1. Instructions: BRP WP 86,87,88,89,90 doc format of Instructions: IWW Groundwater Discharge Permits
pdf format of                             IWW Groundwater Discharge Permits BRPWP 86-90

  2. Form: BRP WP 86,87,88,89,90 doc format of IWW Groundwater Discharge Permits BRPWP 86-90
pdf format of                             IWW Groundwater Discharge Permits BRPWP 86-90

  3. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment

Permit Fact Sheet

  1. What is the purpose of these permits, plan approvals, renewals and modifications?

    These permits and approvals serve to protect the public health, welfare, and the environment through the control of industrial wastewater discharges to the ground.

    Statutory authority for these permits is stated in MGL Chapter 21, sections 26 to 53. Regulatory authority for these permits is stated in 314 CMR 5.00.
  2. Who must apply?

    a. These facilities must apply:
    Any facility with a discharge requiring a permit in accordance with MGL Chapter 21, sections 27 or 43 and the regulations issued under that law which also is classified by the following Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes:
    1000 - 1399Metal Mining, Coal Mining, Oil and Gas Exploration
    1474 - 1499Chemical/Fertilizer Mining, Nonmetallic
    2000 - 3999Manufacturing
    4231Maintenance Facilities for Motor Freight Transport
    4581Airports, Flying Fields and Airport Terminal Services
    4911 - 4939Electric and Gas Production
    7217Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
    7218Industrial Laundries
    7384Photofinishing Laboratories
    7532 - 7539Automotive Repair and Paint Shops
    7549Automotive Services
    7819Motion Picture Developing/Printing/Film Processing
    8062 - 8069Hospitals
    8071Medical Laboratories
    8072Dental Laboratories
    8731Commercial Physical and Biological Research
    Any facility without remediation discharges outside of the SIC codes listed above must apply for other groundwater discharge permits. Please consult regulations 310 CMR 4.00 and 314 CMR 5.00 to determine whether another category may apply to you.

    b. Options:
    Facilities classified above with remediation discharges in accordance with MGL Chapter 21E, are no longer required to obtain an Industrial Wastewater Permit. Applicants may comply under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, 310 CMR 40.0000.
  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, 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.
      • Engineering report, plans and specifications must be submitted for: BRP WP 86, BRP WP 87, BRP WP 88 and BRP WP 90.
    2. What concurrent applications are related to these permits?
      • Local Board of Health regulations may apply.
      • Application for operator certification/facility rating in accordance with 257 CMR 2.00 may be required.
      Note: These additional requirements are intended to serve as a guide to the applicant. It does 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 DEP Boston Office (Primary Permit Location):
    Department of Environmental Protection
    Wastewater Management Program
    1 Winter Street
    Boston, MA 02108

    A copy of the application should be sent to the DEP Regional Office (Reserve Copy Location). Find Your Region

    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
  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: Annual Compliance Assurance Fees  pdf format of Annual Compliance Assurance Fees
. In cases where extraordinary compliance work is required, a higher fee may be developed.

    If you fail to pay the annual compliance fee your permit could be suspended or revoked.
  8. How long are these permits in effect?

    Permit shall be effective for a fixed term, which will not exceed five years. Department may issue a permit for a lesser duration.
  9. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for these permits?
    1. Submit a proper topographic map. Applicant must include map scale, meridian arrow showing north, latitude and longitude to the nearest whole second.
    2. Answer all questions on the application form and indicate "N/A" (not applicable) where appropriate. One copy of all application forms must have an original signature in ink.
    3. A complete engineering report and plans and specifications stamped and signed by a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer.(not required for BRP WP 89).
    4. Certification Statement for engineering report,plans and specifications, and hydrogeologic report signed by a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer, as required.
    5. Documents clearly identifying the legal entity responsible for the ownership, proper operation, and maintenance of the proposed facility.
    6. Submit fee and one copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form to: Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. 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. Water Pollution Control Regulations, 314 CMR 2.00, 314 CMR 5.00, and 314 CMR 12.00.
    2. Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification Regulations, 257 CMR 2.00.
    3. 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 .