Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Water Quality General Permit
UPDATE Renewal of General Permit TXG920000
On July 2, 2014, the Commission adopted a renewal and amendment of General Permit No. TXG920000, which authorizes manure, sludge and wastewater discharge into or adjacent to water in the state only during chronic or catastrophic rainfall or catastrophic conditions by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The permit provides coverage for both Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and State-only CAFOs.
The fact sheet contains additional information about the general permit. Permittees currently authorized under the previous general permit must submit a renewal Notice of Intent prior to January 16, 2015
Delinquent Fees and Penalties Will Affect Processing Your Application
Effective Sept. 1, 2012, the TCEQ redefined delinquent accounts to include those entities or people** who owe at least $25 in delinquent penalties or fees. The previous threshold for delinquency was $200. This new $25 threshold is the same amount used by us to place an entity on Warrant Hold with the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
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.