Industrial Stormwater Permit

The City of Sugar Land Stormwater Management Program is responsible for ensuring that industrial facilities in the City of Sugar Land comply with all required stormwater discharge permits and regulations. The City of Sugar Land also has the authority to enforce the TCEQ and EPA stormwater requirements for all industries within the City limits.

Multi-Sector General Permit

Most industries must comply with the most recent Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), which became effective on August 14, 2021, and will expire in August 2026.

Existing permittees will have until November 12, 2021, to renew their authorizations by submitting a renewal Notice of Intent (NOI) or No Exposure Certification (NEC), as applicable, using TCEQ’s online e-permitting system, STEERS.

Do I Need an MSGP?

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed requirements for industrial facilities, which are determined by the facility's Standard Classification (SIC) code.  

If you have a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code but no SIC code that describes your industrial activity, you can use the NAICS Code Conversion Tool to convert the NAICS code to a SIC code to determine if coverage under this permit applies to your facility.

If your industrial activity falls under one of the SIC codes, coverage under the MSGP is required.

If all industrial activities, material, and equipment are performed and contained inside a building or under a storm-resistant shelter, isolated from rain, snow, snowmelt, and runoff, you may be eligible for a Conditional No Exposure Exclusion from permit requirements.

If your facility qualifies for a No-Exposure Exclusion and you have completed your submission to TCEQ, you are required to submit a copy of the NEC application to the City of Sugar Land by sending a copy to

While most industrial activities are covered under the MSGP, there are other permitting options that include individual permits, as well as other industry-specific water quality general permits.

Industrial Inspections

As a regulatory agency, The City of Sugar Land has the authority to ensure all industrial facilities within the City limits are in compliance with all required state and local stormwater discharge permits and regulations.

Download The City of Sugar Land's Industrial Stormwater Inspection Guide

Additional Resources

For additional assistance or more information, contact:

City of Sugar Land – Stormwater Department

Phone: 281-275-2170



TCEQ Stormwater Information and Assistance

Phone: 512-239-4671




TCEQ Small Business Assistance Program

Phone: 1-800-447-2827