1. Instructions: BRP WP 44 doc format of Residuals Management Landfills Mod. Instructions pdf format of Residuals Management Landfills Mod. Instructions

  2. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Permit Fact Sheet 

  1. What is the purpose of this permit?

    The purpose of this permit is to insure the proper operation and maintenance of existing residual management landfills through review and approval of any proposed changes to existing Operation and Maintenance plans, monitoring plans, closure, or post closure plans. Legislative authority is stated in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 21, sections 27 and 43(2); Chapter 83, sections 6 and 7; and Chapter 14, sections 17; and 314 CMR 1.00 to 314 CMR 12.00. 
  2. Who must apply for this permit?

    Any owner/operator of a residuals management landfill who proposes any of the modifications to an existing facility including but not limited those plans cited in item 1 above.
  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for this permit?
    1. What prerequisites should be considered when applying for this permit?

      Ownership of the property and any restrictive covenants on the land should be determined. The extent of any property use restrictions should be determined. To site a facility, authority must be obtained from all parties with ownership of, or rights to the property.

      Identification should be made of all local abutters and the approximate distance from the proposed facility to those receptors.

      Permits of this type may require MEPA review. Please carefully examine 301 CMR 11.00, the MEPA Regulations, to determine if your project exceeds the MEPA review thresholds, or for more information contact the MEPA Unit of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02202; 617-727-5830). MassDEP cannot complete technical review of the permit application until the MEPA process has been concluded. Copies of MEPA filings (with reference to any applicable Transmittal numbers) should be sent to the appropriate program offices in Boston and the MEPA Coordinator in the appropriate Regional Office.
    2. What concurrent applications are related to this permit?

      A site hearing may be required pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 21, Section 21-43 or Chapter 83, Section 6 and 7 after submission of design plans and after completion of the MEPA process but prior to final Department approval of plans and specifications.
      Depending on site location and facility design a Wetland Order of Conditions (310 CMR 10.00), or Air Quality permit (310 CMR 7.00) may be required.
      Notification and submittal of process flow schematic is required to the wastewater operator certification board (257 CMR 2.00) for any new facilities and significant operational changes to existing facilities.
    Note: These additional requirements are intended to serve as a guide to the applicant. It does not necessarily include all additional requirements.
  4. What is the application fee?

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

    Primary Permit Location:
    Department of Environmental Protection
    One Winter Street
    Boston, MA 02108

    Reserve Copy Location:
    MassDEP
    ________* Regional Office
    Wastewater Permitting
    * Find Your Region
  6. 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
  7. What is the annual compliance fee?

    Current annual compliance fees are available on the MassDEP website: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule . If you fail to pay the annual compliance fee, your permit could be suspended or revoked.
  8. How long is the permit in effect?

    Maintenance and monitoring of the site is generally conducted for a post-closure period equal to 30 years. Upon request MassDEP may reduce or extend the post-closure period as deemed necessary depending upon site specific conditions.
  9. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for this permit?
    1. Provide all necessary information that properly describes the modification requested and the basis for the request.
    2. Provide all detailed engineering drawings and specifications for final approvals.
    3. Make sure a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer stamps and signs all submittals for design approvals.
    4. Submit the fee and one copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form to: Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 4062, Boston, MA 02211.
  10. What are regulations and policies that apply to this permit? Where can I get copies?
    1. WPC Wastewater Residuals Guidance Document No. 89-2, "Closure/Post Closure Requirements For Residuals Landfills".
    2. WPC Residuals Guidance Document No. 90-1, "Guidelines for Hydrogeologic Evaluations".
    3. WPC Residuals Guidance Document No. 90-2, "Residuals Landfill Plan Submittal Checklist".
    4. Water Pollution Control Regulations, 314 CMR 1.00 through 12.00.
    5. Timely Action and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00.
    6. Administrative Penalty Regulations, 310 CMR 5.00.
    These may be purchased online, in person, or by mail at the Massachusetts State Bookstore .