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General Permit Requirements for Water Discharge from Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals

Requirements for obtaining coverage under General Permit TXG340000 for the discharge of facility wastewater, contact stormwater, and stormwater associated with industrial activities into or adjacent to water in the state from petroleum bulk stations and terminals (PBSTs).

TPDES General Permit TXG340000 was renewed and effective October 24, 2012. The permitAdobe Acrobat PDF Document and fact sheetAdobe Acrobat PDF Documentare available.

If you discharge facility wastewater, contact stormwater, and stormwater associated with industrial activities into or adjacent to water in the state from a PBST, you may qualify for coverage under this general permit. Please review the permit to determine if it applies to your facility. If yes, submit a notice of intentAdobe Acrobat PDF Document (NOI with instructions) and the application fee to the address provided on the NOI.

After obtaining coverage under this permit, you will need to do the following:

  • Adhere to the requirements of the general permit (TXG340000)Adobe Acrobat PDF Document.

  • Complete and submit the Discharge Monitoring Report Form (3320-1), as required.

  • If the owner or operator changes, the present owner and operator must submit a Notice of TerminationAdobe Acrobat PDF Document (NOT) and the new owner and operator must submit an NOI.

  • If the discharge becomes unnecessary, is delayed or is completed, the permittee may voluntarily terminate coverage by submitting an NOT.

  • If you are discharging to an MS4 (HTML), you must submit a copy of the following to the operator of that system at the same time you submit them to the TCEQ:

    • Notice of Intent (NOI)

    • Notice of Termination

The permit is in effect until the NOT is submitted. Fees will accrue annually on September 1.

Even if the general permit described above applies to your situation, you may request coverage under an individual permit (HTML).

Contact us if you have questions.