1. Instructions: BRP WP 93 doc format of BRP WP 93 Instructions
pdf format of                             BRP WP 93 - Renewal of Type I Approval of Suitability

  2. Form: BRP WP 93 doc format of BRP WP 93 Form
pdf format of                             BRP WP 93 - Renewal of Type I Approval of Suitability

  3. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Permit Fact Sheet 

  1. What is the purpose of these permits?

    BRP 93 allows for the renewal of a Type I Approval of Suitability necessary for land application of residuals for beneficial purposes. In accordance with the provisions in 310 CMR 32.13(11) these approvals are presumptively approved within 45 days.

    These permits and approvals are intended to protect public health, safety and the environment by comprehensively regulating the land application of sludge, sludge products (such as compost and pellets), and septage.  Land application of these materials must be conducted in a proper manner to prevent pollution of ground and surface waters, drinking water supplies, and protect public health from potential contamination and transport of heavy metals and pathogens.

    Statutory authority is provided in MGL Chapter 21, s. 27(9), 27(12), and 43; Chapter 21A s. 2(28); and Chapter 111, s. 160. Regulatory authority is stated in 310 CMR 32.00.
  2. Who must apply?

    Any individual, business, organization or commercial establishment that wish to utilize sludge, sludge derived products, or septage as a fertilizer or soil conditioner by providing nutrients for growing vegetation or improving the quality of the soil for the purpose of growing vegetation. The applicant should carefully read all relevant guidance documents and MassDEP Guidelines for Sludge Analysis before filling out any application forms.
  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for these approvals?

    A copy of all completed applications must be submitted to the Local Board of Health for their concurrence. For Type I classification requests, applications should be submitted to the local Board of Health in the city or town where the treatment facility resides. A copy of the written concurrence from the local Board of Health must be submitted with the application.

    Each container in which Type I, II and III sludge is sold, distributed, or transported or offered for use, sale, or distribution shall itself prominently display or, if such display is not practicable, shall be accompanied by a shipping paper which shall prominently display the items listed in 310 CMR 32.51 for Type I sludge and the items listed in 310 CMR 32.52 (5) for Type II or Type III sludge.

    Sludge containing molybdenum shall be accompanied by a written label or bill of lading according to the requirements of 310 CMR 32.40 (4). This requirement is for Type I sludge per 310 CMR 32.51 (d) and for Type II and III sludge per 310 CMR 32.52 (8). Additional information regarding biosolids containing molybdenum can be found at Labeling Requirement and Additional Information Regarding Biosolids Containing Molybdenum pdf format of Sludge Containing Molybdenum - Labeling Requirement
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    Note: These additional requirements are intended to serve as a guide to the applicant.  They do not necessarily include all requirements.
  4. Permit Application Fees

      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
    _______ * Regional Office
    ATTN: Wastewater Permitting

    * Find Your Region

    Reserve Copy Location:
    None.
  6. What are the timelines?

      Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule  pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
  7. How long are these permits in effect?

    This approval is in effect for up to 5 years.
  8. How can I avoid the most common mistakes in applying for these permits?
    1. Fill in all information requested on the application forms.
    2. Make sure all required project descriptions, maps, and site plans are included with both copies of the registration form.
    3. Submit all required reports and applications with sufficient detail and description.
    4. Make sure a copy of all documents are submitted to the local Board of Health, if applicable.
    5. Make sure the application is signed by a legally responsible official.
    6. Submit fee and one copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form to: Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 4062, Boston, MA 02201.
  9. What regulations determine the requirements in these permits?

    These regulations and policies include, but are not limited to:
    1. Regulations for the Land Application of Sludge and Septage, 310 CMR 32.00.
    2. Timely Action Schedule and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00.
    3. Administrative Penalty Regulations, 310 CMR 5.00.
    4. WPC, Wastewater Residuals Guidance Document No. 87-1, "Blending Policy"
    5. WPC, Wastewater Residuals Guidance Document No. 87-2, "Horticultural Use"
    6. WPC, Wastewater Residuals Guidance Document No. 87-3, "Multi-site/Single-ownership."
  10. Where can I get copies of the regulations?

    These may be purchased online, in person, or by mail at the Massachusetts State Bookstore .