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General Permit Requirements to Discharge Water from Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals

Requirements for obtaining coverage under General Permit TXG340000 to discharge facility wastewater, contact stormwater, and stormwater associated with industrial activities from petroleum bulk stations and terminals (PBSTs) into or adjacent to water in the state

TCEQ renewed the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit TXG340000 effective October 24, 2022. ( Fact Sheet)

Before you discharge facility wastewater, contact stormwater, or stormwater associated with industrial activities from a PBST into or adjacent to water in the state, you must:

Step 1.

Read the general permit to determine if it applies to your situation.

  • If the general permit does not apply, you may need to obtain an individual permit.
  • If it does apply, continue with Step 2.

Step 2.

Review your facility's compliance history ranking:

  • If your facility has a ranking of "high performer," "satisfactory performer," or "inadequate information", continue to Step 3.
  • If the compliance history ranking is "unsatisfactory," then you must apply for an individual permit instead.

Step 3.

To apply for coverage under this general permit, submit a notification package which includes:

  • Notice of Intent (NOI)
  • Core Data Form (TCEQ-10400) - Instructions to Fill Core Data Form (TCEQ-10400-inst)
  • Mail the completed package to: Industrial Permit Team MC 148 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality P.O. Box 13087 Austin, Texas 78711-3087
  • Submit an application fee ($100): Pay online by ePay Or Mail to: Financial Administrative Division, Revenue Section MC 214 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality P.O. Box 13088 Austin TX 78711-3088

Step 4.

If you qualify for coverage under this general permit but would rather have and individual permit, you may request that coverage instead.

Provisional coverage under this general permit begins 48 hours after the NOI is postmarked for delivery to TCEQ.

We will review the NOI and take one of the following actions:

  • If everything is acceptable, we will send you an Acknowledgment Letter to authorize your coverage.

  • If any information is incomplete or missing, we will send you a letter requesting the necessary information. You will have 30 days (about a month) to respond to this request.

  • If coverage has been denied, we will send you denial letter.

You must keep a copy of the NOI and the acknowledgement certificate onsite.

Step 5.

After obtaining coverage under this permit, you will need to do the following:

  • Adhere to the requirements of the general permit (TXG340000).

  • Complete and submit the Discharge Monitoring Report Form (3320-1), as required.

  • Submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) if the facility owner or the operator changes, or if the discharge is completed, or delayed, or becomes unnecessary. The permit is in effect until the NOT is submitted. Annual Water Quality fees will accrue each year on September 1.

NOTE: If you are discharging to an MS4 (HTML), you must submit a copy of the NOI, NOC, and/or NOT to the operator of that system at the same time submittal is made to the TCEQ.

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