State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System
We are always looking for ways to improve our services and ensure your company maintains the highest level of compliance at the lowest cost possible. Therefore, we want to encourage you to take advantage of the electronic permitting system now available for stormwater NOI's (Notice of Intent), with a STEERS account.
STEERS allows us to seek coverage under the Texas General Permit for you online, as opposed to traditional paper filing. Setting up a STEERS account is a faster and cheaper method to permitting a construction site. There are many benefits to this system, including:
Lower Cost - Online (STEERS) filing is only $225 versus traditional, paper filing at $325
ECO-friendly - Save paper, and still have a complete electronic record that can be accessed at anytime.
Faster Permitting - Provisional coverage starts IMMEDIATELY! This means no 7 day waiting period from the date of the postmarked paper NOI.
Faster Permit Termination - File your NOT online and achieve quicker turn around to close out coverage when your site is complete.
We are still able to act as a third party on your behalf and file the NOI, however, instead of sending you a paper copy of the NOI, we file online through the STEERS website for you, and notify you when it is ready to be signed and paid.
Assistance with setting up a STEERS account:
The following is a set of instructions for setting the STEERS account up. It is important to remember that only an officer of your company can sign the NOI (whether paper or electronic). Please feel free to call us with any questions at 832.456.1000, or call the STEERS help desk at 512.239.6925 (bypass the voicemail by pressing "0" to get to the help center).
- Click on the link below and then click on the option for create a new account. Follow the prompts to enter your company information. When asked to choose a "program" select the one labeled stormwater general permits and be sure you set yourself up with access to create, edit, review, sign and pay.
- Once complete, you must submit a STEERS Participation Agreement (SPA) to set up your electronic signature. You will be asked to enter your Texas (required) driver's license audit number (Must be a Class C License) so that the TCEQ can verify your identity. You will receive email verification with your account number when complete.
- Once you receive the STEERS account number, please forward that onto us, as it allows us to act as the third party on your behalf, and file the NOI online for you, for all future stormwater permitting needs.
Please keep in mind that the email address that you enter, when prompted, (in setting up the STEERS account) is the only email address STEERS will correspond with.