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Stormwater General Permit for Construction Activities

Permits required for the discharge of stormwater associated with construction activities.

Hot TopicThe TCEQ has issued the 2018 Construction General Permit (CGP) TXR150000. For more information about the general permit and renewal applications, click on the link below.

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

Additional Guidance and Quick Links: Construction Activities

Stormwater Requirements for Construction Activities

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.

Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities That Disturb Less Than 1 Acre
Guidelines for runoff controls from construction projects in Texas that will disturb less than an acre and are not part of a larger common plan of development.

Stormwater Discharges from Small Construction Activities
Requirements for obtaining stormwater general permit coverage for construction sites that disturb at least 1 acre but less than 5 acres and are not part of a larger common plan of development.

Stormwater Discharges from Large Construction Activities
Requirements for obtaining stormwater general permit coverage for construction projects that will disturb 5 or more acres, whether on their own or as part of a larger common plan of development.

What is a "Common Plan of Development"?

Waivers for Small Construction Activities

Low Potential for Erosion
You may be automatically authorized under this general permit if your construction activity occurs when there is low potential for erosion.

Low Rainfall Erosivity Waiver
Determine if your construction project qualifies for this waiver.

Stay in Compliance

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Exit the TCEQ
Explanations of environmental rules for the construction industry.

Additional Guidance and Quick Links: Construction Activities
Links to documents associated with construction stormwater activities.

State and Federal Rules for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities
Rules in the Texas Administrative code, the Texas Water Code, and the Code of Federal Regulations affecting stormwater discharges from construction activities.