WHAT OUR RECENT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
RSB Environmental is a great company, they are easy to work with and handle all our Environmental needs in a friendly professional way. I would recommend RSB Environmental for all your company’s environmental needs.
Beyond turnkey capabilities, RSB’s professional certified wastewater operators offer an impressive depth of experience and knowledge.
Many have backgrounds or collegiate degrees in science-based programs and have achieved the highest levels of certification, enabling innovative operational techniques that optimize system performance.
In summary, RSB’s capabilities and experience serve clients by simplifying operations, improving environmental compliance and increasing accountability while minimizing expenses. These attributes have helped RSB to develop an excellent reputation with customers and regulatory authorities alike.
Regulatory Compliance and Facility Improvements
In many instances, RSB has assumed operation of facilities that were under “Agreed Orders” from the State Regulatory Agencies or were experiencing regulatory scrutiny due to routine violations of permit limits.
We take great pride in our ability to evaluate existing infrastructure and improve performance without spending large sums of money. This capability has helped RSB develop an excellent reputation and working relationship with State and other regulatory agencies.
Call RSB for a facility evaluation before hiring an engineer as permit violations are frequently due to substandard certified operation and maintenance rather than inadequate facilities.
RSB prepares Wastewater permit applications including National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), storm water discharge and state and local water district permits for numerous entities in the State of Texas.
RSB offers services to complete and file the entire application at a reasonable cost, we warrant that all project work, when completed, will have been completed in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal codes and regulations, in accordance with sound and generally accepted professional and technical practices.
Overview of Wastewater Permits in the US
In the United States, the management and regulation of wastewater discharges are primarily governed by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), a key program under the Clean Water Act. This program, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is fundamental to ensuring environmental compliance and safeguarding the nation’s water bodies from the potential harms of industrial and municipal discharges of pollutants.
Wastewater permits, a vital aspect of this environmental compliance, are issued under the NPDES program. These permits set precise limits on the type, quantity, and frequency of pollutants that a facility can legally discharge into a body of water. They are granted by either the EPA or authorized state environmental agencies, and the permitting process is comprehensive. It takes into account the nature of the discharge, available treatment technologies, water quality standards, and potential environmental impacts. With these permits, the United States maintains a robust regulatory mechanism for environmental compliance, effectively protecting its water resources and public health.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulates wastewater permitting in Texas.
The TCEQ Water Quality Division is requesting electronic copies of individual wastewater permit applications be submitted through TCEQ’s file transfer protocol (FTP) server to WQDeCopy@teceq.texas.gov. Applicants also need to submit a hardcopy original and 2 additional copies, via US Postal mail or by hand delivery to the TCEQ mailroom.
TPDES permits are administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and required under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for the discharge of wastewater (domestic and industrial), including discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and stormwater, among others.
A wastewater permit in the US is an authorization granted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a state environmental agency, allowing the discharge of treated wastewater into surface waters in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
Discharging wastewater without a permit is illegal and can lead to severe penalties, including heavy fines and potential legal action, as it’s a violation of the Clean Water Act.