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Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Facilities: Am I Regulated?

Identifies sectors of industry that may obtain coverage under the industrial stormwater general permit for storm water runoff. The general permit includes coverage for stormwater runoff from manufacturing, processing, material storage, and waste material disposal areas.

Hot TopicThe TCEQ is Renewing the General Permit for Industrial Facilities

When the TPDES multi-sector general permit for industrial facilities (TXR050000) expires August 14, 2016, existing authorizations will have 90 days to submit a notice of intent (NOI) to renew their coverage.

Proposed Multi Sector General Permit for Industrial Facilities

Am I Regulated?

If you discharge stormwater associated with an industrial activity into one of the following:

And your business activity fits into one of the regulated industrial sectors, meaning that your industrial activity fits under one or more of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes Exit the TCEQ or Industrial Activity Codes to be found in "SIC Codes Subject to TPDES Multi-Sector General PermitAdobe Acrobat PDF Document," (Help with PDF.)

Then you will be required to obtain coverage under General Permit TXR050000 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document.

      • If all industrial activities and materials are isolated from rain, snow, snowmelt, and/or runoff by storm resistant shelters, you may be eligible for a conditional no exposure exclusion from permitting requirements.

      • Otherwise, the general permit requires you to obtain coverage, which includes submitting a notice of intent (NOI) form.

If you only have a NAICS code and no SIC code that describes your industrial activity, then it will be necessary to convert the NAICS code to an SIC codeAdobe Acrobat PDF Document to determine if coverage under this permit applies to your facility.

If you don't qualify for coverage under this general permit, you may need to obtain an individual permit for any discharges to water in the state.

If you conduct an activity related to oil and gas that's regulated by the Texas Railroad Commission, you may need to obtain coverage under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities Exit the TCEQ.

Contact us if you have questions regarding general permit TXR050000.