The TCEQ has identified the following EPA-issued general permits that authorize oil and gas discharges that are administratively continued: General Permit Numbers TXG330000 and TXG260000. The TCEQ will complete the general permit development process for these permits and either issue a TPDES general permit or suspend general permit development and require permittees to seek authorization under a TPDES individual permit.
New Individual Permit Applications
The TCEQ shall be responsible for all permit applications for new TPDES oil and gas permits that are received on or after the date of program authorization
Pending Individual Permit Applications
Effective (Active) Individual Permits
EPA issued NPDES permits shall remain effective until expiration, amendment/modification, or renewal as TPDES permits.
The TCEQ will process all permit applications for renewal or amendment that are received after the date of program authorization. When the TCEQ issues a renewed or amended permit, the TPDES permit shall replace both the state-issued and EPA-issued permits.
Effective (Active) General Permits
On the date of program authorization, compliance monitoring and enforcement authority shall transfer to the TCEQ for NPDES General Permit Numbers TXG330000 and TXG260000
Permits with Pending Enforcement Action
If a permittee fails to comply with an EPA administrative order, EPA will notify the TCEQ, and the TCEQ will issue an administrative order to the permittee that addresses both the permit violation(s) and the EPA administrative order violation (equivalent TCEQ order)