1. Instructions: BRP WP 84 doc format of BRP WP 84 Instructions
pdf format of BRPWP84 Individual Permit for Reclaimed Water Use

  2. Form: BRP WP 84 doc format of BRP WP 11/12, GW Discharge Renewals
pdf format of BRP WP 11/12, GW Discharge Renewals

  3. Form: BRP WP 84, Supplemental Application doc format of BRP WP 84 Supplemental Application Form
pdf format of BRP WP 84 Supplemental Application Form

  4. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Permit Application Fact Sheet 

  1. What is the purpose of these permits?

    These permits are required for the use of reclaimed water. The permit will include both the reclaimed water treatment and the transmission facilities. These permits serve to protect the public health, welfare, and the environment through the control of these discharges onto or into the ground.

    Statutory authority for this permit is stated in MGL Chapter 21 Section 43. Regulatory authority for these permits is stated in 314 CMR 20.00. 
  2. Who must apply?

    Any person (individual, business or organization) who proposes to construct, install, modify operate or maintain a reclaimed water system.

    Please note: A filing under this permit category will not be necessary if the project has a permit that regulates the reclaimed water usage. For example, if a project proposes to use reclaimed water for irrigation or for toilet flushing combined with the disposal of additional flow to the ground, then a groundwater discharge permit issued under 314 CMR 5.00 will be required. Conversely, if a facility with an existing NPDES permit proposes to use reclaimed water as industrial boiler feed or send to a powerplant for cooling water, then a reclaimed water permit issued under 314 CMR 20.00 will be required.

    If the BRP WP 84 category does not apply to you, please be advised there are other permit categories for discharges to the ground or to surface water. Please consult regulations 310 CMR 4.00, 314 CMR 3.00, 314 CMR 5.00, and 314 CMR 7.00 to determine whether another category may apply to you.
  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for these permits?
    1. What prerequisites should be considered before applying for these permits?
      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, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114; 617-626-1020). 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 these permits?
      • The local Board of Health may have regulations which apply.
      • Application for operator certification/facility rating in accordance with 257 CMR 2.00 is required.
    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 application form with an original signature in ink should be sent to the Wastewater Management Program at the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office (Primary Permit Location). Find Your Region

    A copy of the application 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?

    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?

    Current Annual Compliance Fees can be found on the MassDEP Website: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
  8. How long are these permits in effect?

    Permits shall be effective for a fixed term, which will not exceed 5 years. The MassDEP may issue a permit for a lesser duration.
  9. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for these permits?
    1. Answer all questions on the application form and indicate "not applicable" (N/A) where appropriate. One copy of all application forms must have an original signature in ink.
    2. Applications for BRP WP 84 must include:
      1. A complete engineering report stamped and signed by a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer.
      2. Certification Statement for the engineering report and plans and specifications.
      3. Documents clearly identifying the legal entity responsible for the ownership, proper operation, and maintenance of the proposed facility.
      4. A Reuse Management Plan describing the proposed reclaimed water system, including, but not limited to, volume and proposed classification of the reclaimed water, description of the reclaimed water distribution system, and the location of each reuse site.
      5. A Service and Use Agreement between the legal entity who has a reclaimed water system permit issued by MassDEP and any other entity who uses, sells, distributes or offers for use, sale or distribution the reclaimed water produced by said system.
    3. Submit fee and one copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form to:
      Department of Environmental Protection
      PO Box 4062
      Boston, MA 02211
  10. What are the regulations that apply to these permits? Where can I get copies?

    These regulations include, but are not limited to:
    1. Reclaimed Water Permit Program and Standards, 314 CMR 20.00.
    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 .