1. Instructions: BWP HW 24, 26 doc format of Level II, III Recycling Renewal/Modification pdf format of Level II, III Recycling Renewal/Modification Form

  2. Form: BWP HW 24, 26 doc format of Level II, III Recycling Renewal/Modification Form pdf format of Level II, III Recycling Permit Renewal or Modification

  3. Transmittal Form & Number for Permit Application & Payment


Permit Fact Sheet 

  1. What is the purpose of these renewals or modifications?

    These permits authorize and set conditions for persons recycling hazardous waste under existing Level II and Level III recycling permits. These permits are designed to protect public health and the environment by ensuring that recycling is conducted in a sound manner.

    Legislative authority for these permits is stated in MGL Chapter 21C, section 4. Regulatory authority is found in 310 CMR 30.200 of the Hazardous Waste Regulations.

  2. Who must apply?

    Any person who is currently authorized to recycle hazardous waste under either a Level II or Level III recycling permit, and who wishes to renew or modify said permit must reapply on this form.

    There are two levels of recycling permits that may be renewed or modified utilizing this form.

    BWP HW 24         Level II recycling permit renewals or modifications for BWP HW 02 and BWP HW 23.

    BWP HW 26         Level III recycling permit renewals or modifications for BWP HW 03, BWP HW 12 and BWP HW 25.

  3. What other requirements should be considered when applying for this renewal or modification?
    1. What prerequisites should be considered?
      The applicant should have an existing valid Level II or Level III recycling permit.
    2. What concurrent applications are related?
      Some recycling activities may require additional permits from MassDEP. For example, air or water permits may be required if recycling involves potential discharges to the environment.

Note: These additional requirements are intended to serve as a guide to the applicant.  It does not necessarily include all additional requirements.

 

  1. What is the application fee?

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


     

  2. What is the Primary Permit Location?

    Primary Permit Location:
    Department of Environmental Protection
    Hazardous Materials

    What is the Reserve Copy Location?

    Reserve Copy Location:
    None.

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  3. Where can I get a copy of the timelines?

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

  4. What is the annual compliance fee?

    Current annual compliance fees for a Level III recycling permit can be found at www.mass.gov/dep/files/permits/fees.htm. There is no compliance fee for Level II recycling permits.

    If you fail to pay an annual compliance fee, your permit could be suspended or revoked.

  5. How long are these renewals or modifications in effect?

    Recycling permits are generally issued for five years. In some cases, however, MassDEP may issue a permit for less than five years. For example, sometimes recycling involves a new technology. MassDEP can determine that more frequent permit review is necessary in these instances.

  6. How can I avoid the most common mistakes made in applying for these renewals or modifications?
    1. Be sure to sign the application form.
    2. Enter the correct EPA Identification Number on the application form.
    3. Indicate precisely the method of recycling.
    4. Indicate precisely the type of material that will be recycled, including its waste code as listed in 310 CMR 30.120 through 30.136.
    5. If the recycling process requires any other type of permit, that permit is indicated on the recycling permit application.
    6. Submit fee and one page 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.

  1.  What are the regulations that apply to these renewals or modifications? Where can I get copies?

    These regulations include, but are not limited to:
    1. Hazardous Waste Regulations, 310 CMR 30.000.
    2. 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