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

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

What you need for WM 05, 06, 07: Surface Water Discharge (NPDES) Individual Permit Application

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

See details in Step 5, below.

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

  1. Review the Instructions

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

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