WM 04: Herbicide Application

This license grants approval to apply chemicals to control nuisance vegetation in water bodies, and keep record of the chemicals used.

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What you need   for WM 04: Herbicide Application

This license serves two major functions.

  1. It provides a review of chemical applications to aquatic systems (traditionally lakes and ponds) to ensure that they are being implemented utilizing currently acceptable procedures and materials, in order to maintain environmental and public health to the maximum extent possible under the circumstances.
  2. It provides a means for keeping records, for future reference, of chemicals that have been introduced into specific areas.

Anyone wishing to apply chemicals to bodies of water must apply for this permit, except under the following conditions:

  • When treatment is undertaken by employees and agents of the Departments of Environmental Protection, Environmental Management, and Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement, or of the Reclamation Board, or of related Federal agencies, while in the conduct of their official duties; OR
  • When treatment is undertaken with algaecides containing copper by a public water system. However, the public water system shall notify the Department in writing prior to the application of such algaecides. [310 CMR 22.20B(8), the Drinking Water Regulations]; OR
  • When treatment is undertaken in privately owned (single owner) ponds from which there are no flowing outlets.

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How to apply   WM 04: Herbicide Application

Apply Online via the EEA ePLACE Portal

If you are a new user, you will need to create an account first.

Next steps   for WM 04: Herbicide Application

  1. Review the Instructions

    Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist and file it online, as follows:

  2. Submit your Application

    1. File online via the EEA ePlace Portal.
    2. For additional guidance on navigating the EEA ePLACE Portal, please follow this link - EEA ePLACE Portal Instruction Documents

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