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Applying for Coverage under the Wastewater Evaporation General Permit WQG100000

How do I apply for coverage under General Permit WQG100000? If you own or operate an industrial or water treatment facility that disposes of wastewater by evaporation from ponds or surface impoundments adjacent to any water in the state of Texas, follow these steps.

1. Read the General Permit (WQG100000)Microsoft Word Document and the Fact Sheet Microsoft Word Document to make sure it applies to your situation. NOTE: This general permit does not authorize land application of wastewater adjacent to water in the state or discharge of wastewater into water in the state.

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

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 performer,” then your facility is not eligible for coverage under a general permit. You must apply for an individual permit instead.

3. If you wish to apply for coverage under this general permit, submit a notification package, which includes:

Submitted to:
Applications Review and Processing Team MC 148
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

  • An application fee ($100) submitted to:
    Financial Administrative Division Revenue Section MC 214
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    P.O. Box 13088
    Austin TX 78711-3088

    or paid online by ePay.

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

Provisional coverage under this general permit begins 48 hours after the NOI is postmarked for delivery to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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

  • If everything is acceptable, we will send you an acknowledgment letter to authorize your coverage.
  • If information is incomplete or missing, we will send you a letter requesting the needed information. You will have 30 days to respond to this request.
  • If coverage has been denied, we will send you a denial letter.

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

Remember: Permit coverage will remain active until you request termination. If your coverage is active September 1 of any given year, you will owe a water quality fee of $1,250 for that year.

If you have questions, please see our Contact Page.

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