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Guidance

  • UIC Class V Well Category and Well Type Descriptions

    Descriptions of the various types of UIC Class V wells that require a MassDEP Registration Number.

  • Registration of Discharges to the Ground From Pump Houses and Other Public Water System Facilities Including Discharges from In-line Analyzers doc format of Registration of Discharges to Ground From Pump Houses
    Registration of Discharges to the Ground From Pump Houses and Other Public Water System Facilities Including Discharges from In-line Analyzers.  This Fact Sheet is intended to help determine when a discharge from a public water system facility is exempt from a Groundwater Discharge Permit and instead requires registration with the Underground Injection Control Program. Revised March 2009.
  • Guidelines for Ground Source Heat Pump Wells pdf format of Guidelines for Ground Source Heat Pump Wells
doc format of Guidelines for Ground Source Heat Pump Wells

    This Guidance document is effective immediately.  The December 2013 revisions include, but are not limited to, a new section regarding descaling treatment requirements, revisions to the grouting requirements and Table 1 and Table 3 water quality testing requirements, and substantial changes to the section regarding dual use geothermal and potable water supply wells. Revised December 2013.

  • Standard Design Requirements for Shallow UIC Class V Injection Wells

    This document provides the criteria that must be met to obtain UIC Class V Well Registration approval from MassDEP. The criteria include minimum setback distances, depth requirements relative to seasonal high groundwater (water table) elevation, and laboratory analytical requirements. This guidance document is effective immediately. August 2011.

  • Massachusetts Stormwater Handbook

    Revised and updated in February 2008 in accordance with revisions to the Wetlands regulations, 310 CMR 10.00, and the Water Quality Regulations, 314 CMR 9.00, relating to stormwater.

BRP/DWM/DW/G04-3: Closure Requirements for UIC Wells

UIC Information from US Environmental Protection Agency

  • UIC Class V Wells - Basic Information

    The Information provided explains how Class V wells work. It will help you understand how to manage your Class V well(s) to prevent contamination of underground sources of drinking water (USDWs).

  • Minimum Requirements for Class V Wells

    This page has information on the basic (minimum) requirements for owners or operators of Class V wells. EPA has established minimum requirements to prevent injection wells from contaminating underground sources of drinking water.

  • Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells

    This page will help you determine whether you have a motor vehicle waste disposal well, understand why these wells are regulated, learn how to comply with requirements for these wells, and find other options for managing motor vehicle wastewater.

  • Small Entity Compliance Guide links to PDF file

    Guidance documents from EPA to help owners and operators as well as regulatory agencies comply with the requirements for Class V wells.

  • Large-Capacity Cesspools

    This page will help you determine if you have a large-capacity cesspool, understand why these cesspools are banned, and learn how to properly close the cesspool.

  • When are Storm Water Discharges Regulated as Class V Wells? links to PDF file

    This Fact Sheet includes information on storm water management strategies that include subsurface drainage structures and information on infiltration strategies that are exempt from the UIC regulations to submit inventory information.

  • Managing Stormwater Runoff to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water links to PDF file

    Managing Stormwater Runoff to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water.  This Fact Sheet is intended to serve as a resource for professionals and citizens involved in planning and decision-making in the areas of stormwater management and source water protection. Those who may find this bulletin useful include: state and regional source water, stormwater, nonpoint source control, underground injection control (UIC), and other managers; members or representatives of watershed groups; local officials and permitting authorities; developers; and federal and state highway agencies.

  • Green Infrastructure Policy

    US EPA memo on use of green infrastructure approaches (including infiltration practices that are classified as 'green') for managing stormwater, and overview of UIC program requirements for stormwater infiltration practices that are classified as Class V wells.

  • Shallow Hazardous and Radioactive Injection Wells (Class IV)

    This page describes Class IV wells and how their use protects drinking water resources, and presents the UIC Program requirements that protect underground sources of drinking water (USDWs).

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