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TCEQ has renewed the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Industrial Stormwater Discharge (TXR050000), effective August 14, 2016. Existing permittees have until November 14, 2016, to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) or No Exposure Certification (NEC) to continue their coverage. Changes include revised benchmark values and sampling, new language regarding EPA's NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule and DMR submittals required electronically by December 21, 2016, clarification of when a petroleum bulk station/terminal or oil & gas operation may need an EPA NPDES permit in addition to or instead of the MSGP, new effluent limitations for Air Transportation (de-icing), guidelines on documenting zero rainfall, and others. More information can be found here.

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