1. BRP WM 10: Instructions doc format of NPDES Dewatering General Permit pdf format of NPDES Dewatering General Permit

  2. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Permit Fact Sheet

  1. What is the purpose of NPDES Permits?

    These permits protect public health and the environment by controlling pollutant discharges to surface waters and ensuring that the water quality criteria and receiving water use prescribed in the Massachusetts Surface Water Quality Standards (314 CMR 4.00) are met.
  2. Who must apply?

    In general, NPDES permits must be applied for and obtained by:
    • Any agency or political subdivision of the Commonwealth
    • Any federal agency
    • Any public or private:
      • corporation
      • authority
      • individual
      • partnership
      • association, or
      • other entity
    proposing to discharge non-industrial wastewater from a point source to surface waters.
  3. What is the application fee?

    See  Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule .
  4. What is the Primary Permit Location?

    Completed permit applications should be submitted to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    Division of Watershed Management
    627 Main Street, 2nd Floor
    Worcester, MA 01608
  5. Where can I get a copy of the timelines?

    The timelines are available on the MassDEP Website: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
  6. What are annual compliance fees?

    There are no annual compliance fees for BRP WM10 permits (310 CMR 4.10(6)(vv), as promulgated in 310 CMR 4.00.
  7. How long is the notice of intent in effect?

    The notice of availability for the general permit was published in the Federal Register on October 7, 2008. The permit is effective for 5 years, but coverage under the permit may be for less than 5 years depending on when the NOI is submitted and approved.
  8. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in submitting an application?
    • Make sure the application is signed and dated in ink by a legally responsible official.
    • Submit a copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form and the completed NOI forms to the MassDEP Watershed Permitting Program. MassDEP accepts EPA NOI forms.
    • Submit fee and a copy of the Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment to:
      Department of Environmental Protection
      P. O. Box 4062
      Boston, MA 02211.
  9. What are the state regulations that apply to these permits? Where can I get copies?

    These regulations include, but are not limited to:
    • Surface Water Discharge Regulations, 314 CMR 3.00, specifically 314 CMR 3.06.
    • Surface Water Quality Standards, 314 CMR 4.00.
    • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, 257 CMR 2.00.
    • Timely Action Schedule and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00.
    These may be purchased online, in person, or by mail at the Massachusetts State Bookstore .

 

More information from US EPA:
Dewatering General Permit (DGP)
US EPA NOI form and instructions