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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.

Before you begin to apply for coverage under this general permit, be sure that you qualify 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:

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) Form TCEQ – 20111 MS Word Document
  • Nutrient Management Plan
  • General permit payment submittal Form TCEQ-20134 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
  • Technical Report Form (included in TCEQ-20111 above)
  • Supporting Documents

Our staff will review the NOI when we receive it. If we find that your application is complete, we will send you a public notice to have published in the local newspaper.

  1. By the date this notice is published, you must also put a copy of the application, the technical summary, General Permit TXG920000Adobe Acrobat PDF Document, and the Executive Director's Preliminary Decision in a public building for viewing—for example, in the county courthouse, county extension agent's office, or a public library. This begins a public comment period that lasts 30 days.

  2. During the public comment period, the general public may submit comments to the Office of the Chief Clerk. If a public meeting is required, the TCEQ will post a notice at least 30 days in advance on the TCEQ’s Notice Web Page.

  3. After considering the public comments received, our executive director will approve or deny the NOI based on whether the NOI and technical application meet the requirements of this general permit. If your coverage under this general permit is approved, we will send you a confirmation.

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