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Significant Expansion to a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Under General Permit TXG920000

How to apply for a Significant Expansion under Texas water quality CAFO General Permit TXG920000.

What is a Significant Expansion?

Any change to the CAFO that increases the manure production at the CAFO by more than 50%, above the maximum operating capacity stated in the initial authorization for the facility under TXG920000.

How to Apply

To obtain coverage under the CAFO General Permit, follow these steps:

  1. Read general permit TXG920000 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document to make sure it applies to your situation. (Help with PDF.)

  2. Prepare a Pollution Prevention Plan. For more details, see Part III of the general permit (TXG920000).

  3. Submit a notification package, which includes:

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) Form TCEQ – 20111Microsoft Word Document
  • Core Data Form Microsoft Word Document (TCEQ-10400) - Instructions to Fill Core Data Form Adobe Acrobat PDF Document (TCEQ-10400-inst)
  • Application fee and payment submittal form (included on the NOIMicrosoft Word Document )
  • Nutrient Management Plan
  • Technical Report Form (included in TCEQ-20111 above)
  • Supporting Documents (includes but not limited to complete engineering design calculations including waste production calculations for the proposed head count and retention control structures (RCS) design, Laboratory reports for manure, effluent and soil analysis, RCS liner and capacity certifications (if applicable), NRCS Soils Map for the site, driller well logs if within 500 feet of the property)
  • One original and one copy of the application (to the Water Quality Application Review and Processing Team at the address on the NOI application)
  • One copy of the application (to the TCEQ regional office in the region where the facility is built)

Our staff will review the NOI when we receive it. If we find that your application is complete, we will send you a public notice to have published in the local newspaper.

  1. By the date this notice is published, you must also put a copy of the application, the technical summary, General Permit TXG920000Adobe Acrobat PDF Document, and the Executive Director's Preliminary Decision in a public building for viewing—for example, in the county courthouse, county extension agent's office, or a public library. This begins a public comment period that lasts 30 days.

  2. During the public comment period, the general public may submit comments to the Office of the Chief Clerk. If a public meeting is required, the TCEQ will post a notice at least 30 days in advance on the TCEQ’s Notice Web Page.

  3. After considering the public comments received, our executive director will approve or deny the NOI based on whether the NOI and technical application meet the requirements of this general permit. If your coverage under this general permit is approved, we will send you a confirmation.

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