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Stormwater Permits

Requirements related to water quality permitting for stormwater runoff from construction sites, industrial facilities, and publicly owned and operated storm sewers.

HOTMulti-Sector General Permit Renewal

The TCEQ has begun the renewal process for the Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP, TXR050000) for industrial facilities, which expires on August 14, 2021. The TCEQ published notice of the proposed 2021 MSGP in the Texas Register on December 11, 2020, and in several newspapers across the state. The proposed 2021 MSGP is now available for your review and comments. For more information about the 2021 MSGP Renewal, and to view the proposed MSGP documents, visit the Multi-Sector General Permit webpage.

HOTSand Mining Rulemaking

TCEQ is initiating rulemaking to include a new subchapter in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 311 related to establishing best management practices for sand mining within the San Jacinto River Watershed. For more information about the rulemaking and stakeholder involvement please visit the Sand Mining Rulemaking webpage.

Small (Phase II) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) General Permit, TXR040000 Renewal

The TCEQ has reissued the Small MS4 General Permit, TXR040000, with an effective date of January 24, 2019. This general permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater from small MS4s located in urbanized areas state-wide and certain non-stormwater discharges into surface water in the state.

Renewal Period: The renewal period for permittees with current (active) authorizations ended on July 23, 2019. If you missed the deadline, you must reapply and will be issued a new authorization number. Applications along with an updated Stormwater Management Program need to be submitted on paper forms to TCEQ. The application fee is $400.00.

UPDATEUpcoming Events and Training:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 22nd Annual Stormwater Conference has been postponed until August 8-12,2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference is intended for MS4 operators, consultants, and other stormwater professionals. For more information, visit the conference webpage hereExit the TCEQ.
To assist in meeting annual needs for stormwater updates and training, the Conference Planning Committee has developed a free, virtual training session to be August 11-13, 2020. Please stay tuned for upcoming developments and announcements which will be posted on the Virtual training webpageExit the TCEQ.

Under Which Stormwater Permit Are You Regulated?

How to Check the Status of Your Permit

Water Quality General Permits Authorization and Application Query

Resources for Small Businesses & Local Governments

Assistance Tools for Stormwater Permitting

Stormwater Permit Fees

General Permit Stormwater and General Permit Wastewater Fee Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Billing for water quality annual fees and agency contacts for more detailed questions

Delinquent Fees and Penalties Will Affect Processing Applications

If you owe at least $25 in delinquent penalties or fees the TCEQ may place your facility on Warrant Hold with the Comptroller of Public Accounts.