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Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities: Am I Regulated?

Determine whether the Construction General Permit (CGP) for discharges from construction activities, TXR150000, applies to a project and, if so, at what level. Links to pages that explain each level of coverage.

Hot TopicThe TCEQ has renewed the Construction General Permit (TXR150000

Updated InformationTCEQ has reissued the Construction General Permit (CGP) TXR150000 with an effective date of March 5, 2018. This general permit authorizes the discharge of stormwater runoff associated with small and large construction sites and certain non-stormwater discharges into surface water in the state.

PLEASE NOTE: Permittees with current (active) authorizations have a 90 days grace period to renew their existing authorization before the grace period ends on June 3, 2018. Renewal applications can be submitted online via STEERS/ePermits or paper form.

For more information about the new 2018 CGP documents and the forms, click on the link below:

Additional Guidance and Quick Links: Construction Activities

Construction General Permit (CGP)

Under the existing CGP TXR150000Adobe Acrobat PDF Document , issued March 5, 2018, construction activities from which runoff goes into or adjacent to any surface water in the state are regulated according to the area of land disturbed. (Help with PDF.)

Oil and Gas Activities

The TPDES CGP does not authorize discharges from construction activities associated with the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas or geothermal resources, including construction associated with the transportation of crude oil or natural gas by pipeline. These discharges are not under the authority of the TCEQ. If coverage is required, operators of these construction activities may need to obtain permit coverage from the U.S. EPAExit the TCEQ and the Texas Railroad CommissionExit the TCEQ.

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