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Available Water Quality General Permits

View a list of general permits that authorize the discharge of wastewater and/or storm water into waters in the state.

The discharge of wastewater and certain types of stormwater into or adjacent to water in the state (HTML) must be authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This authorization may come in the form of an individual discharge permit or a general permit. Seeking authorization under a general permit is generally less time-consuming than authorization under an individual permit and usually requires fewer resources.

Renewal of the Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals General Permit No. TXG340000

The TCEQ is proposing to renew the Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals General Permit TXG340000, which authorizes the discharge of facility wastewater, contact stormwater, and stormwater associated with industrial activities from petroleum bulk stations and terminals. The current permit expires on October 24, 2017. The TCEQ is currently developing the draft permit.

ISSUED Renewal of the Pesticide General Permit No. TXG870000

On October 19, 2016, the commission adopted a renewal with amendment of the Pesticide General Permit (PGP) TXG870000, which authorizes the application of pesticides into or over, including near, waters of the United States (U.S.) for the control of mosquito and other insect pests, vegetation and algae pests, animal pests, area-wide pests, and forest canopy pests. Permittees that are currently authorized under the previous general permit must submit a renewal application prior to February 1, 2017.

ISSUED Renewal of the Ready Mixed Concrete General Permit No. TXG1100000

On October 19, 2016, the commission adopted a renewal with amendment of the Ready Mixed Concrete General Permit TXG110000, which authorizes the discharge of facility wastewater, contact stormwater, and stormwater associated with this industrial activity. Permittees that are currently authorized under the previous general permit must submit a renewal application prior to February 5, 2017.

ISSUED Renewal of the Multi-Sector General Permit No. TXR050000

On July 6, 2016 the commission adopted a renewal with amendment of the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) TXR050000, which authorizes the discharge of stormwater associated with industrial activity. Permittees that are currently authorized under the previous general permit must submit a renewal application prior to November 14, 2016.

The following Water Quality General Permits are available:

  • Aquaculture General Permit (TXG130000) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge of wastewater from aquaculture facilities and certain related activities.

  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) (TXR040000) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge of stormwater from certain small MS4s.

  • Multi-Sector General Permit (TXR050000) (HTML), which authorizes discharges of stormwater from certain industrial activities.

  • Construction General Permit (TXR150000) (HTML), which authorizes discharges of stormwater from construction activities.

  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Plants, Concrete Products Plants, and Their Associated Facilities General Permit (TXG110000) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge of facility wastewater, contact stormwater, and stormwater associated with this industrial activity.

  • Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals General Permit (TXG340000) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge of facility wastewater, contact stormwater, and stormwater associated with industrial activities from petroleum bulk stations and terminals.

  • Hydrostatic Test Water General Permit (TXG670000) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge of hydrostatic test waters.

  • Petroleum Fuel or Petroleum Substances General Permit (TXG830000) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge of water contaminated by petroleum fuel or petroleum substances.

  • Pesticides General Permit (PGP) TXG870000 (HTML), which authorizes the discharge of pesticides for the control of mosquitoes and other insects, vegetation and algae, animal pests, area-wide pests, and forest-canopy pests.

  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) General Permit (TXG920000) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge by evaporation or irrigation of manure, litter, and wastewater associated with the operation of a CAFO.

  • Manure Compost General Permit (WQG200000) (HTML), which authorizes the disposal of wastewater generated from livestock manure compost operations by evaporation or irrigation.

  • Quarries in the Graves Scenic Riverway Permit (TXG500000 ) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge into or adjacent to water in the state from quarries located greater than one mile from a water body in a water quality protection area in the John Graves Scenic Riverway.

  • Evaporation Pond General Permit (WQG100000 ) (HTML), which authorizes wastewater generated by industrial or water treatment facilities to be disposed of by evaporation from surface impoundments adjacent to water in the state.

  • Harris County On-site Wastewater General Permit (TXG530000) (HTML), which authorizes the discharge of wastewater from on-site treatment systems connected to single family residences located in Harris County, Texas.

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