WM 05, 06, 07: Surface Water Discharge (NPDES) Individual Permit Application

These permits control discharges to surface waters in Massachusetts. Use this permit if your wastewater discharge is not covered under a general permit.

NPDES Permitting Contacts

Phone

POTWs 978-694-3244
PWTFs 617-654-6517
Remediation 617-348-4026
Stormwater 617-292-5821
All other General Permits 617-654-6536

The Details

What you need

Under the Surface Water Discharge Permit Program (314 CMR 3.00) and the Massachusetts Surface Water Quality Standards (314 CMR 4.00), these permits protect the public health, welfare, and the environment through the control of industrial and non-industrial wastewater discharges to surface waters of the Commonwealth.

For a plan modification not associated with permit renewal, submit MassDEP Form WM 16.

You must apply for this permit if your facility meets the definitions provided in 314 CMR 3.00, except for those activities defined as exempt in 314 CMR 3.05.

US EPA and MassDEP are co-permittees of NPDES permits.To apply for this permit, you must submit the permit application and transmittal form to MassDEP. All required US EPA forms must be submitted to both US EPA and MassDEP.

How to apply

See details in Step 5, below.

Next steps

  1. Review the Instructions

    Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.

  2. Complete the Application Form

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand. 

    Any required US EPA application forms are available from the link below.

  3. Obtain a Transmittal Form and Number

    A unique Transmittal Number is needed for each application you submit to MassDEP.

  4. Look up the Permit Application Fee

    See page 8 of the fee schedule below.

  5. Mail your Application and Fee Payment

    Send the MassDEP Transmittal Form and fee to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    P.O. Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211

    Send a copy of the transmittal form, Surface Water Discharge Permit Application/Treatment Facility Rating Worksheet, and all required US EPA Forms to the following:

    Surface Water Discharge (NPDES) Permitting Program
    Department of Environmental Protection
    1 Winter Street, 5th floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    US EPA Forms must also be sent to EPA at the following address:

    US EPA Region 1
    ATTN: Olga Vergara
    5 Post Office Square
    Suite 100 (OEP06-3)
    Boston, MA 02109

Contact

Address

Contact for POTWs
205 Lowell Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
Contacts for PWTF, Remediation, Stormwater, and all other General Permits
1 Winter Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02108

Phone

POTWs 978-694-3244
PWTFs 617-654-6517
Remediation 617-348-4026
Stormwater 617-292-5821
All other General Permits 617-654-6536

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