Assistance Tools for Industrial Stormwater General Permit
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.
Many documents on this page are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft Word . (Help with downloading files).
- Multi-Sector General Permit, TXR050000 – 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.
- Sampling Guide
- Conditional No-Exposure Exclusion for Stormwater Runoff: A Guide for Industries Operating Under the TPDES Multi-Sector General Permit, TXR050000 (RG-467)
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3):
- Quarterly Visual Monitoring of Stormwater Runoff (RG-403)
- Atlas of Texas Surface Waters (GI-316)
- Texas Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality - To determine if the water body receiving your stormwater discharges is impaired and to identify the pollutant associated with that impairment, you must review the current Index of All Impaired Waters. For permitting purposes, Category 4 and 5 represent the list of impaired waterways. Only a portion of impaired waters are associated with an established TMDL.
- Surface Water Quality (Segments) Viewer - Using this interactive map viewer, users can view stream segments and water bodies monitored by TCEQ. Users can also select a particular segment or water body to view additional information such as segment name, ID number, description, and impairment status.
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.
- Additional Guidance and Quick Links: Industrial Activities – Links to documents associated with industrial stormwater activities.
- Latitude and Longitude
- EPA Industrial Fact Sheet Series – Includes control measures for minimizing the typical pollutants associated with discharges from specific sectors of industry.
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.