1. Instructions: BWP AQ 22 doc format of Municipal Waste Combustor ECP Instructions
pdf format of Municipal Waste Combustor ECP Form & Instructions

  2. Form: BWP AQ 22 doc format of Municipal Waste Combustor ECP Form
pdf format of Municipal Waste Combustor ECP Form

  3. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Permit Fact Sheet 

  1. What is the purpose of this permit?

    The ECP is the instrument used by facilities to demonstrate to MassDEP and all interested parties including the general public, how they are going to comply with specific emission standards in a regulation and to allow public comment. This process enhances environmental protection by allowing for comments from various interests, and incorporating these comments as well as the regulatory requirements into one document. The application material submitted to the MassDEP and the plan approval letter become the approved plan.
  2. Who must apply?

    An ECP is required for municipal waste combustor units subject to 310 CMR 7.08(2). These units are units which combust greater than 250 tons per day of municipal solid waste.
  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for this permit?

    None
  4. What are the application fees?

    See: 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:

    BWP AQ22 permit applications should be submitted in duplicate to the MassDEP Regional Office responsible for the community in which the facility is located.

    Department of Environmental Protection
    BWP Permitting Program, Air Quality Section
    __________* Regional Office

    * Find Your Region

    If approved, MassDEP stamps one copy and returns it to you for your records. In this manner, MassDEP and the applicant have identical copies of the approved submittal. Supplemental forms may be required when competing the ECP. Supplemental forms BWP AQ SFC-1, BWP AQ SFC-3 and BWP AQ SFC-6 are included in this application kit.

    Reserve Copy Locations:

    There are no Reserve Copy Locations for these permits.
  6. What are the timelines?

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

  7. What is the annual compliance fee?
     
    See: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
     

  8. How long is this permit in effect?
     
    See: Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule pdf format of Permit Application Timelines and Fees Schedule
     

  9. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for this permit?

    a. Answer all questions on the application form and indicate “N/A” (not applicable) where appropriate.
    b. Be sure to have a legally responsible company official sign the application.
    c. Submit two copies of the application to the regional office (one of which must contain an original signature).
    d. Submit the BWP AQ22 fee of $6,000 and a copy of the MassDEP Transmittal Form (http://mass.gov/dep/service/online/trasmfrm.shtml) to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    P.O. Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211
  10. What are the regulations that apply to this permit? Where can I get copies?

    These regulations include, but not limited to:

    a. Air Quality Control Regulations, 310 CMR 6.00 - 8.00.
    b. Solid Waste regulations 310 CMR 19.00.
    c. Timely Action and Fee Provisions, 310 CMR 4.00.
    d. Administrative Penalty Regulations, 310 CMR 5.00.

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