Livestock Manure Operations Wastewater Discharges: Am I Regulated?
IF you discharge wastewater generated from livestock manure composting operations and processes,
AND if you plan to dispose of this wastewater by evaporation or beneficial use by irrigation adjacent to water in the state of Texas,
THEN you may qualify for coverage under General Permit WQG200000. (Help with PDF.) If you determine, after reading the permit, that coverage under this general permit is appropriate, continue to Applying for Coverage Under General Permit WQG200000 for steps on how to apply.
This permit does not authorize the discharge or disposal of wastewater generated from livestock manure composting operations which occur at a facility either permitted or otherwise authorized by the Commission as a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO).
If you don't qualify for coverage under General Permit WQG200000, you may require an individual permit for any discharge released.
This general permit is not for operations where the manure is generated on site. If you have livestock and compost its manure, find out whether your facility should be permitted as a concentrated animal feeding operation.