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Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Facilities

Requirements and options for stormwater discharges from industrial facilities under Multi-Sector General Permit TXR050000.

HOTRenewal of the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), TXR050000

TCEQ is in the final steps of the process for renewing the statewide TPDES Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit, TXR050000, which expires on August 14, 2021. The renewed MSGP will be effective on August 14, 2021, after which existing permittees will have a 90-day grace period to renew their authorizations by submitting a renewal Notice of Intent (NOI) or No Exposure Certification (NEC), as applicable, using TCEQ’s online e-permitting system STEERS/ePermits.

The renewal period is only available from August 14 - November 12, 2021. Existing permittees will not be allowed to submit a renewal application before August 14, 2021.

TCEQ received public comments on the proposed 2021 MSGPAdobe Acrobat PDF Document and fact sheetAdobe Acrobat PDF Document from December 11, 2020, to January 11, 2021. The final Executive Director’s Response to Comments document will be made available on the date of issuance of the renewed permit.

TCEQ is scheduled to go before the Commission on July 14, 2021, for adoption of the renewed general permit. You can view the proposed MSGP and Executive Director’s Response to Comments document that are now available as part of the Commissioners’ Agenda back-up documents for the July 14, 2021 agenda date. The documents are available on the Commissioners’ Agenda webpage.

HOTSand Mining Rulemaking

TCEQ has initiated rulemaking related to establishing best management practices for sand mining operations within the San Jacinto River Watershed. For more information visit the Sand Mining Rulemaking webpage.

Industries Covered by this Permit

Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Facilities: Am I Regulated?
Determine if you must obtain coverage under the general permit for point source discharges of stormwater runoff associated with manufacturing, processing, material storage, and waste material disposal areas of industrial activities.

2016 Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Facilities

Below are the PDF documents for the 2016, MSGP, fact sheet, and response to comments:

Obtain Authorization for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Facilities

Learn how to obtain authorization under the MSGP to discharge stormwater from an industrial facility. How to comply with the permit through annual fees and monitoring, or when changing operators or terminating discharges.

Industrial Sectors Under the Multi-Sector General Permit
Sectors of industry that may obtain coverage under the general permit for industrial stormwater discharges.

Conditional No Exposure Exclusion from Industrial Stormwater Permit Requirements
Conditions that must be met for an industrial facility to qualify for this waiver from certain requirements under the Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges.

Additional Guidance and Quick Links: Industrial Activities

Stay in Compliance

Monitoring and Reporting Storm Water Discharges from Industrial Facilities
Discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) are Requirements for monitoring and reporting contaminant levels in stormwater discharges under the Multi-Sector General Permit TXR050000.

Benchmark Monitoring Data Analyses
The benchmark monitoring analyses submission deadline is March 31 of each calendar year. No benchmark monitoring sampling is required during 2021 as the Multi-Sector General Permit renewal is taking place.

Rules for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial Facilities

Electronic Reporting Updates

Please Note: Effective December 21, 2016, all analytical results for determining compliance with effluent limitations shall be submitted online using the NetDMR reporting system. However, the option for MSGP permitted facilities to report electronically is not available at this time. On February 28, 2019, the TCEQ issued a third temporary waiver for electronic reporting of MSGP DMRs that will expire on August 14, 2021. Please continue to submit paper DMRs to MC-213 on the approved DMR form (EPA No. 3320-1).

Electronic Application Requirements

Effective September 1, 2017, applicants must submit the NOI, NEC, 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.

Paper Forms: If you do not have access to a computer, you must call the TCEQ Stormwater Processing Center at 512-239-3700, to obtain the application forms.