Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Facilities Web page.


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

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