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Developing a New Pretreatment Program

Milestones for POTWs developing pretreatment programs.

If a publicly-owned treatment works (POTW) is required to develop a pretreatment program, the final, technically complete package is due 12 months after the effective date of the Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit.

Schedule of Activities

The permit must include a schedule of activitiesAdobe Acrobat PDF Document(compliance schedule). Submit the activities to the TCEQ Pretreatment Program according to the specified dates.

Industrial User Survey

The first activity for the permittee will be to conduct an industrial user survey to determine if there are significant industrial users or categorical industrial users discharging to the sewer system. Based on the survey results the TCEQ may terminate the requirement for a pretreatment program or may require continuing the schedule of activities. ( Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 403.8(a)-(c) Exit the TCEQ)


Complete and submit the applicable checklists: legal authority (TCEQ-20224), enforcement response plan (TCEQ-20225), resources (TCEQ-20226), program implementation procedures (TCEQ-20222), inspection report (TCEQ-20223 ).

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