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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.

HOTUPDATEEpisodic Waiver from Electronic Reporting in NetDMR from January 31, 2022 to April 1, 2022

UPDATE Please Note: Effective August 14, 2021, the MSGP requires permittees to submit all analytical results for determining compliance with effluent limitations and benchmark monitoring electronically using the online NetDMRExit the TCEQ reporting system. However, the NetDMR reporting system is not yet ready to accept data from MSGP permittees. Therefore, TCEQ is implementing an Episodic Waiver from electronic reporting in NetDMR for all MSGP permittees.

MSGP permittees must submit paper (DMRs) by mail to:

TCEQ (MC 213)
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

Paper DMRs must be submitted to TCEQ by March 31, 2022.

Reporting of analytical results for compliance with effluent limitations and benchmark monitoring for the 2022 calendar year MSGP monitoring periods will be required to be submitted electronically in the NetDMR reporting system by March 31, 2023. TCEQ anticipates that the NetDMR system will be available for these submittals as early as Summer 2022.

HOTTCEQ has renewed the General Permit for Industrial Facilities

The new 2021 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP)Adobe Acrobat PDF Document 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

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.