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Water Quality Permits for Agriculture

Permits and other authorizations required for animal feeding operations, concentrated animal feeding operations, and other agricultural operations.

What Permit do I Need?

Livestock Manure Operations Wastewater Discharges: Am I Regulated?
If you generate wastewater from a livestock manure compost operation, you must obtain a wastewater permit to discharge, evaporate, or beneficially reuse the wastewater.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Water Quality General Permit
Requirements and options for the treatment and discharge of process water, storm water, or both from operations that qualify for coverage under General Permit TXG920000.

Water Quality Individual Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Determine if you are required to obtain an individual permit to operate a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Texas. Links to the permit, the application form, and instructions.

Find Out the Status of a Permit or Application

Water Quality Individual Permit Applications Query
Check the status of an application for a water quality individual permit.

Water Quality General Permits Authorization and Application Query
Check the status of permits or applications covered under water quality general permits.