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Discharges from Quarries in the John Graves Scenic Riverway, Am I Regulated?

Determine if your quarry needs authorization under the John Graves Scenic Riverway General Permit TXG500000 and how to apply for authorization.

If you operate a quarry in the John Graves Scenic Riverway you may be regulated under 30 TAC Chapter 311, Subchapter H Exit the TCEQ.
If you operate a quarry that is located more than one mile from a water body within a water quality protection area in the John Graves Scenic Riverway, you may qualify for coverage under TPDES General Permit TXG500000 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document. (Help with PDF)

Before discharging from a quarry meeting these criteria, you must do the following:


1. Review your facility's compliance history ranking (HTML):

  • If your facility has a ranking of “high performer”, “satisfactory performer,” or “inadequate information,” continue to Step 2.
  • If the compliance history ranking is “unsatisfactory performer,” then your facility is not eligible for coverage under the general permit. You must apply for an individual permit instead.

2. Read General Permit TXG500000 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document to make sure it applies to your quarry.

  • If the general permit does not apply, you must apply for an individual permit.
  • If the general permit does apply, continue with Step 3.

3. Submit an application package, which includes the following information:

  • Completed Notice of Intent (NOI) MS Word Document
  • Core Data Form MS Word Document (TCEQ-10400) - Instructions to Fill Core Data Form MS Word Document (TCEQ-10400-inst)
  • Restoration Plan as described in Part IV of the general permit
  • Proof of Financial Assurance for Restoration as required in Part V of the general permit
  • Pollution Prevention Plan (P3) as described in Part VI of the general permit
  • Application Fee ($1,215.00) submitted online by ePay or mailed to:

Financial Administrative Division, Revenue Section (MC-214)
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13088
Austin, Texas 78711-3088

If you are discharging to a Municipal Separate Storm sewer (MS4) you must submit a copy of the application to the operator of that system at the same time submit the application to the TCEQ.

After you apply for coverage, TCEQ will review your application and send you one of the following:

  • A request for additional information, in which case you will have 30 days to respond;
  • A Denial Letter informing you that coverage has been denied (usually because the information requested was not provided); or
  • Your authorization certificate.

After you obtain authorization under this general permit, you must:

  • Comply with the requirements of the General Permit
  • Implement your Pollution Prevention Plan (P3) and update it as needed
  • Complete and submit the Discharge Monitoring Report From (EPA Form 3320-1), at the intervals specified in the permit, to:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Office
2309 Gravel Dr.
Fort Worth, Texas 76118-6951
and
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Enforcement Division (MC-224)
P.O. 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

  • Pay the annual water quality fee of $800.00 per year. This fee will accrue on September 1st of each year that the permit is active. The permit coverage continues to be active until a letter of termination is submitted and approval to terminate has been granted by TCEQ.

2014 TPDES General Permit TXG500000 Supporting Documents

The following additional information is available:

Expired 2008 TPDES General Permit TXG500000

The following documents provide information from the expired 2008 TPDES General Permit TXG500000. The documents are for historical information only.

2008 TPDES General Permit TXG500000 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
2008 Executive Director's Response to Comments Adobe Acrobat PDF Document:
2008 Fact Sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF Document:

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