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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 process of renewing the TPDES Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit, TXR050000, which expires on August 14, 2021. TCEQ held a stakeholder meeting to discuss the renewal of the MSGP on October 18, 2019. For more information about the stakeholder meeting, visit the Stormwater Stakeholder Group webpage.

UPDATETCEQ sent the 2021 draft MSGP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 15, 2020. EPA approved the draft 2021 MSGP on August 18, 2020.

Beginning December 11, 2020, the proposed 2021 MSGP and fact sheet are available for your review.

    • A virtual public meeting was held on January 11, 2021.

    • The opportunity to provide written public comments closed on January 14, 2021. Public comments received during the 30-day public comment period will be included and addressed in the Executive Director Response to Comments document and published on the date of permit issuance.

HOTSand Mining Rulemaking

TCEQ is initiating rulemaking related to establishing best management practices for sand mining 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.