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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.

HOTTCEQ has renewed the General Permit for Industrial Facilities

The new 2021 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for industrial facilities has been issued with an effective date of August 14, 2021. The renewal period for existing permittees ended on November 12, 2021. If you missed the renewal deadline, you must submit a new Notice of Intent (NOI) or No Exposure Certification (NEC), as applicable, using TCEQ’s online e-permitting system STEERS/ePermits and be issued a new authorization number.

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.

2021 Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Facilities

Below are the PDF documents for the 2021, 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.

Assistance Tools for Industrial Stormwater General Permit
Resources to help small businesses and local governments apply for and comply with the MSGP.

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

UPDATEElectronic Reporting Updates

Please Note: Effective August 14, 2021, all analytical results for determining compliance with effluent limitations and benchmark monitoring for MSGP permittees shall be submitted online using the NetDMR reporting system. The NetDMR reporting system will begin accepting reports from MSGP permittees in January 2022. Please do not attempt to access the system before this date.

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.