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General Permit Requirements to Discharge Water from a Concrete Production Facility

Steps to follow when applying for coverage under General Permit No. TXG110000 to discharge 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).

PLEASE NOTE: Effective September 1, 2017, applicants must submit the application forms using the online e-permitting system or request and obtain an electronic reporting waiver. Electronic reporting waivers are not transferrable and expire on the same date as the authorization to discharge.

Before discharging from a concrete production facility:

  1. Read the general permit (TXG110000) Microsoft Word Document to make sure it applies to your discharge.
    • If the general permit does not apply, you may need to obtain an individual permit.
    • If the general permit does apply, continue with Step 2.
  2. Review your facility's compliance history ranking.
    • If your facility has a ranking of "high," "satisfactory," or "inadequate information" continue to Step 3.
    • If the ranking is "unsatisfactory," your facility is not eligible for coverage under a general permit. You must apply for an individual permit instead.
  3. To apply for coverage under this general permit, you must: apply online using these instructions Microsoft Word Document.

 

NOTE: If you are discharging to an MS4, you must submit a copy of the NOI, NOC, and/or NOT to the operator of that system at the same time you submit the forms to TCEQ.

Complying With Your Permit

After obtaining coverage:

  • Adhere to the requirements of the general permit.
  • Submit Discharge Monitoring Report online, as required.
  • Submit a Notice of Change (NOC) if you failed to submit any relevant facts, submitted incorrect information in an NOI, or if any previously submitted information has changed.
  • Submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) when all discharges authorized by the permit are eliminated, completed, or if the operator or owner changes.

Paper Forms

If you do not have access to a computer, you must call the:

  • TCEQ Application Review and Processing Team at 512-239-4671 to obtain the paper application forms; and
  • TCEQ Compliance Monitoring Team at 512-239-2545 to obtain paper Discharge Monitoring Report forms.

Annual Fees

Coverage continues to be active until a Notice of Termination is submitted. Annual water quality fees of $500 will accrue on September 1st of each year that the permit is active. An invoice for the annual fees will be mailed each year to the billing contact identified in your application.

Contact us if you have questions.