1. Instructions: BRP WS 37 doc format of BRP WS 37 Instructions
pdf format of                             BRP WS 37 - TNC Source <7gpm

  2. Form: BRP WS 37 doc format of BRP WS Permit/Approval Application
pdf format of                             Application for Water Supply Permits or Approvals

  3. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment

Permit Fact Sheet

  1. What is the purpose of this approval?

    This is an approval for the development of a transient non-community public water supply source for which an approved withdrawal rate of less than 7 gallons per minute (10,000 gallons per day) is being sought.  The necessary components for a transient non-community source with an approved rate of less than 7 gallons per minute are described in the Drinking Water Program’s Guidelines and Policies for Public Water Systems. The Drinking Water Regulations, in particular 310 CMR 22.21, govern all aspects of the source development process.

    This permit streamlines the source development process by reducing the required permits from two to one. It also reduces the required information for approval of the source and allows, in addition to Registered Professional Engineers and geologists skilled in water supply development, Massachusetts Registered Well Drillers to submit permit applications.
  2. Who must apply?

    Any individual or company that intends to develop a source of public water with a yield of less than 7 gallons per minute and meets the definition of a transient non-community water system.
  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for this approval?
    • A Request for Determination of Applicability (Form No. 1-310 CMR 10.99) as required under the Wetlands Protection Act MGL c. 131 s. 40 and the regulations at 310 CMR 10.00 must be filed with the local conservation commission if work is proposed within 100 feet of a wetland.
    • Before applying for this approval, consideration should be given to the ability to own the Zone I; and
    • How surrounding development and history may influence water quality and how the site lends itself to development.
  4. What is the application fee?

    See Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule  pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
  5. Where should this application be submitted?

    Submit: a) completed original copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form for Permit Application (Do not include payment); b) the completed BRP WS Application form; and, c) one hard copy of the required supporting documentation, and (only when specifically requested) one electronic copy of the required supporting documentation in PDF format and submitted on a compact disk or other acceptable media to:

    __________* Regional Office
    ATTN: Drinking Water Program

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  6. Where should I send the fee payment for this application?

    Submit the applicable fee payment and a copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form for Permit Application and Payment to:

    P.O. Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211
  7. 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
  8. What is the annual compliance fee?

    There is no annual compliance assurance fee for this approval.
  9. How long is this approval valid?

    The approval is valid for two years.
  10. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for this approval?
    1. Be sure all checklist items are complete.
    2. Review the Drinking Water Program's Drinking Water Regulations 310 CMR 22.21 and the Drinking Water Program's Guidelines and Policies for Public Water Systems regarding what is evaluated when obtaining approval for a transient non-community water system with an approved rate under 7 gallons per minute.
    3. Communicate with MassDEP concerning the materials necessary for an approval submission.
    4. Submit fee and one copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form to MassDEP, PO Box 4062, Boston, MA 02211
  11. What are the regulations that apply to this approval and where can I get copies?

    These regulations include, but are not limited to:
    1. Drinking Water Regulations, 310 CMR 22.00.
    2. The Timely Action and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00.
    3. The Administrative Penalty Regulations, 310 CMR 5.00.
    These may be purchased online, in person, or by mail at the Massachusetts State Bookstore .

    See also Guidelines for New and Existing Transient Non-Community Groundwater Sources with Approved Yields less than 10,000 Gallons per Day .

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