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Additional Guidance and Quick Links: Construction Activities

Links to documents associated with construction storm water activities.

Below you will find:

  • Quick Links to Forms and Instructions that you may need to obtain authorization under this permit or to comply with permit requirements and

  • Additional Guidance Links to provide convenient access to helpful information

Forms on this web page are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). (Help with PDF.)

Hot Topic2018 Construction General Permit (CGP) TXR150000

The 2018 CGP became effective March 5, 2018.

2018 CGP Documents:

Quick Links to Forms and Instructions

PLEASE NOTE: Effective September 1, 2018, applicants must submit the NOI, LREW, NOT, and NOC forms using the online e-permitting system available through the TCEQ website or request and obtain an electronic reporting waiver. Electronic reporting waivers are not transferrable and expire on the same date as the authorization to discharge.

ePermits online applications (HTML): This link takes you to the TCEQ's STEERS webpage, which is the State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System. STEERS allows you to get instant authorization (Notice of Intent, No Exposure Certification) or to instantly terminate a permit (Notice of Termination). Applying for your CGP NOI online with STEERS will reduce your application fee from $325 (paper NOI) to $225 (CNOI). If you are unfamiliar with STEERS, please see our “How To Register with STEERS”Microsoft Word Document document for assistance in setting up your account.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to apply online due to an “Unvalid CN”, it means the entity information you are entering does not match the information on record with Texas Comptroller’s Office or Secretary of State. You may be required to fill out a Core Data Form (CDF) to resolve this issue, please contact the TCEQ Central Registry at 512-239-5175, for assistance. For more information, click here.

Notice of Intent Microsoft Word Document: This form is required to be submitted for large construction activities which disturb five or more acres of land, including those activities which are part of a larger common plan of development that disturb five or more acres of land. The instructions detailing how to fill the Notice of Intent are included in this form.

Low Rainfall Erosivity Form Microsoft Word Document: This form is required to be submitted for any small construction activities applying for a waiver from permitting requirements due to low rainfall erosivity.

Instructions for Low Rainfall Erosivity Adobe Acrobat PDF Document: These instructions will assist you as you fill out your Low Rainfall Erosivity form.

Notice of Change Microsoft Word Document: This form is required to be submitted for making updates, changes, or corrections to an NOI or Waiver as required in the general permit.

Notice of Termination Microsoft Word Document: This form is required to be submitted for those construction activities once the construction activities cease and the requirements for termination are met.

Site Notice for Small Construction Activities Adobe Acrobat PDF Document: This form is required for operators of small activities (i.e., those that disturb one acre or more but less than five acres of land, including those activities which are part of a larger common plan of development that disturb one acre or more but less than five acres of land).

Site Notice for Small Construction Activities Automatically Authorized Based on Low Erosion Potential Adobe Acrobat PDF Document : This form is required for small construction activities that are automatically authorized based on a low potential for erosion (see Part II.E.1. of the general permit, TXR1500000). This form is required for primary operators and secondary operators of small construction activities.

Site Notice for “Primary Operators” of Large Construction Activities Adobe Acrobat PDF Document : This form is required for construction activities which disturb five or more acres of land, including those activities which are part of a larger common plan of development that disturb five or more acres of land. “Primary operator” is defined in the general permit, TXR150000.

Site Notice for “Secondary Operators” of Large Construction Activities Adobe Acrobat PDF Document : This form is required for construction activities which disturb five or more acres of land, including those activities which are part of a larger common plan of development that disturb five or more acres of land. "Secondary operator" is defined in the general permit, TXR150000.

Additional Guidance Links

Signatory Requirement Guidance Adobe Acrobat PDF Document : This document describes which person(s) have the authority to sign formal documents, such as a Notices of Intent, Notice of Change and Notice of Termination as required by Title 30 Texas Administrative Code, Section 305.44. An example letter delegating signatory authority Microsoft Word Document is also available on the Construction Storm Water General Permit section of the Small Business and Local Government Assistance web page "Assistance Tools for Storm Water Permitting".

TCEQ’s Small Business and Local Government Assistance Program has developed several guidance documents for the construction community, including SWP3 worksheets, guidance document for primary and secondary operators, and frequently asked questions.

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (HTML): This website provides information about BMPs, samples of stormwater pollution prevention plans, and other helpful information.

Guidance Related to the 2013 Construction General Permit (expired March 5, 2018):

Guidance Related to the 2008 Construction General Permit (expired March 5, 2013):

Guidance Related to the 2003 Construction General Permit (expired March 5, 2008):