Request for Site Exam/Site Screening Package

General Guidance Outline: Integration of Drinking Water and Water Management Programs For Source Approval

Water Management Program, September 15, 2000
Siting a New or Expanding Source of Public Water Supply

The MassDEP Drinking Water Program application process involving the Request For Site Exam for Source Approval (100,000 gpd or greater) has been integrated with the application process for the MassDEP Water Management Program in permitting new or expanding public water supply sources. The integration of these water supply related permitting processes ensures that related needed information is timely submitted for efficient MassDEP review. The resulting overall effect streamlines the process of source approval while ensuring environmental protection.

The Drinking Water application component of the Request For Site Exam has not changed. Proponents are still required to submit the BRPWS17 permit application in compliance with Source Approval Regulations 310 CMR 22.00. However, additional required information for Water Management also must be included in the expanded Request For Site Exam submittal. If the additional information is not submitted with the BRPWS17 Transmittal Form, the application will be considered administratively incomplete. There is no additional fee for the expanded application review.

REQUEST FOR SITE EXAM - Water Management Site Screening Package Components:
Applicants must complete and submit all parts of the application.

Part 1. Early Notice Guidance

Part 2. Water Conservation Plan: Formatted Massachusetts Water Resources Commission Form  doc format of Water Conservation Plan
pdf format of                             Water Conservation Plan
Also includes reference to Water Conservation Standards for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Part 3. Formatted Request Form
Water Management Act Site Screening Worksheet  doc format of Water Management Act Site Screening Worksheet
pdf format of                             Water Management Act Site Screening Worksheet

Part 4. Alternative Analysis
Alternative Analysis Guidance