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Domestic Wastewater Permits: Applicable Rules

This page contains some of the rules applicable to domestic wastewater discharges.

To better understand the permitting process and how permit requirements are established in domestic wastewater permits, it helps to be familiar with the rules that govern the disposal of wastewater. The following links to the Texas Administrative Code may be helpful.

Chapter 21Exit TCEQ
Water Quality Fees
Chapter 30Exit TCEQ
Occupational Licenses and Registrations
Chapter 39Exit TCEQ
Public Notice
Chapter 40Exit TCEQ
Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure
Chapter 50Exit TCEQ
Action on Applications and Other Resolutions
Chapter 55Exit TCEQ
Requests for Reconsideration and Contested Case Hearings; Public Comment
Chapter 60Exit TCEQ
Compliance History
Chapter 80Exit TCEQ
Contested Case Hearings
Chapter 213Exit TCEQ
Edwards Aquifer
Chapter 217Exit TCEQ
Design Criteria for Sewerage Systems
Chapter 222Exit TCEQ
Subsurface Area Drip Dispersal Systems
Chapter 281Exit TCEQ
Applications Processing
Chapter 305Exit TCEQ
Consolidated Permits
Chapter 307Exit TCEQ
Texas Surface Water Quality Standards
Chapter 308Exit TCEQ
Criteria and Standards for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Chapter 309Exit TCEQ
Domestic Wastewater Effluent Limitation and Plant Siting
Chapter 311Exit TCEQ
Watershed Protection
Chapter 312Exit TCEQ
Sludge Use, Disposal and Transportation
Chapter 314Exit TCEQ
Toxic Pollutant Effluent Standards
Chapter 315Exit TCEQ
Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution
Chapter 319Exit TCEQ
General Regulations Incorporated into Permits
Chapter 332Exit TCEQ
Chapter 351Exit TCEQ

A guidance document, Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality StandardsAdobe Acrobat PDF Document (RG-194), describes how effluent limits and other requirements based on water quality standards are established in domestic wastewater discharge permits to protect surface water quality standards. (Help with PDF.)

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