1. Instructions: BRP WP 82 doc format of Instructions: BRP WP 82 GWD Permit Renewal
pdf format of BRP WP 82 GWD Permit Renewal

  2. Form: BRP WP 82 doc format of BRP WP 82 GWD Permit Renewal
pdf format of BRP WP 82 GWD Permit Renewal

  3. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Permit Application Fact Sheet

  1. What is the purpose of this permit?

    In accordance with 314 CMR 5.12(9) the MassDEP may administratively renew a permit to a non-industrial groundwater discharge regulated by MassDEP in accordance with the provisions at 314 CMR 5.00. These permits serve to protect the public health, welfare and the environment through the control of pollutant discharges to the ground.

    An administrative renewal consists of extending the existing permit for an additional five years provided that no changes to the permit are required or requested and all of the conditions of 314 CMR 5.12(9) (a) through (j) are met. 
  2. Who must apply?

    For BRP WP 82: Any person (individual, business, or organization) who holds a valid individual groundwater discharge permit issued in accordance with 314 CMR 5.00 who wishes to continue the permitted activity beyond the expiration date of the existing permit, who does not seek any changes to their current permit and who meets all the requirements of 314 CMR 5.12(9)(a) through (j) can apply under this permit category.

    If this category does not apply to you, please be advised there are other renewal permit categories for discharges to the ground:
    • BRP WP 11: Any person (individual, business, or organization) who holds a valid individual groundwater discharge permit issued in accordance with 314 CMR 5.00 or a valid reclaimed water permit issued in accordance with 314 CMR 20.00 and wishes to modify the design of the approved facility or the terms and/or conditions of the existing permit, must apply under this permit category.
    • BRP WP 12: Any person (individual, business, or organization) who holds a valid individual groundwater discharge permit issued in accordance with 314 CMR 5.00 who does not seek to modify the facility or who does not meet all the requirements of 5.12(9)(a) through (j); or a valid reclaimed water permit issued in accordance with 314 CMR 20.00; and, wishes to continue the permitted activity beyond the expiration date of the existing permit must apply under this permit category.

      If these categories do not apply to you, please be advised these are not the only permit categories for discharges to the ground. Please consult regulations 310 CMR 4.00, 310 CMR 15.000, 314 CMR 5.00 and 314 CMR 20.00 to determine whether another category may apply to you.
  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for this permit?
    1. What prerequisites should be considered before applying for this permit?
      • If the permittee wishes to continue an activity regulated by an existing individual groundwater discharge permit after the expiration date of the permit, the permittee must apply for and obtain a new permit. The permittee must submit a new application at least 180 days before the expiration date of the existing permit unless permission for the later date has been granted by MassDEP.
      • The permittee must meet all the requirements listed at 314 CMR 5.12(9)(a) through (j).
    2. What concurrent applications are related to this permit?

      The Local Board of Health may have regulations which apply.

      Note: These additional requirements are intended to serve as a guide to the applicant. They do not necessarily include all additional requirements.
  4. Where should the application be sent?

    The Certification Statement and Transmittal Form with an original signature in ink should be sent to the Wastewater Management Program at the appropriate DEP Regional Office (Primary Permit Location). Find Your Region

    A copy of the Certification Statement and Transmittal Form should be sent to the MassDEP Boston Office (Reserve Copy Location) at:
    Department of Environmental Protection
    Wastewater Management Program
    1 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108

    A copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form and the Fee for the application should be sent to:
    Department of Environmental Protection
    P.O. Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211
  5. What is the application fee for this permit?

    See Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
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  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?

    The annual compliance fee is dependent on the type of discharge that is permitted. Current annual compliance fees can be found on the MassDEP Website at: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
  8. How long is the permit in effect?

    Permits granted under category BRP WP 82 are in effect for a maximum of five (5) years, provided the permittee remains in compliance with the governing laws and regulations and provided the annual compliance assurance fee is paid.
  9. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for these permits?

    Verify that no changes are required or requested to the existing Groundwater Discharge Permit and that all of the requirements of 314 CMR 5.12(9) (a) through (j) are met.
  10. What are the regulations that apply to this permit and where can I get copies?

    These regulations include, but are not limited to:
    1. Groundwater Discharge Permit Program Regulations, 314 CMR 5.00.
    2. Timely Action and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00.
    3. Administrative Penalty Regulations, 310 CMR 5.00.
    These may be purchased online, in person, or by mail at the Massachusetts State Bookstore .