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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.

Before you apply for coverage under this general permit, be sure that your facility qualifies for it.

To obtain coverage under the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) General Permit, follow these steps:

  1. Read general permit TXG920000Adobe Acrobat PDF Document to make sure it applies to your situation. (Help with PDF.)

  2. Prepare a Pollution Prevention Plan. For more details, see Part III of the general permit (TXG920000).

  3. Consider scheduling a pre-application conference with TCEQ permitting staff. They will be available to discuss your proposal and help you determine what type of authorization you need as well as what information should go into an application package.

  4. Submit a notification package, which includes:

  • a notice of intentAdobe Acrobat PDF Document (NOI) without the technical report

  • an application fee (as noted on the NOI)

Provisional authorization under this general permit begins 48 hours after your completed NOI is postmarked for delivery to us.

Staff will review the NOI once received. If your coverage under this general permit is approved, a confirmation that assigns your authorization number will be mailed to you. If your coverage is denied, you will be notified.

Existing CAFO – Change in Ownership (Notice of Termination (NOT)/Notice of Intent (NOI))

Steps to qualify and apply for a change of ownership for a permitted CAFO under the general permit TXG920000.

The PREVIOUS OWNER must complete and submit a Notice of Termination Form to the TCEQ.

The NEW OWNER must complete and submit to the TCEQ a Notice of Intent (NOI)application. A complete application package includes these items:

  • Notice of Intent Form TCEQ – 20111
  • General permit payment submittal Form TCEQ-20134

Submit one original and one copy of the application to the Water Quality Application Review and Processing Team at the address shown in the NOI application.

Submit one copy of the application package to the TCEQ regional office in the region where the facility is built.

After the Application Has Been Submitted

After your application is declared administratively complete and coverage is approved, we will send you a confirmation that assigns you an authorization number. If your coverage is denied, we will notify you.

If you have questions, please see our Contact Page or e-mail us at CAFO@tceq.texas.gov.