Do you need a Texas industrial wastewater discharge permit? If your industrial facility generates wastewater that will be discharged or disposed of, you very likely do. Additionally, you might seek an industrial wastewater discharge permit if you don’t or can’t be covered by a general permit. Applying for an industrial wastewater discharge permit in Texas involves many steps and stringent timeline requirements and can be very complex and time-consuming. At ESE Partners, we have years of experience helping a wide range of companies through this process.
The Basics of an Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit in Texas
Here is just a brief look at some of the work that goes into obtaining a Texas industrial wastewater discharge permit.
- Determine whether or not the body of water receiving discharge from your facility is listed as “impaired” on the Texas Integrated Report of Surface Water.
- Prepare a permit application package including a Core Data Form, Administrative Report and Technical Report which may require the creation of maps and process flow diagrams, analysis of discharge sampling results and more.
- Submit the permit application package at least 330 days before the discharge is scheduled to begin.
Once an industrial wastewater discharge permit in Texas application package has been received and administratively reviewed, you will have to publish public notices, often times in an alternate language as well, and undergo technical review by the TCEQ.
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In short, obtaining a Texas industrial wastewater discharge permit is a very involved process. If you need assistance with this process or any other component of your compliance needs, get in touch with us and our experienced team of professionals can give you more information.