These regulations were last amended in January 2007.
314 CMR 3.00 Email for questions: Susannah.King@state.ma.us
314 CMR 3.00: Proposed Amendments & Public Comment
- There are no proposed regulations out for public comment at this time.
314 CMR 3.00: Recently Promulgated Amendments
- There have been no recent amendments to these regulations.
Stormwater Permit Forms
- How an NPDES Stormwater General Permit Works
A stormwater general permit is both a permit and a handbook for compliance. Each general permit has a preamble (or fact sheet) that summarizes the factual, legal, methodological, and policy questions considered in drafting the permit. The information in the fact sheet often helps the reader better understand the intent of the provisions in the permit.
- BRP WM 08 - NPDES Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)
NPDES General Permit coverage for discharges from small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). Revised March 2007.
- BRP WM 09 - NPDES Pollution Prevention Plans for Permits Discharging to Outstanding Resource Waters (ORWs)
Approval process for MassDEP to review projects with stormwater discharges to Massachusetts surface waters that are designated as Outstanding Resource Waters (ORWs), and are subject to coverage under EPA's NPDES Storm Water Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Activities or the NPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharges from Construction Activities. Revised March 2007; instructions revised November 2008.
Surface Water Discharge (NPDES) General Permits
- NPDES Permit FAQs
Questions & answers on state and federal responsibilities for NPDES permitting in Massachusetts.
- BRP WM 10 - Request for General Permit Coverage: Dewatering General Permit
The dewatering general permit allows a surface water discharge with limited total suspended solids (TSS) and pH. Appropriate for sites with a disturbed area under one acre. Revised April 2009.
- US EPA Dewatering General Permit (DGP)
This general permit provides coverage for facilities with construction dewatering of groundwater intrusion and/or storm water accumulation from sites less than one acre, and short-term and long-term dewatering of foundation sumps into waters of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The permit establishes permit eligibility conditions, notice of intent requirements, effluent limitations, standards, prohibitions, and best management practices.
- US EPA: NOI form and instructions
US EPA instructions for filing a Notice of Intent for coverage under the Dewatering General Permit.
- BRP WM 11 - Request for General Permit Coverage: Surface Water Discharge Of Non-Contact Cooling Water
This permit allows a surface water discharge up to one million gallons per day of non-contact cooling water. Revised November 2014.
- US EPA: Noncontact Cooling Water General Permit (NCCWGP)
This general permit is for discharges of noncontact cooling water into waters of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and Indian Country lands in Massachusetts.
- US EPA: Noncontact Cooling Water GP Notice of Intent (NOI) Form
US EPA's application for coverage under the Noncontact Cooling Water General Permit.
- US EPA: Appendix 4 Notice of Intent and Notice of Termination Instructions
US EPA instructions for completing the Noncontact Cooling Water General Permit Notice of Intent.
- BRP WM 12 - Request for General Permit Coverage: Remediation & Miscellaneous Contaminated Sites
This permit allows a surface water discharge from four general categories, including: 1) site remediation primarily related to petroleum contamination; 2) site remediation activities where petroleum is not the primary contaminant; 3) contaminated construction site dewatering; and 4) miscellaneous contaminated discharges. Revised June 2007.
- US EPA: Remediation & Miscellaneous Contaminated Sites General Permit Notice of Intent (NOI) Form (2010)
US EPA's application for coverage under the Remediation & Miscellaneous Contaminated Sites General Permit, effective September 2010.
- BRP WM 13 - Request for General Permit Coverage: Surface Water Discharge from Potable Water Treatment Facilities
This permit allows a surface water discharge of wastewater from potable water treatment facilities (PWTFs). PWTF treatment discharges eligible for coverage under this general permit include clarification, coagulation, media filtration, membrane filtration (not including reverse osmosis), and disinfection. Revised September 2009.
- US EPA: Potable Water Treatment Facility General Permit (PWTF GP)
This General Permit establishes permit eligibility conditions, Notice of Intent requirements, effluent limitations, standards, prohibitions, and best management practices for facilities that discharge to waters in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
- US EPA: APPENDIX IV Notice of Intent Instructions and Suggested Forms
US EPA application form for coverage under the Potable Water Treatment Facility General Permit.
- BRP WM 14 - Request for General Permit Coverage: Pesticide General Permit
This permit is for use by Mosquito Control Districts and any individual or organization required to submit BPRWM04, "Application to Apply Herbicides to the Waters of the Commonwealth". Revised January 2012.
- US EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) - Pesticides
Point source discharges of biological pesticides, and chemical pesticides that leave a residue, into waters of the U.S. are required to comply with NPDES requirements.
Surface Water Discharge (NPDES Individual) Permits
- Surface Water Discharge (NPDES) Permit Application
These permits control industrial and non-industrial wastewater discharges to surface waters of the Commonwealth. Revised February 2015.
- BRP WP 68 - Treatment Works Plan Approval
Control of pollutant discharges to groundwater or surface water, not requiring permit renewal. Revised March 2014.
- Certification Statement for Groundwater Discharge, Surface Water Discharge & Reclaimed Water Use Permits
This certification attests that engineering reports or plans & specifications prepared for groundwater-discharge or reclaimed-water permits for a permitted facility meet regulatory guidelines.