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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Water Quality General Permit

Requirements and options for the treatment and discharge of process water, storm water, or both from operations that qualify for coverage under General Permit TXG920000.

UPDATE Renewal of General Permit TXG920000

The TCEQ is proposing to renew and amend General Permit No. TXG920000, which authorizes manure, sludge and wastewater discharge into or adjacent to water in the state by CAFOs. The permit provides coverage for both Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and State-only CAFOs.

The fact sheet contains additional information about the draft permit. The notice was published in the Texas Register on March 14, 2014. The comment period will end on April 14, 2014. The Commission is expected to take action on this permit on July 2, 2014.

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Delinquent Fees and Penalties Will Affect Processing Your Application
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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Do I Need a Water Quality Permit?
If you are starting a new concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Texas, read this page to find out whether you need a water quality permit from the TCEQ.

Topics Under this Category

Existing CAFO: Obtaining Coverage Under General Permit TXG920000
Steps to qualify and apply for renewal of an existing CAFO under this water quality general permit.

Expanded CAFO: Obtaining Coverage Under General Permit TXG920000
How to apply for coverage for a significantly expanded CAFO under Texas water quality General Permit TXG920000.

New CAFO: Obtaining Coverage Under General Permit TXG920000
Steps to qualify and apply for coverage for a new CAFO under this water quality general permit.

Water Quality General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Do I Qualify?
CAFO definitions, coverage limitations, authorization process for CAFO general permits.

What Are Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations? When Must One Have a Permit?
Defines "concentrated animal feeding operation" (CAFO), based on the type or types of animals on site and the number of each type of animal on site.