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Homeland Security Contact Information

The Homeland Security Contact Information for Critical Infrastructure is stored in the Water Quality Emergency Preparedness System (WQ EPS).

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2022 and ends on November 30, 2022. To ensure TCEQ is prepared for the season, the TCEQ Water Quality Division (WQD) is asking for your assistance in updating records for each permitted Domestic wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) and each permitted Industrial wastewater (WW) discharge in Texas.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective February 1, 2022, all updates are recommended to be submitted using the online STEERS e-permitting system using the Water Quality Emergency Preparedness System (EPR_WQEPS) module.

It is vital that you submit information concerning your WW permit(s) and emergency contact(s) annually so that the WQD has the updated information to prepare for the hurricane season and other disaster events that can require emergency response. Please be sure that you submit the current information for staff that are designated as your annual email contacts to receive the WQ EPS annual email notices.

If you currently have an active wastewater permit with the TCEQ, please complete and submit the updates within 30 days of receipt.

Available options to submit your annual updates:

  • Online STEERS system: WQD will be sending out electronic notices with security codes to use for the application creation of the WQ EPS application. You can view YouTube videoExit the TCEQ or Word instructions Microsoft Word Document on how to create STEERS account and fill out a WQ EPS application at
  • Email: Please complete the form below and email to Be sure to include the TPDES Wastewater Permit Number (i.e., WQ00-XXXXX-001 for Domestic TCEQ-20744a or WQ000-XXXX-000 for Industrial TCEQ-20744b) and the Permittee Name in the subject line of the email.
  • Mail: Please complete the form below and mail to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    Attention: WQD - Homeland Security (MC-150)
    P.O. Box 13087
    Austin, Texas 78711-3087
 Form Number

TCEQ-20744a For Domestic Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF)

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TCEQ-20744b For Industrial Wastewater

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TCEQ-20744c Lift Station Information (This form is only required if you have >5 lift stations associated with your WWTF)

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Examples of fill out form are below. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the TCEQ Water Quality Division at 512-239-4671 or by email at

Tips for Filling out the Form

  1. Please provide contacts cell phone numbers and email addresses this is the best way TCEQ can contact you during emergencies or send notices during potential hurricane and flooding events.
  2. Front gate Latitude and longitude coordinates: Please carry out the coordinates to six decimal places (i.e. 24.698524; -96.435620). Capture the coordinates at the front gate or entrance of the wastewater treatment facility.
  3. Please feel free to send updated forms throughout the year if information and contacts change.
Examples for Form Number

Example of TCEQ-20744a For Domestic

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Example of TCEQ-20744b For Industrial

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