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General Permit Requirements for Water Discharges from Concrete Production

Steps to follow when applying for coverage under General Permit No. TXG110000 for the discharge of facility wastewater, contact storm water, or both from ready-mixed concrete plants, concrete products plants, and their associated facilities (SIC Codes 3271, 3272, and 3273).

TPDES General Permit TXG110000 was renewed November 7, 2011. The permit Adobe Acrobat PDF Document and fact sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF Document are available for review.

Before discharging from a concrete production facility, you must:

  1. Read the general permit(TXG110000) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document to make sure it applies to your discharge.
    • If the general permit does not apply, you may need to obtain an individual permit.
    • However, if the general permit does apply, continue with Step 2.
  2. Review your facility's compliance history ranking(HTML):
    • If your facility has a ranking of "high," "satisfactory," or "inadequate information" continue to Step 3.
    • If the compliance history ranking is "unsatisfactory," then your facility is not eligible for coverage under a general permit. You must apply for an individual permit instead.
  3. Submit a notification package, which includes:
    • Notice of Intent Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (NOI)
    • Application Fee ($100) submitted to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ's) Financial Administrative Division, Revenue Section (MC-214) or by ePay.

If you are discharging to a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (HTML), you must submit a copy of the NOI, NOC, and/or NOT to the operator of that system at the same time submittal is made to the TCEQ.

Provisional coverage under this general permit begins 48 hours after the postmarked date of the NOI.

After TCEQ review, you will receive one of the following:

  • An Acknowledgment Letter providing authorization for coverage,
  • A Notice of Deficiency (NOD), requesting additional information with 30 days to respond;
  • A Denial Letter informing you that coverage has been denied (usually the result of information requested in the NOD not being provided).

After obtaining coverage under this general permit you should:

  • Obtain a copy of General Permit TXG110000 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document and adhere to the requirements of the permit.
  • Complete and submit the Discharge Monitoring Report Form (3320-1), as required.
  • Submit a Notice of Change (NOC) if the owner or operator becomes aware that it failed to submit any relevant facts, submitted incorrect information in an NOI or previously submitted information has changed.
  • Submit a Notice of Termination Microsoft Word Document (NOT) when all discharges authorized by the permit are eliminated, completed, or if the operator or owner changes.

The permit coverage continues to be active until a NOT is submitted. Annual water quality fees of $500 will accrue on September 1st of each year that the permit is active.

Contact us if you have questions.