Permit Fact Sheet
- 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.
- Who must apply?
Please use the Pesticide Permit Decision Tool found here.
- Who must submit a copy of the Notice of Intent to the MassDEP?
Mosquito Control Districts and any individual or organization required to submit BRP WM04 "Application to Apply Herbicides to the Waters of the Commonwealth".
- What is the application fee?
See Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule .
- What are annual compliance fees?
There are no annual compliance fees.
- What is the Primary Permit Location?
A copy of the completed Notice of Intent should be submitted to:
Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Watershed Management
627 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Att: Pesticide General Permit
- 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 31, 2011. 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.